The drivers of the Sprint Cup Series will return to the oval on Sunday afternoon in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Kasey Kahne grabbed the checkered flag in the Toyota/SaveMart 350 at the road course at Infineon Raceway last time out, holding off Tony Stewart for the win. Marcos Ambrose, Jimmie Johnson, and Denny Hamlin rounded out the Infineon Top 5.
Juan Montoya, A.J. Allmendinger, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Gordon, and Elliott Sadler also picked up Top-10 results in the Toyota/SaveMart 350. Carl Edwards ended up in 13th place, Kurt Busch was 15th, Matt Kenseth was 18th, Kyle Busch was 22nd, and Greg Biffle had to settle for a 28th-place result.
Stewart now sits 84 points up on Gordon at the top of the Sprint Cup driver standings, with Johnson 157 points back in third place. Kurt Busch, Edwards, Ryan Newman, Hamlin, Biffle, Kyle Busch, Kenseth, Mark Martin, and Montoya round out the Top 12.
Kurt Busch won the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 last year, while Biffle visited victory lane in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire last September. Clint Bowyer and Hamlin won the New Hampshire events in 2007, while Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch won there in 2006.
Overall, Jeff Burton leads the way with four career Cup wins at New Hampshire, while Gordon and Kurt Busch each have three. Stewart, Johnson, and Newman all have a pair of Cup wins on that track in their careers.
After racing at New Hampshire the drivers of the Sprint Cup Series will make a return engagement to Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400. That race will take place on July 4; the other July events will be held at Chicagoland and Indianapolis.