NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Full Race – 2014 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire


>>>HOW MANY MISTAKES WILL SEE
TODAY? THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE GOES
TO THREE GENTLEMEN UPSTAIRS, ALLEN BESTWICK, DALE JARRETT AND
ANDY PETREE. LAST SUNDAY IN CHICAGOLAND,
WE’RE INTO A VERY FUN AFTERNOON.>>I WAS REALLY SURPRISED JUST
HOW MANY CHANCES THAT KEVIN HARVICK AND BRAD KESELOWSKI TOOK
AT THE END OF THE RACE. WITH THIS RACE ELIMINATION, A
BAD BRAKE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEP THESE TEAMS OUT.
THEY’RE WARRANTYING TO GO OUT HERE AND GET WINS.
WHATEVER RISK IT TAKES TO GET THERE.
>>YEAH, YOU KNOW, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE SAW LAST WEEK,
WHAT NASCAR AND RACE FANS WERE HOPING THAT THIS CHASE FORMAT
WAS GOING TO BRING FORWARD. TODAY IS A DIFFERENT STORY.
TODAY IS A FRONT RACETRACK. WHEN YOU SUITED UP, YOU BETTER
PUT THE UNIFORM ON THAT’S GOING TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE
AGGRESSIVE NATURE.>>NO PLACE TO BE CONSERVATIVE
THIS AFTERNOON.>>THIS QUOTE ABOUT THIS RACE,
PEOPLE TALK ABOUT IT, IT’S HARD TO PASS HERE, IT’S HARD TO PASS
HERE. YOU SAY GOOD CARS TO PASS.
CARS AREN’T HANDLING VERY WELL. WITH GOOD RACE CARS, THEY CAN DO
THAT. LOOK AT BRAD KESELOWSKI JUST
BACK HERE IN JULY. ON THE FIRST FOUR STOPS.
TO THE FRONT. GOOD RACE CARS.
GREAT RACE CARS, THESE TWO CARS, WHAT HE’S BEEN LATELY, THEY CAN
MAKE THOSE. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A GREAT RACE
CAR. IT’S REALLY DIFFICULT SOMETIMES
TO DO THAT.>>STRATEGY, COME INTO PLAY
HERE. LAST TIME WE WERE HERE, COUPLE
OF TIMES, RAN OUT OF GAS.>>YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO PUSH
THIS THING TO THE LIMIT. FUEL MILEAGE.
IF IT GOES OVERTIME, ALL BETS ARE OFF.
FIVE OF THE LAST EIGHT RACES HERE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE, SYLVANIA
300 AT NEW HAMPSHIRE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY —
>>>READY TO RACE FOR THE SYLVANIA 300, ROUND TWO IN THE
NASCAR SPRINT CUP ON WHAT’S TURNED INTO A DELIGHTFUL
73-DEGREE AFTERNOON HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, THE RAIN OUTLOOK
LOOKS GREAT. BLUE SKY POPPING OUT.
YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE THAT TROPHY IN A MINUTE BECAUSE
IT’S TIME FOR THE RACE TO BEGIN.>>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS
AND GIRLS OF ALL AGES, WE’RE MOMENTS AWAY, 43 OF THE PLANET’S
MOST TALENTED RACERS ARE READY TO BATTLE HERE AT THE IMAGINE IG
MILE, IN FRONT OF TODAY’S SOLDOUT CROWD, THEY’RE STRAPPED
IN AND READY TO GO. HERE TO GIVE THE COMMAND, PLEASE
WELCOME THE GRAND MARSHAL JES HANSEN.
>>DRIVERS, START YOUR ENGINES!>>>I GOT YOU LOUD AND CLEAR.
>>ALL RIGHT.>>AND WE’RE READY TO RACE HERE
AT NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY. 00 LAPS AROUND THE MAGIC MILE IN
RACE TWO IN THE CHASE FOR THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP.
OUR IN-RACE REPORTER ON THE DAY A DRIVER WHO NEEDS A BIG DAY IF
HE’S GOING TO GET PASSED THE CHALLENGER ROUND ATTEND OF NEXT
SUNDAY’S DOVER RACE, WE’LL TALK WITH ARIC ALMIROLA, DRIVING THE
43 WHEN HE ROLLS OUT OF THE PACE LAPS, NEXT.
>>>IN MERE SECONDS YOU’LL SEE THE PACE CAR BEGIN TO ROLL AND
THE FIELD HEAD OUT TO NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN RACE
TWO, SYLVANIA 300. SO AFTER LAST SUNDAY’S CHICAGO
ROUND, BRAD KESELOWSKI ADVANCES THROUGH BY VIRTUE OF HIS
VICTORY, AUTOMATICALLY, TO THE SECOND ROUND OF THE CHASE.
LOOK AT THE DRIVERS BUNCHED FROM CASEY KAHNE.
THAT’S FIVE DRIVERS WITHIN THAT 12th-PLACE CUT-OFF LINE.
SOMETHING TO WATCH AS WE GO THROUGH THE AFTERNOON,
16th-PLACE ARIC ALMIROLA, GOT SOME WORK TO DO IF HE’S GOING TO
MAKE UP SOME OF THAT GROUND, HE’LL HAVE TO DO IT TODAY ABOARD
THE 43.>>ARIC, DALE JARRETT, ESPN, DO
YOU IS A COPY.>>YES, I DO.
>>THANK YOU FOR TALKING WITH US TODAY.
WE’RE GOING TO GO TO OUR MAIL BAG QUESTION FIRST, PRETTY MUCH
EVERYBODY WROTE IN, HAD THE SAME QUESTION FOR YOU, WE CHOSE BRIAN
FROM BOOTHBEHAR BOAR, MAINE, WHAT WILL IT TAKE FROM YOU THIS
WEEK FOR YOU TO STAY IN THE CHASE AND HOW MUCH ARE YOU
WILLING TO GAMBLE TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN?
>>WE’RE GOING TO HAVE RUN TOP FIVE IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS FOR
SURE. WE WOULD LOVE TO WIN TO
GUARANTEE OURSELVES TO THE NEXT ROUND.
WE CAN’T HAVE ANOTHER WEEKEND LIKE CHICAGO, WE GOT TO RUN
REALLY GOOD, WHICH WE’RE CAPABLE OF AND WE JUST GOT TO RUN THE
BEST WE CAN AND SCORE MAGIC POINTS.
AND I THINK THAT’S A REALISTIC GOAL FOR US AND WE CAN MAKE
SOMETHING HAPPEN AT DOVER. SO, WE’LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND
SEE. OUR SMITHFIELD FORD FUSION HAS
BEEN PRETTY GOOD ON BALANCE, WE JUST NEED MORE SPACE.
>>ARIC, THIS IS A TOUGH RACETRACK, THE DRIVERS TALKED
ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME, THE FLAT CORNERS MAKE IT DIFFICULT, IF
YOU’RE GOING TO GET THAT TOP FIVE FINISH THAT YOU NEED, WHAT
CORNER OF YOUR CAR DO YOU NEED TO BE THE VERY BEST?
>>ALL OF IT. THIS PLACE IS TOUGH.
YOU SEND MORE TIME IN THE CORNERS THAN ON THE
STRAIGHTAWAY, WHICH IS UNLIKE MOST OF THE RACETRACKS WE GO TO,
YOU GOT TO HAVE A CAR THAT GETS INTO THE CORNERS COMFORTABLY AND
DRIVERS OFF THE CORNERS STRAIGHT.
AN EXCELLENT JOB, MY ENGINEERS, WE CAN DO IT, WE’VE GOT THE
BALANCE REALLY CLOSE ON THE CAR THIS WEEKEND AT TIMES, AND THE
SPEED IS A LITTLE BIT OFF, IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS, WE HAVE SEEN
THAT SAME TREND AND WE HAVE HAD CARS RUNNING IN THE TOP FIVE,
TOP TEN IN THE RACE, HOPEFULLY, WE CAN DO THAT AGAIN AND GET
THIS OLD SMITHFIELD HAM CAM UP FRONT SO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO
TALK ABOUT.>>THANK YOU FOR TALKING WITH
US. NOW, ANDY IS GOING TO TALK TO
YOUR CREW CHIEF, TRENT OWENS.>>HEY, TRENT, OWENS, ANDY
PETRIE UP HERE, DO YOU HAVE A COPY.
>>YOU HAD A GREAT RUN LAST WEEK, IT DID SET YOU BACK, YOUR
GOALS THIS SEASON, IN FACT, YOU MADE THE CHASE, WHAT ARE THE
GOALS FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON NOW?
TO MAKE THIS NEXT CUT? WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL FOR
YOUR TEAM?>>I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY, THE LAST
TIME WE GOT IN THE CHASE, TRY TO DO THE BEST WE CAN, WE WOULD
LOVE TO TRANSFER TO THE NEXT ROUND.
THE WAY THE POINTS ARE SET UP, IT’S ACHIEVABLE ALL OF THE WAY
TO HOMESTEAD. I THINK WE GOT TO MAXIMIZING OUR
POINTS AND YOU KNOW, SOME OF THESE CHASE GUYS CAN HAVE BAD
LUCK TODAY. SO, WE’LL DEFINITELY CONCENTRATE
ON WINS LIKE WE DO EVERY WEEK, BUT WE STILL GOT TO GET OUR
POINTS. IF WE DON’T TRANSFER THROUGH THE
FIRST ROUND OF THE CHASE, WE CAN FINISH TENTH IN POINTS.
>>THANK YOU. THANKS FOR TALKING WITH US, GOOD
LUCK, TRENT.>>THANK YOU, APPRECIATE IT.
>>>QUICK LOOK AT THE HIGH-DEFINITION ONBOARD CAMERAS
WE HAVE FOR YOU TODAY, BRAD KESELOWSKI.
CLINT BOWYER, THE 5-HOUR ONBOARD.
JEFF GORDON HAS THE GOODYEAR ONBOARD.
JOEY LOGANO, PENNZOIL. DALE EARNHARDT JR. HAS OUR
SPRINT ONBOARD CAMERA. OVER 300 LAPS.
IT’S A MILE AROUND. BRAD KESELOWSKI HAS CHOSEN THE
OUTSIDE LANE. READY TO GO.
RACE TWO IN THE CHASE.>>KESELOWSKI LEADS LAP ONE,
DENNY HAMLIN UP TO SECOND. JAMIE McMURRAY A LITTLE TROUBLE
GETTING GOING FROM THAT INSIDE LANE, NOW BACK IN THIRD.
HERE’S KYLE BUSCH AND KEVIN HARVICK, FIRST SIDE BY SIDE,
THEY’LL BE BACK FOR SIXTH AND SEVENTH.
>>McMURRAY NOT GETTING GOING VERY WELL ON THAT START,
PROBABLY HURT KEVIN HARVICK AS MUCH AS ANYONE ELSE THERE, HE
LOST A COUPLE OF SPOTS.>>KYLE BUSCH, ABLE TO GET INTO
THAT OUTSIDE LANE, BEHIND KYLE LARSON, IN FRONT OF JOEY LOGANO.
>>E STARTS AND RESTARTS, WE HAVE SAID THIS A NUMBER OF TIMES
AT THIS RACETRACK, SO DIFFICULT FOR DRIVERS.
LOW AIR PRESSURE, VERY, VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND THE GRIP THAT
YOU’RE LOOKING FOR, YOU HAVE TO GET UP ON THE WHEEL FOR THESE
FIRST FOUR, FIVE LAPS.>>IT’S ALL ABOUT MID-CORNER
SPEED. RIGHT THERE THE 5 CAR OF KASEY
KAHNE, JUST A LITTLE BIT QUICKER THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER
AND THEN DALE JUNIOR MAKES THE PASS.
SAW KASEY KAHNE THIS MORNING ON THE DRIVER OF THAT 5 CAR HE WAS
VERY OPTIMISTIC WITH SOMETHING THEY FOUND IN PRACTICE THAT
COULD PUT THEM IN CONTENTION HERE TODAY.
>>HEADED TOWARDS TURN THREE HERE, THAT RUSTY WAS TALKING
ABOUT IN COUNTDOWN, THE ROAD COURSE RUNS FROM INSIDE THE
OUTSIDE THE TRACK THAT MOVE FOR MOTORCYCLES AND SPORTS CARS.
>>IT’S ALWAYS BEEN PRETTY TOUGH.
THIS YEAR, IT SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE WORSE.
>>JAMIE McMURRAY, NONCHASE SPOILER, PERHAPS, HE AND KYLE
LARSON, BOTH RAN WELL LAST WEEKEND AT CHICAGOLAND.
>>NOT ONLY THERE, THEY’VE RUN WELL, JAMIE AT BRISTOL RAN
EXTREMELY WELL AND OTHER PLACES. I WAS TALKING TO JAMIE IN THE
GARAGE AREA YESTERDAY AND HE’S REALLY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT THIS
RACE TEAM IS DOING. HE FEELS THAT HE OR KYLE WILL
WIN IN THESE LAST NINE RACES.>>IN FACT, TOP TEN THERE.
CLINT BOWYER, ONBOARD WITH CLINT, ALWAYS SOMEONE TO WATCH
HERE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE.>>CERTAINLY, TWO OR THREE
OUTSIDE OF THOSE 16 CHASES WE HAVE ARE CAPABLE.
BRIAN VICKERS RUNS WELL HERE. HE WAS EXCITED FOR HIS CHANCES
AND BOWYER AND WE TALKED ABOUT JAMIE McMURRAY.
>>GORDON QUALIFYING FURTHER BACK IN THE PACK THAN HE WANTED
TO, STARTED THE RACE IN THE 13th SPOT.
JUST TOOK THE 11th POSITION AWAY FROM BOWYER AND THIS IS A TEAM
THAT THINKS THEY HAVE A GOOD RACE CAR AND CAN CONTEND FOR THE
WIN TODAY BUT THEY’LL HAVE TO PASS SOME CARS HERE.
>>YEAH, THAT 24 CAR HAS BEEN GOOD ALL YEAR LONG.
I’LL BE SURPRISED IF THEY DON’T MAKE THEIR WAY UP AND GET THERE
THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY.>>THAT FINAL PRACTICE
YESTERDAY, WENT OUT LATE IN THE SESSION, MADE A RUN.
HE’S EXCITED ABOUT HIS CHANCES, JEFF.
>>THE YELLOW WINDSHIELD BANNERS, THE 16 CARS THAT ARE IN
THE CHASE, CARRYING THOSE. KURT BUSCH THERE, RYAN NEWMAN,
DALE JUNIOR, THREE IN LINE, SO ADORNED.
NOW, KURT IN THAT 41, RUNNING IN 13th PLACE WITH DALE JUNIOR IN
15. WHILE THE CARS ARE RUNNING ON
THE TRACK THERE IS SOME ACTION DOWN ON PIT LANE.
DOC?>>YEAH, JIMMIE JOHNSON’S PIT
HAS SOME FEELINGS IN THE CRACK, UP THERE WITH BLINDERS TRYING TO
GRIND IT UP. TRYING TO SPRAY IT WITH TACKY
ADVICE. THEY’RE GRINDING IT HERE, THE
DRIVER IS GRINDING ON THE RACETRACK, WE’LL FIND OUT IN LAP
35 JUST HOW SLIPPERY THIS PIT STALL IS GOING TO BE.
>>A COUPLE OF THINGS THERE, ONE IS THE FOOTING, YOU WANT TO HAVE
GOOD TRACTION FOR THE PIT CREW MEMBERS TO MAKE THE TURNS AROUND
THE CAR, BUT ALSO TO GET THE CAR TO LAUNCH OUT OF THE PIT STALL,
BECAUSE THE COMPETITION IS SO CLOSE DOWN THERE, THESE PIT
STOPS ARE WITHIN TENTHS OF A SECOND.
>>DOC ELUDED TO, THEY ADDED A COMPETITION CAUTION IN LAP 35
BECAUSE OF SOME OF THE OVERNIGHT RAIN, THEIR FIRST SCHEDULED LOOK
AT THEIR CARS. A LITTLE BIT FROM NOW.
BRAD KESELOWSKI. WON THE RACE HERE IN JULY.
STARTED ON POLE TODAY. AND HAS LED ALL OF THE LAPS SO
FAR.>>>NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
ON A BEAUTIFUL 73-DEGREE ALMOST LAST DAY OF SUMMER AFTERNOON
HERE IN NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND. THE SYLVANIA 300 IS JUST UNDER
WAY WITH BRAD KESELOWSKI LEADING ALL OF THE LAPS FROM POLE
POSITION SO FAR. NASCAR.COM/RACEBUDDY HAS LIVE
ACTION. BRAD KESELOWSKI N THE RACE HERE
BACK ON JULY THE 13th, LED A LOT OF LAPS, BUT CONTINUALLY WAS
SHUFFLED BACK BY PIT STRATEGY. EVERY TIME, UNDER GREEN, HE WAS
ABLE TO OVERCOME IT AND RACE BACK TO THE FRONT.
THEN HE CAME OUT HERE THIS WEEKEND AND WON PRACTICE ON
FRIDAY, WON THE POLE AND WON THE FIRST PRACTICE ON SATURDAY.
BUT, I SAY THIS, CERTAINLY NO JINGS ON BRAD, HOW MANY TIMES
HAVE WE SEEN THE FASTEST CAR NOT ALWAYS WIN?
>>JEFF GORDON CERTAINLY MAKING HIS WAY TOWARDS THE FRONT, ABLE
TO PASS CARS, BUT YOU’RE RIGHT, BRAD — THEY’VE GOT EVERYBODY
SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS. I TALKED TO DENNY HAMLIN A
LITTLE BIT AND I SAID, HOW IS IT GOING?
HE SAID, WELL, IT’S GOING PRETTY GOOD.
WE HAVE IMPROVED. THEY’RE STILL CHASING THE 2 CAR.
EVERYBODY HAD A PICTURE OF THAT 2 CAR, WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE ON
THE STRAIGHTAWAY, IN THE CORNERS, THEY’RE JUST TRYING TO
FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS.>>THEY DEFINITELY FIGURED
SOMETHING OUT, NOT JUST AT THESE FLAT-RACETRACKS.
THEY’RE GOOD EVERYWHERE. WHATEVER IT IS, IT’S NOT JUST
SHORT TRACK OR EVEN THE MILE AND A HALF.
IT WORKS EVERYWHERE.>>JIMMIE JOHNSON.
>>THE DRIVER’S NOT A BIG PART OF IT.
ABSOLUTELY.>>JIMMIE JOHNSON, KEVIN
HARVICK, FOURTH PLACE.>>HARVICK HAS JUST INCHED LAP
AFTER LAP A LITTLE BIT CLOSER TO THE 48.
>>SOME OF JIMMIE’S XHEENTS HERE THIS WEEKEND, WHEN HE WAS ASKED
ABOUT THE MOOD OF HIS TEAM, HE SAID IT’S NOT THE BEST MOOD, WE
EXPECT TO OPERATE AT A HIGHER LEVEL, BUT THERE’S STILL TIME
AND JIMMIE VOCALIZED SOMETHING FOR THE FIRST TIME PUBLICLY HOW
RULE PACKAGES TEND TO SWAY CARS ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
JIMMIE ALWAYS LIKES TO DRIVE A CAR THAT’S CLEAR, HE STRUGGLED
TO GET AS HE SAID, MY HEAD AROUND IT.
>>THIS PACKAGE THIS YEAR HAS MORE DOWNFORCE, THEY’VE GOT OVER
2500, CLOSER TO 3,000 POUNDS OF DOWNFORCE ON THESE CARS.
THAT CHANGES THE WAY IT DRIVES. FOR JIMMIE, HE CAN DRIVE ANY OF
THESE CARS FAST. THAT KIND OF PACKAGE PLAYS INTO
SOMEBODY ELSE’S HANDS BETTER. A LOT OF PEOPLE AND DRIVERS INTO
THE MIX, BECAUSE WHEN YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM THAT THEY WERE HAVING,
WHERE THEY DIDN’T HAVE THAT FEEL THEY WERE LOOKING TO RELY ON,
THEY COULDN’T GET IT DONE THERE. IT BROUGHT THE COMPETITION
CLOSER TO THEM AND THEREFORE, THEY HAVE HAD A MORE DIFFICULT
TIME TO GIVE JIMMIE EXACTLY WHAT HE’S LOOKING FOR, AND AGAIN,
THERE’S MORE DRIVERS AND CARS THEY’RE HAVING TO OUTRUN.
>>HOW FAST THAT IS ON ONE-MILE TRACK.
YOU DON’T HAVE BANKING TO GOING AND ROTATING THROUGH THE CERTAIN
OF THE CORNERS.>>THIS IS A BIG DAY FOR JIMMIE
TO ESTABLISH A LITTLE BIT OF MOMENTUM IN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP,
IN THE 48. STARTED IN SIXTH POSITION AND
JIMMIE RUNNING IN FOURTH RIGHT NOW IN THE EARLY GOING.
THAT COMPETITION YELLOW JUST AROUND THE CORNER.
ACTUALLY AROUND ABOUT 18 CORNERS FOR THESE DRIVERS, BUT THAT WILL
HAPPEN IN A HURRY, SO WE’LL BE BACK FOR IT.
>>>THE EARLY GOING IN THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES,
SYLVANIA 300, NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY, WITH BRAD
KESELOWSKI OUT IN FRONT AND APPROACHING A COMPETITION
CAUTION. A GOOD LOOK DOWN AT THE MAGIC
MILE PROVIDED BY GOODYEAR. GOODYEAR, THE OFFICIAL TIRE OF
NASCAR. LOOK AT THE CARS AND THE CAMPERS
AROUND THIS PLACE. YEAH, GOT A HUGE CROWD HERE
TODAY THAT TURNED OUT TO SEE AN EXCITING RACE HERE THIS
AFTERNOON.>>SO, THERE’S YOUR LEADER, BRAD
KESELOWSKI N SOME LAP TRAFFIC. THERE’S McMURRAY.
HARVICK AHEAD OF JOHNSON NOW, THEY TRADED THAT POSITION.
AND HERE’S LOGANO TRYING TO FEND OFF A HARD-CHARGING JEFF GORDON,
WHO’S GOTTEN UP TO SEVENTH PLACE.
>>– QUITE A BIT AS SOON AS I GET OUT IN FRONT HERE, CLEANER
AIR.>>OKAY, CREW CHIEF TODD GORDON
CHIMING IN AT THE END, COPY YOU.>>SOMETIMES IT GOES THE OTHER
WAY, SOMETIMES YOU SAY, OKAY, I COPY YOU, AND THEN MAKE YOUR OWN
DECISION, BUT I THINK IT WAS BOTH WAYS.
>>SO, LOGANO WORKING TO THE INSIDE OF DAVID STREMME IN THE
33. STREMME, A LAP DOWN IN 38th
POSITION. HOW ABOUT THE CHARGE FOR JEFF
GORDON HERE IN THE OPENING SEGMENT OF THE RACE?
>>IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD ONCE AGAIN, I WAS SURPRISED ON FRIDAY
WHEN WE DIDN’T SEE MORE SPEED.>>BUT, THEY CERTAINLY FOUND IT
HERE IN PRACTICE AND IN THE RACE.
THERE’S YOUR COMPETITION CAUTION.
COMING OUT AFTER THE LEADER COMPETES THE 35th LAP OF THE
RACE. DAVID RAGAN SHOULD BE THE FREE
PASS, AS THE FIRST CAR IS A LAP DOWN AND IF FIRST ROUND OF PIT
STOPS COMING UP IN A MOMENT. QUICK REMINDER TONIGHT, YOU CAN
SEE THE FINAL NHRA FROM CLASS. NEXT WEEKEND, RUN OF THE MONSTER
MILE IN DOVER, DELAWARE, NATIONWIDE SERIES SATURDAY.
AND THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE, THREE IN THE CHASE AND THE
FINAL RACE OF THE CHALLENGER ROUND, WHO GETS ELIMINATED?
OUR TELECAST PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL STARTS NEXT SUNDAY AT
1:00 EASTERN FROM DOVER. SO, 36 LAPS, FUEL RANGE HERE IS
ABOUT 75 LAPS, WE’LL SEE A LOT OF STRATEGY PLAYED ON THIS ONE.
>>I THINK THERE’S GOING A TO BE A LOT OF TWO TIRES.
>>ALWAYS THAT CHANCE OF SOME CONTACT ON PIT ROAD TRYING TO
GET IN AND OUT OF YOUR PIT. YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL.
YOU DON’T WANT TO DAMAGE A FENDER AND HAVE TO COME BACK IN.
>>HERE THEY ARE, DOC.>>McMURRAY LOOSE OFF, NEEDS A
WEDGE THERE, TOO TIGHT. TRACK BAR ADJUSTMENT.
JIMMIE JOHNSON, TOP OF YOUR SCREEN, RIGHT-SIDE TIRES FOR
JIMMIE JOHNSON, TIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF TURN ESPECIALLY IN
THREE AND FOUR. MIKE?
>>QUICK STOP FOR DENNY HAMLIN, RIGHT SIDES ONLY AND A TRACK BAR
ADJUSTMENT.>>BRAD KESELOWSKI HAS LED EVERY
LAP SO FAR, SAYING A LITTLE BIT FREE ALL OVER.
THEY WANT TO GO TWO TIRES.>>SAME THING PAUL DID IN THE
JULY RACE HERE AND EACH KESELOWSKI WAS ABLE TO OVERCOME
IT, THIS TIME IT’S GOING TO KNOCK HIM OUTSIDE THE TOP TEN AS
WE LOOK AT OUR PENNZOIL RACE OFF PIT ROAD.
WELL, WELL, NOW WE’LL FIND OUT. WE’LL SEE IF HE CAN PASS CARS
WITH THIS ONE.>>>HALF A LAP FOR THE RESTART,
DENNY HAMLIN IS THE NEW LEADER OF SYLVANIA 300, LOT OF
FRONT-RUNNERS CHANGED TWO TIRES. BRAD KESELOWSKI CHANGED FOUR, HE
WENT FROM FIRST TO 14th. EXACTLY THE WAY IT HAPPENED IN
JULY HERE.>>HE’S WAY BACK THERE THIS
TIME, THOUGH. BUT NOTHING TO LOSE.
GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO SEE JUST HOW MANY CARS THEY CAN PASS IN A
ROW.>>JOEY LOGANO, THREE WIDE TO
THE BOTTOM.>>OH, CONTACT WITH McMURRAY
THERE AND JIMMIE JOHNSON, NOW, FOUR WIDE.
>>McMURRAY AND BRIAN VICKERS.>>McMURRAY HAVING A TOUGH TIME
ON THE START AND RESTART HERE SO FAR.
THEY’RE NOT MAKING IT EASY ON HIM, HE’S GETTING HIT ON BOTH
SIDES.>>THIRD PLACE FOR LOGANO AND
KYLE BUSCH, 22 AND 18. KYLE, ABLE TO HOLD ON TO THAT
SPOT, IT’S BRIAN VICKERS RIGHT BEHIND HIM IN FIFTH.
THEN JIMMIE JOHNSON AND JAMIE McMURRAY.
>>WOW, JIMMIE WITH HIS HANDS FULL THERE.
THAT WAS BIG RIGHT THERE.>>MATT KENSETH TO THE INSIDE.
THAT’S DALE JUNIOR TO KENSETH’S OUTSIDE.
WATCH THE HANDS INSIDE THE WINDSHIELDS HERE.
OH.>>HE’S BUSY THERE FOR A MINUTE.
>>WHEN WE SEE THOSE DRIVERS WORKING LIKE THAT, I FEEL
JUSTIFIED SAYING THAT. DALE JUNIOR RUNNING IN NINTH.
MATT KENSETH RIGHT BEHIND HIM IN TENTH.
PRESSURE POINT IN THE PACK HERE.>>BACK HERE, BRAD KESELOWSKI,
COMING OFF TURN TWO, GOT OUT OF THE GAS, TWO AND THREE WIDE IN
FRONT OF HIM AND AROUND HIM THE WHOLE TIME, IT’S LIKE HE DECIDED
TO LET THIS SETTLE DOWN.>>HE’S BACK TO SECOND PLACE NOW
AND PAUL MENARD, THERE, WORKING ON HIM.
WHILE HE WORKS ON KASEY KAHNE.>>THERE’S NO WAY FOUR TIRES ARE
GOING TO OVERCOME THE TRACK POSITION THEY LOST DURING THAT
ROUND. THEY DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO LOSE
IN THIS EXPERIMENT.>>I REALLY THOUGHT THEY COULD
GET TO THE FRONT. WHAT I SAW ON THAT RESTART, NO,
IT’S GOING TO BE IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE EVERYBODY RUNNING SIDE
BY SIDE. JAMIE.
>>I TALKED TO THE CREW CHIEF THIS MORNING, HE SAID THEIR PLAN
WAS TO TAKE FOUR, IT WAS AN EXPERIMENT TO SEE HOW FAR BACK.
BRAD’S BACK THERE, THE SPOTTER TELLING HIM RIGHT THERE, WE’RE
IN A HORNET’S NEST, JUST BE PATIENT.
>>WHILE YOU WATCH BRAD, HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED IN THE JULY LAP,
AT LAP 13, THEY TOOK FOUR, NOTE HOW MANY MORE LAPS WERE ON THE
TIRE THAN THIS TIME AT 37. AT 113, THEY TOOK FOUR WENT FROM
FIRST TO NINTH. AT 139, THEY CAME BACK TO LEAD.
THEY CAME BACK AT THE LEAD 177. AT LAP 2123 THEY TOOK FOUR.
ON THE LAST PIT STOP, TOOK JUST RIGHTS.
WENT FROM FIRST TO NINTH AND CAME BACK TO THE LEAD.
BUT NOWHERE IN THAT TIME WAS HE AS FAR BACK AS 22nd.
>>35 LAPS, THAT’S NOT THAT MANY LAPS.
THEY DIDN’T GAIN VERY MUCH.>>THEY’LL HAVE TO REALLY HAVE
THIS CYCLE THROUGH THE ENTIRE RUN AND GET TO A GREEN-FLAG PIT
STOP FOR HIM TO MAKE ANY TIME AND GET HIMSELF BACK IN TOP TEN.
>>FEW YEARS AGO, DENNY HAMLIN CALLED HIS SHOTS, STARTED WAY
BACK AT 22nd, FOLLOWING QUALIFYING, HE WAS ASKED ABOUT
THAT IN HIS PRESS CONFERENCE, HE SAID, BRAD KESELOWSKI IS DRIVING
MY CAR, THE WAY BRAD HAS LOOKED AND THE WAY DENNY HAMLIN HAS
FELT AT THE TIME. 50 LAPS IN, KEVIN HARVICK BEHIND
HIM AND AFTER A SUMMER’S CONVERSATION OF WHERE THE SPEED
FROM JOE GIBBS RACING, KYLE BUSCH IS RUNNING FOURTH AND MATT
KENSETH IS RUNNING TENTH.>>>THERE’S YOUR LEADER OF THE
SYLVANIA 300, DENNY HAMELIN OUT IN FRONT OF JOEY LOGANO.
DON’T FORGET LATER ON TODAY N THE SECOND HALF OF THE RACE, OUR
MON STOP COVERAGE PRESENTED THIS DAY BY 5-HOUR ENERGY.
THERE ARE THE TOP TEN, YOU JUST SAW COME RACING THROUGH.
HAMLIN, HARVICK, LOGANO, BRIAN VICKERS, THEN McMURRAY, GORDON,
EARNHARDT JR. AND KENSETH. THAT’S MIKE WALLACE, IN 66,
BEING PUT A LAP DOWN BY THE LEADERS.
>>IN THIS PART OF THE RACETRACK RIGHT HERE, YOU CAN SEE HE’S
JUST ABOUT A HALF A WIDTH HIGHER MOST OF TIME DOWN IN THREE AND
FOUR, LETS THE CAR GO UP AND GET THE BIG RUN OFF THE CORNER.
DENNY HAMLIN. PRETTY SIMILAR DOWN IN ONE AND
TWO AND THAT’S THE CASE HERE MOST OF THE TIME.
YOU WANT TO BE PRETTY CLOSE. HARVICK IS UTILIZING A HIGHER
LINE ON THIS END, TOO.>>KEVIN HARVICK WAS TALKING THE
OTHER DAY ABOUT ALL OF THE CONVERSATION ABOUT WINNING AND
HOW MUCH YOU’RE GOING TO WIN, AND THAT WAS BEING OVERSTATED
THAT YOU CAN GET THROUGH THIS CHAMPIONSHIP WITHOUT NECESSARILY
HAVING TO WIN. I’LL ASK YOU, PSYCHOLOGICALLY,
YOU LED AS MANY LAPS AS HARVICK HAS LED, A FACTOR IN SO MANY
RACES AND YET HAVEN’T TAKEN HOME A TROPHY SINCE APRIL IN
DARLINGTON, HOW IMPORTANT IS IT IF YOU WANT TO BE A CHAMPION TO
WIN OF THESE IF AND CLOSE THE DEAL?
>>I THINK IT’S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.
YOU TRY TO BE AS POSITIVE AS YOU CAN AS A DRIVER.
BUT YOU KNOW IN YOUR MIND THAT YOU NEED TO CLOSE AT LEAST ONE
OF THESE RACES OUT TO SHOW YOURSELF AND YOUR TEAM THAT YOU
CAN DO THIS.>>WELL, AND HE MIGHT BE SAYING
THAT, HE’LL DO A LOT OF TALKING WITH HIS RACE CAR LAST WEEKEND
IN CHICAGO. HE WAS TRYING VERY, VERY HARD TO
PASS KYLE LARSON AND WIN THAT RACE, I CAN SEE THE WANT-TO.
THEY HAVE HAD SOME SITUATIONS THAT HAVE KEPT THEM FROM
WINNING.>>KEVIN ALSO SAID THIS WEEKEND
THAT YOU CAN’T FORCE WINNING, HE SAID IT’S HARD ENOUGH TO WIN ONE
OF THESE ON YOUR BEST DAYS. BRAD KESELOWSKI TOLD US DURING
THE RAIN DELAY DURING QUALIFYING IN CHICAGO, HE SAID YOU MIGHT
HAVE TO WIN THE HOMESTEAD FINALE TO WIN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP AND I
CAN’T DISAGREE.>>I DON’T DISAGREE AT ALL.
AS A MATTER OF FACT, IN JANUARY, A NUMBER OF FANS WERE SAYING WE
DON’T THINK IT’S RIGHT YOU CAN GO DOWN THERE AND YOU DON’T HAVE
TO WIN — I BELIEVE THAT IN GOING THERE WITH THE FOUR BEST
DRIVERS AND TEAMS AT HOMESTEAD, YOU’RE GOING TO PRETTY MUCH HAVE
TO WIN THE RACE, YOU CAN’T GO THERE WITH ANY OTHER STRATEGY
OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT WE BETTER WIN THIS RACE OR WE’RE
NOT GOING TO BE THE CHAMPION AND ALMIROLA AND KURT BUSCH
EXCHANGING A SPOT AS YOU SAW, THAT WAS 15th PLACE AND KEVIN
HARVICK CONTINUING TO CREEP ON DENNY HAMLIN FOR THE RACE LEAD.
>>HAMLIN HAS MOVED UP A LITTLE BIT, THE GROOVE THAT HARVICK IS
RUNNING.>>IT’S BETWEEN DOING THAT AND
GETTING A LITTLE BIT OF AIR OFF OF THE NOSE OF THAT 4.
HARVICK GOT BACK TO THE GAS QUICKER AND WAS ABLE TO RUN UP
THERE TO DENNY. KEVIN SAID I’LL JUST TAKE WHAT
YOU’RE GOING TO GIVE ME AND SEE IF THAT WORKS.
LOGANO STARTING TO INCH CLOSER.>>LOGANO HAD A GOOD RACE GOING
ON HERE BACK IN JULY. HE COULD HAVE BEEN A PACK OR AT
THE END OF THE RACE, TOO.>>JOEY LOGANO WAS RUNNING
SECOND WHEN HE HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE LAP CAR.
JEFF GORDON WAS THE ONE RUNNING SECOND WHEN HE RAN OUT OF
SECOND.>>HE CAME CLOSE TO THE WALL.
>>IT LOOKED LIKE THE 11 AND THE 4 LOST THE BACK END OFF OF TURN
TWO. KEVIN, A LITTLE BIT MORE.
>>UPDATE ON HARVICK FROM MIKE.>>AND I’M GOING TO SAY I’M NOT
ALL THAT SURPRISED WITH WHAT TRANSPIRED WITH THE 4.
THEY WERE CHASING THE BALANCE VERY MUCH AND THEY WERE VERY
LOOSE. THEY STARTED THIS RACE VERY
LOOSE, BUT HARVICK SEARCHED AROUND LOOKING FOR A GROOVE.
THEY WENT TO WORK ON THE CAR IN THE COMPETITION CAUTION.
RIGHT SIDES ONLY. HE FELT LIKE IT TIGHTENED UP A
LITTLE BIT. BUT OBVIOUSLY, NOT QUITE ENOUGH,
GUYS.>>WELL, HE’LL GET ANOTHER
CHANCE AT IT IN A LITTLE BIT HERE.
>>DIDN’T STOP HIS DRIVER FROM STAYING IN THE GAS.
>>NO, SIR. SO KEVIN HARVICK CONTINUING TO
TRY TO FIND A WAY AROUND DENNY HAMLIN FOR THE RACE LEAD.
AND WILL PUT DAVID RAGAN A LAP DOWN.
HE DID GET THE FREE PASS DURING THAT COMPETITION CAUTION TO GET
BACK ON THE LEAD LAP. BUT OBVIOUSLY STRUGGLING.
AND THERE HE GOES, A LAP DOWN. DENNY HAMLIN, QUALIFIED FOR THE
CHASE BY WINNING AT TALLADEGA BACK IN MAY.
SAYS THAT SOME OF THE RACETRACKS LATER IN THE CHASE ARE HIS BEST
HE’S JUST GOT TO GET THERE ELIGIBLE TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP
TO HAVE A SHOT, HE’S OUT FRONT RIGHT NOW.
>>>NEW LEADER IN THE SYLVANIA 300.
CHASE RACE NUMBER TWO FOR THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES, KEVIN
HARVICK JUST WENT BY DENNY HAMLIN TO TAKE THE NUMBER ONE
SPOT. DENNY HAMLIN TRYING TO DEFEND
AGAINST JOEY LOGANO.>>LATER IN THE RACE THAT’S NOT
GOING TO HAPPEN INSPECT.>>THAT FEELING THAT WE’RE IN
ONE OF THOSE LONG GREEN RUNS.>>YOU HAVE THAT HAPPEN HERE A
LOT. CARS GET STRUNG OUT.
DENNY, ABUSING THE TIRES JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN HE WANTED
TO.>>SO DENNY IS IN SECOND.
THERE’S JOEY LOGANO IN THIRD.>>I LIKE WATCH JOEY AT WORK
THERE.>>YOU SEE THOSE — THE EYES ARE
SO FOCUSED ON WHAT THEY’RE DOING.
YOU CAN JUST SEE THE INTENSITY.>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT’S
HARDEST TO RELATE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAVEN’T DRIVEN A RACE CAR,
EVEN IN DRIVING SCHOOLS, THE FOCUS AND THE PHYSICAL NATURE
THAT YOU’RE DOING AND HOW INTENT YOU HAVE TO BE EVERY STEP OF THE
WAY.>>YEAH, YOU’RE HAVING TO LOOK
AHEAD OF WHAT’S GOING ON, LOOKING AT THE OTHER CARS, JUST
CHECKING EVERYTHING THAT’S GOING ON AROUND YOU AND JUST STAYING
SO FOCUSED.>>NEWMAN THE LEADER’S GOT THE
CLEAN AIR, HE’S QUICKER.>>NOT MUCH CLEAN AIR OUT THERE
TO BE HAD RIGHT NOW. LOT OF CARS, WHAT YOU SEE IN LAP
TIMES WHO DIDN’T ENCOUNTER AT THE WRONG TIME.
THE KEY ISSUE, OF COURSE, THE LEADER GETTING THE BENEFIT OF
PASSING FLAG TO GET THESE SLOWER CARS OUT OF THE WAY.
>>HERE’S KESELOWSKI, TIME IN A PLUS-POSITION FROM WHERE HE HAD
AT THE RESTART, BUT THE DIFFICULTY THEY HAD GETTING
GOING ON THE RESTART. HE STARTED 15th AND WENT BACK TO
22nd. NOW, KESELOWSKI IS UP TO 14th,
TRYING TO TAKE 13th AWAY FROM ALMIROLA.
>>THAT’S AFTER HE LOST 15 SPOTS AFTER THE PIT STOP, ALL RIGHT,
HARD FOR HIM TO MAKE THAT FOUR-TIRE CHANGE.
>>AS THEY SAID, IT WAS KIND OF AN E PEERMT.
THE SITUATION, JEFF GORDON HAS BEEN GOING FORWARD SINCE WE HAVE
SEEN THINGS GET BOTTLED UP. 48 AND THE 1 WERE KIND OF
GETTING TOGETHER. AS FAR AS KESELOWSKI AND THAT
TEAM, THE COMPETITION YELLOW WAS SOMETHING THAT THEY DIDN’T FACE
WITH 25 LAPS. THEY HAD TO FIGURE THAT.
I THINK THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD GET OUT QUICKER THAN BEING IN
15th SPOT.>>SO, JEFF GORDON TRYING TO
MAKE UP A LITTLE BIT OF GROUND HE LOST ON PIT ROAD, AS WELL, HE
HAD THE HESITATE AFTER LEAVING HIS PIT STALL AFTER TRUEX WENT
INTO HIS PIT STALL. CONTACT FOR EITHER ONE OF THEM
SO GORDON HAD TO HESITATE JUST A SECOND AS YOU MENTIONED D.J., HE
HAD TO GET OUT OF –>>YEAH, A LUXURY THAT BRAD HAD
ALSO ON THAT RESTART, THINGS GOT BOTTLED UP AROUND HIM, HE HAD
THE LUXURY OF BACKING OUT AND THEN START GOING FORWARD.
NO MATTER WHAT DECISIONS THEY MAKE, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO
AFFECT THIS RACE TEAM. AND THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP HOPES.
>>CARL EDWARDS, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TO COIN, BARELY IN THE
TOP 12 AND NEEDING TO HAVE A GOOD DAY AFTER A SUB PAR EFFORT
AT CHICAGOLAND LAST SUNDAY. CERTAINLY A DISAPPOINTING EFFORT
FOR CARL, FINISHED IN 20th POSITION LAST WEEKEND AND
STARTED THIS ONE IN THAT KNOT OF FIVE I TALKED ABOUT, THAT WERE
ALL CLUSTERED BACK AROUND THAT 12-PLACE CUT-OFF LINE.
THINK ABOUT THAT, FIVE DRIVERS WITHIN FIVE POSITIONS OF
THE
RACETRACK AND SOMEBODY’S GOING TO GET ELIMINATED FROM THE CHASE
NEXT WEEK IN THAT KIND OF A BUNCH.
>>YEAH, IT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH. YOU DON’T WANT TO GET YOURSELF
IN THAT POSITION AT DOVER, YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME OUT OF HERE
WITH A LITTLE BIT OF BREATHING ROOM.
BUT THIS IS A TIGHT RACETRACK THAT’S GIVEN THE 99 PROBLEMS.
EVEN THOUGH EDWARDS IS GOOD AT GETTING THE MOST OUT OF IT ON A
FLAT RACETRACKS.>>SO, CARL RUNNING IN 12th,
BRAD IN 13th. AND KEVIN HARVICK IN 1st.
KEVIN HARVICK THE FOURTH DIFFERENT LEADER HERE.
THERE’S KEVIN OUT IN FRONT BY ALMOST THREE SECONDS.
>>>A VERY FAMILIAR SIGHT FOR THE LAST MONTH OR SO, KEVIN
HARVICK LEADING A RACE, SYLVANIA 300, HARVICK’S LEAD IS 2.2
SECONDS ON SECOND-PLACE DENNY HAMLIN.
SO, THERE’S HARVICK. HERE COMES DENNY HAMLIN.
THERE’S JOEY LOGANO IN THIRD. FOURTH-PLACE DRIVER, JEFF GORDON
THE OBVIOUS JEKT OF OUR BIGGEST MOVER SPOTLIGHT.
SINCE THE START OF THE RACE, JEFF HAS GAINED NINE POSITIONS
AND WORKED HARD FOR ABOUT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM.
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>>NICE FALL COLORS ON THAT 24 CAR THIS WEEKEND.
>>LITTLE PUMPKIN COLOR, MAYBE?>>YEAH.
>>WHAT DO YOU THINK, DOC, PUMPKIN COLOR?
>>A LITTLE OFF-PUMPKIN. HE’S SAYING THE CAR IS TIGHT IN
THE MIDDLE. THEY MADE A TRACK BAR
ADJUSTMENT. THAT HELPED THE CAR TURN IN THE
MIDDLE. BUT JEFF SAID IT’S HURT MY
DRIVE-OFF.>>YOU THINK THE WHOLE SET OF
DATA, LOOK AT IT, TAKE HIS COMMENTS, LOOK AT THE LAP TIMES,
HE SAYS THE CAR IS FREER. WE COMPLAINS ABOUT ANOTHER PART,
YOU HAVE THE OVERRIDING PIECE OF DATA.
>>AT A TRACK LIKE THIS, MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF —
>>A LITTLE BIT TIGHT IN THE CENTER, LOOSE OFF.
>>THE DRIVE-OFF OR THE ROTATION IN THE CENTER, THE HARDER THING
TO DO?>>GOING THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF
THE CORNER, CARRYING SPEED. DRIVERS WANT TO GET TO THAT
THROTTLE, BUT SOMETIMES IF YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP A LITTLE BIT, I
WOULD RATHER GIVE UP THAT DRIVE–OFF.
>>YOU CAN CONTROL THAT DRIVEOFF, IF YOU’RE CARRYING THE
SPEED THEN YOU CAN BE A LITTLE BIT EASIER WITH THE THROTTLE AND
STILL GET YOUR SPEED ON THE EXIT.
IF IT’S NOT GOING THROUGH THE CENTER, SLOW DOWN.
HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL YOU GET TO THE GAS, IS PROBABLY GOING TO
MAKE YOU SNAPPY-LOOSE ON THE EXIT.
YOU’RE RIGHT, ANDY, ROLLING THERE AND ROTATING IS THE MOST
IMPORTANT ELEMENT HERE.>>TELEMETRY ON JEFF GORDON.
COUPLE OF DRIVERS MAKING THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES DEBUTS
TODAY, ONE OF THEM COREY LAJOIE. HE’S INTO THE GARAGE AREA.
COREY THE, SON OF RANDY LAJOIE.>>REALLY SURPRISED THAT DIDN’T
BRING OUT A CAUTION. THERE’S QUITE A BIT OF SMOKE
THERE.>>GREG BIFFLE, ABOUT TO PUT A
LAP DOWN BY THE RACE LEADER. BIFFLE IN 28th PLACE.
>>ONE OF THOSE DRIVERS THAT’S IN SERIOUS SHAPE AS FAR AS
MOVING ON TO
THE NEXT ROUND RIGHT AT THIS POINT IN TIME AND
STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO IN THIS RACE.
>>AS THEY RUN IN THIS RACE, HE AND ARIC ALMIROLA ARE NOW TIED
IN 15th AND 16th FOR PLACE. SECOND-PLACE DRIVER DENNY HAMLIN
IS ON PIT ROAD, UNDER THE GREEN, AFTER JUST 55 LAPS, MIKE.
>>HE NEEDS A LITTLE BIT MORE VOICE.
TRACK BAR ADJUSTMENT THERE. ONLY TWO TIRES LAST TIME DOWN
PIT ROAD. THIS TIME SH, FOUR.
SUNOCO RACE FUEL. HE’S AWAY.
11-SECOND MARK.>>THAT’S A LITTLE BIT EARLY AND
I’M KIND OF SURPRISED THEY’RE SHORT-PITTING THAT MUCH.
SEE IF HE’S ABLE TO MAKE THAT WORK OR IF THAT WAS AN
UNSCHEDULED STOP.>>JIMMIE JOHNSON, DALE JUNIOR
RACING
FOR POSITION AROUND THE LAPPED CAR OF ALEX BOWMAN.
>>JUNIOR TRYING TO TAKE A SPOT AWAY HERE.
>>SEVENTH AND EIGHTH AND MATT KENSETH IN NINTH JOINING THE
PARTY.>>JIMMIE JOHNSON STRUGGLING
WITH THE HANDLING, ESPECIALLY ON THE EXIT OF THE CORNERS.
>>UPDATE ON JIMMIE JOHNSON WITH DOC.
>>YEAH, JIMMIE SAID THE CAR IS BOUNCING AND LOOSE AND IT’S HARD
TO GET THE CAR INTO TURN THREE. TRYING TO HOLD OFF THE 88.
YOU SEE THE CAR MOVING THERE. THE CAR WAS BOUNCING, SO LOOSE
ENTERING TURN THREE.>>WE HAVE SHOWN SOME CARS WITH
THAT 48 ENGINE, I MADE MENTION EARLIER, THAT IT REALLY SEEMS
QUITE SEVERE THAT HIS CARS — THAT’S IN AN AREA, TOO, IF YOU
GOT A LOOSE RACE CAR, YOU’RE STARTING TO GET ON THE BRAKE AND
THAT’S JUST GOING TO MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO CARRY THE
SPEEDS YOU NEED INTO AND THROUGH THE CORNERS IN ORDER TO BE
EFFECTIVE.>>SO, JIMMIE JOHNSON TRYING TO
HANG ON, THE BOBBLE OF THE HEAD AS HE GOES OVER THOSE BUMPS INTO
THE CORNER. MATT KENSETH IS CHALLENGING TO
HIS INSIDE. ABOUT TO HIT THE ONE-THIRD OF
THE SYLVANIA 300 IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.
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SPEEDWAY WHERE YELLOW FLAGS ARE WAVING OVER THE RACETRACK, A
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NASCAR, SO THE YELLOW LAP OUT HERE AT LAP 105.
>>47 WILL GET THE FREE PASS HERE.
A.J. ALLMENDINGER. JUST PUT A LAP DOWN.
I THINK DENNY HAMLIN MIGHT BE IN A POSITION FOR A WAVE-AROUND.
THE SECOND CAR A LAP DOWN.>>HE’LL HAVE TO STAY OUT THERE
TO TAKE IT.>>YES.
>>HAMLIN, A LAP DOWN BY HIS GREEN-FLAG PIT STOP BACK AT LAP
95. SOME REPORTS THAT MAYBE THEY ARE
HAVING TROUBLE GETTING THE 11 CAR FULL OF FUEL ON HIS POT
STOPS. WHAT CAN YOU TELL US, MIKE?
>>IT APPEARS THAT THEY DIDN’T GET ENOUGH FUEL IN THE CAR ON
THE FIRST PIT STOP, IT SEEMS LIKE THERE’S A BIT OF AN ISSUE
FUELING THE CAR AT THIS POINT IN TIME.
THIS IS THE RADIO THEY HAD JUST AFTER THAT LAST STOP.
>>BE IN FUEL POSITION.>>I’M ON ONE.
>>JUST MOMENTS AGO THE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DARIEN
GRUBB AND DENNY NOT NECESSARILY PLEASANT.
THEY DIDN’T GET IT FULL AGAIN.>>WE’RE GOING TO PIT THE FIRST
TIME BY REGARDLESS EVEN THOUGH WE’RE A LAP DOWN, WE GOT TO WORK
ON THE FUEL PROBE.>>ALL RIGHT, SO, TROUBLES HERE
FOR DENNY HAMLIN. WITH AN INABILITY OR A PROBLEM
OF GETTING FUEL INTO THAT 11 CAR AND I’M NOT AN EXPERT, I CAN SAY
IT’S NOT GOING TO RUN FAR WITHOUT FUEL.
>>NO, IT’S NOT. THEY’RE WILLING TO GIVE UP TRACK
POSITION AND POSSIBLY GETTING THIS LAP BACK.
IF THEY DON’T GET IT BACK, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO
FINISH.>>KEVIN HARVICK LEADS THEM IN.
SEE WHAT KIND OF STRATEGY MIGHT BE PLAYED HERE, DOC.
>>JEFF GORDON WAS TIGHT MIDDLE LOOSE, REAR TIRES WORN OUT.
THEY’RE GOING TO FOUR TIRES. AIR PRESSURE, GET IT FULL OF
SUNOCO FUEL. MIKE?
>>HARVICK, HIS BALANCE, A FEW LAPS AGO, HE SAID IT WAS GOOD.
HE’S AWAY. MEANWHILE THE 55 CAR IN, VICKERS
SAYING HE’S A LITTLE BIT LOOSE, FUEL, AIR PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT
AND A TRACK BAR ADJUSTMENT.>>HE WANTS BETTER DRIVE OFF FOR
JAMIE, AIR PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT. HE PULLS OFF SECOND WHERE HE
CAME IN, ALLEN.>>BRAD KESELOWSKI PICKING UP
THREE SPOTS THERE. OUR PENNZOIL RACE OFF PIT ROAD.
KEVIN HARVICK HOLDS THE LEAD.>>>WORKING THE SECOND CAUTION
OF THE SYLVANIA 300. ALL OF THE ATTENTION AT THIS
POINT FOCUSED ON DENNY HAMLIN DA VINCI, WHO’S BACK ON PIT ROAD
AGAIN FOR ANOTHER PIT STOP AND WATCH THIS.
>>THE GAS MAN IS HAVING ALL KINDS OF PROBLEM.
>>TRY ANOTHER CAN.>>HE’S THINKING THAT’S THE
PROBLEM. NOW, THEY’RE BACK ON PIT ROAD
DURING THIS CAUTION. I THINK THEY’RE TRYING TO CHANGE
IT IN THE CAR AND TRY NOT TO LOSE A LAP.
>>BY THE TIME HE GOES TO LEAVE, THEY DID NOT BEAT THE PACE CAR
OUT SO THEY HAD TO DROP TO THE END OF THE LINE, HAD TO COME
BACK IN FOR MORE REPAIRS, MIKE?>>THEY’RE REPLACING THE PROBE,
THEY TRIED THE LAST TIME DOWN PIT ROAD, DIDN’T GET THE REPAIR
DONE, THEY CAME BACK DOWN, DISASSEMBLED IT ONCE AGAIN, A
LENGTH ARY REPLACEMENT AGAIN. OBVIOUSLY, IT’S SITUATION THAT
NEEDS TO BE RECTIFIED AS YOU MADE LIGHT OF EARLIER, ALLEN.
CAN’T GO FAR WITHOUT A FULL TANK OF FUEL.
>>HE LOST TWO LAPS HERE. IT’S ABOUT TO BECOME ANOTHER
LAP, SO THIS IS GOING TO PUT DENNY HAMLIN FOUR LAPS DOWN AS
THE PACE CAR COMES BY WITH HIS HIM STILL SITTING STILL ON PIT
ROAD.>>THAT EXPLAINS WHY HE PULLED
OVER, KEVIN HARVICK TO BE OUT THERE SAVING FUEL.
IT LOOKS LIKE IT WORKED THAT TIME.
SEE, JUST SITTING THERE WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING, IT’S GETTING HOT
THROUGH THE RADIATOR.>>PROBABLY NOT AS HOT AS THE
DRIVER IS RIGHT NOW.>>YES.
WE’RE DOUBLED UP. RESTART.
QUICK REMINDER LATER TONIGHT ON ESPN, MAYBE A LITTLE CHAMPAGNE
SPRAYED IN ST. LOUIS, THE CARDINALS LOOK TO LOCK UP A
FOURTH STRAIGHT TRIP TO THE POSTSEASON AS THEY TAKE ON THE
REDS, IT’S SUNDAY NIGHT BASEBALL PRESENTED BY TACO BELLS.
LIVE ON ESPN AND WATCH ESPN. PACE CAR’S OFF.
READY ON RESTART. KEVIN HARVICK, OUTSIDE, THE
LEADER WITH JOEY LOGANO TO HIS INSIDE.
>>WOW, JUST SAW KASEY KAHNE MAKE A HUGE MOVE DOWN INTO TURN
THREE, ABOUT FOUR WIDE DOWN AT THE VERY BOTTOM, TO THE APRON OF
THE TRACK.>>LOOK AT HIM BACK THERE.
>>OH, THAT’S NOT GOING TO WORK.>>JUSTIN ALLGAIER NUDGED UP TO
THE TOP OF THE TRACK.>>CLINT IS BACK IN 18th PLACE,
AS THINGS BEGIN TO SETTLE OUT AND QUIET DOWN A BIT.
SO, BRAD KESELOWSKI, UP TO SEVENTH.
MADE HIS WAY UP TO 11th BY THE PIT STOP.
CREW GAINED HIM THREE SPOTS, NOW TRYING TO PICK HIS WAY BACK
TOWARDS THE FRONT. AND FOR THIRD PLACE, JEFF GORDON
THROUGH BRIAN VICKERS. KESELOWSKI, THERE, ON DALE
JUNIOR. THAT’S SIXTH PLACE FOR BRAD.
SO, KESELOWSKI TRYING TO DIG HIS WAY BACK, DENNY HAMLIN FOUR LAPS
DOWN, BACK ON THE TRACK IN 41st PLACE, AND ON THAT LAST ROUND OF
PIT STOPS, KURT BUSCH LOSING A CHUNK OF GROUND BY MAKING AN
EXTRA VISIT TO THE PIT LANE, MIKE.
>>WELL, ALLEN, DURING COUNTDOWN, YOU HEARD US DISCUSS
WITH KURT, THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A MISTAKE-FREE RACE,
BECAUSE YOU SAW WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK WHEN HE SPUN ON PIT
ROAD, BUT THE MISTAKES HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED HERE, THEY LEFT
A WHEEL LOOSE, LEFT REAR LOOSE, ON THAT PREVIOUS PIT STOP, SO
THEY DROPPED FROM 14th ON THE STOP ALL OF THE WAY BACK TO THE
24th, NOW TRYING TO RALLY BACK LIKE THEY DID LAST WEEK.
>>IT’S A SIGN OF THE PRESSURE, I THINK THE TEAMS ARE AROUND,
GET THESE SPOTS ON PIT ROAD AND MAKE THE CUTOFF HERE.
JUST A LOT OF PRESSURE ON THESE TEAM MEMBERS.
>>ALL RIGHT, DALE JUNIOR, ON PIT ROAD, UNDER THE GREEN FLAG,
FROM SEVENTH PLACE. TIRE LEFT LOOSE, FLAT TIRE,
SOMETHING. JAMIE?
>>THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE FEARING, THAT IT’S A LOOSE WHEEL, WE JUST
HEARD MIKE TALKING ABOUT THE PROBLEM WITH THE 41, SAME
ISSUES, THEY’RE GOING TO CHANGE OUT THESE TIRES JUST TO BE SAFE
BUT THEY’RE GIVING UP A LOT OF TRACK POSITION, THEY WERE MOVING
FORWARD FOR JUNIOR. THEY’LL WORK ON THE LEFT SIDE.
WHEN YOU HAVE A LOOSE WHEEL, THE BEST CASE SCENARIO, CHANGE ALL
FOUR. A.B.?
>>ABSOLUTELY.>>YOU GOT TO DO THAT.
INCREDIBLE HERE IN A RACE AND A HALF INTO THIS CHASE, THE AMOUNT
OF MISTAKES WE HAVE SEEN FROM THE 16 DRIVERS AND TEAMS IN THE
CHASE.>>LIKE WHO CAN RACE THEMSELVES
OUT OF IT.>>SO, THAT PUTS DALE JUNIOR A
LAP DOWN, JUST WANT TO CHECK WHEN HE COMES BY.
TO SEE WHERE HIS POSITION IS AS FAR AS GETTING A FREE PASS IS
CONCERNED. SO, THERE IS JUNIOR.
AND THAT’S GOING TO MAKE –>>WE’LL BE FINE.
JUST SETTLE IN. THE 16 IS THE LUCKY DOG WHEREVER
HE IS.>>STEVE LETARTE JUST TOLD HIM,
THE 16 IS THE FIRST ONE A LAP DOWN, GREG BIFFLE, NOW THEY’LL
TRY TO RACE FOR THE FREE PASS.>>GREG BIFFLE IS STILL REALLY
STRUGGLING WITH THIS 16 CAR TODAY.
>>AND JAMIE REPORTS UP FROM PIT ROAD THE RIGHT FRONT WAS THE
WHEEL THAT WAS LOOSE ON THE 88.>>YOU TALKED ABOUT IT LAST
WEEKEND, NOT ONLY IT’S THE DRIVERS, THE CREWS ARE UNDER AN
IMMENSE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE.>>YEAH, THEY’RE TRYING TO GET
EVERY MILL SECOND AND SOMETIMES, THEY’RE PUSHING IT TOO FAR,
LEAVING THESE WHEELS LOOSE.>>AS FAR AS THIS THREE-RACE
CHALLENGER ROUND IS CONCERNED, AS WE THINK THE DALE JUNIOR
STORY, HE STARTED THE DAY IN FIFTH IN POINTS AND HE WAS ONLY
17 POINTS OFF THE LEAD, BUT NOW, AS THEY RUN IN THIS RACE AND HE
AND BIFFLE RACE FOR THE FREE PASS HERE — EXCUSE ME, I’M
COMING THROUGH — JUNIOR FINDS HIMSELF BACK 11th IN POINTS.
AND MUCH CLOSER TO THE CUT LINE. SO, NOW, DALE JUNIOR, THE FIRST
CAR A LAP DOWN UNTIL KEVIN HARVICK CATCHES THE TAIL END OF
THE FIELD. ANOTHER INTERESTING TWIST IN THE
CHASE STORY. HERE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE.
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THE SPOTTERS AROUND THE RACETRACK.
AND IT APPEARS WE STAY GREEN FOR THE MOMENT.
SO, KEVIN HARVICK OUT IN FRONT. GOT 8/10th OF A SECOND ON JOE
REQUESTY LOGANO. THERE’S LOGANO, NOW RUNNING IN
SECOND, WITH JEFF GORDON IN THIRD, BRIAN VICKERS FOURTH,
JAMIE McMURRAY FIFTH. THE REST OF THE SCORING ORDER
COMING ACROSS THE TOP OF YOUR SCREEN.
BACK UP TO SIXTH PLACE, BRAD KESELOWSKI.
EARLIER, ON PIT STOPS, KESELOWSKI THEN THE LEADER IN
THAT 2 CAR, TOOK FOUR TIRES, WHEN MOST EVERYBODY TOOK RIGHTS,
SENT HIM TO 17th ON THE RESTART, GOT BOTTLE UPPED IN TRAFFIC,
KICKED HIM BACK TO 22nd, HE’S BEEN SLOWLY TRYING TO DIG OUT OF
THAT HOLE EVER SINCE.>>WATCH THE LAP TIMES TOWARDS
THE END OF THAT LAST RUN BEFORE WE HAD THAT CAUTION, HE WASN’T
AS FAST AS HARVICK WAS IN LEADING THE RACE.
HE HASN’T BEEN AS QUICK AS HARVICK HAS BEEN.
STILL A LITTLE BIT ADJUSTMENT IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE MADE BY THIS
2 CAR.>>UPDATE ON DEUCE FROM JAMIE.
>>BECAUSE THEY WON LAST WEEK AND THEY’RE INTO THE NEXT ROUND
ALREADY, PRESSURE IS OFF, BECAUSE THE CAR IS SO FAST,
THEY’RE IN A GOOD MOOD. BRAD THANKING HIS TEAM FOR
GETTING THEM BACK UP FRONT. HAVING A GOOD TIME ON THE RADIO
AND IN THE RACE CAR, GUYS.>>YOU CAN TELL BY THE TONE
THERE THAT’S THE PRESSURE IS OFF.
>>CERTAINLY DIFFERENT LEVELS OF FUN BEING BACK THERE ON THE
RESTART AND BEING OUT FRONT FOR SURE.
>>THEY’RE THROUGH TO THE NEXT ROUND BY VIRTUE OF THEIR WIN AT
CHICAGOLAND LAST SUNDAY. REMEMBER, THE WINNERS OF EACH OF
THE RACES IN THE THREE-RACE ROUNDS, AUTOMATICALLY ADVANCE ON
AND THE REST OF THE POSITIONS ARE FILLED, ACCORDING TO THE
POINTS STANDINGS. BUT THE WINNERS ARE
AUTOMATICALLY THROUGH. SO, WHILE YOU WATCH KEVIN
HARVICK LEADING, BIG STORY ON THE DAY SO FAR, DENNY HAMLIN,
WITH THE PROBLEMS THEY HAVE HAD, HAVING TO REPLACE THE FUEL
PROBE, WHERE THE FUEL IS PUT INTO THE CAR ON THE 11, NOW
DENNY HAMLIN RUNNING IN THE RACE, BACK IN 40th PLACE,
PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE A DIFFICULT FINISH TODAY, IT’S
GOING TO BE HARD TO MAKE UP FOUR LAPS.
>>HE’S GOT THREE OTHER CARS THAT ARE FOUR LAPS DOWN, SO HE
CAN PROBABLY BEAT THOSE CARS, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE POSITION
THAT PUT THIS 11 TEAM IN.>>HE’LL HAVE TO DISPLACE
EDWARDS AND KURT BUSCH AND MAYBE JUNIOR TO GET INSIDE OF THERE.
6.>>NOW, STILL GOT OVER HALF OF
THIS RACE TO GO, TO SEE IF THOSE OTHER DRIVERS HAVE PROBLEMS, AND
THEN 400 TOUGH MILES AT DOVER.>>WHICH HASN’T BEEN HIS BEST
PLACE, ONLY TWO TOP 15 IN THE LAST 7.
YOU CAN SEE RECENTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED.
THE SAVING GRACE IF THERE IS ANY, EARLIER THIS YEAR, JUNE
1st, HE FINISHED FIFTH, SO THAT GIVES HIM SOME HOPE THAT THEY
CAN GO BACK THERE AND HAVE A REPEAT PERFORMANCE AND WIN THAT
RACE.>>I THINK WINNING IS THE THING
THAT THEY’LL HAVE TO THINK ABOUT, REALLY HAVING TO GET
DONE, TO BEAT THOSE CARS, BY 12 SPOTS, THAT’S GOING TO BE HARD
TO DO, YOU NEED SOME HELP FROM THEM TO DO.
>>WINNING SOVS ALL OF THOSE ISSUES.
>>NOW, FOR FIFTH PLACE, JAMIE McMURRAY, IN THE 1, BRAD
KESELOWSKI IN THE 2, I’M NOT SURE AFTER McMURRAY GOT BOUNCED
AROUND IN THAT RESTART SHUFFLE, BACK AFTER THE COMPETITION
CAUTION, THAT THIS 1 CAR IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS IT WAS, HE’S
HOLDING HIS STATION, BUT, WHAT WE SAW IN QUALIFYING AND RACE
PRACTICE YESTERDAY, I THOUGHT HE WOULD BE CLOSER TO THE ACTUAL
LEAD THAN HE IS.>>YEAH, HE DID GET BOUNCED
AROUND A LITTLE BIT, I HAVEN’T SEEN ANY OBVIOUS DECISION TO THE
FENDER OR THE QUARTER PANELS OR ANYTHING.
LIKE YOU SAID, HE IS HOLDING HIS OWN.
THE GOOD THING IS, HIS LAP TIMES ARE STILL COMPETITIVE, HE’S OFF
A LITTLE BIT OF WHERE HE NEEDS TO BE.
THAT COULD BE AN ADJUSTMENT AWAY ON A TRACK LIKE THIS, TO GET
THROUGH YOU THE CENTER. RUNNING FASTER ON THE EXIT AND
THEN THROUGH THE STRAIGHTAWAY.>>SO, KESELOWSKI AND McMURRAY
TRYING TO
CHASE DOWN KEVIN HARVICK.
OUT IN FRONT TODAY. FOR 70 OF THE 141 LAPS THAT HAVE
BEEN RUN IN THIS ONE.>>>WELCOME BACK TO NEW
HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY. 147 LAPS ALREADY IN THE BOOKS.
KEVIN HARVICK CONTINUES TO LEAD, A GOOD TIME TO GET YOU CAUGHT UP
ON WHAT’S HAPPENED SO FAR. IT’S THE 5 #-HOUR ENERGY RAPID
RECAP.>>THIS IS A REAL BAD ONE THE
FUEL REACCEPT>>Caller:S COME LOOSE, IT SLID
IN, THEY CAN’T FUEL THE CAR, THEY’RE HAVING ALL KINDS OF
PROBLEMS. THEY HAD TO REPLACE IT, FIX IT.
DENNY IS FOUR LAPS DOWN.>>WE SAW SEVERAL LOOSE WHEELS
IN CHICAGO AND THEN AGAIN, HAPPENING TODAY, THIS ONE WITH
KURT BUSCH.>>SAME THING, KURT HAD A GOOD
RUN GOING, REALLY STRONG, HAD A LOOSE WHEEL, UNSCHEDULED PIT
STOP.>>DALE ENEARNHARDT JR., HAD TO
PIT UNDER GREEN FROM 7, SAME ISSUE, LOOSE WHEEL, FELL TO
25th. ONE LAP DOWN.
>>HE’S IN THE LUCKY DOG SPOT. THIS IS A PREMIERE TEAM.
THEY’RE HAVING PROBLEM UNDER PRESSURE.
THESE CREW GUYS ARE RUSHING THESE PIT STOPS AND IT’S CAUSING
BIG PROBLEMS.>>THE IMPACT FOR DENNY HAMLIN
TODAY IS HUGE, AS WE COME INSIDE THE QUICKEN LOANS ESPN PIT
STUDIO. WHEN HE WAS OUT IN FRONT, HE’S
FOURTH IN POINTS. A DRIVER WE’LL BE WATCHING.
ANOTHER DRIVER YOU’RE WATCHING IS ARIC ALMIROLA.
>>RIGHT NOW, HE’S RUNNING GREAT, HE’S IN 11th PLACE.
HE’S THE REAL DEAL. WE TALKED IN COUNTDOWN THAT IN
MY OPINION, HE’S THE SECOND-BEST FORD TEAM OUT THERE, BEHIND THE
PENSKE TEAMS, GUESS WHAT, THAT’S HOW THEY’RE RUNNING RIGHT NOW.
THAT GUY IS LOOKING GOOD OUT THERE.
>>WHAT ABOUT JEFF GORDON? RIGHT NOW HE’S IN THIRD.
ONE OF THE FEW DRIVERS THAT HASN’T MADE A MISTAKE YET.
>>ONE OF TWO. HE AND GREG BIFFLE HAVEN’T HAD
ANY MISTAKES AND JEFF HAS BEEN VERY SOLID TODAY.
THEY HAVE A GOOD GAME PLAN THE CAR IS STABLE, GOOD SPEED, GOOD
PIT STOPS.>>WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE BIG
GUY, ALLEN.>>YEAH, CAN’T DISAGREE, JEFF
GORDON HAS BEEN SOLID, HIS TEAM HAS BEEN SOLID AND THEY HAVE
THEIR EYES ON THE PRIZE AND A PRIZE IS A RING FOR EVERY FINGER
ON JEFF’S HAND.>>I THINK WE KIND OF HAD THE
SAME THING ON OUR GRID, YOU AND I.
I GOT HIM AS THE CHAMP.>>THAT’S WHAT I DO, TOO.
MATT KENSETH PICKING UP A SPOT ON BRAD KESELOWSKI.
SIXTH PLACE.>>I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THIS 20
CAR, REALLY — ABOUT THE LAST 15 LAPS, I DON’T KNOW IF HE FOUND
ANOTHER GROOVE OR SOMETHING BUT HE’S REALLY PICKED UP SOME
SPEED.>>SNEAKY FAST.
>>YOU GOT TO — YOU CAN’T TAKE YOUR EYE OFF.
>>ONE YEAR AGO, MATT GOT HIS LAST WIN.
SINCE KENSETH HAS GONE TO VICTORY LANE AND AFTER WINNING
SEVEN TIMES A YEAR AGO, WHO SAW IT COMING?
IT WOULD BE NO SURPRISE WITH THE SPEED WE HAVE SEEN FROM THE
GIBBS CARS IN THE LAST THREE, FOUR WEEKS, ATLANTA WAS WHERE
THEY FIRST GOT MY ATTENTION, BIG RACETRACK AND THEY HAD THE
SPEED, AND IT WOULDN’T SURPRISE ME TO SEE HIM WIN.
NOW, THIS IS BIG, BECAUSE, THE 9 CAR A LAP DOWN, IS NO LONGER THE
FIRST CAR A LAP DOWN, SO THE CAUTION COMES OUT, JUNIOR NO
LONGER GETS THE FREE PASS. NOW JUNIOR HAS TO FIND A WAY TO
CATCH MARCOS AMBROSE.>>THE ONLY WAY THAT HAPPENS,
JUNIOR NEEDS THIS TO CYCLE THROUGH AND THE PROBLEM THAT’S
GOING TO HAVE EVEN THERE, HE’S GOING TO NEED A CAUTION
IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT, BECAUSE HE HAD TO PIT SO EARLY AFTER THE
RESTART.>>YEAH.
ONLY 12 LAPS AFTER HE PITTED WHEN HE CAME BACK DOWN IN FOR
THAT LOOSE RIGHT FRONT WHEEL.>>SO, A SMALL WINDOW FOR ALL OF
THIS TO WORK OUT BUT WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
>>SOMETIMES IT JUST WORKS OUT.>>MATT KENSETH PICKED UP
ANOTHER SPOT AS WE LOOK AT JUNIOR THERE, BUT HE’S GONE
AFTER HE PASSED KESELOWSKI, HE WENT UP AND PASSED JAMIE
McMURRAY, SO HE’S MOVED HIMSELF INTO THE TOP FIVE NOW.
>>RYAN NEWMAN, 31 CAR RIGHT THERE, ON THE LEAD LAP, TENTH
PLACE, ANOTHER SOLID CONSISTENT DAY FOR NEWMAN AND THIS TEAM AT
A TRACK WHERE HE HAS WON A FEW TIMES BEFORE AS KESELOWSKI GOES
AFTER McMURRAY FOR A SPOT, THAT WILL BE SIXTH PLACE.
>>NEWMAN, LAST WEEKEND, A TIRE ISSUE AND A LOT OF THINGS THAT
THEY HAD TO REPAIR THERE. THEY KEPT THEMSELVES IN THE
BATTLE AND HAVING A GOOD SOLID DAY HERE AND THEY KNOW THAT’S
WHAT THEY NEED. ANOTHER DRIVER SOLID AT MOST OF
THESE TRACKS. DOVER, VERY SOLID THERE NEXT
WEEK. A SOLID TOP TEN WILL PROBABLY
MOVE HIM ON TO THE NEXT ROUND.>>I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH
WHAT THEY DID LAST WEEK IN CHICAGO, THEY WERE DOWN THREE
LAPS AT ONE POINT AND NEVER GAVE UP.
KEPT WORKING AT IT. THEY EXECUTED A GOOD RACE TO GET
A DECENT FINISH THERE. JUST BE SOLID THAT’S WHAT HE IS
TODAY.>>THAT’S WHEN YOU GIVE THE CREW
CHIEF A HUG.>>NEWMAN RUNNING IN TENTH
POSITION X JUST PASSED HALFWAY IN THE SYLVAINNIA 00.
BECAUSE IT’S HALFWAY, WATCHING KYLE BUSCH AND JAMIE McMURRAY
HERE, WHATEVER HAPPENS DURING THE BREAK, YOU’LL SEE IT.
BECAUSE WE’RE GOING NASCAR NONSTOP.
PRESENTED BY 5-HOUR ENERGY.>>>YOU’VE SEEN KEVIN HARVICK
PUT KURT BUSCH A LAP DOWN. ABOUT TO PUT GREG BIFFLE A
SECOND LAP DOWN IN THE SYLVANIA 00 AT NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR
SPEEDWAY. 52 LAPS IN THIS CURRENT
GREEN-FLAG RUN. COMING UP TONIGHT, THE AAA TEXAS
NHRA FALL NATIONALS ON ESPN2. DOUBLEHEADER FROM THE MONSTER
MILE NEXT SATURDAY, NATIONWIDE SERIES ON SATURDAY AT 3:30
EASTERN ON ESPN AND RACE THREE IN THE CHASE THE FINAL RACE OF
THE CHALLENGER ROUND, OUR TELECAST PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL
IS NEXT SUNDAY AT 1:00 HERE ON ESPN FROM DOVER INTERNATIONAL
SPEEDWAY. WHO’S GOING TO NEED TO WIN TO
STAY IN? WHO GETS DROPPED IN THE
FIRST-EVER ELIMINATIONS IN THE CHASE FOR THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP?
KEVIN HARVICK. JUST PUT HIS 95th LAP IN THE
LEAD TODAY AND HE’S OUT IN FRONT OF JOEY LOGANO BY 2.7 SECONDS.
MIKE?>>LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE
TOO, YOU REMINDED THE FOLKS OUT THERE, THAT BACK IN JULY,
HARVICK WAS RUNNING IN FRONT AND RAN OUT OF FUEL.
HE TOLD HIS CREW CHIEF, DURING THIS RUN, THE FUEL MILEAGE
SHOULD BE BETTER, OBVIOUSLY, HE’S CHANGING SOMETHING BEHIND
THE WHEEL, D.J.>>PROBABLY THE WAY THAT HE’S
APPROACHING THE CORNER, HE’LL PROBABLY BACKING OFF EARLY.
AND THEN PROBABLY EASING BACK INTO THE GAS AND WHEN YOU’RE THE
LEADER OF THE RACE, THAT’S A LOT EASIER TO DO BUT IT GIVES THEM A
GOOD INDICATION OF EXACTLY WHAT HE’S CAPABLE OF DOING AS FAR AS
FUEL GOES.>>YOU WORK AT SAVING FUEL FOR
THE FIRST LAP TO THE LAST LAP, YOU CAN ONLY DETUNE IT SO MUCH
AND STILL HAVE WHAT YOU NEED UNDER THE HOOD.
THE GUY WHO’S HOLDING THE STEERING WHEEL HAS TO DO MOST OF
THE WORK FOR YOU.>>THIS IS ONE OF THE MORE
DIFFICULT PLACES AS A DRIVER.>>TALKED ABOUT HOW MANY LAPS
KEVIN HARVICK HAS LED TODAY AS WE CHECK MOST LAPS LED, KEVIN
HARVICK HAS LED THE MOST LAPS THUS FAR IN THIS ONE, 97 OF THE
168, NOW, 98 OF 169 THAT HAVE BEEN COMPLETED SO FAR, STAY CONNECTED TO THE CHASE FOR THE
NASCAR SPRINT CUP. LEARN MORE AT
SPRINT.COM/DATASHARE.>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE
WERE TALKING ABOUT, ONE WAY TO SAVE FUEL IS NOT TO USE THE
BRAKES THAT MUCH. BRAKES MAKE YOU RUN FASTER.
>>YELLOW FLAG FOR DEBRIS IN THREE AND FOUR.
130 LAPS TO GO. KURT BUSCH GETS THE FREE PASS.
BEEN A WHILE SINCE YOU PITTED IF YOU’RE STEVE LETARTE, DO YOU
LEAVE JUNIOR OUT THERE AND OR TRY TO RACE FOR THE FREE PASS AT
THE NEXT CAUTION?>>PERSONALLY, I THINK YOU HAVE
TO COME IN AND PLAY YOUR STRATEGIES NOW AND GET WHAT YOU
CAN, TO TRY TO GET YOURSELF BACK IN THAT POSITION.
YOU HAVE BEEN OUT THERE A LONG TIME ON THOSE TIRES.
>>TOUGH TO DO RIGHT NOW.>>BY THE WAY, YELLOW FLAG ONLY
THREE TIMES TODAY. WE NORMALLY SEE THE YELLOW FLAG
A LOT IN THE LAST 100 LAPS OF THIS ONE.
MORE DETAILS ON THAT IN A BIT. HERE THEY COME, DOC.
>>JEFF GORDON IS PRETTY HAPPY WITH HIS CAR.
A LITTLE BIT TIGHT AND LOOSE ENTRY IN THREE.
MIKE?>>KEVIN HARVICK IS SAYING HIS
CAR IS JUST A TOUCH TOO TIGHT, A HALF A TURN ON THE TRACK BAR,
FOUR-TIRE CHANGE ON THE 4 MACHINE, SECOND CAN OF SUNOCO
RACE FUEL GOING IN NOW. DOC?
>>JOEY LOGANO IN THE 22 COULDN’T MAKE UP GROUND ON THE 4
OF KEVIN HARVICK THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT, THE
FOLLOW-UP WAS QUITE SIGNIFICANT. FOUR TIRES IN THE RACE OFF PIT
ROAD AND THERE GOES THE 22. ALLEN?
>>NEW LEADER. SO, JOEY LOGANO’S TEAM IS GOING
TO GET HIM THE RACE LEAD AHEAD OF KEVIN HARVICK ON THE PIT LANE
FOR THIS RESTART. BY HOW MUCH?
BY THAT MUCH.>>WOW.
>>YIKES!>>>JOEY LOGANO THE NEW LEADER
OF THE SYLVANIA 300 AFTER GETTING OFF OF PIT ROAD, A FEW
INCHES AHEAD OF KEVIN HARVICK. NASCAR CHECKED IT WITH THEIR
CAMERA, IT’S INDEED LOGANO, HARVICK, THE ONE-TWO ORDER FOR
THE RESTART. NFL WEEK THREE CONCLUDES
TOMORROW IN NEW JERSEY, AT THE MEADOWLANDS, GENO SMITH AND THE
JETS HOST JAY CUTLER AND THE BEARS.
BOTH TEAMS INVOLVED IN A UP COUPLE OF TOUGH GAMES LAST WEEK.
SO IT’S JETS/BEARS ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AT 8:15 EASTERN
AND ALSO AVAILABLE LIVE ON WATCH ESPN.
ARIC ALMIROLA, OUR IN-RACE REPORTER, TOOK THE GREEN FLAG IN
THE 21st PLACE.>>GOOD TO TALK?
>>YES.>>MADE A NICE CHARGE TOWARD THE
FRONT, IT LOOKS LIKE THE CAR IS PRETTY SOLID, WHAT DO YOU NEED
TO DO TO GET YOURSELF INSIDE THAT TOP TEN RIGHT NOW?
>>WE MADE AN ADJUSTMENT THERE TO MAKE IT ROLL IN THE CENTER
BETTER. LOOSE IN, WHICH MAKES THE CORNER
A MESS. SO, WE GOT TO GET ACROSS THE
CENTER BUT KEEP THE ENTRY SECURE.
JUST GOT TO ROLL THE CENTER A LITTLE BIT BETTER.
IT’S EASY TO ASK FOR FROM MY SEAT, HOPEFULLY, TRENT OWENS AND
THE BOYS GOT ME FIXED UP HERE.>>THESE RESTARTS LOOK PRETTY
WILD.>>YEAH, GOT TO GET THE ELBOWS
UP AND GET AFTER IT. IT’S REALLY HARD TO PASS AND
IT’S ALWAYS IS. THE CLOSER YOU GET TO THE FRONT
THE BETTER YOUR CAR DRIVE. SO FAR, WE HAVE HAD SOME GOOD
RESTARTS AND WE HAVE BEEN ABLE THE MOVE UP THROUGH THE FIELD
HERE, WE GOT TO HAVE A FEW MORE GOOD RESTARTS.
>>ALL RIGHT, ARIC, THANKS FOR TALKING.
>>13th POSITION AND THE FIELD GETTING TO GO SIGNAL.
A RESTART WITH 123 TO GO IN THIS ONE.
SO, I MENTIONED A LOT OF THE YELLOWS WE SEE IN THIS RACE
HAPPEN IN THE FINAL 100 LAPS. NATURALLY, I HAVE NUMBERS TO
BACK IT UP.>>SURE YOU DO.
>>CHECK IT OUT. IN THE LAST THREE RACES AFTER
LAP 20 –>>PACE STARTS WEARING THIN,
WHERE WE HAVE SEEN SOME GIVE AND TAKE HERE THROUGHOUT THE DAY,
THAT’S GOING TO GO AWAY HERE SHORTLY AND ESPECIALLY AS THIS
RAMPS UP.>>AND THAT’S SEVEN CAUTIONS
AFTER LAP 200. JOEY LOGANO, NOW THE
RACE
LEADER, HAS CHOSEN THE OUTSIDE LANE FOR THE RESTART.
>>SAVING ANY?>>NO.
NEED TO?>>I’M PUTTING HEAT IN.
>>HEAT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAN SAVING.
>>AT THIS POINT, TALKING ABOUT THE HEATING THE TIRES IS MORE
IMPORTANT THAN SAVING FUEL. SO, GO AHEAD AND DO WHAT YOU
NEED TO DO.>>IT LOOKS LIKE ONE MORE PIT
STOP IS PRETTY MUCH WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE.
>>SO, HERE COMES YO YOU ARE RESTART ORDER.
WE HAVE 21 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP AND BEHIND THEM, A.J.
ALLMENDINGER, DALE EARNHARDT JR., ALL RACING TO BE A LAP
DOWN.>>GREAT START.
.>>ON THE SHORT TRACK, AND I
KNOW THAT THIS IS A MILE TRACK, SUCH A HUGE ADVANTAGE TO BE THE
ONE CONTROLLING THAT START, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU THE HAVE THE
LOWER GEAR IN THE CAR, GIVES YOU A BIG ADVANTAGE.
AND WE HAVE SEEN THAT ALL DAY.>>KYLE BUSCH, BRAD KESELOWSKI,
SIXTH AND SEVENTH PLACE. BANG.
OKAY, MAYBE BUMP.>>YEAH, WE’RE GOING TO SEE MORE
OF THAT THEY’RE GOING TO GET A LITTLE BIT MORE AGGRESSIVE HERE
AND BRAD’S TEAM BENEFITED THERE FROM HAVING THE NUMBER ONE PIT
STALL. KYLE BUSCH IS READY TO GO
FORWARD. BATTLE BETWEEN TEAMMATES HERE.
>>JIMMIE JOHNSON, KASEY KAHNE. THAT’S FOR TENTH AND 11th.
>>GETTING AWFULLY CLOSE THERE.>>TROUBLE IN TURN TWO.
MARTIN TRUEX JR., DAVID RAGAN AND NOW DENNY HAMLIN.
THERE’S COLE WHITT.>>LOT OF DAMAGE THERE ON THE
11.>>WOW.
>>WHAT DID WE SAY ABOUT YELLOW FLAGS?
>>YOU GOT IT. WE HAVEN’T GOTTEN TO LAP 200
YET.>>LOT OF CARS INVOLVED IN THAT.
MARTIN TRUEX JR. I GUESS THE DAMAGE — HE ISN’T
WHERE THIS ALL STARTED.>>DAVID RAGAN’S CAR ALL TORN
UP.>>YEAH, HE GOT THE WORSE OF
THAT. HE HAD A PRETTY GOOD ANGLE IN
THE SECONDARY.>>DENNY HAMLIN HAS TREMENDOUS
AMOUNT OF DAMAGE.>>YEAH.
FM.>>SEE, DAVID RAGAN OUT AND
WALKING AROUND THERE.>>ALL RIGHT, THIS WAS RACE FOR
ABOUT 27th, 28th PLACE.>>LOOK RIGHT HERE, HERE’S
MARTIN TRUEX JR., HE’S RIGHT INSIDE US.
51. IT LOOKS LIKE HE MIGHT HAVE
GOTTEN LOOSE UNDER ALLGAIER. YEAH, GOT INTO THE SIDE.
OH, MAN, THAT 34, JUST POUNDED THAT WALL.
HERE COMES HAMLIN.>>THAT WOULD BE AN ACCORDION
AND THEN DENNY HAMLIN PUTTING THE EXCLAMATION POINT ON WHAT
HAS BEEN A RATHER DIFFICULT DAY FOR HIS CHAMPIONSHIP HOPES.
>>>NHRA, TONY SCHUMACHER, YESTERDAY IN DALLAS, HIS 75th,
GIVING HIM THE TOP FUEL LEAD FOR THE 100th TIME IN HIS CAREER,
CAN HE GET TWO TROPHIES IN TWO DAYS IN TEXAS.
>>>WHAT A MESS. RIGHT FRONT CORNER OF DENNY
HAMLIN’S CAR. BACK IN THE GARAGE AFTER HAMLIN
INVOLVED IN A CASH AT LAP 180 HERE, FOUR-CAR ACCIDENT UP IN
TURN ONE, WHERE HE WAS KIND OF LAST MAN N IT’S A BUTTON ON A
DAY THAT’S BEEN MOST DIFFICULT FOR HAMLIN AND HIS TEAM AFTER
RACING UP AND LEADING SOME OF THIS EVENT, HAMLIN HAD TO STOP
UNDER GREEN, THEY WERE NOT GETTING IT FULL OF FUEL.
TOOK A LONG TIME TO REPAIR IT. WOUND UP PUTTING DENNY FOUR LAPS
DOWN. HE LOST A FIFTH ONE ON THE
RACETRACK TO KEVIN HARVICK. AND THEN —
>>IT GOT WORSE.>>MARTIN TRUEX JR., DAVID RAGAN
AND HERE COMES HAMLIN, HARD TO FIGURE OUT WHY HE WAS UP THERE
SO FAR.>>HE HAD RADAR LOCK.
AND SO, DENNY HAMLIN BACK IN THE GARAGE, RIGHT NOW, SHOWING IN
40th PLACE. AND IT’S GOING TO MAKE DOVER A
BIG, BIG DAY FOR HAMLIN AND COMPANY NEXT SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
>>PUTTING YOURSELF INTO A POSITION THAT YOU CAN DID NOT
WANT TO BE IN GOING TO DOVER AND HAVING AN OUTSTANDING DAY TO
MOVE YOURSELF TO THE NEXT ROUND.>>DENNY TALKING TO COACH.
AND LOOKING BY THE COACH’S EXPLANATION WITH WHAT WAS WRONG.
>>THE FUEL PROBE CAUSED THIS. NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU HEAR OF
MUCH.>>SOMETHING THEY HAVE DONE ALL
WEEKEND IS FUEL THAT CAR.>>I DON’T KNOW.
IT’S CRAZY. BUT I KNOW HOW FRUSTRATING IT
CAN BE FOR HIM.>>SEE THE TURN OF HIS DAY.
FROM BEING 34 POINTS AHEAD OF 13th AND REMEMBER JUST THE 12
WILL ADVANCE AFTER 12. TO BEING 11 POINTS BEHIND THAT
12th SPOT.>>HE HAD A GOOD ENOUGH CAR TO
WIN TODAY.>>KEVIN HARVICK WILL BE TO THE
INSIDE OF JOEY LOGANO. A CONVERSATION OF RESTART
TACTICS ON TEAM’S COMMUNICATIONS.
>>THEY HAVE BEEN ON EVERYONE, WE JUST GOT TO BE SAFE HERE.
>>YOU CAN’T TAKE A CHANCE OF GETTING A PENALTY HERE ON THE
RESTART.>>IN THE RESTART ZONE, OFF THEY
WENT.>>IF ANYTHING, IT MIGHT HAVE
BEEN A FOOT BUT AND THAT’S HARD TO CALL.
>>SO, ANOTHER CHANCE FOR HARVICK HERE.
AND, WELL, WE HAVE SEEN THE INITIAL START AND ONE, TWO, TWO
OTHER RESTARTS AND EVERY TIME, THE GUY ON THAT INSIDE LANE HAS
HAD A LITTLE BIT OF A DISADVANTAGE.
>>A DISADVANTAGE, I’LL GUARANTEE YOU THIS ONE FOR JOEY
LOGANO WILL BE TOWARD THE INSIDE — NOPE, HE WAS EARLY.
>>JUST WHEN YOU THINK — RIGHT?>>THAT’S WHAT MAKES IT SO
DIFFICULT IN TRYING TO ANTICIPATE WHAT THAT OTHER
DRIVER MIGHT BE THINKING. ZBLM KENSETH, HANG ON!
KYLE BUSCH IS GOING TO GET TURNED AROUND.
>>LOCK HER DOWN, LOCK HER DOWN.>>THEY GOT JAMMED UP IN TURN
TWO AND IN THE ACCORDION, KYLE GOT HIT, GOT TURNED AROUND.
THERE YOU SEE THE DAMAGE ON KASEY KAHNE’S CAR.
AND IT ALL STARTED WHEN KENSETH HAD TROUBLE ON THE INSIDE OF
TURN NUMBER WITH TWO.>>IF WE DON’T GET IT FIXED HERE
WE’RE IN TROUBLE.>>STACKED UP BEHIND KYLE BUSCH.
AFTER HE HAD TO CHECK UP TO KENSETH.
>>THIS INVOLVED A NUMBER OF CHASE DRIVERS.
>>LOT OF DAMAGE ON AT LEAST THREE CARS THERE.
THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE CHASE RIGHT NOW.
>>THAT WAS A RACE FOR EIGHTH PLACE GONE BAD.
RYAN NEWMAN GOT A PIECE.>>JUST RACING HARD RIGHT HERE
AND YOU SEE KENSETH GETS OUT OF SHAPE, HAS TO CHECK UP JUST
SLIGHTLY. JIMMIE JOHNSON — WHAT A GREAT
JOB OF MISSING THAT. MAN, THAT’S BEING ON YOUR TOES
RIGHT THERE.>>YOU CAN SEE, AS KENSETH WAS
GETTING SIDEWAYS, HE GOT THE BUMP FROM BEHIND AND THEN SENT
THE 18th SPINNING.>>SO, THE
ONE JOE GIBBS RACING
CAR WENT TO THE GARAGE AFTER THE LAST CAUTION, THERE’S A SECOND
ONE DAMAGED AFTER THE BACK BUMPER OF A THIRD.
>>>DOUBLED UP FOR ANOTHER RESTART HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
MOTOR SPEEDWAY AND A VERY INTERESTING LAST LITTLE SEGMENT
OF THE RACE, INVOLVING DRIVERS IN THE CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP.
DENNY HAMLIN’S DAY, AFTER PROBLEMS EARLIER, NOW HIS CAR
BACK IN THE GARAGE. AFTER THAT,ENED NOW THIS MOST
RECENT INCIDENT, WHEN KYLE BUSCH, KASEY KAHNE, RYAN NEWMAN,
ALL GOT A PIECE OF SOMETHING OFF OF TURN NUMBER TWO.
>>LOT OF DAMAGE SUSTAINED THERE.
NEWMAN’S DAMAGE WASN’T SO BAD, THEY STAYED ON THE RACETRACK.
>>DALE EARNHARDT JR. GOT THE FREE PASS.
HE’S BACK ON THE LEAD LAP.>>I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THREE-WIDE
RACING ON THIS TRACK BUT THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE IT WORK.
>>I WAS JUST HOLDING MY BREATH WAITING TO HOLLER TROUBLE.
>>WE HAVEN’T GOTTEN TO YOUR LAP 100 —
>>KESELOWSKI! GETS AROUND.
INTO THE WALL!>>LEFT REAR DAMAGE.
LEFT REAR DAMAGE. NOT MUCH.
CAUTION IS OUT. CAUTION.
>>UNLIKE OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THIS EFFECT ON
THEIR MOVING THROUGH DOVER NEXT WEEK, KESELOWSKI ALREADY THROUGH
BECAUSE OF HIS CHICAGOLAND WIN.>>HE WAS TRYING TO MAKE IT
WORK. JUST NOT SEEING THAT, DIVING
DOWN THERE. YOU WANT TO GO WHERE THEY’RE NOT
BUT IT’S JUST DIFFICULT TO MAKE THAT WORK.
>>TRYING TO TAKE THAT SPOT FROM KENSETH AND KENSETH — BOY, HE’S
DODGING A BULLET EVERY SINGLE LAP IT SEEMS.
>>HE’S BEEN IN THE HOT SEAT A FEW TIMES.
>>OUTSIDE, OUTSIDE, OUTSIDE, HOLD ON TO IT!
STAY UP TOP. STAY UP TOP.
YOU’VE GOT LEFT REAR DAMAGE. LEFT REAR DAMAGE.
NOT MUCH. CAUTION IS OUT.
>>PROBABLY THE BIGGEST THING THAT YOU FACE AS A DRIVER AT
THIS RACETRACK, THE SPEED THAT YOU CARRY IN, KNOWING HOW
IMPORTANT IT IS, CARRYING THAT SPEED DOWN INTO THE CORNER BUT
YOU LOSE A LOT OF YOUR AERO AND THINGS START BOUNCING AROUND YOU
SPIN OUT.>>SO, THIRD CAUTION IN THE LAST
15 LAPS. THIS ONE, FOR BRAD KESELOWSKI.
LOST IT IN TURN ONE AND NICKED THE WALL.
>>>SO, WE’RE DOUBLED UP FOR ANOTHER RESTART.
STILL SHY OF 1200 TO GO AT NEW HAMPSHIRE IN THE SYLVANIA 300,
JOEY LOGANO THE RACE LEADER, HE’S GOTTEN THE BEST OF KEVIN
HARVICK ON THE OUTSIDE LANE. FREE PASS, MARCOS AMBROSE BACK
ON THE LEAD LAP. NO LONGER ANY CARS ONE LAP DOWN.
GREG BIFFLE IS TWO LAPS DOWN, IN 25th PLACE, AND YOU SEE THAT THE
YELLOW FEVER HAS BROKEN OUT HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.
>>BRIAN VICKERS SLIDING UP THERE FROM THAT THIRD SPOT.
HE’S HAD A GOOD SOLID RUN ALL DAY LONG, VICKERS IN THE 55 CAR.
>>GOT SOME TRACK POSITION WITH SOME STRATEGY EARLY ON THAT
COMPETITION CAUTION. AND HE’S MADE THE MOST OF IT.
SO, LOGANO HOLDS THE LEAD ON THE BREAK FROM THE RESTART.
>>SEE THAT 43 CAR, IN-RACE REPORTER ARIC ALMIROLA DOING A
GOOD JOB, GOT HIMSELF INSIDE THE TOP TEN HERE THIS AFTERNOON.
>>RACING WITH KYLE LARSON FOR NINTH PLACE THERE.
PAUL MENARD, 27. DANICA PATRICK, 10.
ON THE LEAD LAP BEHIND THEM, AS IS CARL EDWARDS AND CLINT
BOWYER. WHILE DENNY HAMLIN IS BACK IN
THE NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES GARAGE, MIKE.
>>THE 11 TEAM THRASHING BEHIND US STILL TRYING TO REPAIR THAT
CAR, BUT DENNY HAMLIN, AN INTERESTING DAY TO SAY THE
LEAST, WITH THE FUEL ISSUE AND NOW THIS, WHAT HAPPENED HERE?
>>WE SOMEHOW WE COULDN’T GET FUEL IN THE CAR, THERE WAS
SOMETHING GOING ON. I’M NOT SURE WHAT IT IS.
COULDN’T GET FUEL IN IT AND THAT PRETTY MUCH SET THE TONE FOR THE
REST OF OUR DAY. WE JUST — GOSH, YOU CAN’T HAVE
ANY MISTAKES IN THIS THREE-RACE DEAL, FROM THE DRIVER, FROM THE
CREW, THE TEAM, NO ONE CAN REALLY MAKE A MISTAKE IN THREE
RACES AND UNFORTUNATELY, NO ONE DID, WE HAD A MECHANICAL FAILURE
THAT REALLY HASN’T BITEN US IN A WHILE, IT’S TIMELY.
I’M PROUD OF THESE GUYS’ EFFORT TO TRY TO GET THIS THING BACK ON
THE RACETRACK. OBVIOUSLY, WE WERE LOOKING TO
STRETCH THINGS OUT HERE, WE HAD A GREAT CAR RUNNING TOP TWO ALL
DAY AND JUST PART OF IT.>>MEANWHILE, A RASH OF CAUTIONS
CONTINUE, YELLOW ON THE RACETRACK AGAIN, ALLEN.
>>ALL RIGHT, MIKE, AS YOU SAW, RICKY STENHOUSE SPUN OFF OF TURN
NUMBER FOUR, RUNNING IN 17th PLACE.
THIS IS DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S VIEW.
>>I THINK HE GOT A LITTLE HELP.>>SO, STENHOUSE GOING AGAIN AND
THAT WAS THE RACE FOR 17th PLACE FOR HE AND DALE JUNIOR THAT WENT
BAD. GREG BIFFLE COULDN’T HOLD THE
POSITION OF THE FIRST CARTON LEAD LAP.
IT’S GOING TO BE ALLGAIER WHO GETS THE FREE PASS ON THIS
CAUTION TO GET ONE OF THESE TWO LAPS BACK INSTEAD OF BIFFLE.
BRAD KESELOWSKI IN FOR A FURTHER ATTENTION TO THE DEUCE.
KYLE BUSCH, ALSO, IN. KASEY KAHNE ALSO IN FOR FURTHER
ATTENTION TO THEIR DAMAGED CARS. JAMIE?
>>BRAD KESELOWSKI, THEY WERE ABLE TO PULL THE FENDERS AND FIX
THAT DAMAGE ON THE LAST STOP. THEY DECIDED TO PIT AGAIN.
THEY’LL PUT RIGHT SIDES ON, WORK THEIR WAY OVER TO THE LEFT SIDE.
>>SO, BRAD KESELOWSKI, WHO STARTED ON POLE, IN THIS ONE,
LED THE OPENING 37 LAPS, THEN GOT SHUFFLED BACK BY A STRATEGY
CALL FROM CREW CHIEF, THAT SAW HIM RUN AS LOW AS 22nd IN THIS
RACE, TRYING TO REGAIN SOME LOST GROUND.
KYLE BUSCH’S CAR — OUCH.>>>GOING TO GO BACK RACING WITH
95 LAPS TO GO NOW IN THE SYLVANIA 300, STILL THE SAME
FORMATION ON THE FRONT ROW, LOGANO IN THE CONTROL CAR.
KEVIN HARVICK INSIDE. AND A PACK OF GUYS BEHIND THEM
ALL THE TRYING TO GAIN EVERYTHING THEY CAN QUICKLY.
>>LOGANO STILL SOLIDLY IN CHARGE OF THESE RESTARTS FROM
THAT OUTSIDE.>>JIMMIE JOHNSON, THE ONE TO GO
TO THREE WIDE THIS TIME.>>HAVEN’T REALLY SEE THIS WORK
DOWN AT THE BOTTOM. WE’LL SEE IF JIMMIE JOHNSON CAN.
>>HOW ABOUT KYLE LARSON? PASSING HIM ON THE OUTSIDE.
HE’S BEEN GETTING BETTER THE WHOLE RACE.
SIXTH PLACE.>>IF THIS THING SORT OUT UNDER
GREEN, SEE IF HE CAN MAKE AROUND LOGANO.
DANICA PATRICK, SOLID JOB AGAIN, RUNNING IN 10th POSITION, JUST
TOOK NINTH AWAY FROM ALMIROLA.>>SHE’S BEEN RUNNING REALLY
WELL PROBABLY THE LAST FIVE, SIX WEEKS AND DOING IT KIND OF
QUIETLY, INCREMENTALLY BETTER EVERY WEEK, THIS IS A PRETTY
SOLID RACE TEAM RIGHT NOW, I WOULD CONSIDER THEM A TOP 10,
15th PLACE TEAM WHENEVER THEY GO.
>>SOME GOOD PASSES HERE TODAY, AND THIS IS A TOUGH RACETRACK,
ALL OF THE DRIVERS TALKED ABOUT HOW DIFFICULT IT IS, SHE’S DOING
A SOLID JOB HERE.>>SO, PATRICK INTO THE TOP TEN.
>>GOING BACK TO THAT SIXTH-PLACE FINISH AT ATLANTA,
THAT’S PROBABLY ONE OF THE TOUGHEST RACETRACKS FOR ALL OF
THESE DRIVERS. SHE WAS SOLID ALL NIGHT THERE.
SHE’S SHOWING IT WAS NO FLUKE TODAY.
>>CARL EDWARDS, 99, RUNNING IN 13th.
KURT BUSCH, BACK IN 15th. EDWARDS MADE A PIT STOP UNDER
THE FIFTH CAUTION, AT LAP 189 WHEN MOST OF THE LEADERS STAYED
OUT AND THEN KURT GOT THE FREE PASS, REMEMBER GOT A LAP DOWN
EARLIER, GOT THE FREE PASS AT LAP 170, AND STARTED AT THE END
OF THE LINE ON THAT ONE AND IS TRYING TO PICK HIS WAY BACK
THROUGH.>>EACH ONE OF THESE SPOTS THEY
PICK UP HERE COULD BE A VALUABLE POINT WHEN WE GET TO THE END OF
DOVER NEXT WEEK.>>THEY DON’T WANT TO PUT
THEMSELVES IN A BAD SPOT BECAUSE RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE A CUSHION ON
A LOT OF CARS.>>KURT IS IN 14th.
CLINT IS IN 15. THE RADIO CALL, DEBRIS BACK
STRAIGHTAWAY, I BELIEVE, IS WHAT THEY SAID.
>>NOT SURPRISING.>>WELL, LOT OF DAMAGED CARS.
PROBABLY STUFF FALLING OFF OF ALL OF THEM.
THAT’S THE PROBLEM WHEN YOU HAVE THIS RASH OF YELLOW FEVER.
>>LOT OF PEOPLE MIGHT SAY THAT LOOKS RATHER HARMLESS IT
PROBABLY IS, PROBABLY SOME OF THE TAPE THAT COMES OFF OF THESE
CARS, BUT THAT GETTING ON SOMEONE’S GRILL COULD END THEIR
DAY. YOU CAN’T LEAVE IT THERE.
>>AND WITH THOSE TWO QUICK SUCCEEDING CAUTIONS, JUSTIN
ALLGAIER GETS BOTH OF HIS LAPS BACK, COMES BACK ON THE LEAD
LAP.>>COULD HAVE BEEN GREG BIFFLE.
IN A MUCH BETTER POSITION, BUT THEY’LL HAVE TO CONTINUE TO
FIGHT WITH WHAT WE’RE SEEING NOW F BIFFLE CAN HOLD ON AND A FEW
MORE CAUTIONS HE’LL BE GETTING THE FREE PASS.
>>HE’S RUN 40 LAPS SINCE HE LAST PITTED.
ONLY 17 GREEN FLAG LAPS, 4 OF THOSE HAVE BEEN RUN UNDER
CAUTION, BUT THEY CAN MAKE IT FROM HERE, ESPECIALLY IF WE HAVE
SOME CAUTIONS LIKE ALLEN WAS PREDICTING IN THESE LAST 00
LAPS.>>LOOKING TO TWO RIGHT SIDE
TIRES, GOING TO BE CLOSE. FULL OF FUEL.
NOT CLOSE. MIKE?
>>KEVIN HARVICK PRETTY HAPPY WITH HIS RACE CAR RIGHT NOW,
THEY TALKED ABOUT DOING TWO TIRES.
RIGHT SIDES ONLY. JAMIE.
>>JOEY LOGANO IN THE 22 TOOK OFF FREE BUT GOT BETTER AS THEY
RAN. A LOT OF BUGS OUT HERE BY THE
WAY, RIGHT SIDES ONLY FOR THE 22.
>>OUR PENNZOIL RACE OFF PIT ROAD.
>>>BRIAN VICKERS STAYED ON THE RACETRACK AND HE’S GOING TO TAKE
OVER THE RACE LEAD IN THIS ONE WHEN WE GO BACK TO GREEN.
>>>BACK TO THE SYLVANIA 300 AT NEW HAMPSHIRE, DOUBLED UP FOR
THE RESTART, BRIAN VICKERS AND CASEY MEARS DIDN’T PIT ON THE
CAUTION, THEY ARE FIRST AND SECOND AND HERE WE GO.
VICKERS, KESELOWSKI, KENSETH, LARSON, MEARS, NOW THE FIRST
FIVE. BIG KNOT IN THERE FROM FOURTH,
FIFTH ON BACK. IT LOOKS LIKE THIS.
OH. WATCHING KURT BUSCH GET LOOSE
THERE, THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO GET INTO JAMIE McMURRAY.
>>YEAH, DALE JUNIOR POKING AROUND HIS LEFT REAR
QUARTERPANEL, TOO.>>TIRE SMOKE.
>>HE DID GET INTO HIM. I BELIEVE WE CAN SEE THE
LETTERING RUBBED OFF OF THE REAR TIRE OF JAMIE McMURRAY, TOO,
WHEN THAT ALL HAPPENED.>>THAT WAS FOR 14th PLACE.
STENHOUSE. LOOKING INSIDE OF KEVIN HARVICK.
HARVICK LOOKING INSIDE OF MAR COMES A BROES.
THE PIT STRATEGY ON THAT LAST CAUTION WOULD TAKE SOME TIME.
BUT A SPLIT DECISION THERE, A LOT OF PEOPLE GOT RIGHTS, A
NUMBER OF PEOPLE DID TAKE FOUR, FIRST WITH FOUR IS CLINT BOWYER
WHO’S IN 1th PLACE. AND AGAIN, THE TWO GUYS WHO
DIDN’T PIT AT ALL AND SOME TOOK FUEL ONLY, LIKE KESELOWSKI, SO
YOU GOT A WHOLE MIX OF THINGS IN THE RUN HERE, KESELOWSKI,
AMBROSE, STENHOUSE, GILLILAND AND TRUEX WERE THE GUYS THAT
TOOK FUEL ONLY IN THAT LITTLE SHUFFLE.
>>AND THEY ALL SET THAT UP BY COMING IN AND GETTING FOUR TIRES
MAKING THEIR ADJUSTMENTS THE PREVIOUS CAUTION AND THAT SET
THEM UP FOR THAT SCENARIO AND THEY WERE PLANNING FOR THAT.
>>HOPEFULLY, WE’RE SQUARED THERE AND DENNY HAMLIN JUST CAME
BACK OUT OF THE GARAGE AND ON TO THE RACETRACK.
HE’S IN 39th PLACE.>>ANDY, TELL US WHAT HAPPENED
BRIAN VICK SERS PLANNING ON.>>ONE THING HE THOUGHT IT WAS
GOING TO RAIN. I’M NOT IT’S GOING HIT THE
RACETRACK.>>TROUBLE IN THREE.
>>KURT BUSCH UP IN THE WALL, REMEMBER HAD THAT RIGHT FRONT
TIRE RUB AFTER THE CAUTION WITH McMURRAY.
>>ANDY THAT’S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT WE WERE TALKING
ABOUT, EARLIER, HE WAS TAKING CHANCES.
>>YEAH. YOU KNOW, AT LO TO LOSE HERE FOR
THIS TEAM.>>HE WAS IN 15th PLACE.
COMING AT YOU THERE RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF THE SCREEN.
>>OH, HIT HARD.>>TERRIBLE FEELING, THOUGH, AS
A DRIVER, ESPECIALLY GOING INTO A CORNER, THERE’S NOTHING THAT
YOU CAN DO. YOU CAN’T APPLY MUCH BRAKES.
JUST A HARD HIT. SAFER BARRIER CERTAINLY HELPED
THE DRIVER.>>SOME PIT STOPS HERE, DOC.
>>JIMMIE JOHNSON’S CAR GETTING BETTER AND BETTER.
RIGHT SIDE TIRES. LIKEWISE TIGHTER IN THE MIDDLE.
HE’S AWAY, RIGHT SIDE TIRES.>>DALE EARNHARDT JR. IN THE 88
THEY’RE MAKING AN ADJUSTMENT THERE.
OOH, ALMOST GETS INTO HIS TEAMMATE KASEY KAHNE WHO WAS
PULLING INTO HIS PIT BOX.>>EVERYBODY MAKING PIT STOPS
HERE, COULD MAKE IT TO THE FINISH.
OTHERS WILL HAVE TO HAVE HELP WITH THE CAUTION FLAGS.
WE SAW HOW THIS RACE PLAYED OUT THE LAST TIME.
THIS PUTS JIMMIE JOHNSON IN A BETTER POSITION FUELWISE.
>>KASEY KAHNE, THERE’S KURT BUSCH’S TEAM GETTING WORKED ON.
RYAN NEWMAN JUST LEAVING. YOU’LL SEE HIM THERE.
PULLED AROUND KURT BUSCH. IS IT JUST ME OR HAS THIS TURNED
INTO CHAOS AND MAYHEM HERE?>>IT’S GOING CRAZY.
SETTING UP FOR SOMETHING UNBELIEVABLE NEXT WEEK.
JUST THINKING THE PRESSURE THAT THESE DRIVERS AND TEAMS ARE
GOING TO BE UNDER NEXT WEEK AT DOVER?
LOT OF THEM, NOT JUST A FEW.>>YOU SAID TERM FEELING AS A
DRIVER. TERRIBLE FEELING JUST LOOKING AT
IT.>>AND THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN
DO. IF YOU LET OFF THE BRAKE AND TRY
TO TURN, YOU’RE GOING TO HIT THE WALL DOWN A LITTLE BIT.
YOU’RE STILL GOING TO HIT IT. THE MORE BRAKES YOU TRY TO
APPLY, THAT JUST SENDS YOU STRAIGHTER TOWARDS THE WALL.
KIND OF A CATCH-22 SITUATION. LET’S WATCH THE IMPACT RIGHT
HERE. YOU SEE JUST HOW MUCH THAT WAS
MOVING THERE. AND THE CLOSER YOU GET TO THAT,
YOU KNOW IT’S INEVITABLE, THE HARDER YOU’RE ON THE BRAKE.
LOOK AT THAT. FRONT END COMES OFF THE GROUND.
>>WOW. .
>>PUSHING KURT BUSCH’S CAR BACK INTO THE GARAGE, DOUBLED UP FOR
A RESTART AND A QUICK CHECK OVER IN THE QUICKEN LOANS ESPN PIT
STUDIO. NICOLE.
>>THE GAGGLE OF CARS AND THE PRESSURE GOING INTO NEXT WEEK,
WHICH IS AGAIN ANOTHER RICHMOND IF YOU LOOK AT IT THAT WAY, THIS
ARE FOUR, FIVE CARS ALLEN WITH A FEW POINTS OF THAT CUTOFF, WE
WERE JUST SAYING, THIS CHASE AND HOW IT’S PLAYING OUT, ISN’T
GOING AS WE EXPECTED. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF POWER
TEAMS THAT ARE VERY MUCH TROUBLING.
>>ABSOLUTELY. I DON’T THINK ANYONE IS SAFE
FROM EIGHTH ON DOWN. THE 47 CAR HASN’T RUN
PARTICULARLY WELL BUT BECAUSE OF ATTRITION, HAS GOTTEN HIMSELF
INTO THE CHASE SCENARIO AND KASEY KAHNE, HASN’T RUN VERY
WELL, STRUGGLING A LITTLE BIT. NEWMAN HAS DAMAGE TO A GOOD RACE
CAR THAT WAS GOING TO BE A TOP FIVE RACE CAR.
>>BONUS POINTS THE POINTS THEY HAVE BROUGHT IN, HAVE BECOME SO
IMPORTANT.>>YES.
WHAT ABOUT A.J. ALLMENDINGER UP TO TENTH IN POINTS?
LOT OF COOL THINGS GOING ON RIGHT NOW.
>>ALLEN?>>GREEN FLAG, BRIAN VICKERS
GETS A GOOD RESTART. AND THAT 42 SHOWED UP IN THE
FRONT AGAIN, WE SAW HIM BATTLING THESE CHASE CONTENDERS ALL LAST
WEEKEND IN CHICAGO. DOING IT ONCE AGAIN.
>>A STEADY CLIMB FOR THE 42 TEAM, ALL DAY, INCREMENTALLY
MOVING UP. ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER.
NOW, THEY’RE IN THIRD.>>MATT KENSETH, JOEY LOGANO,
JEFF GORDON, FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIX.
>>KENSETH’S CAR IS BEAT UP.>>HE’S HAD SOMEONE ON HIS LEFT
REAR ON THE LAST FOUR RESTARTS.>>KESELOWSKI REALLY WANTS TO
TAKE CONTROL OF THIS RACE AND RESTARTS.
HE’S GOING TO WORK EXTREMELY HARD RIGHT HERE TO GET BY THIS A
55.>>I TALKED TO PAUL THIS
MORNING, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO GAIN FROM RACING HARD HERE
TODAY? HE SAID MOMENTUM, WE WANT TO
KEEP OUR MOMENTUM GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
AS HE TAKES THE LEAD FROM VICKERS AND IT WILL KEEP SOMEONE
ELSE FROM GAINING MOMENTUM, HE SAID.
THE CAR IS RUNNING GOOD SO FAR TODAY.
>>IT IS. THEY’RE ABLE TO GAMBLE.
ON THE LAST ROUND OF STOPS, THEY DIDN’T TAKE TIRES AT ALL, THEY
PUT ONE GALLON OF FUEL IN, THAT’S ALL THEY NEEDED.
THEY’RE JUST TELLING THEIR DRIVER TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE
TIRES AND SO FAR IT’S WORKING.>>SO, FROM 22nd PLACE, AT 204
TO THE RACE LEAD AT 227, THE RACE LEAD.
>>STILL ABLE TO GET THAT BABY OUT FRONT.
THAT WAS A HUGE PASS BECAUSE OF THESE CAUTIONS WE HAVE HAD.
NOW, HE’S IN CONTROL OF THESE RESTARTS.
JUST WHERE HE WANTS TO BE. OBVIOUSLY, EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE
LEADING. IT MEANT A LOT TO HIM TO MAKE
THAT PASS.>>WHAT’S THE PLAY FOR BRIAN
VICKERS’ TEAM HERE? THEY LAST STOPPED AT 171.
ALL OF THE GUYS AROUND HIM PITTED AT 171.
WHAT’S THE PLAY FOR THE 55?>>HAD TO BE WAITING ON RAIN TO
SHORTEN THIS RACE. FOR SURE, THEY’LL HAVE TO MAKE
ANOTHER PIT STOP. ALMOST EVERYONE ON THE RACETRACK
HAS KIND OF MADE THEIR STRATEGY WORK WHERE THEY CAN MAKE IT TO
THE END AND SOME HAVE MORE CUSHION THAN OTHERS.
>>NOW, IS THERE ANY CHANCE, HE’S HAD 30 LAPS OF YELLOW SINCE
HE PITTED AT LAP 171, IS THERE ANY CHANCE — YOU DON’T NEED TO
GET THE CALCULATOR OUT — NO WAY HE CAN MAKE IT?
>>NO.>>IT STILL WON’T WORK.
>>27 MENARD. 1, McMURRAY.
12th AND 13th. AND ACHLTD J. ALLMENDINGER RIGHT
BEHIND THEM. YES, BACK ON THE LEAD LAP.
CALLED OUT AS A FREE PASS BEFORE.
>>AND SOMETIMES IT’S JUST THAT ONE BREAK THAT YOU GET.
SPEAKING OF THIS 47 TEAM, THAT YOU GET IN RA RACE THAT COULD
PROPEL YOU ON, A.J. DOES A GREAT JOB, BACK IN JUNE AT DOVER,
DELAWARE, THIS COULD BE THE BREAK THAT THIS TEAM NEEDS TO
MOVE ON. OUR GOAL IS TO SEE WHAT WE CAN
DO FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. IF WE CAN CONTINUE TO GET BETTER
WE CAN MOVE UP INTO THE TOP TEN AND INTO THE POINTS.
BECAUSE EVERYBODY’S IN PLAY THERE.
>>YOU KNOW, THE GOAL IS TO MAKE THE NEXT ROUND.
HE WANTS TO GO ROUNDS.>>YOU SAW JEFF GORDON GET
AROUND MATT KENSETH BEFORE. HERE’S KEVIN HARVICK TRYING TO
MAKE UP SOME LOST GROUNDS. SHUFFLED BACK A LITTLE BIT AGO.
NOW, TRYING TO MAKE UP THE TIME.>>KEEP AN EYE ON THIS 2 CAR,
AND NOW THAT HE’S OUT IN FRONT, HOW MUCH FUEL IS GOING TO BE
SAVING THERE TO GET HIMSELF IN THAT POSITION?
YOU CAN’T REALLY THINK ABOUT EXTENDED PERIOD OF OVERTIME OR
ANYTHING.>>I HAVE BEEN WATCHING HIS LAP
TIMES, HE’S BEEN RUNNING REALLY FAST.
I DON’T THINK HE’S IN THAT FUEL CONSERVATION MODE YET.
>>KESELOWSKI BACK OUT IN FRONT IN THIS ONE SINCE LAP 27, WHEN
HE GOT SHUFFLED BACK BY PIT STRATEGY.
NASCAR NONSTOP PRESENTED BY 5-HOUR ENERGY.
66 TO GO. MM
MM>>>WE HAVE HAD OUR SHARE OF
BUMPS, BANGS AND SPINS HERE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
HERE IN CONTRAST TO THE TRANQUILITY TO THE RIVER THAT
RUNS THROUGH DOWNTOWN, IT’S THE SYLVANIA 300.
A REMINDER, ALWAYS GO TO NASCAR.COM FOR YOUR LATEST
NASCAR INFORMATION. 59 LAPS TO GO IN THIS ONE.
BRAD KESELOWSKI IS OUT IN FRONT. AND OUR AERIAL COVERAGE TODAY
PROVIDED BY GOODYEAR, EVERYTHING THEY LEARNED MAKING TIRES FOR
THE GRUELING DEMANDS OF NASCAR INSPIRES WHAT ROLLS INTO YOURS,
GOODYEAR THE OFFICIAL TIRE OF NASCAR.
THE OVERCAST HAS RETURNED, THERE ARE SOME SHOWERS ON THE RADAR,
BUT NONE APPEAR IMMINENT TO THE RACETRACK, WE SHOULD BE GOOD TO
THE FINISH OF THIS ONE. KNOCK ON THE WOODEN COUNTERTOP
IN FRONT OF ME AS I SAY THAT. AND BRAD KESELOWSKI, HAS WON THE
LAST TWO STRAIGHT RACES, TRYING TO WIN THREE IN A ROW AND HAS
HAD A REMARKABLE RALLY, IF YOU WEREN’T WITH US EARLIER, HE LED
THE OPENING 37 LAPS FROM POLE POSITION AND THEN WENT FROM 1st
TO 15st WHEN HIS TEAM TOOK FOUR TIRES ON A COMPETITION CAUTION,
AT LAP 37, AND EVERYBODY ELSE TOOK RIGHT SIDES ONLY, GOT
SHUFFLED BACK ON A RESTART, BACK TO 22nd, WORKED HIS WAY BACK UP
INTO THE TOP FIVE AND THEN SPUN, WORKED HIS WAY BACK UP NOW INTO
THE RACE LEAD. WHAT A DAY.
SO MANY OTHERS INVOLVED IN THIS CHASE GRID HAVE HAD THEIR UPS
AND DOWNS AT NEW HAMPSHIRE, TOO, HERE’S THIRD PLACE, AT THE
FINISH OF CHICAGOLAND LAST SUNDAY, JEFF GORDON AND KYLE
LARSON RACING FOR A SPOT IN THE TOP FIVE.
>>GORDON HAS BEEN THERE A COUPLE OF TIMES, HAS KIND OF
GOTTEN CUT OFF A COUPLE OF TIMES.
IF THIS RACE CHANGED RIGHT NOW, HIS TONE MIGHT BE DIFFERENT WITH
KYLE LARSON, THE DRIVER OF THE 42.
>>I TELL YOU WHAT, THEY BETTER GET USED TO HIM BEING UP FRONT
BECAUSE HE’S GOING TO BE THERE FOR A LONG TIME.
I THINK IT’S BEEN A NICE PAIRING AT CHIP GANASSI RACING FOR KYLE
LARSON THE YOUNG ROOKIE COMING IN HAVING JAMIE McMURRAY THERE
WHO’S VERY CAPABLE OF RUNNING WELL AND TO GIVE HIS INPUT BUT
TO HAVE THE SPEED AND THE ENTHUIASM OF KYLE LARSON.
I BELIEVE WE HAVE A CAUTION ONCE AGAIN.
>>SOMETHING HAS FALLEN OFF A RACE CAR ON THE BACK STRETCH.
MORE DEBRIS AND NOW, HUGE BREAK FOR GREG BIFFLE.
AT THE LAST CAUTION, BIFFLE GOT THE FREE PASS TO GET ONE OF
THESE TWO LAPS BACK, HERE HE GETS THE NEXT ONE AND GREG
BIFFLE IS BACK ON THE LEAD LAP TO TRY TO SALVAGE SOMETHING ON
WHAT’S BEEN A TERRIBLE DAY.>>FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG
TIME THAT ANY SPOTS ARE GOING TO MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE FOR E HIM.
THEY COULD MEAN POINTS TOWARDS HIS CHAMPIONSHIP HOPES.
>>GREG WAS THE ONLY CAR ONE LAP DOWN.
ON THE LEAD LAP HERE WITH 54 LAPS TO GO.
SO, PIT ROAD IS GOING TO BE OPEN HERE.
>>EXPECT BRIAN VICKERS TO COME DOWN PIT ROAD.
>>HE COMES THIS TIME.>>SOME OTHER CARS, UNEXPECTED
CARS COMES DOWN PIT ROAD.>>JEFF GORDON.
DOC?>>REALLY TIGHT, LOOSE OFF.
RIGHT-SIDE TIRES AND TOP IT OFF WITH FUEL.
HE’S GONE. MIKE IF.
>>AND BRIAN VICKERS, THIS CAUTION COMES AT A GOOD TIME,
ONLY LAP 263 BEFORE RUNNING IT DRY, HE’LL GO RIGHT SIDES ONLY
AND SUNOCO FUEL ON VICKERS’ CAR.>>JOEY LOGANO JUST TOO SHORT ON
THE LOOSE END. THEY WORK ON THE RIGHT SIDE.
FILLED UP WITH SUNOCO FUEL AND IT WILL BE A FOUR-TIRE STOP FOR
THE 22 OF JOEY LOGANO.>>VERY INTERESTING TURN OF
EVENTS THERE, PARTICULARLY THINKING ABOUT JEFF GORDON
COMING DOWN PIT ROAD, SOME TRACK POSITION JUST CHANGED HANDS.
WE GO NASCAR NONSTOP PRESENTED BY 5-HOUR ENERGY.
>>>50 LAPS TO GO IN THE SYLVANIA 300, WE’RE GREEN.
>>OUR FIRST DRIVER BEING ABLE TO KEEP UP ON THAT RESTART FROM
THE INSIDE THAT WAS KYLE LARSON
GIVING BRAD ALL HE WANTED THROUGH ONE AND TWO.
>>LOOK AT THAT 10 CAR, STARTED SIXTH ON THAT RESTART, RACING
THAT 9 CAR OF AMBROSE, THEY WERE RACING EACH OTHER EARLIER ON
THIS RUN. SHE HAD TO MOVE HIM FROM THAT
SPOT.>>DANICA PATRICK IN THAT 10.
MARCOS AMBROSE IN THE 9. PRETTY GOOD RIGHT FRONT DAMAGE
ON THE PATRICK CAR THERE FROM THE CONTACT SHE HAD WITH MARCOS
AMBROSE A LITTLE WHILE AGO JUST BEFORE THE YELLOW FLAG.
HERE’S BRIAN VICKERS. LOOKING TO LEAD THE CHARGE OF
THE CARS THAT STOPPED UNDER THIS YELLOW FLAG.
VICKERS RESTARTED 12th WITH 50 LAPS TO GO.
HE’S UP TO EIGHTH. TRYING TO HOLD OFF JOEY LOGANO
AND GET BY JIMMIE JOHNSON. AND HE BETTER NOT WASTE ANY TIME
GETTING BY JOHNSON BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE JOE LOGANO IS IN A
HURRY.>>GETTING THAT TIME, CAN’T BE
WASTING TIME MAKING PASSES. CAN’T BE AS PATIENT AS YOU WERE
TO THIS POINT.>>GREAT PASS RIGHT THERE.
>>OUTSIDE OF ONE, INSIDE OF ANOTHER.
REMEMBER, IT WAS BACK IN 2002, THAT THE OWNER LOWERED THE
BANKING OF THE VERY INSIDE LANE OF THE RACETRACK TO TRY TO MAKE
THE OUTSIDE LANE A LITTLE FASTER AND HAVE TWO EQUALLY COMPETITIVE
LANES, THAT MAKES THE INSIDE LANE TRICKY AND CHALLENGING FOR
DRIVERS.>>YES, IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S
OFF-CAMERA THE OTHER WAY AS YOU DRIVE ON IT.
YOU CAN SEE THE FOUR TIRES MADE UP FOR THAT BEING ABLE TO GET
BETTER GRIP DOWN AT THE BOTTOM THAT THE 22 OF LOGANO HAD.
>>SO, JIMMIE JOHNSON, BRIAN VICKERS RACING FOR EIGHTH AND
NINTH SPOTS. JEFF GORDON WITH WAS THEM COMING
DO UNTHE PIT LANE, HE’S WELL BACK IN THE PACK, IN 17th PLACE.
HERE’S LOGANO TRYING TO GET BY McMURRAY AND MARCOS AMBROSE.
AMBROSE WITH THE WIGGLE.>>WE’LL SEE HOW THE JEFF GORDON
THING PLAYS OUT. THEY RAN OUT OF FUEL BACK IN
JULY.>>TROUBLE, TURN TWO.
SORRY, DALE. COREY LAJOIE, CAUTION FLAG.
THE 11th YELLOW FLAG OF THE RACE.
AND THE FOURTH SINCE LAP 200.>>YEAH, SINCE LAP 170, THAT’S
ABOUT ALL WE HAVE HAD, BUT A LOT OF GOOD RACING, THOUGH.
>>A LITTLE CLOSE ON FUEL FOR HIS DRIVER.
>>HE’S NEEDING SOME OF THESE CAUTION LAPS.
BUT I THINK IT’S A GOOD BREAK, TOO, FOR LOGANO.
I THINK HIS CAR IS THE BEST I HAVE SEEN ALL DAY.
>>HE’LL BE ON THE OUTSIDE, WHICH IS AN ADVANTAGE FOR HIM,
TOO.>>SO, PIT ROAD OPEN AND JEFF
GORDON IS BACK IN, DOC?>>GOING TO PUT TIRES ON IT,
NOW, JEFF SAYS THE CAR WASN’T HANDLING.
THE BIG CONCERN BEFORE WAS FUEL. THEY’RE ABOUT EIGHT LAPS SHY ON
FUEL LAST TIME. THIS TIME, FOUR TIRES.
TOPPED IT OFF WITH FUEL AND HE’S AWAY.
>>ARIC ALMIROLA, ALSO IN. AS KASEY KAHNE, AUSTIN DILLON IS
IN. CLINT BOWYER.
THAT’S CASEY MEARS, LEAD-LAP CAR, 13.
AND MICHAEL ANNETT IN THE 7. MICHAEL NOT ON THE LEAD LAP,
HE’S A COUPLE OF LAPS DOWN. SO, ONE TO GO WHEN THEY COME TO
THE LINE. A MOMENT TO REMIND YOU THAT
LATER ON TONIGHT, YOU CAN SEE THE FINAL ELIMINATIONS OF THE
TRIPLE-ANHRA FALL NATIONALS FROM DOWN IN DALLAS, NEXT WEEKEND
IT’S ON THE DOVER THE NATIONWIDE SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP, GETTING
DOWN TO IT AND THEY’LL RACE AT THE MONSTER MILE SATURDAY AT
3:30 EASTERN ON ESPN. NEXT SUNDAY, THE FINAL RACE IN
THE CHALLENGER ROUND, WHO GETS ELIMINATED FROM THE CHASE?
OUR TELECAST PROVIDED BY– PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL.
SO, DOUBLED UP FOR THE RESTART. SO, THE GUYS UP FRONT,
KESELOWSKI, LARSON, KENSETH, HARVICK, LAST PITTED AT 212.
THEY’RE SAVING ALL THE FUEL THAT THEY CAN.
>>GETTING TO THE END RIGHT HERE.
THERE’S NOT GOING TO BE ANY LEFT, I CAN TELL YOU THAT.
>>SO, BEHIND THEM, THOSE FRONT FOUR, YOU’VE GOT A GROUP OF CARS
THAT STOPPED AT 222, HEADED BY JAMIE McMURRAY, THEN YOU GOT
JOEY LOGANO WHO STOPPED AT 247 LEADING THE CHARGE BACK THROUGH.
>>BIG RESTART FOR LOGANO. WHO CAN HE GET BY HERE TO TRY TO
RUN THESE LEADERS DOWN?>>LARSON WITH TROUBLES GETTING
GOING. THREE WIDE TO THE CORNER.
>>22 WITH THAT MOVE RIGHT THERE, JUST ACCOMPLISHED HIMSELF
MAYBE AS THE DRIVER TO BEAT BEFORE THIS IS OVER.
>>VICKERS HANGING ON. A LITTLE SLIDE OFF OF TURN TWO,
GATHERED IT UP, CONTACT WITH AMBROSE, THE 9.
SMOKE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE 9 CAR.
OOPS, TROUBLE AGAIN, STENHOUSE INTO THE WALL OFF OF TURN FOUR.
>>CARL EDWARDS HAS SOME CONTACT THERE.
>>GOODNESS.>>YEAH, THAT LEFT FRONT ISN’T
GOING TO LAST LONG ON THAT 17.>>JEFF GORDON — THOSE TWO
TIRES DIDN’T AGREE WITH THAT 24 CAR.
I AGREE WITH THEM COMING BACK IN THAT TIME.
>>LOGANO, KEVIN HARVICK SECOND PLACE.
AND LOGANO THROUGH. SO, NOW, IT’S PENSKE ONE-TWO.
KESELOWSKI AND LOGANO, FIRST AND SECOND.
LAP 251. 11 LAPS AGO HE WAS 16th.
WAS JOEY LOGANO.>>TIRES REALLY MAKE A
DIFFERENCE. IN THE TRUCK RACE YESTERDAY, THE
SAME TIRES, KNEW IT MADE A DIFFERENCE.
TODD GORDON PROBABLY SAW THAT, TOO, TOOK A CHANCE WITH HIS
DRIVER, KNEW WHAT THEY NEEDED TO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS AND
HAVE MUCH MORE RELAXED WEEKEND AT DOVER NEXT WEEK —
>>STENHOUSE INTO THE WALL. YELLOW FLAG NUMBER 12.
>>WE’RE DONE HERE.>>TORE THAT CAR UP.
>>TO THE GARAGE.>>HERE WAS THE FIRST DAMAGE.
RICKY IS TRYING TO STAY OFF OF KYLE BUSCH AND ENDED UP WHERE
CARL EDWARDS WAS COMING UP.>>IT LOOKED LIKE HE DIDN’T
REALIZE THAT HE WAS CLEAR OF THE 18 OF KYLE BUSCH SO HE WAS
CONTINUING DOWN A LITTLE BIT AND MAYBE CARL WAS COMING UP AT THE
SAME TIME AND THAT FORCED HIM INTO THAT OUTSIDE WALL BUT THAT
CONTACT, THE LEFT FRONT TIRE BLOWING OUT.
YOU HAVE A IT WILL BIT MORE TIME WITH THE LEFT FRONT BECAUSE YOU
STILL HAVE SOME OF THE RIGHT FRONT.
BUT THIS IS GOING TO BE HARD.>>THAT’S HARDER THAN KURT
BUSCH. .
>>I’M NOT SURE CAN QUITE MAKE IT AROUND TO PIT ROAD.
>>HE DIDN’T.>>SEE BOTH TIRES ARE GOING
DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, NOT ABLE TO STEER IT.
>>SO STENHOUSE STOPPED INSIDE THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY AND THE
YELLOW FLAG IS OUT FOR THE 12th TIME.
>>>WELCOME BACK TO NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY, ON TOP
OF THE PIT BOX WITH THE LEADER RIGHT NOW, PAUL, ARE YOU GUYS
GOOD ENOUGH ON FUEL?>>YEAH, WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH
CAUTIONS HERE AND HE’S ABLE TO SAVE ENOUGH ONCE WE GOT THE
LEAD. HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO HARD ALL
THE WAY HERE.>>BIGGEST THREAT RIGHT HERE IS
HIS TEAMMATE, ALLEN.>>ALL RIGHT, JAMIE, THANKS.
LOOK AT THIS. 17 CAUTION LAPS, SINCE HE LAST
PITTED, SINCE LAP 170, LESS THAN HUNDRED LAPS, WE HAVE HAD HOW
MANY CAUTIONS?>>TEN.
>>TEN YELLOW FLAGS.>>JUST REMEMBER.
YOU KNOW, WE ONLY HAD TWO WHEN WE MENTIONED THAT WE HAD THAT
MANY CAUTIONS.>>SO IT’S MY FAULT?
>>I’M JUST SAYING.>>I JUST REPORT THE NUMBERS THE
FACTS. THIS IS THE LAST CAUTION?
>>I THINK NOT.>>THERE’S BEEN A TREND.
I WOULD SAY NOT. 32 LAPS TO GO.
TEAM PENSKE DRIVERS, KESELOWSKI AND LOGANO IN ROW ONE.
KEVIN HARVICK, KYLE LARSON IN ROW TWO.
>>HOW GOOD ARE THOSE FOUR TIRES?
WE’LL SEE RIGHT HERE.>>OH, DON’T TAKE OUT YOUR TEAM
CAR.>>HARVICK LOOKING FOR THAT
OPPORTUNITY.>>CAN HE CLEAR HIM?
>>KEVIN HARVICK OUT FRONT. LOGANO TRIED TO MAKE THAT INSIDE
LANE WORK, HAD TO EASE OUT OF IT AND KESELOWSKI AND HARVICK WENT
BY THEM BOTH. NOW, CAN THEY DO ANYTHING ABOUT
IT?>>I’M SURE HARVICK WOULD HAVE
BEEN GLAD TO HAVE HELD ON TO THIRD THERE ON THAT RESTART.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY, BUT THEY’RE FOUR WIDE GOING INTO TURN THIRD
BACK OVER THERE. I’M WATCHING AND ONE AROUND.
PAUL MENARD. MATT KENSETH.
ANOTHER CHASE DRIVER IN TROUBLE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE.
>>ALL CLEAR.>>THAT WAS A RACE FOR SIXTH
PLACE GONE FOUL.>>I THINK KENSETH GOT AT WILL
OF DAMAGE TO THAT 20 CAR.>>WOW. WE HAVE SEEN ALL DAY TRYING TO
UTILIZE THE BOTTOM. ESPECIALLY ON TIRES THAT HAVE
QUITE A FEW HEAT CYCLES HERE. KENSETH, OBVIOUSLY THE BIG LOSER
THERE.>>OH, YEAH, HARD IMPACT.
>>WOW.>>KEEP COMING.
KEEP COMING. THE CAUTION IS OUT.
INSIDE.>>MATT KENSETH WAS TENTH IN THE
STANDINGS STARTING THIS RACE, AND REMEMBER AFTER NEXT SUNDAY
AT DOVER, 12th IS THE CUTOFF.>>ALL OF THESE THINGS
HAPPENING, JUST PUTS SO MANY PEOPLE RIGHT THERE IN THAT
AROUND THAT 12th SPOT.>>IT REALLY IS.
SO, THEY WORK ON THE 20 CAR. AND TRY TO GET HIM IN ROLLING
MODE, BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THEY’RE IN A TERRIBLY BIG HURRY
ON THAT ONE. MEANWHILE, KEVIN HARVICK IS NOW
THE RACE LEADER. MIKE?
>>RODNEY CHILDERS BASICALLY ESTIMATED THAT YOU MIGHT BE A LAP AND A HALF SHORT.
>>EVERYBODY ON THIS BUDWEISER CHEVY HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB
ALL DAY. KEVIN DID AN EXCELLENT JOB ON
THAT RESTART.>>WITH SO MUCH AT STAKE AND SO
MUCH TO LOSE, HOW AGGRESSIVE CAN HE BE IN THIS SITUATION?
>>WELL, WHEN YOU’RE THE LEADER, YOU HAVE AN ADVANTAGE ON THESE
RESTARTS. HOPEFULLY, HE CAN GET OUT FRONT
AND CONTROL THE LEAD. HOPEFULLY, WE CAN KEEP DOING
THAT. ALLEN?
>>ALL RIGHT, MIKE.>>LOOK AT ALL OF THE DRIVERS
INVOLVED IN THE CHASE GRID THAT THEY HAVE HAD SOME PROBLEMS
TODAY.>>NOT A GOOD DAY FOR JOE GIBBS
RACING.>>THERE’S THE BUBBLE AS THEY
STAND NOW WITH STILL 27 LAPS OF RACING LEFT IN THIS ONE.
LOOK AT HOW TIGHT IT’S GOING TO BE AROUND THAT 12th SPOT HEADING
INTO DOVER.>>DENNY HAMLIN WAS BACK IN
14th, 11, 12 POINTS BACK OF THAT 12th-PLACE CUTOFF.
ALL OF THIS HAPPENING HAS CERTAINLY BENEFITED THAT TEAM.
>>SO, KEVIN HARVICK, NOW LEADS BRAD KESELOWSKI, JOEY LOGANO,
KYLE LARSON BEHIND HIM. 27 TO GO.
>>SEE, HARVICK WAITS TO THE VERY END BEFORE HE TOOK OFF.
>>LOGANO, GAVE THE 2 CAR A BIG PUSH.
ALMOST TURNED BRAD AROUND.>>ALLMENDINGER, THREE WIDE.
OH, CONTACT THERE!>>BIG RUN BY LOGANO.
LOGANO IS GOING TO GO THROUGH TO THE LEAD.
CAN HE HOLD IT?>>THAT’S A MATTER OF HAVING
BETTER TIRES, GREAT DRIVING BY LOGANO, BUT HE HAS AN ADVANTAGE
WITH THOSE FOUR TIRES.>>SO, JOEY LOGANO IN COMMAND OF
THIS ONE, LOOKING TO SEE IF HE CAN CLEAR HIMSELF THROUGH.
INTO THE SECOND ROUND OF THE CHASE.
YEAH, IT’S INTENSE BACK THERE?>>NOW THAT THINGS HAVE SETTLED
DOWN UP FRONT, LOOKING BACK THROUGH, IT’S JUST CRAZY.
>>YEAH, THERE.>>YOU SEE CARS ALL TORN UP AND
THEY’RE TWO, THREE WIDE GOING INTO THE CORNERS.
>>PUSHING EACH OTHER, SHOVING EACH OTHER.
THERE’S GREG BIFFLE. 22nd PLACE.
MADE UP TWO LAPS WITH TWO FREE PASSES.
AND NOW, EACH POSITION HE GAINS IS WORTH SOMETHING TO HIM.
KASEY KAHNE THERE, THE NOSE OF HIS 5 ALL BEATEN IN FROM A WRECK
EARLIER OFF OF TURN TWO. BY THE WAY, MATT KENSETH LOST A
LAP IN HIS TIME ON PIT ROAD AND HE’S BACK IN 26th PLACE.
JEFF GORDON AROUND DALE JUNIOR. SEVENTH PLACE THERE.
>>THESE FOUR TIRES ON THIS JEFF GORDON CAR MAY PROVE TO BE VERY,
VERY BENEFICIAL TO HIM BEFORE THIS IS OVER.
>>WE CHECK BACK IN.>>LET’S SEE, MARTIN TRUEX, 78,
THERE, GOT TWO FREE PASSES, BACK ON THE LEAD LAP.
LANDON CASSILL GOT THE FREE PASS ON THE LAST CAUTION, LEAVES HIM
ONE LAP DOWN. HE AND KENSETH.
WHAT A CRAZY DAY. WELL, FOR LOGANO, THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN HE AND HARVICK, YOU TALKED ABOUT THE TIRES, D.J.,
LOGANO STOPPED AT 247, HARVICK AT 212.
SO, THOSE 35 LAPS THE DIFFERENCE IN THE FRESHNESS OF THE RUBBER
ON THOSE CARS.>>AS MUCH AS ANYTHING, PROBABLY
THE HEAT CYCLE SAID THAT THE 4 CAR AND THE 2 CAR HAVE ON THEIR
TIRES FROM THAT POINT HAS MADE A
BIG DIFFERENCE. THOSE HEAT CYCLES CHANGE THE
TIRES AND THE ATTITUDE OF THEM AND WHAT THEY DO.
>>BUT IF YOU’RE KEVIN HARVICK, AND YOU’RE NOT ABLE TO CLOSE
THIS ONE OUT, MAYBE THE DISAPPOINTMENT VERY MUCH
TEMPERED BY ANOTHER FINISH AT DOVER.
>>I DON’T THINK HARVICK IS GOING TO BE DISAPPOINTED AT ALL.
IT’S NOT LIKE HE DOMINATED THIS RACE, HE’S BEEN IN CONTENTION
ALL DAY BUT HE STILL HAS A CHANCE TO WIN BUT HE KNOWS THAT
THIS HAS TO BE A SOLID RACE FOR HIM TO MAKE THE NEXT CUT.
I THINK HE’S LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE RIGHT NOW.
>>THERE ARE A LAUNDRY LIST OF CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH A
DRIVER CAN CLINCH A PLACE THROUGH INTO THE NEXT ROUND OF A
CHASE, TODAY, BY VARIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES, IT’S A LONG LIST
AND IT’S FILLED WITH IF E THEN AND I’M NOT GOING TO TRY TO SORT
THAT OUT WHILE WE STILL HAVE 19 LAPS TO GO IN THIS RACE, BUT IF
HARVICK DOESN’T CLINCH HIS WAY THROUGH HE’LL BE IN AWFULLY GOOD
SHAPE NEXT SUNDAY IF THINGS FINISH AS THEY ARE NOW.
>>WHAT A DAY THIS COULD BE FOR PENSKE RACING, THOUGH, TO GET
BOTH OF THEIR CARS THROUGH TO THE NEXT ROUND IF THIS SHOULD
FINISH LIKE THIS.>>AND HARVICK, WITH THE
SECOND-PLACE FINISH, WILL LOCK HIMSELF IN BEFORE THEY GO TO
DOVER. I THINK HARVICK IS TRYING TO
BIG-PICTURE RACING RIGHT NOW, HE SEES, LIKE — HE’S BEEN IN
CONTENTION ALL DAY LONG. BUT, YOU KNOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES
JUST HAVEN’T WORKED IN HIS FAVOR.
GORDON, THOSE TIRES HE TOOK NOW, MAKING ANOTHER PASS.
>>UP TO SIXTH PLACE FOR JEFF. REMEMBER, HE WAS AS LOW AS,
WHAT, 17th, A LITTLE WHILE AGO.>>YEAH, AND CERTAINLY GOT HIS
SIGHTS SET ON JIMMIE JOHNSON. I THINK HIS TIRES ARE GOOD
ENOUGH TO GET HIM THERE AND MAKE THAT PASS.
>>ANOTHER CAUTION, HE’LL HAVE THE FRESHEST TIRES.
HE’LL BE IN A GOOD POSITION TO MAKE A SPOT.
>>CARL EDWARDS, CLINT BOWYER. 13th AND 14th.
>>CERTAINLY NOT THE DAY THAT CARL EDWARDS WAS WANTING AND
NEEDING BUT HE’S BASICALLY KEPT HIMSELF PRETTY MUCH OUT OF
TROUBLE AND IF HE CAN CONTINUE ON AND FINISH SOMEWHERE AROUND
THE SPOT WHERE HE’S RUNNING, HE’LL BE IN A PRETTY GOOD
POSITION GOING INTO DOVER.>>COMFORTABLE.
BUT IT WILL BE ONE OF THOSE WHERE SOMETHING WILL HAVE TO GO
WRONG AT DOVER.>>I THINK THE BIGGEST THING IS,
YOU GET YOURSELF INTO THAT POSITION AND THEN YOU CONTROL
YOUR DESTINY AND YOU CAN DO THAT AND THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT AS A
DRIVER AND A TEAM.>>SO, CARL EDWARDS RUNNING NOW
IN 14th PLACE.>>THE STORY OF THIS ONE,
TWO-PRONGED. YELLOW FEVER BY ALL MEANS, 13
CAUTIONS FOR 56 LAPS IN THIS ONE AND MOST OF THEM AFTER LAP 170.
AND THE OTHER STORY, THE NUMBER OF DRIVERS INVOLVED IN THE CHASE
THAT HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THOSE CAUTIONS TODAY.
LOOK AT KYLE BUSCH’S CAR. AND YET, HE’S RUNNING IN 19th
PLACE.>>ON THE LEAD LAP.
>>KYLE SWEPT UP IN A MULTICAR INCIDENT OFF OF TURN NUMBER TWO.
THAT WAS BACK AT LAP 188. TWO PAGES AGO ON MY NOTES.
THAT THAT’S HOW MUCH STUFF HAS HAPPENED IN THE LAST 100 LAPS.
>>IF HE CAN STAY IN THE POSITION HE’LL HAVE A PRETTY
GOOD POSITION GOING INTO DOVER NEXT WEEK.
>>YOU TALKED ABOUT A TEAM EFFORT, THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED
WITH THE TEAM 18. GETTING THAT PREPARED ENOUGH TO
STAY ON THE LEAD LAP AND BE INSIDE THE 20.
>>FOR FIFTH PLACE. JEFF GORDON.
IF THEY RUN IT OUT AS THEY ARE NOW, BOTH OF THESE DRIVERS
PUTTING THEMSELVES IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE FOR DOVER NEXT
SUNDAY. AGAIN, NOTHING GUARANTEED.
BUT IN GOOD SHAPE. AND AS DOC REPORTED EARLIER ON
GORDON, THEY WERE IN A POSITION A LITTLE WHILE AGO, RUNNING OUT
OF FUEL, GETTING READY FOR THE GREEN/WHITE CHECKERED FLAG AT
THE JULY RACE, THEY CAME IN HERE AND GOT SOME FUEL TO MAKE SURE
THEY WERE GOOD TO GO TO FINISH.>>BECAUSE THE CAR DIDN’T HANDLE
TOO WELL, WHEN THEY GOT TWO TIRES, THEY ELECTED TO MAKE
ANOTHER STOP RIGHT AFTER THAT TO PUT FOUR TIRES ON THIS CAR AND
GET IT BACK TO THE SOLID CAR THAT JEFF HAD DRIVEN ALL DAY.
>>COMING OFF OF FOUR.>>TROUBLE.
>>OH, GOODNESS WHAT A TURN OF EVENTS THAT IS.
>>YELLOW.>>HE LIFT OFF THE THROTTLE LIKE
HE THOUGHT HE MIGHT HAVE A PROBLEM.
>>FOUR TIRES. FOUR TIRES.
>>WOW.>>HARD TO BELIEVE.
>>THAT IS. SO, JEFF GORDON ADDED TO THE
LIST OF DRIVERS. WITH TROUBLES TODAY.
WHEN HE CAME OFF OF TURN FOUR, IT HOOKED LIKE THE FRONT OF THE
CAR SLID, HE CHECKED OFF OF IT.>>NO, I THOUGHT IT WAS MORE OF
AN AERO SITUATION BEING BEHIND THE 48.
AND THAT’S WHY IT DIDN’T TURN THERE.
>>I THOUGHT AT FIRST WHEN I SAW IT HAPPENED, MAYBE HE GOT IN A
LITTLE HOT AND A LITTLE HIGH AND IT LOCKED UP THE BRAKES AND YOU
CAN SEE THAT WASN’T THE CASE RIDING ALONG.
>>ALL RIGHT, WE’RE INTO THE WALL HERE.
>>WOW.>>IT THROWS THE CAR OFF THE
GROUND. GORDON DID IMAGINE TO GET TO PIT
ROAD AND EVERYTHING AND GET TWO RIGHT SIDE TIRES ON IT AND STILL
OUT, STILL ON THE LEAD LAP AT THIS TIME.
NOT A LOT OF LAPS LEFT. TRYING TO LIMP AROUND.
>>THAT RIGHT FRONT DOESN’T LOOK REALLY HEALTHY.
>>HE’LL BE LIMPING AROUND.>>YEAH, IT LOOKS TERRIBLE,
THAT’S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.>>PROBABLY FEELING IT OUT RIGHT
THERE TO SEE EXACTLY WHAT HE’S GOT.
NOT UP TO FULL SPEED THERE, GIVE THEM A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT THEY
MAY NEED TO DO.>>JEFF, THE LATEST IN A LIST OF
DRIVERS THAT HAVE HAD PRETTY BIG HITS HERE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE, ALL
OF WHOM WHO HAVE DRIVEN AWAY. KURT BUSCH, EARLIER, LOOK AT THE
LEFT SIDES EARLIER. RICKY STENHOUSE.
>>ANOTHER HARD HIT. CAN’T FEEL GOOD.
>>AND THEN, THIS ONE, WITH JEFF GORDON, INSIDE 10 TO GO.
>>ALL RIGHT, WE’RE INTO THE WALL HERE.
>>Luke: WHAT A STUNNING TURN OF EVENTS, DOC.
>>YEAH, WHAT AN AMAZING LAST FEW LAPS, JEFF GORDON HAD COME
IN FOR THE FOUR TIRES, RESTARTED 20th, WAS DRIVING INTO FIFTH
POSITION, THE TEAM SAID HE RADIOED IN AND CUT THE TIRE.
AND THAT’S WHERE HE SLAMMED INTO THE WALL.
FOUR TIRES, RESTART, GET ENOUGH TIME TO GET THERE, HE WAS HEADED
FOR FIFTH PLACE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.
>>TO QUOTE YOGI BERRA, IT AIN’T OVER UNTIL IT’S OVER.
AND IN THAT VEIN, WE DOUBLED UP FOR ANOTHER RESTART TO DECIDE
WHO WINS THE RACE. REFUSE TO TAKE BLAME FOR THIS,
ANDY.>>CLOSING IN ON A RECORD.
>>THAT’S AMAZING.>>LOT OF CLOSE RACING, MAY NOT
BE FINISHED YET.>>FIVE LAPS TO GO, WE’RE GOING
TO GO RACING.>>DRIVERS WITH OLD TIRES ON.
EVEN LOGANO.>>JUST WAVED OFF THE RESTART.
YOU SEE THE GAGGLE OF THE CARS TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN.
THEY’RE TRYING TO GET EVERYBODY LINED UP IN THE RIGHT PLACE
BECAUSE THE POINTS AND POSITIONS WILL MEAN A LOT WHEN WE GET DONE
WITH THESE FINAL FOUR OR SO LAPS.
SO A MOMENT TO REMIND YOU OF THE UPCOMING EVENTS, NEXT SUNDAY AT
DOVER, FOUR DRIVERS ARE ELIMINATED AT THE END OF FIRST
ROUND OF THE CHASE, THE CHALLENGER ROUND, KANSAS BEGINS
THE NEXT ROUND, KANSAS, CHARLOTTE AND AFC TALLADEGA,
THEN MARTINSVILLE, PHOENIX AND TEXAS TO BEFORE THE FOUR
FINALISTS AT HOMESTEAD.>>I’M THINKING TALLADEGA WILL
BE PRETTY CALM COMPARED TO WHAT WE HAVE SEEN TODAY.
>>WE STILL GOT FOUR LAPS TO GO IN THIS ONE.
LOOK AT THAT BUBBLE. AND LOOK AT HOW MUCH CLOSER ARIC
ALMIROLA IS THAN WHEN THE DAY STARTED.
>>HE GOT HIS OPPORTUNITY TO RACE HIS WAY INTO THIS THING.
HE’S INSIDE THE TOP TEN, I BELIEVE, RIGHT NOW.
>>NINTH PLACE. SO, HERE WE GO.
FOUR LAPS TO GO. BARRING ANY OVERTIME RACING
THAT’S NEEDED TO DECIDE IT. WITH JOEY LOGANO CONTROLLING THE
RESTART FROM THE OUTSIDE LANE, KEVIN HARVICK TO HIS INSIDE.
HARVICK REALLY, REALLY SPINNING THE TIRES THERE.
FINALLY GOT IT GOING. IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING TO HOLD
ON TO SECOND, THOUGH. THAT REALLY JAMMED THINGS UP
BEHIND HIM. JIMMIE JOHNSON.
>>LOOK AT THIS.>>JUST THE DISADVANTAGE OF
BEING DOWN ON THE INSIDE.>>THERE’S ONE AROUND, TOENY
STEWART. IN A CLOUD OF SMOKE.
NO PUN INTENDED, SORRY.>>TRULY NO PUN INTENDED.
SO, YELLOW FLAG NUMBER 15. AND WE’RE GOING TO HAVE SOME
EXTRA RACING IN THIS ONE. THAT’S PROBABLY NOT A GOOD THING
FOR THE 4 AND THE 2 AND MAYBE 42.
WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF CAUTION LAPS.
THEY HAVE TO BE CLOSER ON FUEL.>>YES, OUT OF THAT WHOLE
GROUP –>>LIKE TONY MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN A
LITTLE HELP RIGHT THERE.>>38 CAR, MAYBE?
>>POSSIBLE.>>WAS NOT A GREAT DAY FOR TONY
IN 27th PLACE, DOWN A COUPLE OF LAPS.
AND SO, WE’LL LINE IT UP AGAIN FOR SOME EXTRA RACING.
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE SEEN RESTART AFTER RESTART WHERE A
GUY GETS IT RIGHT, GETS IT RIGHT, THEN HE GETS FACED WITH
ANOTHER CHALLENGE, KEVIN HARVICK HAD DIFFICULTIES ON THAT LAST
RESTART. IF YOU’RE LOGANO, YOU CAN’T
COUNT ON HIM STRUGGLING LIKE HE DID.>>RIGHT.
NOW THAT HE’S TAKEN CONTROL OF THIS.
HARVICK, I THINK, REALLY WANTS TO GET THIS RACE OVER WITH.
HE WANTS TO TAKE SECOND. YOU DON’T WANT TO SETTLE FOR
SECOND. KEVIN HARVICK IS LIKE, CAN WE
GET TO THE CHECKERED FLAG? LET ME GO ON TO DOVER WITH MY
POINTS POSITION AND SEE IF I CAN WIN THAT RACE.
>>DIDN’T THINK WE WOULD SEE ANY TAKERS WITH THE OPENING OF PIT
LANE HERE. WE CHECK IN THE PIT STUDIO WITH
NICOLE, RUSTY AND BRAD.>>WE’RE SIMPLY DON’T REALLY
KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. IT SEEMS LIKE WE HAVE SEEN
EVERYTHING HERE TODAY. NOW WE GET BONUS TIME.
>>LET’S DO IT.>>NOT BAD.
HERE’S HOW IT’S PLAYED OUT TODAY.
LOT OF ISSUES, STARTING WITH DENNY HAMLIN.
PROBABLY THE BIGGEST ISSUE OF THE DAY.
>>THE FUEL RECEIVER CUT LOOSE AND ALMOST FELL OUT OF THE CAR.
>>BIG WRECK. THEN TOOK OUT HAMLIN AND PUT HIM
OUT EVEN FURTHER.>>TERRIBLE ACCIDENT IN FRONT OF
HIM. GOT MIXED UP IN SOMEBODY ELSE’S
MESS. IT WAS BAD ALL AROUND.
>>MORE PROBLEMS FOR JOE GIBBS RACING.
. THIS ONE INVOLVING KYLE BUSCH
AND MATT KENSETH.>>DOESN’T HIT THE WALL, THOUGH,
SAVES IT, HE DOES PRETTY GOOD THERE.
RIGHT NOW HE’S RUN 12Gth.>>KURT BUSCH.
HAD PROBLEMS ON PIT ROAD.>>HAD A LUG NUT THAT WASN’T
TIGHT. HAD TO COME BACK PIT ROAD, WAS
RUNNING, HAD A RIGHT FRONT TIRE GO DOWN.
RIGHT INTO THE WALL. DIDN’T DESTROY THE CAR.
>>ONE OF HARDER HITS OF THE DAY.
MATT KENSETH JUST PILING ON TO THE DAY THAT HAS BEEN FOR JOE
GIBBS RACING.>>YEAH, SPUN THE CAR, GOT DOWN
INTO THE CORNER AND TORE IT ALL UP, TOO.
ALL OF THE CHASERS ARE HAVING PROBLEMS.
>>OH, MAN, THIS WAS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST SURPRISE, JEFF
GORDON, OUT OF NOWHERE.>>THEY REALLY STUNNED US,
BECAUSE WE SAW FENDERS DOWN ON OTHER CARS.
RIGHT FRONT TIRE GOES DOWN.>>SO, HERE WE ARE.
EXTRA TIME, BONUS TIME. IT’S LOGANO OUT FRONT FOLLOWED
BY KEVIN HARVICK. KEVIN HARVICK WAS IN THE
SITUATION AT THE JULY RACE, WHAT HAPPENED?
HE RAN OUT OF FUEL.>>NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
PLENTY OF FUEL AND CAUTIONS. THESE GUYS ARE GOING TO DRIVE
THEIR BRAINS OUT.>>HANG ON.
>>HANG ON, ALLEN, BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO BE GOOD.
>>NICOLE, IF THE LEADER GETS BACK TO THE WHITE FLAG WITHOUT
THE CAUTION WAVING AGAIN, WE’RE IN THE FINAL LAP OF THE RACE AND
THE NEXT FLAG ENDS IT. KEVIN HARVICK INSIDE.
READY TO DECIDE IT AT NEW HAMPSHIRE.
KYLE LARSON IS GOING TO GET THROUGH HARVICK TO SECOND.
AND THEY’RE FOUR WIDE BEHIND HIM.
>>COMING TO THE WHITE.>>LAST LAP.
>>YES, SIR.>>LOGANO HAS GOTTEN AWAY.
ANYBODY’S CHASE TAKEN AN UNEXPECTED TURN IN THE LAST
MILE? HARVICK INDIANAPOLIS LARSON
TRYING TO GET SECOND PLACE FROM HIM.
CHECKERED FLAG IS UP. JOEY LOGANO THROUGH TO THE NEXT
ROUND OF THE CHASE WITH A WIN AT NEW HAMPSHIRE.
WHAT A FINISH!>>GREAT JOB, JOEY.
>>LOOK AT THAT.>>AWESOME JOB.
>>WELL, HE GOT THE LAST RESTART RUN, JOEY LOGANO OUR GOODYEAR
SUPERIOR PERFORMER TODAY, ADVANCES INTO THE SECOND ROUND
OF THE CHASE, WITH A WIN IN HIS NATIVE NEW ENGLAND.
>>>JOEY LOGANO IS ORIGINALLY FROM MIDDLETON, CONNECTICUT,
SPENT SOME TIME THERE THIS WEEK, RAISING MONEY FOR A TRANSITIONAL
SHELTER THAT HE AND HIS FOUNDATION SUPPORT WITH THE
FOLKS BACK HOME, NOW CAME UP BEFORE MANY OF THOSE HOMETOWN
FANS AND SCORED A HUGE, HUGE WIN, HIS SEVENTH SPRINT CUP
SERIES WIN, HIS FOURTH WIN OF THIS YEAR AND HE NEVER WON MORE
THAN ONE A YEAR UNTIL THIS SEASON.
SO, THERE’S THE CHASE GRID, TEAM PENSKE WITH BOTH OF THEIR CARS
THROUGH TO THE SECOND ROUND.>>BASICALLY NINE CARS ARE GOING
TO BE RACING FOR THOSE SPOTS THERE, BUT I THINK, EVEN GORDON,
YEAH, THAT’S A DIFFICULT SPOT, BUT YOU CAN SEE ALMIROLA, THERE,
ONLY TEN POINTS OUTSIDE OF THAT 12th SPOT.
>>SO, MOVING LOGANO THROUGH. FROM THE CHALLENGER ROUND.
INTO THE SECOND ROUND OF THE CHASE AND ONE MORE SPOT
AVAILABLE FOR A WINNER NEXT WEEK AT DOVER, THE REST WILL BE FILTD
IN BASED ON POINTS. JOEY COMES BACK AROUND TO THE
WINNER’S CIRCLE. THE OTHER TOP FINISHERS TODAY.
>>KEVIN HARVICK, DIDN’T GET THE VICTORY YOU WERE LOOKING FOR,
BIG PICTURE, IT LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE IN GOOD SHAPE HEADING
INTO DOVER.>>YEAH, JUST A GOOD DAY FOR US.
WE HAD A FAST CAR. TRACK POSITION IS TOUGH AND IT
WOUND UP BEING REALLY HARD RACING THERE AND BRAD MOVED ME
OUT OF THE WAY AND GOT UP OUT OF THE GROOVE AND WOUND UP GETTING
SECOND. THEN, AT THE END THERE, NASCAR
MUST NOT BE ABLE TO SEE THE LINE ON RESTART THERE.
BUT THE 22 WAS EARLY.>>KEVIN HARVICK BRINGS IT HOME
IN THIRD THIS AFTERNOON, DOC.>>BRAD KESELOWSKI CLIMBING OUT
OF HIS CAR. YOU LED 78 LAPS, HAD ISSUES,
SPUN, HIT THE WALL, SOMEHOW CAME BACK AND ALMOST HAD A SHOT TO
WIN THIS.>>WE HAD A SHOT.
PRETTY GOOD. WE MISSED IT A LITTLE BIT TODAY
ON A FEW THINGS. SO, IT WAS A GOOD ADVERSITY DAY,
TO FIGHT THROUGH A LOT OF THAT AND GEEZ, THAT HAD TO BE A
RECORD FOR THE AMOUNT OF YELLOWS.
DECENT DAY. DIDN’T GET THE WIN WE WERE
LOOKING FOR.>>FINISHING SEVENTH, BRAD
KESELOWSKI. ALLEN?
>>JOEY LOGANO HAS MADE HIS WAY INTO VICTORY LANE.
THEY’RE ABOUT TO HAND HIM A VERY LARGE CRUSTACEAN.
>>HE WINS ON HIS HOME TRACK AND LOGANO JUST SAID ON THE RADIO,
THIS IS MY WORST TRACK ON LAP 247 WITH TODD GORDON CALLED FOR
230UR TIRES, DID YOU KNOW THAT WOULD BE THE STRATEGY MOVE OF
THE DAY?>>NO, I THOUGHT WE WOULD GIVE
IT AWAY AT THAT POINT. WE HAD SOME GOOD RESTARTS.
THIS IS MY HOME RACETRACK, THE COOLEST PLACE TO WIN FOR ME.
I WATCHED MY FIRST CUP RACE WHEN I WAS 5.
THIS MEANS SO MUCH. JUST GOT TO THANK ALL OF THE
BOYS AT TEAM PENSKE. I’M PROUD OF THAT.
PENNZOIL AND AAA, HERTZ, COCA-COLA, SPRINT, EVERYBODY,
THIS IS SUCH — I MEAN, TO ME, IT’S MY HOME TRACK, IT MEANS SO
MUCH TO ME.>>YOU WERE THE RESTART MASTER
TO ME, THE CAUTION COMES OUT WITH FOUR LAPS TO GO, WHAT’S
GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND SF.>>THE CAUTION CAME OUT, I HAD A
LOT OF THINGS THAT I CAN’T SAY ON TV RIGHT NOW.
WE HAD GOOD RESTARTS. I WAS HOPING FOR A TOP FIVE AT
THIS TRACK. IT MEANS SO MUCH TO WIN HERE.
>>YOU’RE GOING INTO THE NEXT ROUND, HOW DOES THAT SOUND
>>IT FEELS GOOD. IT FEELS GREAT TO GO TO NEXT
ROUND. WE GOT TO KEEP OUR EYES ON THE
PRIZE.>>JOEY LOGANO WINS HIS FOURTH
RACE OF THE YEAR. IT’S BEEN AN AWESOME RIDE FOR
THE 22 TEAM, ALLEN. WHAT A RACE IT’S BEEN.
>>UNBELIEVABLE.>>SETS UP WHAT SHOULD BE A
REALLY INTERESTING A 400-MILER NEXT SUNDAY IN DOVER.
OUR WEEKEND SCHEDULE. NATIONWIDE RACE SATURDAY AT 3:30
AND THE SPRINT CUP SERIES AT 1:00 SUNDAY.
LOTS MORE TO COME ON THIS ONE FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE ON
“SPORTSCENTER.” JOEY LOGANO WINS IN NEW ENGLAND.

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