Archive for July 17th, 2011

Ryan Newman is Two-for-Two at NHMS

Loudon, NH — Ryan Newman only saw the view from the front at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend, capturing the checkered flag in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour F.W. Webb 100.

Behind the wheel of his No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet, it was a history making day for Newman; no NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver has started and won from the pole position in two races on the same weekend at NHMS.

He and team owner Tony Stewart finished in exactly the same positions they started; first and second. That feat that hasn’t been accomplished in NASCAR’s elite series since Hendrick Motorsports drivers Darrell Waltrip and Ken Schrader finished one-two in the 1989 Daytona 500.

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Another NELCAR Race at NHMS, Another Trip to Victory Lane

Shaun Buffington Wins Five in a Row at NHMS

Loudon, NH — NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesFootShaun Buffington, driver of the 23 legend car has won his 5th straight race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). Sunday morning prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race the NELCAR Legends took to the track to race on the 1/4 Mini Magic Mile.

The racing line up was set by qualifying practice time, Shaun’s teammate Tom Gray took the pole for the feature event. After qualifying the 23 team just made one adjustment to the car, Shaun said, “the carburetors were a little flat I think we had to much jet in it, so we changed carburetors for the feature. The track was greasy probably because of the heat, but it was loose for everybody so it was even.”

With Gray leading and, Buffington racing in second place, with Evan Beaulieu, and Alessandro Vitelli, right behind him, Shaun made the pass to take the lead once again at NHMS. Though these 3 drivers battling for 2nd were not letting the 23 car get away, Shaun recalls “My car was loose, if I went in to far, or if I didn’t slow down enough they would have definitely got under me. I just had to keep from looking in the mirror, slower is faster and keep hitting my marks, I was able to pull a little gap when I did that, and who better to have behind you then your teammate, because you know he’s not going to drive through you.”

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