Haas Automation Driver Finishes Second in New Hampshire 301
Date: July 17, 2016
Event: New Hampshire 301 (Round 19 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Location: New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon (1.058-mile oval)
Start/Finish: 12th/2nd (Running, completed 301 of 301 laps)
Point Standing: 28th (287 points, 67 ahead of 31st)
Winner: Matt Kenseth of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)
Tony Stewart had a wicked good run Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, wheeling his No. 14 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) to a second-place finish in the New Hampshire 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. It was Stewart’s third top-five result this season and his 15th top-five in 34 career Sprint Cup starts at New Hampshire.
Stewart made the most of three restarts that took place during the race’s final 33 laps, driving from ninth to second and finishing 1.982 seconds behind race winner Matt Kenseth.
“The last three restarts were pretty intense,” Stewart said. “This track has always kind of had a history of one lane prevailing over the others. It seemed like it took a couple laps after the restarts for the track to rubber back in, and I think it was the best tire that Goodyear has brought here that I can remember in the 18 years I’ve been here. You could race all over the racetrack today. It was a fun race.”