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Cup: New Hampshire - Race results

Kasey Kahne won the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after a race dominated by Hendrick Motorsport and Joe Gibbs Racing drivers.
Kasey Kahne looked strong all afternoon at Loudon, but victory in the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway had always looked predestined to go to Denny Hamlin - until confusion with his pit crew about the number of tyres to take at the last pit stop cost him the lead and the race.

Instead it was Kahne in victory lane, his 14th win in 307 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and his second in 2012 following on from winning the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. That puts him in the lead position for getting into the post-season Chase via a wild card, despite being outside the top ten in the standings.

The previous day, Denny Hamlin completed a clean sweep of Saturday practice opportunities by topping both the practice 2 (28.969s, 131.479 mph) and practice 3 sessions (28.990s, 131.383 mph).

Race results

1. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 301 laps 2hrs 44 mins 24secs (47/4 pts)
2. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 301 laps + 2.738s (44/2 pts)
3. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 301 laps + 5.435s (42/1 pts)
4. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 301 laps + 6.305s (40/0 pts)
5. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 301 laps + 7.003s (40/1 pts)
6. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 301 laps + 8.215s (39/1 pts)
7. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 301 laps + 9.649s (38/1 pts)
8. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 301 laps + 13.658s (36/0 pts)
9. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 301 laps + 15.142s (35/0 pts)
10. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 301 laps + 17.395s (34/0 pts)
11. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 301 laps + 17.917s (33/0 pts)
12. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 301 laps + 18.093s (32/0 pts)
13. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 301 laps + 19.200s (31/0 pts)
14. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 301 laps + 21.586s (30/0 pts)
15. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 301 laps + 21.676s (29/0 pts)
16. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 301 laps + 22.205s (29/1 pts)
17. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 301 laps + 26.971s (27/0 pts)
18. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 301 laps + 28.131s (26/0 pts)
19. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 301 laps + 30.250s (25/0 pts)
20. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 300 laps + 1 lap (24/0 pts)
21. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 300 laps + 1 lap (23/0 pts)
22. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 300 laps + 1 lap (0pts)
23. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 300 laps + 1 lap (21/0 pts)
24. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 299 laps + 2 laps (21/1 pts)
25. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 299 laps + 2 laps (19/0 pts)
26. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 298 laps + 3 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #38 David Gilliland Ford 298 laps + 3 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 298 laps + 3 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 297 laps + 4 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 297 laps + 4 laps (14/0 pts)
31. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 294 laps + 7 laps (13/0 pts)
32. #33 Stephen Leicht * Chevrolet 293 laps + 8 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 229 laps Engine (11/0 pts)
34. #34 David Ragan Ford 139 laps Engine (10/0 pts)
35. #30 David Stremme Toyota 101 laps Vibration (9/0 pts)
36. #13 Casey Mears Ford 91 laps Vibration (8/0 pts)
37. #26 Josh Wise * Ford 82 laps Brakes (7/0 pts)
38. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 71 laps Brakes (0pts)
39. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 68 laps Brakes (5/0 pts)
40. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 63 laps Vibration (4/0 pts)
41. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 32 laps Vibration (3/0 pts)
42. #179 Kelly Bires Ford 19 laps Brakes (2/0 pts)
43. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 4 laps Engine (1/0 pts)

Practice 3 times

1. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.990s (Leader) 131.383 mph
2. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.021s (-0.031) 131.243 mph
3. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.089s (-0.099) 130.936 mph
4. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 29.111s (-0.121) 130.837 mph
5. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.132s (-0.142) 130.743 mph
6. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.142s (-0.152) 130.698 mph
7. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.143s (-0.153) 130.693 mph
8. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 29.152s (-0.162) 130.653 mph
9. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.191s (-0.201) 130.479 mph
10. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.191s (-0.201) 130.479 mph
11. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.196s (-0.206) 130.456 mph
12. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.204s (-0.214) 130.421 mph
13. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.204s (-0.214) 130.421 mph
14. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.213s (-0.223) 130.380 mph
15. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.215s (-0.225) 130.371 mph
16. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 29.224s (-0.234) 130.331 mph
17. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 29.227s (-0.237) 130.318 mph
18. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.230s (-0.240) 130.305 mph
19. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 29.244s (-0.254) 130.242 mph
20. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.246s (-0.256) 130.233 mph
21. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.255s (-0.265) 130.193 mph
22. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.271s (-0.281) 130.122 mph
23. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.277s (-0.287) 130.095 mph
24. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 29.282s (-0.292) 130.073 mph
25. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.302s (-0.312) 129.984 mph
26. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.337s (-0.347) 129.829 mph
27. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.349s (-0.359) 129.776 mph
28. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.352s (-0.362) 129.763 mph
29. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.360s (-0.370) 129.727 mph
30. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 29.448s (-0.458) 129.340 mph
31. #13 Casey Mears Ford 29.511s (-0.521) 129.064 mph
32. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 29.525s (-0.535) 129.003 mph
33. #179 Kelly Bires Ford 29.540s (-0.550) 128.937 mph
34. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.584s (-0.594) 128.745 mph
35. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.591s (-0.601) 128.715 mph
36. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.598s (-0.608) 128.684 mph
37. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 29.602s (-0.612) 128.667 mph
38. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.636s (-0.646) 128.519 mph
39. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 29.641s (-0.651) 128.498 mph
40. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 29.677s (-0.687) 128.342 mph
41. #33 Stephen Leicht* Chevrolet 29.698s (-0.708) 128.251 mph
42. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 29.719s (-0.729) 128.160 mph

Practice 2 times

1. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.969s (Leader) 131.479 mph
2. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.993s (-0.024) 131.370 mph
3. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 29.032s (-0.063) 131.193 mph
4. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 29.054s (-0.085) 131.094 mph
5. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 29.074s (-0.105) 131.004 mph
6. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 29.091s (-0.122) 130.927 mph
7. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 29.095s (-0.126) 130.909 mph
8. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 29.095s (-0.126) 130.909 mph
9. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 29.102s (-0.133) 130.878 mph
10. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.129s (-0.160) 130.756 mph
11. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.150s (-0.181) 130.662 mph
12. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 29.154s (-0.185) 130.644 mph
13. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.155s (-0.186) 130.640 mph
14. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 29.162s (-0.193) 130.608 mph
15. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.168s (-0.199) 130.581 mph
16. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 29.180s (-0.211) 130.528 mph
17. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.183s (-0.214) 130.514 mph
18. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 29.190s (-0.221) 130.483 mph
19. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.198s (-0.229) 130.447 mph
20. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 29.198s (-0.229) 130.447 mph
21. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.211s (-0.242) 130.389 mph
22. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.222s (-0.253) 130.340 mph
23. #23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet 29.223s (-0.254) 130.336 mph
24. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29.266s (-0.297) 130.144 mph
25. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.309s (-0.340) 129.953 mph
26. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.322s (-0.353) 129.896 mph
27. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 29.329s (-0.360) 129.865 mph
28. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.337s (-0.368) 129.829 mph
29. #51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 29.341s (-0.372) 129.811 mph
30. #22 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge 29.366s (-0.397) 129.701 mph
31. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.390s (-0.421) 129.595 mph
32. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.436s (-0.467) 129.393 mph
33. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.461s (-0.492) 129.283 mph
34. #10 David Reutimann Chevrolet 29.494s (-0.525) 129.138 mph
35. #13 Casey Mears Ford 29.495s (-0.526) 129.134 mph
36. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.526s (-0.557) 128.998 mph
37. #26 Josh Wise* Ford 29.547s (-0.578) 128.906 mph
38. #249 J.J. Yeley Toyota 29.618s (-0.649) 128.598 mph
39. #83 Landon Cassill Toyota 29.675s (-0.706) 128.350 mph
40. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.743s (-0.774) 128.057 mph
41. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 29.830s (-0.861) 127.684 mph
42. #33 Stephen Leicht* Chevrolet 29.915s (-0.946) 127.321 mph

* Denotes Rookie

Full details of Friday practice and qualifying also available.



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Denny Hamlin dominated much of the race, but a four-tire pit stop cost him track position and the win. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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