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New Hampshire: Cup results

Brian Vickers emerged victorious in the Camping World RV Sales 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, his first win at the top level since he won at Michigan in August 2009, 75 starts ago.
Brian Vickers became the 11th different winner in the last 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire when he claimed the chequered flag for Michael Waltrip Racing in the Camping World RV Sales 301 race.

Vickers - a Nationwide Series regular with Joe Gibbs Racing, but also competing on a part-time basis in the #55 car usually piloted by Mark Martin - secured his third victory in 271 Cup starts after longtime leader Tony Stewart ran out of gas when the race was extended by one lap for a green-white-chequered finish after a late debris caution.

Vickers' last victory in the Cup series was on August 16, 2009 at Michigan, a gap of 75 starts. He finished half a second ahead of Kyle Busch, who led in the early stages of the race but then suffered from handling problems in the hotter afternoon conditions and who was unable to find enough speed to challenge for the lead at the final restart.

Jimmie Johnson finished in sixth place after starting from the back row, having had his qualifying times deleted when the #48 was found to be running too low at the front. That means Johnson extends his lead the standings by 56 points over Clint Bowyer, who came across the line in 13th place on Sunday afternoon.

Race results

1. #55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing 302 laps 3hrs 14mins 10secs
2. #18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing + 0.582s
3. #31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing + 1.013s
4. #2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing + 1.263s
5. #43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports + 1.717s
6. #48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports + 2.065s
7. #29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing + 2.732s
8. #99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing + 2.809s
9. #20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing + 2.815s
10. #24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports + 3.063s
11. #5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports + 3.265s
12. #1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 3.395s
13. #15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing + 3.634s
14. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Motorsports + 3.733s
15. #16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing + 3.753s
16. #56 Martin Truex Jr Michael Waltrip Racing + 4.048s
17. #27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing + 4.141s
18. #38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports + 4.308s
19. #34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports + 4.522s
20. #30 David Stremme Swan Racing + 4.594s
21. #11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing + 4.663s
22. #51 AJ Allmendinger Phoenix Racing + 4.884s
23. #7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing + 5.068s
24. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 5.197s
25. #87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports + 12.251s
26. #14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing + 3.720s
27. #47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing + 1 Laps
28. #83 David Reutimann BK Racing + 3 Laps
29. #36 J.J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing + 4 Laps
30. #32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing + 4 Laps
31. #78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing + 19 Laps
32. #33 Landon Cassill Circle Sport + 21 Laps Transmission
33. #9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports + 25 Laps
34. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Racing + 27 Laps
35. #35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports + 32 Laps
36. #13 Casey Mears Germain Racing + 60 Laps
37. #10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing + 65 Laps Accident
38. #93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing + 66 Laps Accident
39. #39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing + 77 Laps Accident
40. #22 Joey Logano Penske Racing + 91 Laps
41. #52 Morgan Shepherd BK Motorsports + 210 Laps Vibration
42. #98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing + 213 Laps Vibration
43. #19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing + 227 Laps Rear Gear

Practice 3 times

1. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.548s (Leader) 133.417mph (44 laps)
2. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.592s (-0.044s) 133.212mph (45 laps)
3. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 28.593s (-0.045s) 133.207mph (32 laps)
4. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 28.596s (-0.048s) 133.193mph (49 laps)
5. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.617s (-0.069s) 133.096mph (48 laps)
6. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.666s (-0.118s) 132.868mph (37 laps)
7. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.673s (-0.125s) 132.836mph (34 laps)
8. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.689s (-0.141s) 132.762mph (42 laps)
9. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 28.690s (-0.142s) 132.757mph (42 laps)
10. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.695s (-0.147s) 132.734mph (39 laps)
11. #22 Joey Logano Ford 28.708s (-0.160s) 132.674mph (46 laps)
12. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.714s (-0.166s) 132.646mph (36 laps)
13. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.745s (-0.197s) 132.503mph (33 laps)
14. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 28.750s (-0.202s) 132.480mph (59 laps)
15. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.758s (-0.210s) 132.443mph (38 laps)
16. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 28.790s (-0.242s) 132.296mph (35 laps)
17. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.790s (-0.242s) 132.296mph (43 laps)
18. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.801s (-0.253s) 132.245mph (39 laps)
19. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.818s (-0.270s) 132.167mph (36 laps)
20. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 28.834s (-0.286s) 132.094mph (37 laps)
21. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 28.841s (-0.293s) 132.062mph (42 laps)
22. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.842s (-0.294s) 132.057mph (49 laps)
23. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 28.860s (-0.312s) 131.975mph (33 laps)
24. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.869s (-0.321s) 131.934mph (41 laps)
25. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.879s (-0.331s) 131.888mph (38 laps)
26. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 28.934s (-0.386s) 131.638mph (35 laps)
27. #51 A J Allmendinger Chevrolet 28.956s (-0.408s) 131.538mph (26 laps)
28. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 29.010s (-0.462s) 131.293mph (32 laps)
29. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.012s (-0.464s) 131.284mph (34 laps)
30. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.097s (-0.549s) 130.900mph (29 laps)
31. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 29.129s (-0.581s) 130.756mph (40 laps)
32. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.130s (-0.582s) 130.752mph (33 laps)
33. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.133s (-0.585s) 130.738mph (36 laps)
34. #13 Casey Mears Ford 29.161s (-0.613s) 130.613mph (29 laps)
35. #35 Josh Wise Ford 29.218s (-0.670s) 130.358mph (23 laps)
36. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 29.220s (-0.672s) 130.349mph (41 laps)
37. #36 J J Yeley Chevrolet 29.294s (-0.746s) 130.020mph (27 laps)
38. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 29.345s (-0.797s) 129.794mph (3 laps)
39. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.434s (-0.886s) 129.401mph (25 laps)
40. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 29.546s (-0.998s) 128.911mph (32 laps)
41. #52 Morgan Shepherd Toyota 30.063s (-1.515s) 126.694mph (11 laps)

Practice 2 times

1. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 28.531s (Leader) 133.497mph (38 laps)
2. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 28.537s (-0.006s) 133.469mph (33 laps)
3. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.563s (-0.032s) 133.347mph (40 laps)
4. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 28.585s (-0.054s) 133.245mph (39 laps)
5. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.591s (-0.060s) 133.217mph (23 laps)
6. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.607s (-0.076s) 133.142mph (33 laps)
7. #22 Joey Logano Ford 28.619s (-0.088s) 133.086mph (34 laps)
8. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.640s (-0.109s) 132.989mph (30 laps)
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.643s (-0.112s) 132.975mph (32 laps)
10. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 28.660s (-0.129s) 132.896mph (26 laps)
11. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 28.662s (-0.131s) 132.887mph (28 laps)
12. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.663s (-0.132s) 132.882mph (31 laps)
13. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 28.678s (-0.147s) 132.813mph (31 laps)
14. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.688s (-0.157s) 132.766mph (30 laps)
15. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 28.695s (-0.164s) 132.734mph (35 laps)
16. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 28.720s (-0.189s) 132.618mph (25 laps)
17. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.725s (-0.194s) 132.595mph (35 laps)
18. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.731s (-0.200s) 132.568mph (28 laps)
19. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.753s (-0.222s) 132.466mph (36 laps)
20. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 28.772s (-0.241s) 132.379mph (31 laps)
21. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.774s (-0.243s) 132.370mph (43 laps)
22. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.780s (-0.249s) 132.342mph (25 laps)
23. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.793s (-0.262s) 132.282mph (31 laps)
24. #51 A J Allmendinger Chevrolet 28.898s (-0.367s) 131.802mph (26 laps)
25. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.910s (-0.379s) 131.747mph (21 laps)
26. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.934s (-0.403s) 131.638mph (20 laps)
27. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 28.955s (-0.424s) 131.542mph (36 laps)
28. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 28.961s (-0.430s) 131.515mph (24 laps)
29. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 28.989s (-0.458s) 131.388mph (19 laps)
30. #30 David Stremme Toyota 29.043s (-0.512s) 131.143mph (23 laps)
31. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 29.112s (-0.581s) 130.833mph (31 laps)
32. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 29.147s (-0.616s) 130.676mph (9 laps)
33. #34 David Ragan Ford 29.200s (-0.669s) 130.438mph (25 laps)
34. #38 David Gilliland Ford 29.221s (-0.690s) 130.345mph (16 laps)
35. #87 Joe Nemechek oyota 29.257s (-0.726s) 130.184mph (11 laps)
36. #13 Casey Mears Ford 29.267s (-0.736s) 130.140mph (27 laps)
37. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 29.297s (-0.766s) 130.006mph (31 laps)
38. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 29.335s (-0.804s) 129.838mph (14 laps)
39. #35 Josh Wise Ford 29.374s (-0.843s) 129.666mph (20 laps)
40. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.407s (-0.876s) 129.520mph (13 laps)
41. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 29.552s (-1.021s) 128.885mph (26 laps)
42. #36 J J Yeley Chevrolet 29.664s (-1.133s) 128.398mph (17 laps)
43. #52 Morgan Shepherd Toyota 29.932s (-1.401s) 127.248mph (20 laps)

Sprint Cup Series championship standings

1. (--) Jimmie Johnson 696pts (Leader)
2. (--) Clint Bowyer 640pts (-56pts)
3. (--) Carl Edwards 623pts (-73pts)
4. (--) Kevin Harvick 622pts (-74pts)
5. (--) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 578pts (-118pts)
6. (--) Matt Kenseth 576pts (-120pts)
7. (--) Kyle Busch 576pts (-120pts)
8. (--) Greg Biffle 545pts (-151pts)
9. (+4) Brad Keselowski 529pts (-167pts)
10. (+2) Kasey Kahne 523pts (-173pts)
11. (--) Martin Truex Jr. 521pts (-175pts)
12. (+2) Jeff Gordon 521pts (-175pts)
13. (-3) Tony Stewart 518pts (-178pts)
14. (-5) Kurt Busch 516pts (-180pts)
15. (+2) Jamie McMurray 507pts (-189pts)
16. (+3) Aric Almirola 502pts (-194pts)
17. (+4) Jeff Burton 498pts (-198pts)
18. (-3) Joey Logano 487pts (-209pts)
19. (-3) Ryan Newman 487pts (-209pts)
20. (--) Paul Menard 487pts (-209pts)
21. (-3) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 476pts (-220pts)
22. (--) Marcos Ambrose 440pts (-256pts)
23. (--) Juan Pablo Montoya 424pts (-272pts)
24. (--) Casey Mears 403pts (-293pts)
25. (+1) Denny Hamlin 361pts (-335pts)
26. (+1) David Gilliland 354pts (-342pts)
27. (-2) Danica Patrick # 350pts (-346pts)
28. (--) David Ragan 342pts (-354pts)
29. (--) Mark Martin 314pts (-382pts)
30. (--) Bobby Labonte 295pts (-401pts)
31. (+1) Dave Blaney 283pts (-413pts)
32. (-1) David Reutimann 279pts (-417pts)
33. (--) J J Yeley 272pts (-424pts)
34. (--) David Stremme 267pts (-429pts)
35. (--) Travis Kvapil 240pts (-456pts)
36. (--) A J Allmendinger 211pts (-485pts)
37. (--) Michael Waltrip 102pts (-594pts)
38. (--) Michael McDowell 93pts (-603pts)
39. (--) Scott Speed 91pts (-605pts)
40. (--) Timmy Hill 80pts (-616pts)
41. (--) Terry Labonte 77pts (-619pts)
42. (--) Ken Schrader 68pts (-628pts)
43. (--) Boris Said 26pts (-670pts)
44. (--) Ron Fellows 22pts (-674pts)
45. (--) Justin Marks 14pts (-682pts)
46. (--) Scott Riggs 10pts (-686pts)
47. (--) Victor Gonzalez Jr. 7pts (-689pts)
48. (--) Tomy Drissi 6pts (-690pts)
49. (--) Brian Keselowski 4pts (-692pts)
50. (--) Alex Kennedy 4pts (-692pts)
51. (--) Jacques Villeneuve 3pts (-693pts)
52. (--) Jason Leffler 1pts (-695pts)

# = Cup series rookie
Only drivers registered for points in this series are shown in the standings.



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