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Tom Herzig's Trackside: Wrenn snags his first Modified Series win

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NORM WRENN of Nashua passed Rowan Pennink, Justin Bonsignore and Richard Savary on the final lap to break into the Valenti Modified Series win column at Seekonk Speedway Saturday night at the wheel...

Tom Herzig's Trackside: Ollie Silva Memorial a big hit at Lee USA

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Lee USA Speedway enjoyed a packed house last week for its Ollie Silva Memorial ISMA Supermodified event, which was won by Jon McKennedy.

Brad Keselowski wins the Camping World RV Sales 301 race on July 13, 2014 at NHMS. Keselowski swept the weekend by winning both the Nationwide Sta-Green race and the Sprint Cup Series CWRVS301.

Allen Lessels on Motor Sports: Chasing, but not catching

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The Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday was an opportunity lost as far as nailing down a Cup win, which is priority No. 1 in Chase criteria.

Katelyn McAllister, 8, from Franklin poses with NASCAR driver Jeremy Clements during WOKQ FanFest which kicks off NASCAR weekend at NHMS, on Thursday in Loudon.

Allen Lessels on Motor Sports: Craven loves qualifying format

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Put Ricky Craven solidly in the corner of the many in and around NASCAR who like the new system for qualifying for the Chase to the Sprint Cup championship.

Eddie MacDonald, seen during a break from July 1 testing sessions at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be back at the track on Friday, aiming to qualify for Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301.

Allen Lessels on Motor Sports: Youngsters eye NHMS

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The NASCAR driver on the hottest streak coming into a weekend packed with racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway?

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne (5) leads Greg Biffle (16) during the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

Allen Lessels on Motor Sports: With Chase spots on the line, drivers are hungry

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NASCAR's Sprint Cup stars wrapped up their rain-delayed Fourth of July weekend stay in Daytona with a rain-shortened and topsy-turvy Coke Zero 400 on Sunday. Next stop: Loudon.

NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force during last year's New England Nationals at New England Dragway.

Allen Lessels on Motor Sports: Speed weekend in Epping features sibling rivalry

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Kyle and Lauren Cultrera are reveling in big-time drag racing's stop at their home track, New England Dragway.

Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne (5) is shown before the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in April.

Motor Sports: Kahne to visit with New Hampshire firefighters

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Kasey Kahne is hoping to heat up on the track, but he'll get a taste of a different kind of heat in New Hampshire Wednesday.

Tony Stewart says on-track death was '100 percent an accident'

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“I know 100 percent in my heart and in my mind that I did not do anything wrong,” Stewart told the Associated Press in an article published online Friday.

Wayne Helliwell Jr. won the Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Tom Herzig's Trackside: NHMS win in new division 'biggest win ever' for Helliwell

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This, coming from a racer who has won myriad short track races, track championships, three NASCAR state titles and the last two American Canadian Tour titles.

Tony Stewart is introduced before Sunday's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Stewart will not face charges in the death of a driver last month.

No charges for Tony Stewart in N.Y. track death

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Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has been cleared by a grand jury investigating a dirt-track incident in upstate New York in August that killed a young driver, a county prosecutor said on...

After NHMS, all Chase drivers are back in the game

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A succession of on-track dust-ups and hold-your-breath restarts on Sunday at NHMS played havoc with the fortunes of Chase drivers who entered the Sylvania 300 feeling relatively secure about their...

Speed and thrills at Kingston hydroplane races

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Roaring engines and rooster tails were the order of the day at the 8th annual Kingston Fall Classic hydroplane boat race Sunday.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepares to get into his car during Saturday's practice for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Earnhardt salvages a hard-earned 9th to keep hopes of advancing alive

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If Dale Earnhardt Jr. advances to the next elimination round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, he can thank his team's collective salvage operation on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway,...

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin in the garage after a crash during the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Rough day for Hamlin at Loudon

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Joey Logano was one of the lucky Chase drivers on Sunday. After leading for 30 laps early in the race, a fuel issue took Denny Hamlin all but out of contention.

Susan Coliskey of Tuckahoe, N.Y., was one of 11 finalists for a special drawing held before the NASCAR Sylvania 300.

New York woman wins $1m in NH Lottery drawing at NHMS

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A New York woman who spends two months every summer in the White Mountains is planning longer visits to the Granite State after winning $1 million from the New Hampshire Lottery on Sunday.

Speedway neighbors either inured or upset by noise

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For those who live near the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, this weekend is always on the noisy side, and while some neighbors say they are used to the noise, others say it's something they could live...

Dover's Helliwell wins ACT Invitational

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As dusk closed in, a 10-car wreck on the backstretch brought the ACT Invitational to a halt with 44 laps completed Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Teams prepare NASCAR racing trucks at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday.

Fans love their trucks: Pickup truck racing all the rage in Loudon

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Groups of brightly colored pickup trucks raced around the oval track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in packs Friday, their jacked-up four-speed eight-cylinder engines roaring as they hit the...

NHMS, Miller Lite extend deal for another 3 years

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LOUDON With NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader Brad Keselowski on hand for the 'toast,' New Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced that Miller Lite will continue its relationship with the...

NASCAR: Who the Vegas wise guys like heading into Loudon

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When it comes to this weekends race all of the usual suspects are the favorites. However Kyle Busch is getting himself some love this weekend and Keselowski is the firm favorite in the eyes of the...

Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

NHMS chief Gappens is on board with the Chase changes

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With the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format creating a buzz around NASCAR, New Hampshire Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Jerry Gappens is expecting a near-capacity crowd...

Flags fly above the RVs at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Thursday,

Fellowship a big part of the Loudon experience for race fans

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Thousands of fans poured down the sidewalks from the RV and camping areas at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Thursday, eager to join the track’s FanFest Day.

Hampstead's Suess ready for Whelen Modified race

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Before the Sprint Cup drivers hit the track for the Sylvania 300 on Sunday, more than a few local names will take the track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Dave D'Onofrio: A well-earned celebration for Sox.

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They didn’t come to see a baseball game of little consequence. They came to see history. To see the end of an era. To see something special — and that they did, thanks to Derek Jeter and a well-done pregame ceremony held to celebrate the final game in the two-decade career of the Yankees’ legendary shortstop..

A’s earn their way into postseason play

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St. Louis will play the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers in a best-of-five Division Series that starts on Friday.

Americans lose at golf, then bicker

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Phil Mickelson launched a scathing attack on Tom Watson after the United States went down to another Ryder Cup defeat on Sunday, saying his captain had not engaged with the players and should have stuck with the system that worked in 2008.

Opinions differ on analysis of Brady

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Think he’d have a 58.8 completion percentage or an 82.9 passer rating with that group? Think anyone would be carping about diminishing skills, if Brady had Peyton Manning’s ensemble? Or is there something really going on beyond all the pounding Brady has absorbed through three games?

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