2011 Sylvania 300 Preview:
The Big Picture:
Tony Stewart's Chicagoland victory allowed him to jump from ninth in points up to second just seven markers behind Harvick.
The 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings:
When the checkered flag flew Ryan Newman had claimed the win with teammate Tony Stewart closing fast on his back bumper. Tony probably had the best car in the closing laps but he ran out of time.
Tony had to wait until last week in Chicagoland to get his first win of 2011, but he may not have to wait long for his second. Is Tony about to take the Chase lead?
Radio: MRN and SIRIUS Satellite
Actual Race: 2:00PM Eastern
2010 Winner: Clint Bowyer
2010 Polesitter: Brad Keselowski
Tony Stewart was leading late in the race but ran out of fuel as he came to take the white flag. This left the win for Clint Bowyer who brought it home in front of Denny Hamlin in second.
Hamlin left New Hampshire as the points leader while Stewart fell all the way to eleventh.
- Tony Stewart was fast here in 2010.
- Tony Stewart had a fast car in New Hampshire in July.
- Tony Stewart won the race last week in Chicagoland.
For my backup I'm sticking to the Chase drivers but moving a but further back into the pack. Kurt Busch has three New Hampshire victories under his belt including a sweep here in 2004. Kurt lead 66 laps here in July and ended with a solid top ten finish. Kurt makes a great backup pick this weekend in New Hampshire.