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Stewart-Haas Racing - New Hampshire I Race Report
Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS, led the four-car Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) contingent Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon by finishing seventh in the Camping World RV Sales 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
Stewart qualified fourth and drove to his sixth top-10 this season and his 18th top-10 in 30 career Sprint Cup starts at New Hampshire. It was also his 296th top-10 in 540 career Sprint Cup starts.
Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for SHR, started 18th and finished 17th after leading one lap.
Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for SHR, started 29th and finished 22nd. It was Patrick’s 65th career Sprint Cup start and her third at New Hampshire.
Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS for SHR, started 12th and was running second on the final restart but ran out of gas and finished 30th.
Brad Keselowski won the Camping World RV Sales 301 to score his 13th career Sprint Cup victory, his third of the season and his first at New Hampshire.
Kyle Busch finished .750 of a second behind Keselowski in the runner-up spot, while rookie Kyle Larson, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman rounded out the top-five. Clint Bowyer, Stewart, Denny Hamlin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Dale Earnhardt Jr. comprised the remainder of the top-10.
There were seven caution periods for 35 laps, with five drivers failing to finish the 305-lap race, which was extended four laps by a green-white-checkered finish.
With round 19 of 36 complete, Harvick leads SHR in the championship point standings. He is 13th with 528 points, 142 behind series leader Jeff Gordon. Stewart is 19th with 502 points, 168 out of first. Kurt Busch is 25th with 440 points, 230 out of first. Patrick is 27th with 380 points, 290 out of first.
Sprint Cup teams will enjoy their second and final off-weekend of the 2014 season before embarking on a slate of 17 consecutive races, beginning with the July 27 Brickyard 400 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 21st running of the event begins at 1 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by ESPN beginning with its prerace show at noon.