Lenox Industrial Tools 301 2012 Results: Reaction, Leaders & Post-Race Analysis

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Lenox Industrial Tools 301 2012 Results: Reaction, Leaders & Post-Race Analysis
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NASCAR’s best drivers will get together for another trip around the speedway Sunday at the Lenox Industrial Tools 301. 

After recording his third win of the season last Saturday, Tony Stewart will be eying a fourth victory, which would give him the most of any driver this year. He sits in great starting position at No. 10. 

 

UPDATE: Sunday, July 15 at 5:10 p.m. ET

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Kasey Kahne earned his second victory of the season on the one-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 

Kahne took the lead in the 240th lap in this 300 lap race and never looked back. However, this victory may have never happened had Denny Hamlin and his crew chief Darian Grubb not had a baffling gaffe.

Hamlin came in for a pit stop, before the restart on the 240th lap for two tires. Grubb gave him four in the midst of a communication breakdown. This pushed Hamlin from the lead to 13th place. Hamlin made a big charge to close, but he still couldn't get within 10 lengths of Kahne as he sped under the checker. 

This was a huge win for Kahne as he is now in 12th spot in the Sprint Cup standings just two points ahead of Kyle Busch.

 

Race Results 

1
Kasey Kahne
Chevrolet
2
Denny Hamlin
Toyota
 
3
Clint Bowyer
Toyota
 
4
Chevrolet
 
5
Brad Keselowski
Dodge
 
6
Chevrolet
 
7
Jimmie Johnson
Chevrolet
 
8
Kevin Harvick
Chevrolet
 
9
Greg Biffle
Ford
 
10
Ryan Newman
Chevrolet
 
11
Martin Truex Jr.
Toyota
 
12
Tony Stewart
Chevrolet
 
13
Matt Kenseth
Ford
 
14
Joey Logano
Toyota
 
15
Brian Vickers
Toyota
 
16
Kyle Busch
Toyota
 
17
Paul Menard
Chevrolet
 
18
Carl Edwards
Ford
 
19
Marcos Ambrose
Ford
 
20
Jamie McMurray
Chevrolet
 
21
Jeff Burton
Chevrolet
 
22
Sam Hornish Jr.
Dodge
 
23
Bobby Labonte
Toyota
 
24
Kurt Busch
Chevrolet
 
25
Juan Pablo Montoya
Chevrolet
 
26
Regan Smith
Chevrolet
 
27
David Gilliland
Ford
 
28
Aric Almirola
Ford
 
29
Landon Cassill
Toyota
 
30
Travis Kvapil
Toyota
 
31
Ken Schrader
Ford
 
32
Stephen Leicht
Chevrolet
 
33
David Reutimann
Chevrolet
 
34
David Ragan
Ford
 
35
David Stremme
Toyota
 
36
Casey Mears
Ford
 
37
Josh Wise
Ford
 
38
Joe Nemechek
Toyota
 
39
Dave Blaney
Chevrolet
 
40
Michael McDowell
Ford
 
41
Scott Riggs
Chevrolet
 
42
Kelly Bires
Ford
 
43
J.J. Yeley
Toyota
 

 

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Matt Kenseth is on top of the standings due to his consistent driving. With nine top-five finishes and 13 top-10 finishes, Kenseth hasn't needed more than his one victory to be looking out his rear-view mirror at the rest of the pack.

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Kenseth sits at No. 27 in the starting lineup, so it will be interesting to see if he can accomplish his same consistent results Sunday. 

With heavy artillery near the top of the starting lineup, the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 is destined for a quick, up-tempo start with hopefully a memorable finish. Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for this race.  

*Come back to this article when the race is concluded to check out the updated final results.*

Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire

When: Sunday, July 15 at 12 p.m. ET

Watch: TNT

Live Stream: TrackPass 

Starting Lineup for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 (via the Associated Press)

(Car number in parentheses)

1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 133.417 mph.

2. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 133.403.

3. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 133.399.

4. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 133.338.

5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 133.319.

6. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 133.277.

7. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 133.254.

8. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 133.198.

9. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 133.045.

10. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 132.938.

11. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 132.873.

12. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 132.868.

13. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 132.572.

14. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 132.549.

15. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 132.425.

16. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 132.425.

17. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 132.393.

18. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 132.333.

19. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 132.264.

20. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 132.2.

21. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 132.186.

22. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 132.085.

23. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 131.833.

24. (22) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 131.556.

25. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 131.465.

26. (10) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 131.266.

27. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 131.234.

28. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 131.234.

29. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 131.184.

30. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 130.833.

31. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 130.662.

32. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 130.14.

33. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 129.834.

34. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 129.807.

35. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 129.679.

36. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 129.525.

37. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, 129.318.

38. (49) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 129.274.

39. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 129.156.

40. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 129.094.

41. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 128.863.

42. (79) Kelly Bires, Ford, 128.515.

43. (33) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, 128.182.

Prediction

Tony Stewart will win his fourth race of the year given his confidence and quality starting position. 

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