Jimmie Johnson Wins Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire

Dustin H.Correspondent IJune 27, 2010

LOUDON, NH - JUNE 27:  Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 27, 2010 in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Jimmie Johnson won the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Johnson took the lead away from Jeff Burton with less than 15 laps to go after a late race caution. Jeff Burton didn't pit when Johnson and most of the field did, and on the restart Johnson took the lead and had to battle with Kurt Busch in the final laps, Kurt Busch would get into Johnson and move him up the track, but Johnson would do the same to Busch and get passed him for the victory. Tony Stewart finished in second getting passed Kurt Busch. Jimmie Johnson now makes it two wins in a row, having won at Sonoma last week, and scored his sixth victory of 2010 at Loudon.

A tough day for polesitter Juan Pablo Montoya who got together with Reed Sorenson and hit the wall ending his day on lap 282. Kasey Kahne also had a great run going again, until his engine let go on lap 238. Jeff Burton had a great run going and was in contention to win but on lap 289 he got together with Kyle Busch—both drivers spun but were able to finish the race. Only four yellow flags on the day; one for debris, one for Kahne's engine failure, and two late race crashes.

The Nascar Sprint Cup Series now heads to Daytona International Speedway for restrictor plate racing in the July 4 weekend classic: The Coke Zero 400. TNT will have live coverage starting at 6:30pm ET next Saturday, and Kevin Harvick will be the Sprint Cup Point Leader.

Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Race Results From New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Tony Stewart
  3. Kurt Busch
  4. Jeff Gordon
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Ryan Newman
  7. Clint Bowyer
  8. Dale Earnhardt Jr
  9. Joey Logano
  10. AJ Allmendinger

Nascar Sprint Cup Series Point Standings After Loudon.

  1. Kevin Harvick "Leader"
  2. Jimmie Johnson -105
  3. Kyle Busch -161
  4. Denny Hamlin -185
  5. Jeff Gordon -187

The Nascar Nationwide Series will also be in Daytona next Friday night for the first race with the new COT car and Dale Jr running the No. 3 Wrangler car.