The Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series head to New England for this weekend’s racing action, as both series compete at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Joe Gibbs Racing has three teams entered in each event, with Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth racing in both the Sta-Green 200 and Camping World RV Sales 301.
Busch, in the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry on Sunday, has one win and eight top 10 finishes in 18 starts at the 1.058-mile track. Last season, Busch was runner-up in both Cup Series races at NHMS. In the Nationwide Series, where Busch will run the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry on Saturday, Busch has four wins and five top 10 finishes in eight starts, winning four of the last five races he’s entered. Busch won last July’s race from the pole after leading a race-high 141 laps.
Kenseth, in the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota on Sunday, won at NHMS last September on his way to a runner-up finish in points; he also finished ninth in the July race. In 28 starts, Kenseth has 14 top 10 finishes. In the Nationwide Series, Kenseth has one win and six top 10 finishes in eight starts, including a ninth-place finish last July. He’ll be in the No. 20 Interstate Batteries Toyota on Saturday.
Denny Hamlin, in the No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota on Sunday, has two wins for JGR at New Hampshire - July 2007 and September 2012. In 16 starts, Hamlin has 10 top 10 finishes; last season, he finished 21st in July and 12th in September.
Elliott Sadler, in the No. 11 OneMain Financial Toyota in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race, has two top 10 finishes in 10 starts at NHMS. Last season, he finished 18th in his first Nationwide Series start for JGR.
Qualifying for the Sta-Green 200 Nationwide Series race takes place Saturday at 10:10 a.m. ET, followed by the green flag at 3:30 p.m. ET. Qualifying for Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301 is Friday at 4:40 p.m. ET, with the race going green Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Keep up with the action at joegibbsracing.com.
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