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Burt Myers wins second pole of season 09-20-2014
Burt Myers captured his second Coors Light Pole Award of the season and second at Southern National Motorsports Park Saturday afternoon during qualifying for the Southern National 150. It was the 28th career pole for Myers. Myers won the top spot with a fast lap of 14.624 seconds (98.468 mph) to outdistance Andy Seuss who followed closely in second at 14.643 seconds (98.341). Leading Rookie of the Year contender Spencer Davis followed in third (14.666/98.186) with George Brunnhoelzl III (14.697/97.979) and Kyle Ebersole (14.707/97.913) completing the top five. Starting sixth through 10th will be defending Southern National race winner J.R. Bertuccio, Joe Ryan Osborne, Bobby Measmer Jr., Danny Bohn and David Calabrese.-NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Dillon on pole for VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 09-20-2014
Ty Dillon
Ty Dillon wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the 3rd Annual VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 with a lap of 30.736 seconds, 175.690 mph. This is the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro driver's second pole in 39 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. This is his second pole and 17th top-10 start in 2014 and his first pole in two races at Kentucky Speedway.
Brunnhoelzl tops NWSMT final practice 09-20-2014
Robb Brent
George Brunnhoelzl lll (No. 28 Composite tech/Performance Tech Chevrolet) leads the final practice for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Southern National 150 at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, NC. The 97.660 mph lap was the quickest of the 15 cars out on the track for the final session. No. 1 Burt Myers, No. 79 Spencer Davis, No. 5 Kyle Ebersole and No. 51 Bobby Measmer Jr. are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 12 Mike Norman was the slowest.
Fitzpatrick wins Pinty's 250 pole at Kawartha 09-20-2014
John Fitzpatrick Jr
J.R. Fitzpatrick wins his 16th career pole award in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 Saturday in qualifying for Saturday evening's Pinty's 250.

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Fitzpatrick enters the race trailing L.P. Dumoulin, the championship points leader, by 16 heading into the season finale. Dumoulin, who qualified 15th, needs to finish 11th or better to secure the title if Fitzpatrick wins the race and leads the most laps. The pole gave Fitzpatrick sole possession of the most career poles, breaking a tie he had been in with Andrew Ranger. Fitzpatrick's fast lap in the No. 84 Equipment Express/Autism Speaks Chevrolet was 17.726 (76.159 mph).
Kez 2nd-fast, 3rd-quick in NH final practice 09-20-2014
Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski posted the second-fastest single lap and had the third-quickest, 10-lap average in final practice for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Along with Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon, Keselowski showed the best balance of speed and durability. Rolling off from the pole and with the fastest single lap in the morning session, Kez has to be viewed as the favorite to dominate and win on Sunday.
Harvick: quickest 10-lap in NH final practice 09-20-2014
Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick posted the quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Sylvania 300 with a speed of 134.465 mph from his 28th to 37th laps on the track. His fastest lap in that session was a third-best 135.236 mph, which gives him a good balance of speed and durability. The battle for the New Hampshire trophy will most likely come down to Harvick, Brad Keselowski, and Jeff Gordon because they also had top-three fastest laps and 10-lap averages.
Jimmie Johnson to race chassis 48-906 at NH 09-20-2014
Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson will race chassis No. 48-906 this week in New Hampshire; it is a brand new chassis that has not yet been raced.

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Johnson has no notes from earlier in the season on this track since they wrecked early in the Camping World RV Sales 301, but his prognosis for this race is not bad. Johnson had the fourth quickest average speed in final practice and qualified among the top 10 in sixth.
Kahne still seeking first short flat top-15 09-20-2014
Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne is still looking for his first short, flat track top-10 of the season at New Hampshire; his best effort on this track type to date has been a pair of 11ths at Phoenix and in New Hampshire's first race. In final practice Kahne had the 13th-fastest lap and the 13th-quickest, 10-lap average, so it seems unlikely that he will be able to climb all the way into the top 10. Expect a finish in the teens and plan accordingly.
Seuss leads Whelen Southern Mod. practice 1 09-20-2014
Scott Lynch
Andy Seuss (No. 11 Ideal Finance/Phoenix Motors Chevrolet) leads the first practice for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Southern National 150 at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, NC. The 14.650 second lap was the quickest of the 15 cars out on the track for the practice session. No. 5 Kyle Ebersole, No. 65 Danny Bohn, No. 28 George Brunnhoelzl III and No. 1 Burt Myers are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 40 Luke Fleming was the slowest.
Patrick best in class in NH final practice 09-20-2014
Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick was the fastest non-Chase contender in the final practice session for the Sylvania 300. Her top speed of 134.944 mph was 9/100ths of a second slower than Jeff Gordon and eighth overall. Patrick qualified 18th and should be able to move up through the field to finish in the top 15. Scoring top-10s require a balance of speed and strategy and this team has been inconsistent in getting those paired up, but she should be one of the best values in salary cap games and in Yahoo!'s Group C.
Jeff Gordon fastest in NH final practice 09-20-2014
Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap of final practice for the Sylvania 300. His top speed was 135.357 mph. With Brad Keselowski winning every session until this point of the weekend, it was important for Gordon and team to send a message that the No. 2 would not go uncontested. Gordon has finished second to Keselowski in the last two races at Chicagoland and Richmond.
Tony Stewart spins to end NH final practice 09-20-2014
Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart spun out of turn four with 15 seconds remaining in practice for the Sylvania 300. He did not make contact with the wall and was able to drive back to the garage on flat tires. After posting one of the slowest 10-lap averages in Saturday morning's session, that is not how he wanted to end the day. He remains questionable as a fantasy pick for Sunday's race.
Austin Dillon to race chassis 465 at NH 09-20-2014
Austin Dillon
Austin Dillon will race chassis 465 at New Hampshire, which is the same car he drove to a 24th-place finish at Atlanta.

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Dillon also finished 16th with this chassis twice; those results were earned on the relatively flat Kentucky Speedway and at Charlotte. He qualified 22nd on Friday and should be considered a good bet to finish in that same range this Sunday.
Ranger leads Canadian Tire Practice 1 09-20-2014
Andrew Ranger
Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Mopar/Exide Dodge) leads the first practice for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Pinty's 250 at Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, Ontario. His 75.356 mph lap was the quickest of the 22 cars out on the track for the first practice session. No. 24 James White, No. 25 Joey McColm, No. 18 Alex Tagliani and No. 3 Jason Hathaway are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 22 Scott Steckly was the slowest.
Stewart among slowest in 10-lap avg. at NH 09-20-2014
Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart posted the 26th-quickest, 10-lap average among 27 drivers who ran that long in Saturday morning's practice session. That put Stewart in the ballpark with Michael Annett, Landon Cassill, and Alex Bowman. Stewart's status as even a dark horse for the Sylvania 300 must be called into question.
Biffle tight, loses it off turn 2 at NH 09-20-2014
Greg Biffle
Greg Biffle spun off turn two at New Hampshire in final practice. He managed to keep his Ford off the wall and sustained minimal damage after going through the grass. At the time, Biffle was 20th on the chart and undoubtedly looking for additional speed. The team now knows which direction not to take.
Brian Vickers quickest in NH practice 2 09-20-2014
Brian Vickers
Brian Vickers posted the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning's practice session. He logged a speed of 134.401 mph from his fourth to 13th laps on the track. Conditions were much cooler in this session than drivers will face on Sunday, but everyone had the same set of circumstances. Vickers may have a long run car and could surge at the end of the Sylvania 300.
Keselowski wins NH practice 2 remains perfect 09-20-2014
Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski's perfect weekend continued through New Hampshire's Saturday morning session. He posted a lap of 135.622 mph, which was 14/100ths of a second faster than second-place Ryan Newman. With the exception of qualifying seventh this summer in the Camping World RV Sales 301, this is the same type of performance he showed earlier in the year. He dominated that race and appears to be poised to do so again.
Paul Menard to race chassis 485 at NH 09-20-2014
Paul Menard
Paul Menard will race chassis No. 485 in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It has made only one previous race this year at Richmond, where it started 14th and finished 18th.

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That finish is consistent with how Menard has run most of the year on short, flat tracks. Four of his five starts at Phoenix, Martinsville, Richmond, and New Hampshire this year ended in a narrow band of results from 18th through 24th. His best result came in the STP 500 at Martinsville when he finished 10th.
Kevin Harvick quals 3rd for Sylvania 300 09-20-2014
Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick qualified third for the Sylvania 300 and looks to carry the momentum of back-to-back top-fives at Chicagoland and Richmond into New Hampshire. Harvick was also fast in the Saturday morning session with the fourth-fastest lap at the 45-minute mark. He was running second to Brad Keselowski this summer in New Hampshire's first race before he ran out of gas on the final restart.
Joey Logano to race chassis PRS-925 at NH 09-20-2014
Joey Logano
Joey Logano will race chassis PRS-925 at New Hampshire this week. It is a brand new chassis that has not yet been raced.

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This team's backup chassis was last raced as the No. 2 at Sonoma, so there may be some similarity in their design. Short, flat tracks share handling characteristics with road courses and both Logano has been strong on both track types.
Matt Kenseth is streaking at New Hampshire 09-20-2014
Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth carries a three-race, top-10 New Hampshire streak and six consecutive top-15s there into the Sylvania 300. He is searching for a seventh straight finish in that range. Kenseth posted the eighth quickest speed in Friday morning's session, but qualified only 16th. He tends to be a long-run driver, however, and a top-10 is well in range.