July 15, 2012; Loudon, NH, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne celebrates after winning the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE

NASCAR At New Hampshire: Kasey Kahne Holds Off Denny Hamlin For Win

Kasey Kahne took advantage of a late pit road mistake by Denny Hamlin to win for the second time this season.

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NASCAR At New Hampshire: Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon Among "Losers" From Loudon

SB Nation's Jeff Gluck has gathered up his list of winners and losers from the latest weekend of NASCAR racing from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and it doesn't look good at this point in the season for two of NASCAR's biggest names. Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards both have had seasons to forget, and that continued this weekend at the Lenox Industrial Tools 301.

Gluck writes, "It's well-documented how both Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards need at least one and probably two victories to make the Chase. That didn't happen for either this past weekend. Instead, one of their chief rivals scored the win and put a firm grip on one of the two coveted wildcard spots -- increasing the likelihood that either Gordon or Edwards -- if not both -- will be nonfactors come the Chase."

Edwards finished second last year in the Sprint Cup Standings so this is a major disappointment not only for his own fans but racing in general. Here's hoping he can turn around his season in a hurry.

For more on news on NASCAR head over to NASCAR Ranting And Raving and SB Nation's dedicated NASCAR page.

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2012 NASCAR Point Standings: Matt Kenseth Still On Top

Matt Kenseth didn't lead any of the laps on Sunday and finished in 13th place, but he leaves New Hampshire still on top of the Sprint Cup Series standings. His lead over Dale Earnhardt Jr. is now 16 points.

The winner at New Hampshire, Kasey Kahne, now holds the No. 1 Wild Card after his second win of the season.

The full standings are below:

  1. Matt Kenseth +140 inside Chase
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. +124
  3. Greg Biffle +100
  4. Jimmie Johnson +89
  5. Denny Hamlin +61
  6. Kevin Harvick +55
  7. Tony Stewart +51
  8. Martin Truex Jr. +50
  9. Clint Bowyer +47
  10. Brad Keselowski +46
  11. Carl Edwards -46 (needs one win to get No. 2 wild card spot)
  12. Kasey Kahne -66 (Holds No. 1 wild card spot, two wins)
  13. Kyle Busch -68 (Holds No. 2 wild card spot, one win)
  14. Ryan Newman -77 (-9 points from No. 2 wild card, one win)
  15. Paul Menard -79
  16. Joey Logano -80 (-12 points from No. 2 wild card, one win)
  17. Jeff Gordon -89
  18. Marcos Ambrose -118
  19. Jeff Burton -120
  20. Jamie McMurray -127
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NASCAR At New Hampshire: Clint Bowyer Finishes 3rd, Carl Edwards 18th.

Kasey Kahne took advantage of a late pit road miscommunication by Denny Hamlin and his crew and held on to capture his second win of the season. Clint Bowyer enjoyed a good run and finished with a solid third place finish. The struggles continue for Carl Edwards who once again finished in the middle of the pack coming home in 18th place.

Here is a look at the full results from Sunday's race at New Hampshire:

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

For more on news on NASCAR head over to NASCAR Ranting And Raving and SB Nation's dedicated NASCAR page.

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NASCAR At New Hampshire: Kasey Kahne Hangs On For Second Win Of Season

A pit road miscommunication during the last pitstop of the day by Denny Hamlin gave Kasey Kahne the lead and he didn't relinquish it as he held on to win the Lenox Industrial Tools 301. The win was Kahne's first at New Hampshire and his second of the 2012 season.

A miscommunication between Hamlin and his crew chief led to a four-tire stop on the final pit sequence and dropped Hamlin all the way back to 13th place. He rallied to finish second but didn't have enough to overtake Kahne at the end. Clint Bowyer finished third and Dale Earnhardt Jr came in fourth. Brad Kesolowski rounded out the top five.

Teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson finished sixth and seventh and were followed by Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle and Ryan Newman. Points leader Matt Kenseth came home with a 13th place finish.

For more on news on NASCAR head over to NASCAR Ranting And Raving and SB Nation's dedicated NASCAR page.

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NASCAR At New Hampshire Start Time, TV, Radio, Streaming Info And More

NASCAR heads to New Hampshire for the weekend with Kyle Busch sitting on the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cub race.

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