WHAT: Lenox Industrial Tools 301

WHEN: 1 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (oval, 1.058 miles), Loudon, N.H.

DISTANCE: 318.46 miles, 301 laps


LAST YEAR: Ryan Newman raced to his lone 2011 victory, holding off boss and teammate Tony Stewart.

LAST WEEK: Stewart won at Daytona, charging past Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth on the last lap and holding on as the challengers stacked up behind him in a wreck. Stewart matched Brad Keselowski for the series lead with three victories.

FAST FACTS: AJ Allmendinger, suspended Saturday before the Daytona race for failing a random drug test, has formally asked NASCAR to test his second urine sample and insisted that he would never “knowingly” take a prohibited substance. NASCAR hasn’t disclosed what substance was found, and Allmendinger and Penske Racing have only revealed that it was a stimulant. Allmendinger can only be reinstated for competition if the “B’’ sample is negative. Otherwise, his only option is to complete a rehabilitation program. Sam Hornish Jr. drove in place of Allmendinger at Daytona. …
Stewart won at the track in the Chase last September en route to the series title. …
Kenseth leads the season standings, 25 points ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. …
Brian Vickers is driving Michael Waltrip Racing’s No. 55 Toyota.

NEXT RACE: Brickyard 400, July 29, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis.

Driver standings

1. Matt Kenseth    676

2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.    651

3. Greg Biffle    632

4. Jimmie Johnson    618

5. Tony Stewart    592

6. Kevin Harvick    586

7. Denny Hamlin    584

8. Martin Truex Jr.    584

9. Brad Keselowski    573

10. Clint Bowyer    572

11. Carl Edwards    541

12. Kyle Busch    516

13. Paul Menard    507

14. Joey Logano    503

15. Ryan Newman    502

16. Kasey Kahne    500

17. Jeff Gordon    485

18. Jeff Burton    470

19. Marcos Ambrose    470

20. Jamie McMurray    462


WHAT: F.W. Webb 200

WHEN: 3 p.m. today

DISTANCE: 211.6 miles, 200 laps.


LAST YEAR: Kyle Busch won to tie Mark Martin for the series record with 49 victories. Busch won two more races last season to push the mark to 51.

LAST WEEK: Kurt Busch raced to his second victory of the season, winning at Daytona for Phoenix Racing. Busch also won at Richmond in a car owned by brother Kyle.

FAST FACTS: Kyle Busch is driving his own Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Toyota. … Elliott Sadler leads the season standings, eight points ahead of Austin Dillon and 18 ahead of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … Cup drivers Kasey Kahne, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Jamie McMurray are racing. …
Ryan Truex is driving Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 Toyota.

NEXT RACE: STP 300, July 22 at Chicago.

– The Associated Press