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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: NASCAR time in N.H., Boston Marathon bombing victim sees Tsarnaev in court

  • Danica Patrick ties back her hair before driving test laps at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon; Tuesday, June 25, 2013. <br/>ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff

    Danica Patrick ties back her hair before driving test laps at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon; Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
    ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff

  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Gappens talks with NASCAR driver Greg Biffle in the media center; Tuesday, June 25, 2013. <br/>ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff

    New Hampshire Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Gappens talks with NASCAR driver Greg Biffle in the media center; Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
    ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff

  • Danica Patrick ties back her hair before driving test laps at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon; Tuesday, June 25, 2013. <br/>ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff
  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Gappens talks with NASCAR driver Greg Biffle in the media center; Tuesday, June 25, 2013. <br/>ALEXANDER COHN / Monitor staff

As many of you know, NASCAR is on its way back to the Granite State for the Sprint Cup series. It’s a major event, so here’s what just a few outlets are saying about the race leading up to the weekend.

∎ Check out Monitor reporter Drew Bonifant’s aticle from this morning’s Monitor. I had no idea engineers had become such an integral part of the sport.

∎ Here’s a list of who’s driving what in the race.

∎ Denny Hamlin has had some major success here in New Hampshire, but will that trend continue?

∎ Chevrolet drivers look like they’re going to be difficult to beat.

∎ Wondering about the stats of the racetrack? Here’s all you’ll need to know.

∎ Think racing is a young man’s game? 71-year-old Michael Shepherd doesn’t agree.

∎ Here’s ESPN’s power rankings heading into the weekend.

Definitely check back with the Monitor this week for mor updates on what’s going on in Loudon for the race.

In other news

∎ Boston Marathon bombing victim Karen Brassard, who is from Epsom, was in the federal courtroom as Dzhokar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty yesterday.

∎ From Monitor reporter Ben Leubsdorf, Mitt Romney is on his way back to New Hampshire to headline a N.H. GOP fundraiser.

∎ The Washington Post’s The Fix wanted to get in on the Granite State love, too, after Brian William’s on-air mea culpa.

∎ One person is dead after an explosion at a Nashua home.

 Three N.H. men were charged with throwing Molotov cocktails in Massachusetts.

∎ Manchester car washes have been targeted recently by burglars.

∎ Curious about the story behind White Mountain National Forest?

∎ The New Hampshire Parks and Recreation wants you to connect with nature.

∎ Woodstock is turning 250.

∎ Get a sneak peek at Ken Burns’s new documentary, “Roosevelts.”

(Have ideas for the roundup? Reach web editor Kevin Deane at 369-3302 or email him at kdeane@cmonitor.com. Follow him on Twitter, @CM_KDeane.)

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