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N.H. News Roundup

N.H. News Roundup: NASCAR in N.H. – the day after, autopsy confirms brain disease

  • Matt Kenseth celebrates after winning the Sylvania Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 NASCAR stock car race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Sunday, September 22, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Matt Kenseth celebrates after winning the Sylvania Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 NASCAR stock car race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Sunday, September 22, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Matt Kenseth waves the checkered flag from his driver's seat after winning the Sylvania Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 NASCAR stock car race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Sunday, September 22, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

    Matt Kenseth waves the checkered flag from his driver's seat after winning the Sylvania Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 NASCAR stock car race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Sunday, September 22, 2013.

    (WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

  • Matt Kenseth celebrates after winning the Sylvania Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 NASCAR stock car race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Sunday, September 22, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)
  • Matt Kenseth waves the checkered flag from his driver's seat after winning the Sylvania Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 NASCAR stock car race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Sunday, September 22, 2013.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON / Monitor staff)

In case you were living under a rock during the past week, NASCAR made its return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Some fans made the trek and stayed the entire week.

The Sylvania 300 took place yesterday afternoon, with Matt Kenseth taking the checkered flag. It was his second consecutive Chase for the Cup victory.

Despite not quite winning other drivers left with a good taste in their mouths. Greg Biffle’s confidence is rising after his third place finish, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. feels better about his sixth place finish after climbing back after falling to 36th earlier in the race.

Not everyone was satisfied, however. A pit mistake cost Jeff Gordon dearly, and Kurt Busch didn’t wait until after the race to weigh in on how his day was going.

That’s just a taste of the weekend. Catch up on more of these NASCAR storylines with the Monitor.

In other news

∎ Public officials confirmed that a patient who died last month suffered from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. That means 15 other people in three states may have been exposed to it.

 Two cyclists were killed and another two were injured after a car hit them during a the 40th annual Granite State Wheelmen Tri-State Seacoast Century ride.

 Frank Guinta will try to reclaim the U.S. Congressional seat he lost to Carol Shea-Porter.

∎ Hanover High School cancelled its homecoming football game as a punishment for behavior during a team party.

∎ The bodies of two men found in the New Hampshire River were identified as Mark Classen, 57, and Bruce Menezes, 53, both of Hampton.

∎ The Granite State is no longer No. 1 in the country when it comes to the lowest percentage of children living in poverty.

∎ Renowned Peterborough publisher Wayne Green died Friday at 91.

∎ Two men were killed in the North Country in two separate ATV accidents.

∎ Dedicating Dollars is a Hollis-based website that encourages good deeds.

∎ No matter how tough you think your week is going, remember that at least you aren’t a baby turtle.

(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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