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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shows an adult emerald ash borer. Researchers say the invasive beetle that's destroyed tens of millions of ash trees in the U.S. and Canada may have arrived in North America a decade before it first was detected. (AP Photo/Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, File)

As NASCAR crowds loom, state to test wood for bugs

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New Hampshire’s forest rangers are cautioning visitors to this weekend’s NASCAR race: If you’re camping, buy the firewood locally or have a certificate showing it’s been heat-treated. They’re trying to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer, an invasive species that has destroyed millions of ash trees during the past decade. It’s been found in some areas of New … 0

NASCAR penalizes Kurt Busch for Daytona infraction

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR penalized Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway. Crew chief Daniel Knost was fined $10,000 yesterday because the track bar on Busch’s Chevrolet exceeded the maximum separation. Busch finished third in Sunday’s rain-shortened and rescheduled race. Busch was also docked 10 driver points, and Gene Haas was docked 10 owner … 0

Patriots’ Edelman to drive pace car at NHMS

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Julian Edelman does it all for the New England Patriots. A highly-productive receiver and return man since joining the team as a seventh-round pick in 2009, Edelman even saw action on defense in 2011. On Sunday, he’ll take on another role: official NASCAR pace car driver. The 5-foot-10 wideout will trade his receiving … 0

Crafton wins NASCAR Truck Series championship

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Partial celebration Matt Crafton’s season finale was far from a stress-free drive. Crafton won the NASCAR Truck Series championship even before the green flag dropped last night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. With a nearly insurmountable 46-point lead over Ty … 0

Bowyer finally beginning to return to form after scandal

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Clint Bowyer fielded fan questions for nearly 30 minutes yesterday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where the topics covered everything from his recent appearance on an episode of “Duck Dynasty” to his displeasure with … 0

You want it, you’ve got it – Truck Series returning to NHMS

Monday, October 28, 2013

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series hadn’t even been out of Loudon a year when Jerry Gappens started hearing the requests. The New Hampshire Motor Speedway general manager took trips to the track’s campground during race weekends in 2012, looking to get the customer’s take on the events … 0

NASCAR may overhaul qualifying

Friday, October 25, 2013

Qualifying changes? NASCAR told its competitors yesterday it is considering eliminating single-car qualifying next season in an overhaul to how the field is set. Drivers from all three national series met with top NASCAR officials for almost two hours at the R&D Center in Concord, N.C., to discuss … 0

NASCAR call to throw caution isn’t even a debate

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A day after a caution froze the field on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway, a caller complained to SiriusXM NASCAR radio he’d been robbed of his right to see a race to the finish … 0

No big changes in 2014 Sprint Cup Series schedule

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

There were no surprises yesterday when NASCAR revealed the 2014 Sprint Cup Series schedule because a date swap between Darlington and Kansas had already been announced by the respective tracks. New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host races on July 13 and Sept. 21. NASCAR did confirm that its … 0

Truck Series to return to NHMS in 2014

Friday, October 11, 2013

Trucks will be back racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway next fall when the Camping World Truck Series returns after a two-year absence. The Truck Series race will be held Sept. 20, the day before the second race of the Chase for Sprint Cup championship. As it has … 0

Loudon track owner wants opponents to rethink ban on night racing

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The owner of the Loudon racetrack has asked NASCAR for permission to hold one race at night this year or next despite a 1989 legal settlement banning night racing that was signed by Loudon officials and the track’s … 2

NASCAR has been turned upside down in 2 months

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – These are strange times in NASCAR, where everything has turned upside down in the blink of an eye. Michael Waltrip Racing is fighting for its survival in the wake of a race-fixing scandal and a … 0

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

Monday, September 23, 2013

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, … 0

Ray Duckler: Matt Kenseth puts controversy, competition in rearview mirror 

Monday, September 23, 2013

NASCAR’s public relations machine got just what it needed yesterday at the Sprint Cup race in Loudon. The winner, Matt Kenseth, choked up while addressing the 100,000 fans at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He also thanked the lord … 0

Instant replay – Kenseth, Busch finish 1-2

Sunday, September 22, 2013

LOUDON – Matt Kenseth couldn’t have asked for a better start to his first Chase as a member of Joe Gibbs Racing. The driver of the No. 20 Toyota Camry raced his way to a second straight victory … 0