8:52

Ryan Truex’s car is still in technical inspection, but most of the other NASCAR K&N Pro Series East teams have left the infield.  The ACT teams are staged to take their place in the pits later tonight.  At this point, we’re calling it a day from Loudon and thank you for following along with our coverage of the races.

 

8:36

Photos from this evening’s race are now posted to the Speed51.com Facebook page.  We will be back here tomorrow with Trackside Now coverage of the ACT Invitational and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

 

8:27

After the race, Corey Lajoie went and talked to Alan Tardiff about their incident with just a few laps to go. Speed51.com also talked to both drivers and will have more on their stories this coming week.

 

8:26

We will have more photos of today’s action up on our Speed51.com Facebook page shortly.

 

7:18

Jeff Anton’s third place finish ties his career best finish which had previously come at Lime Rock Park in 2007.

 

7:13

There is word that some of the victory lane celebrations and trophy presentations will have to be modified because of the darkness of the hour.

 

7:12

This is Ryan Truex’s fifth victory of his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East career.  He will extend his point lead heading into the season finale at Dover next week as well.

 

7:09

The race ended just in time.  It is now completely dark here at Loudon.

 

7:08

Ryan Truex ran out of fuel on his victory lap and needed to be pushed to victory lane.

 

7:08

Comment From KyleMac45 

Thank you so much SPEED51!

 

7:08

Comment From toxicwaste 

Congrats to Ranger who started 18th d finished 7th with a brand new car… now with a peeled off door skin 🙂

 

7:08

Unofficially, here are your finishers of today’s race:

1. Ryan Truex
2. Brett Moffitt
3. Jeff Anton
4. Miguel Paludo
5. Cole Whitt
6. Eddie MacDonald
7. Andrew Ranger
8. Michael Cherry
9. Darrell Wallace, Jr.
10. Timmy Hill
11. Kevin Swindell
12. Ty Dillon
13. Corey Lajoie
14. Jason Patison
15. D.J. Shaw
16. Sergio Pena
17. Chad Boat
18. John Salemi
19. Matt Frahm
20. Keith Flach
21. Scott Stenzel
22. Julian Albarracin
23. Matt Kobyluck
24. Max Gresham
25. Alan Tardiff
26. Scott Bouley
27. Dustin Delaney
28. Ryan Gifford
29. Jody Lavender
30. Zach Germain
31. Brandon Ward
32. Jorge Arteaga

 

7:01

Things got a little bit confusing there near the end of this race, so thank you for your patience is tuning in.

 

7:01

Comment From Norwood arena fan 

thank you 51 for great coverage

 

7:00

Ryan Truex is now taking a polish victory lap.

 

7:00

Comment From Yvon 

Thank you guys. Have a good night !

 

6:59

Eddie MacDonald finished sixth with Andrew Ranger, Michael Cherry, Darrell Wallace and Timmy Hill rounding out the top ten.

 

6:59

Brett Moffitt finished second followed by Jeff Anton, Miguel Paludo and Cole Whitt.

 

6:59

Ryan Truex has won the New England 125.

 

6:58

It appears that everyone from third on back stacked up on that restart.

 

6:58

Ryan Truex and Brett Moffitt have pulled away from the field by half a straightaway.

 

6:58

No caution.

 

6:58

Another mess on the restart.

 

6:58

Eddie MacDonald has been moved back to ninth.

 

6:57

Ryan Truex will lead Brett Moffitt, Jeff Anton and Cole Whitt back to the restart.

 

6:57

The pace car has just turned on its headlights, but the safety lights are still off.

 

6:57

The lights are now off on the pace car.

 

6:56

Julian Albaraccin has also run out of fuel.

 

6:56

NASCAR has announced that there will only be one, and not up to three, attempts at a green, white, checkered restart due to impending darkness.

 

6:56

The lights are still on on the pace car as the scoring is being checked we are told.

 

6:55

Ryan Truex appears to be leading Brett Moffitt and Eddie MacDonald, but we aren’t sure that scoring is set quite yet either so take that as highly unofficial.

 

6:54

Kevin Swindell has now been moved back to 11th in the restart order.

 

6:54

NASCAR has told us that cars will blend into the order if they did not maintain speed on the last incident. The field is being adjusted accordingly.

 

6:53

Keith Flach has run out of fuel.

 

6:52

Correction – we were told that the wrong Joe Gibbs Racing team car was involved in the wreck. It was Max Gresham and not Brett Moffitt who wrecked hard. The frontstretch is a blind spot for where we are stationed in the infield.

 

6:51

Ryan Truex is still the leader and Kevin Swindell is now being scored as second place.

 

6:51

Both ends of Moffitt’s car are heavily damaged.

 

6:50

Brett Moffitt needed a tow truck for his car to be towed away.

 

6:50

Comment From 1234 

Im in Maine and its getting dark 2 hrs from track

 

6:50

It is cloudy here, so the sun is not a factor. The track must agree on the darkness issue because they just turned a few large lights on over the grandstand area. That won’t help light the track though.

 

6:49

Comment From b noorth 

your kiding i am 45 miles north in the sun 6:50 pm

 

6:49

Comment From 1234 

They should have stared the race at 4 pm there was alot of down time from cup Qualifying to the East race

 

6:48

Kevin Swindell’s car is not badly damaged. He is being scored in the sixth position.

 

6:48

This wreck was humungous. Kevin Swindell didn’t get up to speed on the restart and several cars stacked up behind him. Brett Moffitt is damaged, the left side door skin has been peeled away on Andrew Ranger’s car and several other guys spun.

 

6:47

Big wreck on the restart.

 

6:46

The replay shows that Corey Lajoie tried to dive under Alan Tardiff for the lead entering turn three. Lajoie drifted up into Tardiff, which caused Tardiff to spin in a cloud of smoke. Tardiff then hit the outside wall nose-first. Meanwhile, Lajoie slid sideways and spun into the infield while Ryan Truex danaced on by.

 

6:45

It is getting pretty dark here at NHMS.

 

6:45

Jeff Anton, Cole Whitt, Miguel Paludo, Andrew Ranger and Michael Cherry round out the top ten.

 

6:44

Ryan Truex will now lead Kevin Swindell, Brett Moffitt, Max Gresham and Eddie MacDonald.

 

6:44

A large amount of speedy dry is now being put down on the racetrack.

 

6:43

Ironically, both Alan Tardiff and Corey Lajoie are parked within a few spots of each other in the paddock area.

 

6:43

Alan Tardiff is now out of the race.

 

6:42

Alan Tardiff is out of his car and not happy.

 

6:42

While battling for the lead with two laps to go, Corey Lajoie made contact with Alan Tardiff. Tardiff then spun and hit the wall hard. Lajoie also spun. This allowed Ryan Truex to take the lead.

 

6:41

Ryan Truex now leads.

 

6:40

The caution is out at lap 123.

 

6:40

Corey Lajoie and Alan Tardiff have wrecked.

 

6:40

Alan Tardiff now leads off turn two.

 

6:40

Corey Lajoie has led lap 122 by a nose.

 

6:40

There are four laps to go.

 

6:39

Alan Tardiff is back into the lead – slightly.

 

6:39

Comment From BAMA 

COME ON COREY GET EM

 

6:39

Side by side for the lead on lap 120.

 

6:39

Alan Tardiff is fighting back on the outside.

 

6:39

After slight contact, Lajoie leads slightly.

 

6:39

Corey Lajoie has tried the inside of Alan Tardiff for the lead.

 

6:38

There is a large margin between third and fourth. Unless there is a caution, expect the top three to settle this race among themselves.

 

6:38

Alan Tardiff leads Corey Lajoie and Ryan Truex.

 

6:38

The top three are now single file at lap 118.

 

6:37

Comment From Marv 

gooooo alannnnn

 

6:37

Scott Stenzel has pulled down pit road.

 

6:37

We are now at lap 118.

 

6:37

Max Gresham, Eddie MacDonald, Jeff Anton, Cole Whitt and Miguel Paludo are the remainder of the top ten.

 

6:36

Alan Tardiff now leads Corey Lajoie, Ryan Truex, Kevin Swindell and Brett Moffitt.

 

6:36

There are now 10 laps to go.

 

6:36

Alan Tardiff now leads by nearly a half second.

 

6:36

Comment From NC 

COME A.T. WHEEL IT SON,… WHEEL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

6:36

Corey Lajoie has gotten under Ryan Truex for second.

 

6:35

Corey Lajoie has now closed on Ryan Truex’s rear bumper.

 

6:35

Alan Tardiff seems to be handling better in the corners, while Ryan Truex seems to have more power off the corners. This is turning into a great battle for the lead.

 

6:35

Alan Tardiff is now settling into the lead.

 

6:34

Ryan Truex is trying the inside of Alan Tardiff for the lead on lap 111.

 

6:34

Alan Tardiff leads down the backstretch.

 

6:34

Alan Tardiff nosed into the lead going into turn one.

 

6:33

The restart was much more even.

 

6:33

Once again, Ryan Truex has chosen to restart on the outside of the front row.

 

6:32

The lights are out on the pace car and the race will restart at lap 110.

 

6:30

We have heard that there are 22 cars on hand for tonight’s PASS North race up the road at White Mountain Motorsports Park.  Speed51.com has people on hand at both races and will have the story of that race on Monday. Stay tuned.

 

6:29

DJ Shaw has pitted and needed to be pushed out of his pit stall. That and his two bad restarts might be the sign of a transmission problem on his #60.

 

6:28

Andrew Ranger is currently 11th and is followed on the track by Michael Cherry, Timmy Hill, Darrell Wallace and Matt Frahm.

 

6:27

Just outside the top five are Eddie MacDonald, Kevin Swindell, Jeff Anton, Miguel Paludo and Cole Whitt.

 

6:27

Ryan Gifford has now climbed out of his car and walked away from his wreck. He will be required to ride in the ambulance to the infield care center after that wreck.

 

6:26

Ryan Truex currently leads Alan Tardiff, Corey Lajoie, Brett Moffitt and Max Gresham.

 

6:26

There is heavy right side damage to Gifford’s car.

 

6:26

The safety net is down on Ryan Gifford’s car and he appears to be okay.

 

6:25

We are now at lap 104.

 

6:25

Ryan Gifford has spun and wrecked – bringing out another caution.

 

6:24

Alan Tardiff is nosing ahead slightly.

 

6:24

Ryan Truex has nearly a four second lead.

 

6:24

The race for second is a great one as both Tardiff and Lajoie run side-by-side just like they have been for several laps.

 

6:24

Scott Bouley saw the battle for second in his mirror and pulled nearly to the grass on the backstretch to give Alan Tardiff and Corey Lajoie room to battle for the position.

 

6:23

We are now at lap 100. There are 25 laps to go.

 

6:23

Corey LaJoie is now under Alan Tardiff for second.

 

6:22

Corey Lajoie has closed up on Alan Tardiff in a battle of two underdogs.

 

6:22

Ryan Truex has stretched his lead back out to 1.7 seconds with a little bit of Michael Waltrip Racing horsepower.

 

6:21

Comment From Norwood arena fan 

My math says step on it Eddie Macdonald nows the time to go

 

6:21

Alan Tardiff has actually been gaining on the leader. The margin to Ryan Truex is now under a second and a half.

 

6:21

Comment From NC 

Come on Alan Tardiff, wheel it son!!!!! For those of you who don’t know Alan is a major underdog with talent . Would be great to see a guy like him pull it out get up on the wheel!

 

6:20

There is still quite a bit of ground between second place runner Alan Tardiff and third place runner Corey Lajoie.

 

6:20

Corey Lajoie is now up to third.

 

6:20

Corey Lajoie is now taking a run at Brett Moffitt for third.

 

6:18

Ryan Truex now has nearly a 1.5 second lead on Alan Tardiff.

 

6:18

Oops, that earlier entry should have been 40 laps to go. I was never good in math class.

 

6:17

We are now at lap 90.

 

6:16

Corey Lajoie is now up to fourth.

 

6:16

Ryan Truex now has nearly a full second lead on Alan Tardiff.

 

6:16

Comment From Derek Pernesiglio 

Imagine what Corey Lajoie could do in real top shelf equipment?

 

6:16

DJ Shaw didn’t get up to speed again on that restart, but pulled up high and out of the way to avoid another wreck. Shaw is now back to the 17th position.

 

6:15

There were a few restart games being played on the restart. Ryan Truex held back and then Alan Tardiff backed out to even up with the race leader. Truex then nailed the gas and headed into turn one with a large lead.

 

6:14

The restart will come at lap 85. There will be 30 laps to go unless the race goes into overtime.

 

6:14

The lights are off on the pace car. Once again, Ryan Truex has chosen to start on the outside of the front row with Alan Tardiff restarting on the inside.

 

6:13

Just outside the top 10 are Michael Cherry, Jason Patison, Kevin Swindell, Matt Frahm and Ryan Gifford.

 

6:11

Corey Lajoie is running sixth and is being followed by Andrew Ranger, Miguel Paludo, D.J. Shaw and Cole Whitt.

 

6:11

Ryan Truex is the lead under caution at lap 82. Alan Tardiff, Max Gresham, Brett Moffitt and Jeff Anton round out the top five.

 

6:10

Sergio Pena also has heavy front end damage to his car.

 

6:10

Darrell Wallace, Jr. has front and rear damage to his #6. He is pitting with the hood up, but the team is thrashing to repair the damage as they are currently second in the standings.

 

6:09

A replay confirms that Matt Kobyluck was also involved in that wreck, but the damage wasn’t as major to his #40 as those other cars.

 

6:09

Darrell Wallace has driven away from the wreck. Jody Lavender has not driven away. He is okay, but his car will need a wrecker to get back to the pits.

 

6:08

It appears that D.J. Shaw did not get up to speed on the restart, which caused several drivers deeper in the field to stack up and eventually wreck.

 

6:07

The caution is out again for that wreck at lap 80.

 

6:07

Jody Lavender is also involved. Both of those cars are heavily damaged.

 

6:07

Darrell Wallace, Jr. now sits stopped on the frontstretch.

 

6:06

Restart – big wreck.

 

6:06

Ryan Truex has chosen to restart on the outside for this restart.

 

6:05

We are now at lap 78.

 

6:05

D.J. Shaw is now running sixth, followed by Corey Lajoie, Andrew Ranger, Miguel Paludo and Darrell Wallace.

 

6:04

Ty Dillon is back in the pits with the hood up on his #3 Chevrolet.

 

6:04

Truex will lead Tardiff, Max Gresham, Brett Moffitt and Jeff Anton back to the restart.

 

6:04

Alan Tardiff now lines up in second place.

 

6:04

Eddie MacDonald and Chad Boat have pitted for a second time.

 

6:04

During his pit stop, the #3 Richard Childress Racing crew raised the hood on Ty Dillon’s car, likely to try and figure out why his car has been smoking.

 

6:03

Ryan Truex now leads.

 

6:03

Probably not, unless there is a rash of cautions and a red flag or two. After the last race for this tour at Gresham Motorsports Park (GA), anything is possible.

 

6:02

Comment From Norwood arena fan 

Is there a chance of darkness to shorten this race Go Eddie MacDonald

 

6:02

Ty Dillon, Cole Whitt, Kevin Swindell, Eddie MacDonald, Chad Boat and several other drivers have pitted under caution.

 

6:01

Mike Hillman, Jr. has been transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. Hillman was injured during a early pit stop in this race. He is also the crew chief for Todd Bodine’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team.

 

6:00

Zach Germain has stopped in turn one to bring out the caution.

 

6:00

The caution is out at lap 74.

 

6:00

It sounds like Zach Germain is off the pace. He currently runs in the 22nd position.

 

5:59

Yes.

 

5:59

Comment From Aaron fom CO 

this is a 125 lap race

 

5:59

Max Gresham, Brett Moffitt, Jeff Anton, D.J. Shaw and Corey Lajoie round out the current top ten.

 

5:58

Kevin Swindell currently leads Eddie MacDonald, Ty Dillon, Ryan Truex and Alan Tardiff.

 

5:57

We are now at lap 70.

 

5:57

Ryan Truex has now moved up to fourth.

 

5:57

Alan Tardiff is now in the middle of a fierce battle with Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Max Gresham and Brett Moffitt for sixth.

 

5:55

There is smoke coming from the rear of Ty Dillon’s car.

 

5:54

Routine pit stops moved him back through the top ten. He is now back up to fifth.

 

5:54

Comment From Aaron fom CO 

wwhat has happen to Truex

 

5:54

Brandon Ward is listed as being 25 laps down and is likely out of the race.

 

5:53

Dustin Delaney has made numerous pit stops today and is now listed as being ten laps down and in the 30th position.

 

5:53

We are now working lap 61.

 

5:53

Kevin Swindell’s lead is over two seconds.

 

5:52

Just outside the top 20 currently are Zach Germain, Timmy Hill, Jason Patison, Julian Albarracin and Scott Stenzel.

 

5:52

Just outside the top 15 currently are Corey Lajoie (who just got passed by Darrell Wallace), Sergio Pena, Matt Kobyluck, Jody Lavender and Michael Cherry.

 

5:51

Just outside the top ten are Miguel Prado, Ryan Gifford, Andrew Ranger, Chad Boat and Corey Lajoie.

 

5:50

We are now at lap 55.

 

5:50

Just outside the top five are Max Gresham, Brett Moffitt, Cole Whitt and Alan Tardiff.

 

5:49

Kevin Swindell has a healthy lead over Eddie MacDonald, Jeff Anton, Ty Dillon and DJ Shaw currently.

 

5:48

The green flag is back out. Kevin Swindell retains the lead while there was four-wide racing for positions deeper in the top ten on the backstretch.

 

5:47

Keith Flack will be the lucky dog on this caution.

 

5:47

D.J. Shaw will line up sixth for the restart and will be followed by Cole Whitt, Ty Dillon, Ryan Truex and Max Gresham.

 

5:47

We are now at lap 50.

 

5:46

There is also some damage to the left rear corner of Cole Whitt’s car.

 

5:46

Kevin Swindell, Eddie MacDonald, Chad Boat, Jeff Anton and Miguel Paludo are now the current top five runners.

 

5:44

There is some sheetmetal damage to the right rear corner of Ryan Truex’s car.

 

5:44

Max Gresham, Ryan Truex, Alan Tardiff, Ty Dillon and Corey Lajoie are also all pitting.

 

5:43

Cole Whitt is now making his pit stop under caution.

 

5:42

Jason Patison has pulled away and does not appear to have any major damage to his #17 machine.

 

5:42

Jason Patison has spun on the frontstretch to bring out another caution at lap 46.

 

5:40

Cole Whitt still leads Kevin Swindell with plenty of room behind them back to third.

 

5:39

D.J. Shaw led laps in the June race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but he has battled handling problems all week this time around and is scored back in 24th – but still on the lead lap.

 

5:38

Dustin Delaney is pitting under green flag conditions.

 

5:38

Cole Whitt has retained his lead on the restart.

 

5:37

Only Brandon Ward and Keith Flack are still running on not on the lead lap. Both drivers are now one lap down.

 

5:37

Sergio Pena has pitted as well.

 

5:36

The lights are now off on the pace car.

 

5:36

Those pit stops have moved Chad Boat and Jason Patison into the top 15.

 

5:35

Kevin Swindell will now line up second for the restart after his pit stop.

 

5:35

Scott Stenzel and Julian Albarracin have both now pitted under caution.

 

5:35

Just outside the top ten are Andrew Ranger, Eddie MacDonald, Matt Kobyluck, Jody Lavender and Corey Lajoie.

 

5:34

The top ten on this restart will be Cole Whitt, Julian Albarracin, Scott Stenzel, Keivn Swindell, Ryan Truex, Max Gresham, Brett Moffitt, Ty Dillon, Darrell Wallace and Alan Tardiff.

 

5:33

Comment From John 

Yeah that’s true!! Good Job! We are following Andrew Ranger with your updates

 

5:33

Comment From Norwood arena fan 

Thank you for the coverage 51 and go Eddie Macdonald win this race

 

5:32

The ambulance is now pulling off pit road, so the race might resume shortly.

 

5:32

All the lead lap cars except for those of Cole Whitt, Julian Albarracin and Scott Stenzel pitted under this caution period. Those three cars are now scored as the top three in the race.

 

5:31

We are now at lap 35 and still under caution.

 

5:31

The injured crew member has walked away to a waiting ambulance.

 

5:31

Several Truck Series crews are moonlighting today on East Series pit crews.

 

5:30

The injured crew member is reported to be Mike Hillman, Jr. who is also the crew chief for Todd Bodine’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team.

 

5:30

A crew member for one of the teams, reportedly that of Miguel Paludo, was apparently struck by a car during that round of pit stops. He is awake and alert, but on the ground holding his knee while being attended to by safety crews.

 

5:28

Kevin Swindell’s Robbie Harrison-led pit crew gave him a very quick pit stop and he will be the first of the cars that pitted to make it out onto the track.

 

5:28

Cole Whitt has not pitted and will now be the race leader.

 

5:27

Most of the leaders are committing to make a pit stop.

 

5:27

We all win some and lose some, but thanks for the compliment.

 

5:27

Comment From Yvon 

Thanks guys, You’re faster than the Nascar website!

 

5:26

Ryan Gifford has driven away after his spin.

 

5:26

Ryan Gifford has spun in turn two to bring out the second caution period at lap 32.

 

5:26

Kevin Swindell has pulled away to nearly a one second lead.

 

5:25

Just outside the top 10 currently are Darrell Wallace, Matt Kobyluck, Andrew Ranger, Dustin Delaney and Jeff Anton.

 

5:25

We are now at lap 29.

 

5:24

Corey Lajoie is now up to sixth followed by Eddie MacDonald, Ty Dillon, Alan Tardiff and Ryan Gifford.

 

5:24

Kevin Swindell now leads Max Gresham, Ryan Truex, Brett Moffitt and Cole Whitt.

 

5:22

We are now at lap 24.

 

5:22

Max Gresham is now under heavy pressure from Ryan Truex for the second position.

 

5:22

Kevin Swindell retains the lead.

 

5:21

Max Gresham has muscled back by Kevin Swindell for the lead in turn two. It appears that there was some contact.

 

5:21

On the restart, Kevin Swindell took the lead from Max Gresham.

 

5:21

Miguel Prado has not made it back onto the track yet as the green flag is abotu ready to come back out. He is now three laps down. Keith Flach and Scott Bouley are the only other cars scored off the lead lap. They are both listed one lap down currently.

 

5:17

Pit road speed today is 35 miles per hour. The pace car is circling the track at 40 miles per hour.

 

5:17

Matt Frahm will be the lucky dog who gets to make up a lap under this caution.

 

5:16

Jorge Arteaga has driven his car back to the pits with heavy damage to the left front nose.

 

5:16

The caution is now out at lap 17 for a wreck by the #12 of Jorge Arteaga.

 

5:16

Going into turn one at lap 17, it looked like Swindell’s run at the lead might be successful this time. But Gresham nosed ahead to retain the lead.

 

5:15

Kevin Swindell is looking under Max Gresham for the lead again.

 

5:15

Just outside the top ten are Alan Tardiff, Jeff Anton, Matt Kobyluck and Jason Patison.

 

5:14

We are now at lap 15.

 

5:14

Max Gresham has shut the door on Swindell and continues to lead.

 

5:14

Kevin Swindell is looking under Max Gresham for the lead.

 

5:14

Today’s race is a six tire event. That includes the four tires on the car and two tires that can be changed during the 125-lap event. An additional “emergency” set up tires can also be in a pit stall in case of a flat or cut tire. Race officials have to approve such a change though and the penalty for an unapproved tire change is two laps per tire. Teams cannot change tires and fuel the car during the same pit stop.

 

5:12

Max Gresham has a narrow lead on Kevin Swindell at lap 10 as those leaders approach the soon-to-be lapped car of Matt Frahm.

 

5:11

Matt Frahm started 23rd, but has fallen back to 32nd in the first nine laps. He is now in danger of being lapped on the racetrack very shortly.

 

5:10

The lead dozen or so cars have now settled into a single-file formation.

 

5:10

At lap five, Max Gresham leads Kevin Swindell, Brett Moffitt, Eddie MacDonald, Ryan Truex, Cole Whitt, Ryan Gifford, Corey Lajoie, Darrell Wallace and Ty Dillon.

 

5:09

Max Gresham has now actually moved into the lead with Kevin Swindell in second place and Brett Moffitt dropping to third. Eddie MacDonald now runs fourth.

 

5:08

Kevin Swindell is now trying the outside of Max Gresham for second place on lap three.

 

5:08

Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Max Gresham started on the front row alongside Brett Moffitt and has settled into second place behind him early in this event.

 

5:07

Green flag – Brett Moffitt leads the first lap.

 

5:07

The last race on the K&N Pro Series East schedule a few weeks back at Gresham Motorsports Park (GA) was a wild affair – with several red flags, too many cautions to count and a number of competitors who were flabbergasted at each other after the race. In today’s driver’s meeting, the competitors were told to “Remember that this is a televised event, so to think before you speak today.”

 

5:04

Jody Lavender and Timmy Hill will drop to the rear of the field for the start of the East Series race for missing the autograph session earlier today. Sergio Pena and Miguel Paludo will drop to the rear for having unapproved adjustments made to their cars.

 

5:03

We were just told by Karl Frederickson of Speedway Illustrated fame that today’s East Series polesitter Brett Moffitt finished fifth in last weekend’s IMCA Modified Nationals in Boone, Iowa. To go from to the top five in that iconic race to sitting on the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is quite a chance in one week’s time.

 

5:00

To see the full lineup for today’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race, please scroll down to the bottom of today’s reports.

 

4:59

The cars are lined up on pit road and the National Anthem has been sung. We expect the race to start in just a few minutes.

 

4:58

Comment From Aaron from CO 

you should get the ball going in about 10 min.

 

3:42

Comment From Norm 

Great day for racing! Thanks for the excellent coverage!……….see you boys for a little White Mt. Thunder !

 

3:42

It’s cloudy and a little cool, but it looks like the rain moved out for good earlier today.

 

3:42

Comment From Mike Ray 

Thank you guy’s and gal’s from 51.com for working today.How’s the weather holding up?

 

3:21

Comment From Mike Ray 

Thanks Seep51.com for today’scoverage.peace,out!

 

3:05

Truex Clinch Scenarios (provided by NASCAR PR)
Truex Winning and:
• Wallace finishing 35th or worse (lead no laps); OR 36th (lead one lap)
• Whitt finishing 11th or worse (lead no laps); OR 12th or worse (lead one lap); OR 14th or worse (lead most laps)
• Moffitt finishing 10th or worse (lead no laps); OR 12th or worse (lead one lap); OR 13th of worse (lead most laps)

Truex Winning and Leading Most Laps:
• Wallace finishing 33th or worse (lead no laps); OR 35th (lead one lap)
• Whitt finishing 10th or worse (lead no laps); OR 11th or worse (lead one lap); OR 12th or worse (lead most laps)
• Moffitt finishing 9th or worse (lead no laps); OR 10th or worse (lead one lap); OR 12th of worse (lead most laps)

Truex Second and Leading Most Laps:
• Wallace finishing 36th or worse (lead no laps)
• Whitt finishing 13th or worse (lead no laps); OR 14th or worse (lead one lap); OR 16th or worse (lead most laps)
• Moffitt finishing 12th or worse (lead no laps); OR 11th or worse (lead one lap); OR 16th of worse (lead most laps)

 

3:05

There is a possibility that the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship could be clinched today, one race before the season ends.  Dover International Speedway will close out the NKNPSE season next weekend, but there are scenarios that could see Ryan Truex leaving NHMS today as a champion.

 

2:41

As a reminder, tomorrow’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event here at NHMS will air on SPEED at 1pm ET.  Lifelong “Modified Guys” Mike Joy, Dick Berggren and Bob Dillner will be on the broadcast of the New Hampshire 100.

 

2:30

D.J. Shaw’s #60 team have made wholesale changes to their car in preparation for this afternoon’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series race. Shaw qualified back in the 21st position yesterday, but without any practice between time trials and the feature, their changes will be unproven by the time the green flag flies for the New Hampshire 125 later this afternoon.

 

2:26

PASS North semi-regular and the owner of Ben Rowe’s full-time team, Scott Mulkern, has stopped by the NHMS track today on his way up to White Mountain Motorsports Park. Mulkern has also been visiting with old friends in the Cup, Truck and East Series pit areas.

 

2:25

Mike Rowe, the Maine racer who has won too many short track races and championships to list here, is here walking through the pit area today as a spectator. Rowe has mostly been catching up with old pals who now work for teams that are racing here in the various divisions this weekend.

 

2:23

The ACT Late Model tour will be in action here tomorrow for their ACT Invitational, which we will feature live Trackside Now coverage of. The teams don’t bring their haulers into the infield pit area until late this evening after the NASCAR K&N East Series teams have cleared out. Today, the ACT teams have parked their haulers across the street from the speedway and staged for that move to the infield. There is also a tire truck located across the street so that teams can pick out their tires for tomorrow’s race.

After that is done, there isn’t much work for the ACT teams to do today – so that turned a few of them into fans. We caught up with Ricky Rolfe heading into the grandstands to catch NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice as a spectator just a short while ago.

 

2:17

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1:55

One buzz around the media center and the NASCAR East series is the fact that Danica Patrick will run the season finale next week at Dover. The 150 lap event will be her first in the East series and she will use it as an opportunity to gain laps prior to the Nationwide race at Dover the same weekend.

We did speak to a few drivers about it and one said she needs to get laps and it was good for the series. Another had no idea about it, but they were glad for the exposure for the series.

 

1:54

Comment From Vince Johnson 

Is there any talk in the pits about Danica Patrick running the East race next weekend at Dover?

 

1:47

Chad Boat (left) will be making his first East Series start today. (51 Sports Photo)

 

 

1:47

Rookies: Brandon Ward, Chad Boat, Matt Frahm, Timmy Hill, Scott Stenzel, and Keith Flach are all making their first NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start today here at New Hampshire.

 

1:41

The point battle coming into the weekend is closer then it seems. Defending series champion Ryan Truex leads Darrell Wallace Jr. by 66 points with this race and the season finale at Dover next weekend remaining. Cole Whitt and Brett Moffitt are third and fourth 137 and 139 points behind the leader. They will need help to get back into the mix, but it looks as if the title is a two man fight.

 

1:34

Brandon Ward is here filling for Ryan Duff who is expecting a child with his wife this weekend. Ward will race today then hop on a flight to head to North Wilkesboro Speedway (NC) tomorrow for the open test for the USARacing Pro Cup Series. Ward will then return to the East Series next week for the season finale at Dove International Speedway (DE).

 

1:25

Comment From Derek Pernesiglio 

Looking forward to your coverage. You guys do an awesome job!

 

1:24

Matt Kobyluck’s crew preps his car for tech. (51 Sports Photo)

 

 

1:21

Mark McFarland works on the number 4 of Sergio Pena after brake trouble yesterday. (51 Sports Photo)

 

 

1:21

Sergio Pena’s crew spent the morning working on the brakes after problems yesterday. Pena was in the car pushing the peddles, while crew chief Mark McFarland was working on the pads. In all several guys had a hand in the process including Sergio Pena’s dad, Jai Pena, was handling parts to and from the car.

 

1:12

East cars in the tech line. (51 Sports Photo)

 

 

1:00

We talked a little bit with Wayne Darling, who owns the #52 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour entry driven by Dale Quarterly this weekend, and he filled us in on the repairs being made to that car. Quarterley hit the wall hard yesterday on the fronstretch, but the car isn’t damaged nearly as badly as you might think. Darling told us that the rear end isn’t even bent – probably because a shock mount broke upon impact which kept the rear end from having to take as hard of a hit. The #52 team is hard at work and will have the car fixed to start at the rear of the field in tomorrow’s race. Darling says they’ll see what they can do from there, but since they aren’t running for points they aren’t feeling much pressure.

 

12:56

The weather today is a little on the gloomy side.  Rain started to fall about 20 minutes after the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour finished their qualifying yesterday afternoon and continued until about 9am this morning.  NHMS track crews got the track ready for practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Spring Cup Series, but a slight mist has been felt at times throughout the first half of the day today.  There is no major rain cell anywhere around the track, so as long as the mist doesn’t get any worse, the track is in good shape for racing.  Sprint Cup cars continue to practice as we speak despite the mist.

 

12:53

NEW HAMPSHIRE 125 QUALIFYING RESULTS FROM THURSDAY
1 20 Brett Moffitt 127.542
2 18 Max Gresham 127.193
3 9 Kevin Swindell 127.155
4 71 Eddie MacDonald 126.761
5 00 Ryan Truex 126.656
6 84 Cole Whitt 125.969
7 2 Ryan Gifford 125.919
8 6 Darrell Wallace Jr. 125.898
9 07 Corey LaJoie 125.890
10 38 Alan Tardiff 125.637
11 3 Ty Dillon 125.612
12 30 Jeff Anton 125.426
13 40 Matt Kobyluck 125.302
14 4 Sergio Pena 124.748
15 36 Chad Boat 124.479
16 17 Jason Patison 124.369
17 39 Dustin Delaney 124.235
18 35 Andrew Ranger 124.150
19 24 Zach Germain 124.073
20 88 Jody Lavender 124.053
21 60 DJ Shaw 123.642
22 8 Michael Cherry 123.618
23 99 Timmy Hill 123.458
24 7 Brandon Ward 123.226
25 77 Miguel Paludo 123.210
26 33 Matt Frahm 122.568
27 37 Scott Stenzel 119.985
28 54 Julian Albarracin 119.759
29 63 John Salemi 118.340
30 08 Keith Flach 113.340
31 26 Scott Bouley no time
32 12 Jorge Arteaga no time

 

12:51

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East garage just opened up about 50 minutes ago.  We circulated the garage area at its opening and have a few notes….but first, let’s remind you of the Qualifying Results from yesterday.

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Brett Moffitt set fast time for today’s New Hampshire 125.  His JGR teammate Max Gresham will roll off second.

 

12:25

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series Director Chad Little (right) chats with some WMT team members about the spec engine. (51 Sports Photo)

 

 

12:22

The backup #3 car gets ready for Eric Beers’ seat and a few more tweaks before tomorrow’s race (51 Sports Photo)

 

 

12:21

In the center of this photo, you can see the hole that was blown through the block of Doug Coby’s spec engine. (51 Sports Photo)

 

 

12:03

Doug Coby’s crew changes the motor. (51 Sports Photo)

 

 

12:03

While the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour teams have the day off from on-track activity, several teams are busy working on their cars.

– Doug Coby’s TS Haulers team spent the morning hours today swapping out the blown engine in the #12 from yesterday.  The much-ballyhooed NASCAR spec engine went kaput for Coby yesterday in practice.  The team has replaced that engine with another engine, not a NASCAR spec engine, for tomorrow’s race.

– A second “Ole Blue” #3 is disassembled getting ready to put Eric Beers’ seat in it for tomorrow’s race.  Beers also had engine problems in practice yesterday and will compete as a teammate to Ryan Preece tomorrow.

– Dale Quarterley’s team was also busy getting their car repaired after a practice crash yesterday.  We also spotted Ted Christopher’s #36 with the hood off, but no work was going on with it when we passed by it earlier this morning.

 

11:57

Eddie MacDonald will race in the NASCAR Truck Series this weekend. (51 Sports Photo)

 

 

11:57

Eddie MacDonald is running a truck here today an he was 25th fastest in the truck practice this morning.

 

11:56

Today’s Schedule
8:00 a.m. Speedway Spectator Gates Open
10:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Final Practice
3:10 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying for the
SYLVANIA 300 (2 Laps, All Positions)
4:40 p.m. NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
Driver Introductions for the New Hampshire 125
5:00 p.m. NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
New Hampshire 125 (125 Laps, 132.25 Miles)

 

11:43

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series have the NHMS 1.058-mile for the majority of the day. With the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and ACT Late Models not set to see the track again until Saturday, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will be the only short-track series on track today.

 

11:40

Good morning and welcome to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in picturesque Loudon, NH. Today, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will take center stage here at the “Magic Mile” for the New Hampshire 125.

Trackside Now: NASCAR K&N Pro Series East – New Hampshire 125 – 9/17/10