dglobalnews.com Larson loses Cup series lead after failed inspection
Published: Sun, July 16, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

Larson loses Cup series lead after failed inspection

Larson loses Cup series lead after failed inspection

Busch, a two-time New Hampshire victor, clocked a fast lap of 130.950 miles per hour around the 1.058-mile track.

This year's points leader Martin Truex Jr., has 709 points and three wins and took over the lead thanks to his win last weekend in Kentucky and a penalty assessed against Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing for a rear brake cooling assembly that didn't meet standards at the same race. He'll be a top contender to win the Overton's 301. Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth are set to start on Row 2 after finishing third and fourth in qualifying on the Magic Mile, respectively. Hamlin's speed came in a back-up vehicle, unloaded after his primary auto was damaged in a crash in opening practice. Because of the penalty, Larson will start last for the second straight race.

There will be another new element in Sunday's race, which will be the first one at NHMS which will be run under NASCAR's new staging rules, which award drivers points for their standings in early parts of the race.

NASCAR's eyes got bigger at New Hampshire - though Larson did pass pre-qualifying inspection.

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Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Truex confirmed the speed that initially put him on the outside of the front row in Friday's qualification. He will start at the rear of the field in Sunday's Cup race.

However, more trouble awaited Larson and the No. 42 CGR team in post-qualifying technical inspection on Friday.

Jimmie Johnson was third-fastest in the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet at 131.184 miles per hour, just ahead of his teammate Chase Elliott in fourth (131.162).

Truex, who drives the No. 77 auto for Denver-based Furniture Row Racing, leads all drivers this season in race wins (3) and stage wins (13). His top speed of 131.338 was exactly 29 seconds around the track. Officials added to the bottom lane and then extended the top lane with a four-foot wide strip of the traction compound before Saturday's on-track activity.

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