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Race Capsule

New Hampshire Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 20 of 34 on XFINITY circuit

  • Where:

    New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH

  • When:

    July 24, 2004 1:20 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    200

  • Track Length:

    1.058 miles

  • Race Length:

    212.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $1,028,302

Drivers to Watch

Kevin Harvick Defending champion is 10th in points race with 2,420, 40 ahead of Jeremy Mayfield for the final spot in the "Chase for the Nextel Cup"; set the track qualifying record here last year with a speed of 184.343 mph; has finished no higher than 10th in last 10 races; posted three top-five finishes in first nine races, including thirds in the Ford City 500 and Aaron's 499.
Kasey Kahne Rookie picked up his third top-three finish of the season - tops among all rookies - in the Pennsylvania 500 and moved up two slots into 12th in the standings, 69 points out of 10th; recorded a top-10 finish in each of last two races after posting one, a second in the DHL 400, in previous 11; Subway 400 was first of his four second-place finishes; tied Art Watts (1957) on June 13 for the quickest driver to reach four career poles, doing so in 14 races.
Matt Kenseth 2003 Series champion moved up to fourth in this year's standings with an eighth-place finish at the Pennsylvania 500 on Sunday; was the points leader for four weeks this year beginning with a victory at the UAW DaimlerChrysler 400 on March 7. He had taken over the lead at the same point in the season last year and led the rest of the way; recorded top-10 finishes in each of the last two races after managing just one over his previous six, a seventh at the DHL 400; finished second in this race last year; on probation until August 11 following a bumping incident with Kevin Harvick at the Pocono 400 that cost him $25,000.