Nascar is in Loudon, New Hampshire for the Cup Series and X-Finity Series this weekend. Matt Kenseth is the defending Cup Series race winner.
Nascar discovered an “illegal brake cooling system on Kyle Larson’s car following the Kentucky race last weekend, and he has been docked 35 championship points. His Crew Chief Chad Johnson has been fined $75,000 and suspended three races. The penalty moves Martin Truex, Jr. into the points lead this week.
Richard Petty Motorsports has announced that Aric Almirola will return to Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action at New Hampshire after being cleared by his doctors and by NASCAR to race. Almirola’s recovery from a compression fracture to his T5 vertebra as a result of a multi-car wreck at Kansas Speedway in May took eight weeks, of a predicted eight to twelve week time frame.