Crew chief Brian Pattie, left, chats with his driver Clint Bowyer during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Loudon, N.H.
Denny Hamlin enjoys his triumph at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver dominated Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race en route to his fifth win of the season.
Smoke those tires
Denny Hamlin enjoyed an extended burnout following his victory in New Hampshire.
Jimmie Johnson may not have been able to overcome Denny Hamlin for the win Sunday, but he still took the lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Jimmie Johnson (48) and Denny Hamlin (11) work their way through race traffic during the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire on Sunday.
Jeff Gordon's Hendrick Motorsports team races through a pit stop at New Hampshire. Gordon finished third in the race.
Line 'em up
Kyle Busch (18) leads Jeff Gordon (24), Ryan Newman (39) and Kasey Kahne in Sunday's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson started mid-pack, but the five-time champion quickly moved into contention during Sunday's race.
Kyle Busch, outside the Chase for the Sprint Cup, took the lead and appeared on track to overcome the title contenders before a mechnical issue pushed him out of contention.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup field takes the green flag to start the second race of the Chase.
The cars sit ready to head out onto the track prior to the start of Sunday's race.
Put it in the truck
James Buescher hoists the trophy after winning the NASCAR Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Friday.
Joey Coulter leads the field across the line to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kentucky 201 at Kentucky Speedway on Friday.
Ready to race
Joey Coulter (left) and Johnny Sauter (right) lead the field at the start of the NASCAR Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. on Friday. James Buescher won the race.
Look what I did
Jeff Gordon celebrates with his team on Friday after winning the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.
She's just warming up
Danica Patrick drives during practice on Friday for Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. sits in his car during practice for Sunday's Sprint Cup race in Loudon, N.H.
Brad Keselowski, winner of the opening NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup race last Sunday and new points leader, looks confident as he strolls through the New Hampshire Motor Speedway garage Friday.
Keep on Truckin'
Ryan Blaney takes some practice laps in his backup vehicle at Kentucky Speedway Friday. Blaney was forced to use a backup after destroying his ride in the day's first practice session. A week ago, the teenager went to Victory Lane in the series -- and is looking to make it two in a row.
Roush Fenway Racing's Greg Biffle slipped out of the top five in the standings for the first time this season following last Sunday's race at Chicagoland Speedway. He's at New Hampshire looking to regain form.