Sights And Sounds: New Hampshire

BY foxsports • September 22, 2013

LOUDON, NH - JULY 14: Cars race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, 2013 in Loudon, N.H.

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After another long week in NASCAR, it's finally race day in New Hampshire! 

9:00 a.m. -- We're in store for 300 laps around the one-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and it appears the rain is moving out of the area. 

NASCAR RaceDay gets you ready for today's race at the 'Magic Mile' on FOX Sports 1! We'll have two FOX Sports 1 Live Votes during the show, so stay tuned and make your voice count once the vote opens. 

9:10 a.m. -- The first FOX Sports 1 Live Vote is now open! After four-straight poor finishes, did the No. 48 team "switch" into championship mode at Chicago? Vote here!

LOUDON, NH - SEPT. 21: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet, looks at a computer screen in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sept. 21, 2013 in Loudon, N.H.

9:20 a.m. -- As crews work to prepare the track after the rains, the crews are hard at work in the garage getting ready for today's race. 

9:30 a.m. -- The NASCAR RaceDay crew discussed NAPA's decision to leave Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the season, but that didn't stop FOX Sports 1's Wendy Venturini from offering her opinion on the matter. 

9:50 a.m. -- The votes are in, and 68% of fans do not think Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team switched into championship mode at Chicagoland Speedway.

10:00 a.m. -- The second FOX Sports 1 Fan Vote is now active. Will the 2013 Sprint Cup champion be allowed to have one bad finish? Vote here!

JOLIET, IL - SEPT. 15: Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, stands next to his car in the garage area after leaving the race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 15, 2013 in Joliet, Ill.

10:20 a.m. -- It looks like Miss Coors Light, Rachel Rupert, got her hands on the unique New Hampshire trophy! Who will be holding the lobster at the end of the day?

10:30 a.m. -- The results are in from the second FOX Sports 1 Fan Vote, and 64% of fans think the 2013 Sprint Cup champion will be allowed to have one bad finish!

10:35 a.m. -- The skies continue to clear over New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and teams are busy in the garage and on pit road. 

10:55 a.m. -- The NASCAR RaceDay crew has made their Sunoco Performance Picks. Did any of them get it right?

11:20 a.m. -- Due to the weather in the area overnight, NASCAR will throw a competition caution at Lap 30 today. 

11:40 a.m. -- Drivers are spending much of their morning visiting with special guests at the track. 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took time to meet one of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing. 

12:10 p.m. -- The driver/crew chief meeting is underway at NHMS and drivers are starting to pile in. 

1:30 p.m. -- The cars are on the grid, the fans are packing the stands, it's almost time to go racing in New Hampshire!

2:10 p.m. -- The anthem has been sung, the drivers are in their cars, let's go racing! Follow along all day with live timing and scoring here.

We'll see you after the race for Victory Lane on FOX Sports 1!


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