2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:LENOX Industrial Tools 301July 11, 2012 by Marc Jerbs

On Sunday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series move to Loudon, North Hampshire for the LENOX Industrial Tools. The New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host the race at 12 noon ET.

Last Saturday, Tony Stewart pulled away from a massive car wreck and won the Coke Zero 400 for his 3rd race of the season. It was his 47th career win in his 482nd race. He should have start the race at 2nd place but his qualifying time was disallowed for an illegal modification on his car and was forced to start at the 42nd position.

In the driver's standings, Matt Kenseth is still the leader with 676 points. He has a 25 point lead over 2nd placer Dale Earnhardt Jr. Other notable drivers in the top 10 were: Greg Bifle, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski and Clint Bowyer.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Jimmie Johnson as the favorite to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title this season. However, drivers like Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Bifle, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth are his main challengers for his title aspiration.