2007 Lenox Industrial Tools 300
|Race 17 of 36 in the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season|
Map of New Hampshire Motor Speedway
|Date||July 1, 2007|
|Location||New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
1.058 mi (1.702 km)
|Distance||300 laps, 317.4 mi (510.805 km)|
|Weather||Temperatures up to 75.9 °F (24.4 °C); wind speeds up to 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)|
|Average speed||108.215 miles per hour (174.155 km/h)|
|Driver||Dave Blaney||Bill Davis Racing|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Dale Earnhardt, Jr.||Dale Earnhardt, Inc.|
||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Bill Weber, Kyle Petty and
Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
The event served as the eighth race for the new Car of Tomorrow and its first race at NHIS.
Dave Blaney won the pole with a speed of 129.437 mph giving him his second career pole (last pole at North Carolina Speedway in February 2003)  and giving Toyota their first ever NEXTEL Cup pole position.
Shortly after the conclusion of qualifying the #83 Red Bull Toyota of Brian Vickers was found to be too low in post-qualifying inspection. Due to this his time was disallowed and he was dropped from the field. Chad Chaffin, driver of the #49 car, took his place in the starting lineup.
|1||Jimmie Johnson||10th||127.062 mph|
|2||Juan Pablo Montoya||5th||127.062 mph|
|3||Jeff Gordon||8th||126.783 mph|
|4||Kevin Harvick||7th||126.761 mph|
|5||Clint Bowyer||20th||126.694 mph|
Pole sitter Dave Blaney led the first 30 laps, the most laps he had led in a race since Atlanta in March 2001. However, he lost the lead to former New Hampshire winner Jeff Gordon. After a cycle of green-flag pit stops, Dale Earnhardt Jr. assumed the top spot and led the most laps at 64. Many pit problems arose for some teams, such as speeding penalties, or running over a hose in Ryan Newman's case, or having the jack drop off the racecar, as was witnessed by the 99 crew of Carl Edwards. However, the most significant pitstop of the day was the last one. Denny Hamlin's crew chief Mike Ford took a gamble, putting on two tires, thus giving his driver the lead. Hamlin managed to hold off a furious charge from Jeff Gordon to end his 32-race winless streak and put his team back in victory lane.
|1||11||Denny Hamlin||Chevrolet||FedEx Ground||190/5 300||Running|
|2||24||Jeff Gordon||Chevrolet||DuPont||175/5 300||Running|
|3||1||Martin Truex Jr.||Chevrolet||Bass Pro Shops / Tracker||170/5 300||Running|
|4||8||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||Chevrolet||Budweiser||170/10 300||Running|
|5||48||Jimmie Johnson||Chevrolet||Lowe's||160/5 300||Running|
|6||66||Jeff Green||Chevrolet||Haas Automation||150/0 300||Running|
|7||31||Jeff Burton||Chevrolet||LENOX Industrial Tools||146/0 300||Running|
|8||29||Kevin Harvick||Chevrolet||Shell / Pennzoil||142/0 300||Running|
|9||17||Matt Kenseth||Ford||Carhartt||143/5 300||Running|
|10||12||Ryan Newman||Dodge||ALLTEL||139/5 300||Running|
|11||5||Kyle Busch||Chevrolet||CARQUEST / Kellogg's||135/5 300||Running|
|12||20||Tony Stewart||Chevrolet||The Home Depot||127/0 300||Running|
|13||99||Carl Edwards||Ford Lumber||Liquidators / Red Sox||129/5 300||Running|
|14||70||Johnny Sauter||Chevrolet||Atlas Copco / Haas Automation||121/0 300||Running|
|15||6||David Ragan *||Ford||AAA||118/0 300||Running|
|16||26||Jamie McMurray||Ford||IRWIN Industrial Tools||115/0 300||Running|
|17||7||Robby Gordon||Ford||MAPEI / Menards||112/0 300||Running|
|18||43||Bobby Labonte||Dodge||Cheerios / Betty Crocker||109/0 300||Running|
|19||42||Juan Montoya *||Dodge||Texaco / Havoline||106/0 300||Running|
|20||96||Tony Raines||Chevrolet||DLP HDTV||103/0 300||Running|
|21||2||Kurt Busch||Dodge||Miller Lite||105/5 300||Running|
|22||18||J.J. Yeley||Chevrolet||Interstate Batteries||97/0 300||Running|
|23||25||Casey Mears||Chevrolet||National Guard / GMAC||94/0 300||Running|
|24||14||Sterling Marlin||Chevrolet||Ginn Resorts||91/0 300||Running|
|25||9||Kasey Kahne||Dodge||Dodge Dealers / UAW||88/0 300||Running|
|26||41||Reed Sorenson||Dodge||Target||85/0 300||Running|
|27||40||David Stremme||Dodge||Coors Light Wide Mouth Can||82/0 300||Running|
|28||38||David Gilliland||Ford||M&M's||79/0 299||Running|
|29||22||Dave Blaney||Toyota||Caterpillar||81/5 299||Running|
|30||88||Ricky Rudd||Ford||Snickers||73/0 299||Running|
|31||16||Greg Biffle||Ford||Aflac||70/0 298||Running|
|32||01||Regan Smith||Chevrolet||U.S. Army||67/0 298||Running|
|33||19||Elliott Sadler||Dodge||Dodge Dealers / UAW||64/0 297||Running|
|34||21||Bill Elliott||Ford||Little Debbie||61/0 297||Running|
|35||37||Kevin Lepage||Dodge||MyAutoLoan.com||58/0 294||Running|
|36||49||Chad Chaffin||Dodge||Paralyzed Veterans of America||55/0 293||Running|
|37||07||Clint Bowyer||Chevrolet||Camping World/ RVs.com||52/0 293||Running|
|38||00||David Reutimann *||Toyota||Burger King||49/0 293||Running|
|39||15||Paul Menard *||Chevrolet||Sylvania / Menards||46/0 286||Running|
|40||36||Jeremy Mayfield||Toyota||360 OTC||43/0 259||Running|
|41||13||Joe Nemechek||Chevrolet||Ginn Resorts||40/0 197||Out of Race|
|42||45||John Andretti||Dodge||Wells Fargo||37/0 109||Out of Race|
|43||4||Ward Burton||Chevrolet||Lucas Oil / State Water Heaters||34/0 4||Out of Race|
"*" Denotes rookie
- Carl Edwards drove a car sponsored in part by the Boston Red Sox and Lumber Liquidators. Red Sox owner John Henry co-owns the team through Roush Fenway Racing. They replaced usual sponsor Office Depot.
- Hendrick Motorsports crew chiefs Steve Letarte (#24) and Chad Knaus (#48) served the first of a six-race suspensions for the Car of Tomorrow violations found at Infineon Raceway the previous week.
- Chaffin, who backed into the race when Vickers' qualifying time was wiped out, replaced Mike Bliss, who was released earlier in the week.
The #70 car of Johnny Sauter and the #5 car of Kyle Busch were found too low during post-race inspection. As a result, both drivers lost 25 points in the standings, their respective owners (Haas CNC Racing and Hendrick Motorsports) lost 25 points as well, and their respective crew chiefs (Robert "Bootie" Barker and Alan Gustafson) were placed on probation until September 19.
- "2007 Lenox Industrial Tools 300 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-06-21.
- 2003 Subway 400 - Racing-Reference.info
- NASCAR.COM - Vickers disqualified after car deemed to be too low - Jun 29, 2007
- NASCAR.COM - Roush Fenway makes its pitch to Red Sox Nation - Jun 28, 2007
- NASCAR.COM - Bliss resigns from BAM as driver of the 49 Dodge - Jun 27, 2007