New Hampshire: Ward Burton wins

Ward Burton passed Matt Kenseth with just 10 laps to go to claim his first Winston Cup win since the season opener - the Daytona 500

New Hampshire: Ward Burton wins

Kenseth dropped off the pace with what appeared to be a slow puncture in the very final stages of the race and was powerless to prevent Burton making his move through Turn 1 of the tight one-mile oval.

"I knew if we stayed out of trouble we could have a decent run but obviously I didn't expect this," said Burton, whose results have dropped off markedly after his early season win. "On older tyres we were good. Maybe Matt Kenseth was better than I was but you have to be in position to win and we were in position when it counted."

Jeff Green took second in his Chevrolet, just over three seconds behind Burton. Dale Jarrett followed Green home for his best finish for over two years. Both Burton (31st) and Jarrett (30th) made up for poor qualifying runs, belying pre-race fears that the drivers would struggle to over take on a track where there is really only one line through the four turns.

Rusty Wallace enjoyed a solid run to take fourth, while Ryan Newman took yet another top five finish.

Ward Burton Dodge
Jeff Green Chevrolet
Dale Jarrett Ford
Rusty Wallace Ford
Ryan Newman Ford
Todd Bodine Ford
Robby Gordon Chevrolet
Kurt Busch Ford
Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
Elliot Sadler Ford

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