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Motorsport Weekend: MotoGP Aragon GP and Nascar New Hampshire race results

Motorsport Weekend: MotoGP Aragon GP and Nascar New Hampshire race results

Welcome to a brand new edition of Motorsport Weekend, our own feature where we talk about the results from the most exciting races in the last three days.

Things slowed down a bit this weekend, as we had the MotoGP Aragon GP in Spain, while the first race in the 2010 Chase counting for the Nascar Sprint Cup was the Sylvania 300, held on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

So, curious to see how Casey Stone, Jorge Lorenzo, Denny Hamlin or Clint Bowyer faired in their respective events? Hit the jump and find out.

First off, the MotoGP Aragon GP once again saw the riders race in the lovely Spain. This time though, Australian Casey Stoner broke the winning streak of Spanish riders Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, which started in the second race of the year and continued up until now.

Stoner had a great start from pole position, and even though Pedrosa wanted to catch him in the last laps, the Australian Ducati rider was too far ahead. Third place went to Stoner’s teammate, Nicky Hayden, who managed to overtake Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo in the last lap.

Overall standings still see Lorenzo in the lead, with 284 points, followed by Pedrosa, with 228, and Stoner, with 155.

Moving on, the Chase was finally on for the Nascar Sprint Cup, and the first race, the Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, definitely offered some great excitement.

Chase leader Denny Hamlin was showcasing good form at the start of the race, but he was soon spun out by Carl Edwards, leaving him last. Hamlin then proved to everyone that his number one Chase seat was rightfully earned, as he weaved in and out of the pack, eventually finishing in second place.

The surprise winner of the New Hampshire race was none other than Clint Bowyer, who was the last driver to qualify for a Chase seat. He made a great and balanced race, and in the end that paid off in full.

Other favorites had bad luck, with Tony Stewart running out of gas in the last lap, and Jimmie Johnson spinning out of control and ending up finishing in the 25th spot.

Currently the overall standings are led by Hamlin, followed by Bowyer, trailing by 35 points, and Kevin Harvick, by 45.

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