Portenga 25th in New Hampshire line up.

LOUDON, N.H. - Steve Portenga and the Roto-Rooter Chevrolet will start 25th in New England 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at the New Hampshire International Speedway Friday, July 19. The race is Saturday, July 20.

"This is the first time I've raced at this track," Portenga said. "It's taken me a little time to figure out the best way around here. I'm getting more comfortable every lap. I know the Roto-Rooter Chevrolet is better than were we qualified it. We'll get to show that Saturday in the race."

Portenga's fastest lap around the 1.058-mile oval was 30.905 seconds (123.242 miles per hour). Jason Leffler won his seventh pole in 12 races this season with a lap of 29.658/128.424.

The New England 200 is slated for 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT. The race will be telecast on ESPN and broadcast on the affiliates of the Motor Racing Network.

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