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New Hampshire Motor Speedway Fast Facts: * The Heluva Good! Summer 125 will mark Jeff Anton's seventh race at New Hampshire Motor in the past three years. * Anton's best finish at New Hampshire is 14th-place (June 2007). * Anton will be ...

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Fast Facts:

* The Heluva Good! Summer 125 will mark Jeff Anton's seventh race at New Hampshire Motor in the past three years.

* Anton's best finish at New Hampshire is 14th-place (June 2007).

* Anton will be running the same car at New Hampshire that he ran at Iowa on May 18th, where he finished in 30th-place.

* Going into Loudon, Anton currently sits 16th in the point standings, only 57 points behind 10th-place.

* Jeff will be racing in the Pepsi "Full Fender Frenzy" at Thompson International Speedway July 12th.

JEFF ANTON LOOKING TO REBOUND AT NEW HAMPSHIRE CONSISTENCY - THE KEY TO PAY DIVIDENDS

Camping World East driver Jeff Anton Comments on race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

"When you're racing around New Hampshire, every little mistake you make on the track is really big in time. The straight-aways are so long there that if you make a little mistake in the corners, it really shows up on the stop watch. The key is to not overdrive the car, be as smooth as you can, and your lap times will get faster. When you are smoother you don't wear out the tires as much, so you'll be there at the end of the race too, which is basically the most important.

"Sometimes we go to New Hampshire and don't see much bumping and banging, but it seemed like last year there was a lot. It may be because of all of the new teams. I would assume that there will be a lot of bumping and grinding out there this weekend at Loudon. The key is to qualify up front and stay away from all of that mess. We have to avoid the accidents as much as we can, which is an easier thing to do at Loudon because it is a bigger track than a lot of our short tracks.

"For us, the last two races have been us basically coming back home with a wrecked race car. You have to tell yourself to calm down out there, and try to stay away from all of the accidents.

"The Busch East Series travels to a lot of different track configurations during the season, but we've been doing a lot of oval track racing lately, so it will hopefully be easy to get back into the swing of things."

-credit: jaPR

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