Loudon: Steve Portenga race notes

Portenga 16th in New Hampshire truck race. LOUDON, N.H. - Steve Portenga drove the Roto-Rooter Chevrolet to a 16th-place finish in New England 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at the New Hampshire International Speedway Saturday, July 20.

Portenga 16th in New Hampshire truck race.

LOUDON, N.H. - Steve Portenga drove the Roto-Rooter Chevrolet to a 16th-place finish in New England 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at the New Hampshire International Speedway Saturday, July 20. The performance was his fourth-straight top-20 finish. He improved to 20th in the series point standings as a result.

"We're continuing to make progress every week," Portenga said. "Some of the steps have been little ones, but they are steps forward. We're in the top-20 in points for the first time this year. The truck's leaving here in one piece. We're getting consistent finishes and we're getting better finishes."

Portenga ran as high as fifth during the race. He started 25th in the 34-truck field. He was two laps behind winner Terry Cook at the checkered flag.

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series continues with the Michigan 200 at the Michigan International Speedway Saturday, July 27.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Terry Cook , Steve Portenga