The northeast beckons this week as the NASCAR Cup Series heads north to the hamlet of Loudon, New Hampshire for the Foxwoods Resort 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This is a gem of a track and the only trip to the northeast the Cup series will make this year, as the track lost its second date starting last year. It is a 1-mile track but different than the others, in that it is nearly entirely flat. Seriously. The straightaways are banked at one degree and the turns have progressive banking that goes from two to seven degrees the further out you get. That’s half as much as Phoenix or Richmond or even Martinsville has. If you think it’s a follow the leader type track though, you’d be mistaken. Just check out the starting positions...