The 2010 Sylvania 300 was an American stock car racing competition held
at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on September 19. The 300-lap
race was the twenty-seventh in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as
well as the first in the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, which ended
the season. Clint Bowyer (pictured) of the Richard Childress Racing team
won the race; Denny Hamlin finished second and Jamie McMurray came in
third. Brad Keselowski started at the pole position, but was quickly
passed by Tony Stewart. Many participants in the Chase for the Sprint
Cup, including Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, and Hamlin, were in the top
ten for most of the race, although some encountered problems in the
closing laps. Stewart was leading the race with two laps remaining but
ran out of fuel, giving the lead, and the win, to Bowyer. There were
twenty-one lead changes and eight cautions during the race. It was
Bowyer's first win in the 2010 season, and the third of his career.
Chevrolet maintained its lead in the Manufacturers' Championship, ahead
of Toyota and Ford. Attendance was 95,000, and the television audience
was 3.68 million.
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Elizabeth I of England issued a royal charter establishing
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War of the Austrian Succession: In the last time that a British
monarch personally led his troops into battle, George II and his forces
defeated the French in Dettingen, Bavaria.
Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi led a conference to
discuss Japan's plans for China, out of which came the Tanaka Memorial,
a strategic document detailing these plans (now believed to be a
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Justice ruled that the United States had violated international law by
supporting the Contras in their rebellion against the Nicaraguan
President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe was overwhelmingly re-
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citing violence against his party's supporters.
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individual. Pessimism kills the instinct that urges men to struggle
against poverty, ignorance and crime, and dries up all the fountains of
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