This weekend was the last fall race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, however, the 90-degree weather made one think they were attending the July race. The heat didn't deter the story lines for race weekend.

This weekend was full of emotion as the previous week Ted Christopher, modified and New Hampshire legend, passed away in a plane crash.

This was also the last race for Dale Earnhardt Jr at NHMS, as he will retire at the end of the season. New Hampshire Motor Speedway gave Earnhardt a New Hampshire send off, with such gifts as a musket and declaring September 24th as Dale Earnhardt Jr. day.

 

photo Karlee Kurdt
photo Karlee Kurdt
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Richard Rawlings from "Fast 'N Loud" drove the pace car for the race.

photo Karlee Kurdt
photo Karlee Kurdt
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Dan + Shay provided the pre-race concert.

photo Karlee Kurdt
photo Karlee Kurdt
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Kyle Busch won the big race and has advanced to the next round of the playoffs.

photo Karlee Kurdt
photo Karlee Kurdt
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Kyle received a huge lobster for his victory.

Despite the heat, race weekend provided a bunch of story lines for the fans, who now wait and see who will be champion in 2017.