New Hampshire Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Gappens kneels down and kisses the newly-inlayed "Granite Stripe" at the start/finish line for the NASCAR Sylvania 300 auto race at the New Hampshire... more 
New Hampshire Motor Speedway general manager Jerry Gappens kneels down and kisses the newly-inlayed "Granite Stripe" at the start/finish line for the NASCAR Sylvania 300 auto race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. Inspired by the "Yard of Bricks" at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the line at New Hampshire, known as the "Granite State", features a six-inch thick, two-foot wide strip that stretches across the 65-foot front straightaway. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Charles Krupa
Sat, Sep 18, 2010 2:36 AM EDT