5 Takeaways From Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 In New Hampshire

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series somehow got the race in on Sunday as we only waited for about two hours past the original scheduled green flag to get the race started. When it did, we were treated to a thrilling 301 Laps of action in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Here are my top five takeaways. 

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Harvick Bumps Busch Out Of The Way For 6th Victory Of The Season In New Hampshire

Tell me if you’re heard this before, the “Big 3” dominated the final finishing order of Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In fact, all three finished in the top four of this weekend’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on the Magic Mile. In the end though, it was down to Kyle Busch vs. Kevin Harvick for the win. Each had a series leading five wins a piece coming into this weekend. Harvick, passed his teammate Aric Almirola on the final restart of the…

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Hendrick Motorsports’ Winless Streak Extends To Full Season, But Sunday Showed Potential Growth

It’s now been one full year since Hendrick Motorsports last visited victory lane in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Kasey Kahne last won for the storied organization in the 2017 Brickyard 400. That was July 23, 2017. Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 was July 22, 2018. So, on Monday, a date with no race, marks the one year mark since Kahne’s last win. That’s why Hendrick needed to send one of their four drivers to victory lane on Sunday to ensure that their longest winless streak since 1985…

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Almirola Narrowly Gets 1st Cup Win With SHR, Instead Settles For 3rd

It’s no secret, Aric Almirola is having a career year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Heading into the 2018 season, his first with Stewart-Haas Racing, Almirola, 34, had one win, 11 top five finishes and 32 top 10’s in 244 starts. But, none of those races were run with an organization of SHR’s caliber. After his first 20 races in the No. 10 Ford, Almirola was a 1/2 lap away from winning the Daytona 500 and now a badly timed caution away from another victory in Sunday’s Foxwoods…

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5 Takeaways From Saturday’s Lakes Region 200

The NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday was another thrilling show. Brad Keselowski had to start in the back and he put on a thrilling display coming from the back to the front. For a track that normally doesn’t produce a ton of passing, Saturday’s Lakes Region 200 proved the exact opposite. Here are the top five takeaways. 

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For 2nd Straight Week, Bell Beats Cup Veteran En Route To XFINITY Series Victory In New Hampshire

Last weekend at the Kentucky Speedway, Christopher Bell came from the back to the front in his own version of a “spin and win.” On Saturday, he blocked Brad Keselowski from doing nearly the same. Last Saturday night, Bell held off Kyle Busch en route to a NASCAR XFINITY Series victory. This Saturday, he held off Keselowski en route to his second straight win and third of the 2018 season. Bell, had fresher tires than Keselowski and made the pass for the win with 18 laps-to-go and held off Keselowski…

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Hamlin, Truex Lead Saturday’s Cup Series Practice Sessions In New Hampshire

It’s not surprising that a Toyota driver led each of the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions on Saturday at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. They’ve won six of the last seven races of the season including four straight. At New Hampshire in general, they’ve won five of the last six races on the Magic Mile and have led 97.1-percent of the overall laps since the beginning of 2016. So, for their drivers to lead all three practice sessions this weekend and have all five starting in the…

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Hamlin, Blaney Quietly Getting The Job Done This Weekend In New Hampshire

All the attention this weekend at New Hampshire has been centered around Toyota and the “Big 3.” Toyota, enters Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (1 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the heels of four straight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories including six of the last seven. Furthermore, they’ve led 97.1-percent of the overall laps around the Magic Mile over the last two years and have won five of the last six races there too. On Friday’s first practice session, they had three of the top four speeds. On Saturday…

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Keselowski’s Earns 5th New Hampshire Pole For Saturday’s Lakes Region 200 (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Without Kyle Busch in the field for this weekend’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, it opens the door for someone else to dominate. That driver is looking to be Brad Keselowski. On Friday, Keselowski was first and second respectively on the speed charts in both practice sessions. On Saturday, he picked up where he left off the day prior. 

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NASCAR Moves Sunday’s Cup Race In New Hampshire Up An Hour To 1 p.m. ET

Due to a gloomy forecast for Sunday in New England, NASCAR and track officials have moved up the start time for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to 1 p.m. ET (NBCSN/NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 was originally set for 2 p.m. ET. with a green flag for 2:15 p.m. ET. That start time to go along with all pre-race ceremonies have now been moved up to one hour earlier. Officials reached that decision Saturday morning, faced…

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