5 Favorites For Saturday’s Lakes Region 200 (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

On paper, it would appear that Saturday’s Lakes Region 200 (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) would be won by a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. No, the Cup race didn’t move. It’s still being run on Sunday. But, since 2006, a Cup Series driver has won the NASCAR XFINITY Series race every year at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Does that change this weekend? Here are my top five picks. Hint, four of which are XFINITY Series regulars. 

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5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The playoffs are getting closer and that means with so few winners this season, the wildcard race is heating up. But, this weekend could also be the one where we see a new winner. Here are five favorites and five sleepers. 

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Kurt Busch Wins The Pole For Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

CONCORD, NH – It shouldn’t come to any shock whatsoever that the Toyota’s were strong on Friday at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. After all, on the 1-mile oval, Toyota’s have won five of the last six races there. On top of that, Toyota drivers have won each of the last four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on the season and all but one since the Coca Cola 600 on May 27. So, when all five of their big drivers make it to the third and final round of qualifying…

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Jones, Suarez With Prime Opportunities Sunday In New Hampshire

Erik Jones’ win at Daytona allows him to race without as much stress now moving forward. He got that monkey off his back and knows that he will be a part of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs as a result of earning his first career victory. But, he also has to be careful though to not lose any of his new found momentum. Jones, heads into Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) on the heels of four straight top seven finishes. All the…

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Playoff Bubble Key Factor To Watch Sunday In New Hampshire

Alex Bowman had a car good enough to likely finish in the top 15 in last Saturday night’s race at the Kentucky Speedway. Unfortunately, he blew a right fron tire and crashed in Turn 4 as a result. He’d finish last in 40th place due to the crash. The significance of that is that Bowman held onto the 16th and final playoff spot heading into last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in the Bluegrass State. His crash opened the door for someone like Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to close…

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5 Storylines For Saturday’s Lakes Region 200 (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The NASCAR XFINITY Series are in the midst of a long string of races. Next up is a visit to the Northeast for their annual July trip to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With that being said, here are the top five storylines for Saturday’s Lakes Region 200 (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). 

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Kyle Larson Looking For 1st New Hampshire Victory

After 19 races, it’s clear that Chevrolet’s best shot of winning the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship is through Kyle Larson. He’s been the top Chevy driver all year. While he’s yet to win a race, he’s been close. Now, with this weekend’s race being on a track where pure speed isn’t high on the priority list, this could be his shot to land back in victory lane. Yes, Larson has never won at the Magic Mile before. Yes, he’s winless in 2018. But, Larson also has four…

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Can Toyota’s Continue New Hampshire Dominance This Weekend

Its no secret, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway has become Toyota’s playground. Out of the last six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races on the Magic Mile, Toyota drivers have won five of them. Can they add their ninth overall New Hampshire victory since 2012 in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)? Heading into this weekend’s race, Toyota drivers have won each of the last four races on the season and six of the last seven. That dates back to Memorial Day weekend at Charlotte. With…

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Team Penske Trio Hoping To Do Enough Sunday To Remain In Playoff Contention

We all know that Sunday’s Foxwood Resort Casino 301 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway will likely be Toyota dominated. That manufacturer has won all but just one race since Memorial Day weekend at Charlotte, including four straight and has also won five of the last six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at the Magic Mile too. But, with how this season has gone, the Team Penske trio are hoping to remain in the hunt. See, only Joey Logano has stamped his name into…

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