Keselowski Wins Third Race of the Season at New Hampshire

Brad Keselowski wins third race in the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – AUGUST 02: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Western Star/Alliance Parts Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on August 02, 2020 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Keselowski wins third race in the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

After a small break, the NASCAR Cup Series heads north to race the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With only six points-paying races remaining in the regular season, several drivers are under the gun to clinch a playoff spot. Some seasonal contenders are right on the bubble, and the intensity will continue to increase as each race closes out.

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Brad Keselowski Dominates at New Hampshire

Brad Keselowski dominates the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – AUGUST 02: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Western Star/Alliance Parts Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on August 02, 2020 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Brad Keselowski dominates the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

With two wins in his pocket heading into Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski was already in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. His third win of 2020 came in the sort of dominating style the championship contender hoped would show his team’s readiness to challenge for the season title.

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Erik Jones Ends Up-and-Down New Hampshire Race on an Upswing

LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – JULY 20: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 STANLEY Toyota, shares a smile during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 20, 2019, in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

LOUDON, N.H. – The most critical aspect of Erik Jones’ third-place run in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was the mistake he thought he had made—but didn’t.

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Loss of Power-Steering Ruins Jimmie Johnson’s Day at Loudon

LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – JULY 19: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, drives through the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 19, 2019, in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has never missed any form of a series Playoff, but mechanical issues in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 dropped him farther into the danger zone.

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Matt DiBenedetto Scores Second Top-Five Result of 2019

LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – JULY 19: Matt DiBenedetto, driver of the #95 Procore Toyota, qualifies for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 19, 2019, in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

An astute pit call by crew chief Mike Wheeler halfway through Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 got track position for Matt DiBenedetto.

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Kevin Harvick Holds Off Final Lap Surge from Denny Hamlin for the Victory

LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – JULY 21: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Beer/National Forest Foundation Ford, takes the checkered flag in front of Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 21, 2019 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

On a hot, sunny day, 37 drivers strapped up for 301 intense miles around a magical track for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With six races left before the playoffs, there is no time to mess around with the intensity picking up as teams battle for the final remaining spots for the playoffs.

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Kevin Harvick Breaks Drought with Successful New Hampshire Defense

LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – JULY 21: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Beer/National Forest Foundation Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 21, 2019, in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

LOUDON, N.H. – The drought is over.

Blanked for 21 straight races, Kevin Harvick was winless in 2019 until he held off Denny Hamlin on older tires to win Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Aric Almirola Scores Bittersweet Third-Place Finish at New Hampshire

Aric Almirola, the driver of the #10 Smithfield Ford, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 22, 2018, in Loudon, New Hampshire. Photo – Robert Laberge/Getty Images

LOUDON, N.H. – Despite a slow pit stop and a poor restart, Aric Almirola finished third in Sunday’s Foxwoods 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but the driver of the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford was hardly enthused about his best result of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Continue reading

Chase Elliott Shows Promising Speed with Stage Win at Loudon

Chase Elliott, the driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, leads Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, and Aric Almirola, driver of the #10 Smithfield Ford, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 22, 2018, in Loudon, New Hampshire. Photo – Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

At the end of the second stage of Sunday’s Foxwoods 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott tracked down reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and passed him for the lead. Continue reading

Pit Road Snafu Derails Kurt Busch’s Strong Run at Magic Mile

Kurt Busch, the driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, pits during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 22, 2018, in Loudon, New Hampshire. Photo – Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

Kurt Busch started from the pole in Sunday’s Foxwoods 301 t New Hampshire Motor Speedway and led a race-high 94 laps, but a miscue on pit road during a green-flag stop on lap 227 of 301 cost him a chance to score his first victory of the season. Continue reading