The driver who won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway is one of three we’ve pinned as favorites at Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. Sometimes we’re lucky.
Brad Keselowski had not won the Magic Mile in Loudon, NH since 2014, but he entered Sunday’s race with a few wins in 2020 and plenty of speed in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford Mustang. Certainly, that speed turned out to be too much for others in the field. Keselowski dominated most of Sunday’s race in New Hampshire, taking his third win of the season.
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Keselowski, who led 184 of the 301 laps on Sunday, finished comfortably for second place Denny Hamlin, the only driver to consistently compete with Keselowski in terms of speed. Hamlin led 92 rounds.
Below is more about Keselowski’s win, plus full results from Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 in New Hampshire.
Who won the NASCAR race yesterday?
Brad Keselowski won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race in New Hampshire thanks to a good restart with 83 laps to go.
Denny Hamlin initially took the lead at the restart, but Keselowski passed him a few laps in what would be the longest green flag run of the race. Keselowski’s lead grew to nearly four seconds at one point, but eventually defeated Hamlin by 1.6 seconds after quitting in the closing laps to save fuel and beat a car that was running badly on old tires.
“I was able to get a very good rhythm at certain points in the race, just take some control,” said Keselowski after the race. “It felt really good. Third victory of the year, but first kind of victory where we managed to get the race under some control. Gosh, that feels good. That feels so good.”
Keselowski is now third in the Intermediate positions NASCAR Cup series behind Hamlin and Kevin Harvick.
NASCAR results in New Hampshire
Keselowski finished 1.6 seconds ahead of Hamlin and Hamlin finished 4.4 seconds ahead of Martin Truex Jr., third place.
Harvick had one of the fastest cars in the field in the final laps, but he didn’t have enough time to catch the leaders. That the race ended with a green flag of 83 laps seemed surprising to everyone.
Below are the full results of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 in New Hampshire.
|3.||Martin Truex Jr.|
|14.||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.|
|36.||John Hunter Nemechek|
Kyle Busch was knocked out of the race early when he dropped a right front tire and hit the wall in turn 3.
Matt Kenseth and John Hunter Nemechek suffered the same fate later in the race. Everyone else is done running.