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Keselowski Reels in a Lobster at Loudon

Brad Keselowski - photo by Brendon D. Miller - BSN

Brad Kesolowski casts in a Lobster win at Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

LOUDON, N.H. – August 2, 2020 – ANTHONY HOLBROOK

NASCAR Cup Series 20th race of the season located to Loudon, New Hampshire for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 hosted by New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 Penske Ford dominated the field, leading 184 laps at the 1.058-mile oval, to claim his third NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season. It was Keselowski’s 33rd NASCAR Cup career victory and second Lobster trophy at the track.

Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Stage 1 recap:

JGR No. 11- Denny Hamlin clinches the first stage after battling and rotating the lead with Penske teammates’ No. 2 –Brad Keselowski and No. 12- Ryan Blaney.

Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Results – Stage 1  

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Martin Truex Jr.
  3. Kevin Harvick
  4. Christopher Bell
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Ryan Blaney
  7. Clint Bowyer
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Ryan Preece
  10. Aric Almirola

Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 – Stage 2 recap:

Brad Keselowski took the second stage, passing Denny Hamlin on the final lap of a two-lap sprint following cautions late in the stage.  Keselowski racks up his 6th Sage win, which tops any driver.

Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Results – Stage 2

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Denny Hamlin
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Aric Almirola
  5. William Byron
  6. Clint Bowyer
  7. Austin Dillion
  8. Martin truex Jr.
  9. Chase Elliott
  10. Mat DiBenedetto

Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Final recap:

The final Stage showcased Hamlin and Keselowski battling for granite stripe.

Hamlin displayed strength early Sunday winning Stage 1 and finishing second in Stage 2.

Keselowski would utilize a late restart to drive past Hamlin for the point position. The race ended with a (83) green-flag lap run that made it incapable for Keselowski to be tracked down.

Clear to see that Keselowski and Hamlin was the class of the field, while everyone else was chasing the sand box.

The Penske Racing – No. 2 Ford would finish 1.6 seconds ahead of rival JGR No. 11 Toyota. The  No. 19 – Martin Truex Jr. crosses the stripe 3rd a mere 4.4 seconds back from his JGR teammate.

Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Final Results:

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Denny Hamlin
  3. Martin Truex Jr.
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Matt DiBenedetto
  7. Aric Almirola
  8. Cole Custer
  9. Chase Elliott
  10. Tyler Reddick
  11. William Byron
  12. Jimmie Johnson
  13. Austin Dillon
  14. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  15. Alex Bowman
  16. Ryan Preece
  17. Kurt Busch
  18. Clint Bowyer
  19. Michael McDowell
  20. Ryan Blaney
  21. Ryan Newman
  22. Ty Dillon
  23. Bubba Wallace
  24. Erik Jones
  25. Chris Buescher
  26. Daniel Suarez
  27. Brennan Poole
  28. Christopher Bell
  29. JJ Yeley
  30. James Davison
  31. Garrett Smithley
  32. Quin Houff
  33. Timmy Hill
  34. Joey Gase
  35. Corey LaJoie
  36. John Hunter Nemechek
  37. Matt Kenseth
  38. Kyle Busch

Brad Keselowski’s 33 NASCAR Cup career wins tied Brad for 24th on NASCAR’s all-time winner’s list with Fireball Roberts.

Kevin Harvick, NASCAR Cup season series point’s leader and the winner of four races in 2020, finished fifth at the Monster Mile was good enough to clinch a 97-point advantage over second place Keselowski in the series driver standings.

Lead Changes (22)

Leaders (7)

Cautions (11 for 52 Laps)

2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship standings

  1. Kevin Harvick   763
  2. Brad Keselowski   -97
  3. Ryan Blaney   -100
  4. Denny Hamlin   -129
  5. Chase Elliott   -133
  6. Joey Logano   – 154
  7. Martin Truex Jr.   -161
  8. Aric Almirola   – 187
  9. Kyle Bush   -201
  10. Kurt Bush   -202
  11. Alex Bowman   -224
  12. Clint Bowyer   – 279
  13. Matt DiBenedetto   -287
  14. William Byron   -311
  15.  Tyler Reddick   -321
  16.  Erik Jones   -440

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Sat August 8th

4 p.m., NASCAR Cup Series Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan, NBCSN/NBC Sports App

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4:30 p.m., NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan, NBCSN/NBC Sports App

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