This past weekend, the Cup Series had a stand-alone schedule at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) in Loudon, NH. The drivers battled in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 for an unusual live trophy. Brad Keselowski, winner of this year’s event, picked up his second career “Loudon” the Lobster. Loudon usually weighs in between 18 and 28 pounds. The XFINITY Series will return next Saturday at Wisconsin’s Road America road course. Also next weekend, the Gander Trucks will race on Friday followed by the Cup Series Doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.
NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)
Sun, Aug 2, Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway - 301 laps
- The starting lineup for Sunday's event was set based on a combination of manager points and a random drawing. P1 went to Aric Almirola (#10 Ford Mustang) with #11 Denny Hamlin sharing the front row in the P2 spot. #9 Chase Elliott, #2 Brad Keselowski, #18 Kyle Busch, #14 Clint Bowyer, #4 Kevin Harvick, #88 Alex Bowman, #22 Joey Logano and #1 Kurt Busch made up the remainder of the top-10 in the lineup. Did not make the race: No one, 38 entries for the 40-car lineup.
- Brad Keselowski (#2 Ford Mustang) scored his 33rd victory in 397 NCS races. This is his 3rd victory and 15th top-10 finish in 2020. It is his 2nd victory and 13th top-10 finish in 20 races at NHMS. Denny Hamlin (2nd) posted his 16th top-10 finish in 27 races at Loudon. It is his 12th top-10 finish in 2020. Martin Truex Jr. (3rd) earned his 13th top-10 finish in 27 NHMS races. Pole-sitter Aric Almirola led two laps and finished in 9th place. Cole Custer (8th) was the highest finishing Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender. After this race Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 81 points over Brad Keselowski. Next on the NCS schedule: Saturday and Sunday, Aug 8-9, Doubleheader - Michigan Int’l Speedway - 156 laps (each race).
TOP 16 - NCS Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Brad Keselowski
3. Denny Hamlin +1
4. Ryan Blaney -1
5. Chase Elliott
6. Joey Logano
7. Martin Truex Jr.
8. Aric Almirola
9. Kurt Busch +1
10. Kyle Busch -1
11. Alex Bowman
12. Clint Bowyer
13. Matt DiBenedetto
14. William Byron
15. Tyler Reddick
16. Austin Dillon +1
NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Next on the NXS schedule: Sat, Aug 8, Henry 180 - Road America - 45 laps.
TOP 12 - NXS Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Austin Cindric +1
2. Chase Briscoe -1
3. Noah Gragson
4. Ross Chastain
5. Justin Haley
6. Harrison Burton +1
7. Justin Allgaier -1
8. Michael Annett
9. Brandon Jones
10. Riley Herbst
11. Ryan Sieg
12. Brandon Brown
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (GOT)
Next up for the GOT: Fri, Aug 7, Truck Series 200 - Michigan International Speedway - 100 laps.
TOP 10 - GOT Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Austin Hill
2. Ben Rhodes
3. Christian Eckes +1
4. Zane Smith +2
5. Brett Moffitt
6. Matt Crafton +3
7. Grant Enfinger
8. Sheldon Creed -5
9. Derek Kraus +1
10. Todd Gilliland -2
NASCAR Feeder Series
ARCA Menards Series (Race 1): Fri, Jul 31, Menards.com 200 - Toledo Speedway - 200 laps
Winner: Sam Mayer - P1: Chandler Smith - Points Leader: Michael Self
Next: Sat, Aug 1, Menards 200 - Toledo Speedway - 200 laps
ARCA Menards Series (Race 2): Sat, Aug 1, Menards 200 - Rain-shortened to 127 laps
Winner: Sam Mayer - P1: Ty Gibbs - Points Leader: Michael Self
Next: Sun, Aug 9, VizCom 200 - Michigan Int’l Speedway - 100 laps
ARCA Menards East: Sat, Jun 13, Herr's Potato Chips 200 - Toledo Speedway - 200 laps (+4 OT)
Winner: Ty Gibbs - P1: Sam Mayer - Points Leader: Sam Mayer
Next: Fri, Aug 21, General Tire 125 - Dover Int’l Speedway.
ARCA Menards West: Sat, Jul 4, ENEOS 125 - Irwindale Speedway - 125 laps
Winner: Jesse Love - P1: Jesse Love - Points Leader: Jesse Love
Next: Fri, Aug 7, ENEOS/NAPA Auto Parts 100 - Evergreen Speedway.
Whelen Modified Tour: Aug 1, White Mountain 200 - White Mountain Motorsports Park - 200 laps
Winner: Doug Coby - P1: Jon McKennedy - Points Leader: Justin Bonsignore
Next: Sat, Aug 22, at Jennerstown Speedway.
2020 Season Opener: Not yet announced.
Autodromo Potosino - 0.5-mile oval - San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Dover Int’l Speedway - 1-mile concrete oval - Dover, Delaware
Evergreen Speedway - 0.646-mile oval - Monroe, Washington
Irwindale Speedway - 0.5-mile oval - Irwindale, California
Jennerstown Speedway - 0.522-mile oval - Jennerstown, Pennsylvania
Michigan Int’l Speedway - 2-mile oval - Brooklyn, Michigan
Road America - 4.048-mile road course - Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Toledo Speedway - 0.5-mile oval - Toledo, Ohio
White Mountain Motorsports Park - 0.25 mile oval - North Woodstock, New Hampshire