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Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #20 of 36

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:16pm/et
Laps/Stages: 301 laps total. Stages end on laps: 75/150/301

Average time of race: 2:57:08
Minimum speed: 12.5% / 32.08 seconds
Fuel window: 77 laps
Average # caution flags: 7
Pit road speed:  45 mph


TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING

Television Coverage: Time 3:00pm/et, NBCSN and streamed at NBC Sports Live (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Performance Racing Network (PRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


WEEKEND SCHEDULE

On track schedule

Practices:
Friday, July 19, 12:05-12:55pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
Saturday, July 20, 10:05-10:55am/et, TV-CNBC;
Saturday, July 20, 12:35-1:25pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Qualifying:
Friday, July 19 at 4:35pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

Thursday, July 18
6:00 PM-8:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, July 19
9:00 AM-6:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
12:05 PM-12:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
4:35 PM MENCS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO LAPS ALL POSITIONS)

Saturday, July 20
8:30 AM-4:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
10:05 AM-10:55 AM MENCS 2ND PRACTICE
12:35 PM-1:25 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, July 21
9:30 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
1:00 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
2:20 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM MENCS RACE (STAGES 75/150/301 LAPS = 318.46 MILES)

MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Contingency Awards
Race Results
Drivers Points
Owners Points
Cumulative Race Report
Penalty Report
Pitstalls
Final Practice Speeds
Practice 2 Speeds
Starting Lineup
Qualifying Results
Qualifying Order
Practice 1 Speeds
Crew Rosters
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Paint Schemes
Weekend At-Track Schedule (pdf)


RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links

Kevin Harvick breaks drought with successful New Hampshire defense: 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. The victory was Harvick’s fourth at the Magic Mile, most among active drivers and tied with Jeff Burton for most all-time. The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Mustang won his second-straight race at the one-mile flat track and his third in the last five events.[More](7-21-2019)

#4-Kevin Harvick won the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st win of 2019, 4th win at New Hampshire and 46th career win.
#11-Hamlin finished 2nd followed by #20-Jones, #12-Blaney, #95-DiBenedetto, #19-Truex, Jr., #6-Newman, #18-Busch, #22-Logano and pole winner #2-Keselowski.
Harvick stayed on track during the final caution, restarting as the leader with 29 laps to go, and held off a late charge from Hamlin that saw the drivers get together a couple times over the final lap.
Stage 1 was won by #18-Busch, finished 8th.
Stage 2 was won by #10-Almirola, finished 11th.
There were 14 lead changes among 7 drivers and 9 cautions for 48 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 104.062mph.
See race details at:
Race Results (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings
Cumulative Report
Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – New Hampshire
Kevin Harvick won the 27th Annual Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, his 46th victory in 666 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. Harvick ties Buck Baker for 16th on the Monster Energy Series all-time wins list.
This is his first victory and 12th top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his fourth victory and 20th top-10 finish in 36 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Denny Hamlin (second) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 26 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 12th top-10 finish in 2019.
Erik Jones (third) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Ryan Preece (21st) was the highest finishing rookie.
Joey Logano leads the point standings by 3 points over Kyle Busch.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(7-21-2019)

2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after New Hampshire:
1) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins]
2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [4 wins]
3) #2-Brad Keselowski [3 wins]
4) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins] 786 pts (points leader)
5) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins]
6) #4-Kevin Harvick [1 win]
7) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win]
8) #1-Kurt Busch [1 win]
9) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win]
10) #10-Aric Almirola, 586, -197
11) #12-Ryan Blaney, 572, -211
12) #24-William Byron, 549, -234
13) #42-Kyle Larson, 519, -264, +31 pts in
14) #20-Erik Jones, 516, -267, +28
15) #6-Ryan Newman, 509, -274, +21
16)#14-Clint Bowyer, 505, -278, +17
currently outside the playoffs:
17) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 488, -295, -17 pts out of playoffs
18) #41-Daniel Suarez, 488, -295, -17 out
19) #21-Paul Menard, 445, -338, -60 out
20) #17-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 428, -355, -77 out
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

To the rear: #11-Hamlin (backup car), #6-Newman (backup car), #88-Bowman (backup car), #24-Byron (backup car), #42-Larson (backup car)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #2-Keselowski chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #18-Busch took the 32nd stall, with an opening in front of it.
#1-Busch, starts 3rd and chose the 6th stall, with an opening in front of it.
The final pit stall was taken by #48-Johnson, who starts 10th.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(7-20-2019)

New Hampshire Paint Schemes

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Inspection at New Hampshire: NASCAR has a “traditional” weekend schedule at New Hampshire with qualifying on Friday and two practice Saturday.  Therefore, there will be a pre-qualifying inspection on Friday as well as pre-race inspection on Sunday. The starting lineup will be official upon completion of qualifying.  Two or more failures in pre-race quantifying will force a driver to start at the rear Sunday. For more info, see the At-track inspection penalty page (traditional weekend schedule).

Happy Hour (final) practice for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#12-Blaney 133.572
#11-Hamlin 133.226
#18-Busch 132.739
#4-Harvick 132.688
#19-Truex, Jr. 132.646
Slowest: #51-Seusss 126.859 & #52-Theriault 124.073mph
Most laps run: #21-Menard, 38 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 29 drivers): #12-Blaney 132.687mph.
Notes: #88-Bowman wrecked for the second time this weekend. He will have to go to a second backup car, which will be the #48 teams’s backup. #95-DiBenedetto had a left rear tire go down on two separate occassions but the team fixed the car.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(7-20-2019)

First Saturday practice for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
#20-Jones 133.427
#2-Keselowski 133.394
#10-Almirola 133.366
#18-Busch 133.240
#12-Blaney 133.138
Slowest: #51-Seuss 126.416 & #42-Larson 68.925mph.
Most laps run: #12-Blaney, 54 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 22 drivers): #20-Jones 132.854mph
Notes: #24-Byron and #42-Larson hit the outside wall in separate incidents. They will both go to backup cars.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds page (pdf).(7-20-2019)

Brad Keselowski breaks pole drought with strong run at Magic Mile: Starved for a pole position for nearly two years, Brad Keselowski put a decisive end to the qualifying drought on Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, edging Kyle Busch for the top starting spot in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. Fastest on the first of his two laps in time trials, Keselowski beat Busch by .015 seconds, covering the one-mile distance in 27.927 seconds (136.384 mph). Busch clocked in at 136.311 mph.[More](7-19-2019)

#2-Brad Keselowski won the Busch pole for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a speed of 136.384mph for his 1st pole of 2019, 4th at New Hampshire and 15th of his career.
#18-Busch will start 2nd followed by #1-Busch, #20-Jones, #12-Blaney, #19-Truex, Jr., #95-DiBenedetto, #22-Logano, #10-Almirola, and #48-Johnson.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 37 were entered for 40 spots
See qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(7-19-2019)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Brad Keselowski won the Pole Award for the 27th Annual Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 with a lap of 27.927 seconds, 136.384 mph.
This is his 15th pole in 361 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and 11th top-10 start in 2019.
This is his fourth pole in 19 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch (second) posted his 12th top-10 start of 2019 and his 18th in 28 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Kurt Busch (third) posted his 22nd top-10 start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his eighth in 20 races this season.
Daniel Hemric (19th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR Statistics)(7-19-2019)

Friday practice for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#9-Elliott 137.086
#18-Busch 136.874
#95-DiBenedetto 136.874
#12-Blaney 136.815
#41-Suarez 136.791
Slowest: #51-Seuss 127.193 & #77-Houff 126.354
Most laps run: #22-Logano, 26 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 2 drivers): #36-Tifft 129.449mph.
Notes: #11-Hamlin backed into the wall late in practice. He will go to a backup car and have to start at the rear on Sunday. #6-Newman slid up into the outside wall as practice ended. He will also go to a backup.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(7-19-2019)

Entry List for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is posted, 37 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Chastain, #27-Sorenson, #51-Andy Seuss, #52-Austin Theriault, #77-Houff.
Since 37 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).


RACE AND TRACK NEWS AND LINKS

Sunday New Hampshire Notebook

Saturday New Hampshire Notebook

Friday New Hampshire Notebook

Weekend Preview: New Hampshire Motor Speedway


July 2018: see the New Hampshire Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Command to start engines: Rodney Butler
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: Boston Bruins forward Chris Wagner
Color Guard: New Hampshire Air & Army National Guard
Invocation: Pastor Garry Hamilton
National Anthem: Whitney Doucet
Flyover: F-15s, 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes ANG Base, Westfield, Massachusetts


WEATHER

Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
Weather Channel
WeatherBug
Weather Underground
Brian Neudorff @NASCAR_WXMAN
Aaron Studwell @RaceWeather


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

Posted when available.