NASCAR: New Hampshire results, standings – Brad Keselowski wins

Brad Keselowski secured his third victory of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.

For several weeks, the only drivers who had won more than two races in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season were Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick. Hamlin has won five races this year while Harvick has won four.

Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski changed that at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a victory in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.

This win was Keselowski’s third of the year, but it was the first which he did not “steal” in the final few laps, as the driver of the #2 Ford led 184 of the 301 laps around the four-turn, 1.058-mile (1.703-kilometer) oval in Loudon, New Hampshire in a race that featured 22 lead changes among seven different leaders.

His previous wins came at Charlotte Motor Speedway at Bristol Motor Speedway back in late May, when he was effectively in the right place at the right time.

He led the final five laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway after race leader Chase Elliott came into the pits during a late caution flag period with just over two laps remaining (before overtime), and he led the final three laps at Bristol Motor Speedway after Elliott and race leader Joey Logano were involved in a wreck with just over three laps remaining.

Here are the full race results of the 2020 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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

Here are the updated point standings.

NOTE: * = Drivers locked into the playoffs. Those drivers have all won races.

Rank – Driver: Points (Behind), (Wins/Playoff Points OR +/- cut line)
1st* – Kevin Harvick: 803 (0), (4 WINS/22 PP)
2nd* – Brad Keselowski: 722 (-81), (3 WINS/21 PP)
3rd* – Denny Hamlin: 688 (-115), (5 WINS/29 PP)
4th* – Ryan Blaney: 685 (-118), (1 WIN/8 PP)
5th* – Chase Elliott: 660 (-143), (1 WIN/10 PP)
6th* – Joey Logano: 653 (-150), (2 WINS/14 PP)
7th* – Martin Truex Jr.: 648 (-155), (1 WIN/7 PP)
8th – Aric Almirola: 614 (-189), (+145)
9th – Kurt Busch: 581 (-222), (+112)
10th – Kyle Busch: 563 (-240), (+94)
11th* – Alex Bowman: 561 (-242), (1 WIN/9 PP)
12th – Clint Bowyer: 512 (-291), (+43)
13th – Matt DiBenedetto: 509 (-294), (+40)
14th – William Byron: 484 (-319), (+15)
————PLAYOFF CUT LINE————
15th – Tyler Reddick: 469 (-334), (-15)
16th* – Austin Dillon: 466 (-337), (1 WIN/5 PP)
17th – Jimmie Johnson: 459 (-344), (-25)
18th – Erik Jones: 453 (-350), (-31)
19th* – Cole Custer: 381 (-422), (1 WIN/5 PP)
20th – Michael McDowell: 359 (-444), (-125)
21st – Chris Buescher: 357 (-446), (-127)
22nd – Bubba Wallace: 356 (-447), (-128)
23rd – Christopher Bell: 355 (-448), (-129)
24th – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 345 (-458), (-139)
25th – John Hunter Nemechek: 326 (-477), (-158)
26th – Ryan Newman: 325 (-478), (-159)
27th – Ty Dillon: 292 (-511), (-192)
28th – Matt Kenseth: 274 (-529), (-210)
29th – Corey LaJoie: 251 (-552), (-233)
30th – Ryan Preece: 216 (-587), (-268)
31st – Daniel Suarez: 214 (-589), (-270)
32nd – Brennan Poole: 146 (-657), (-338)
33rd – Quin Houff: 106 (-697), (-378)

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The next races on the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule are the two races of a doubleheader at Michigan International Speedway. These two races are the FireKeepers Casino 400 and the Consumers Energy 400, which are set to be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET and 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9, respectively.

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