Category Archives: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Harvick Cashes in a Pair of Fours With NHMS Win Number Four in the No. 4

LOUDON, N.H. – Kevin Harvick landed in victory lane for a repeat win in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This win marks Harvick’s fourth career win at Loudon, tying the record currently held by Jeff Burton for the most wins at “The Magic Mile.” The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver earned his first win of the 2019 season not only for himself, but for Stewart-Haas Racing.

“We’ve run well enough a few times this year, we’ve just made mistakes,” said Harvick. “To finally battle and get over that hump is a great day at Stewart-Haas Racing and everybody on the No. 4 car. I was really questionable about how that was going to go, and that thing just took right off.”

In a race that featured several lead changes and plenty of close action, it was a last-lap battle between Harvick and Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11, all the way to the finish line that got the crowd to its feet. The top two fought through lapped traffic after Hamlin made a pass attempt in turns one and two. Harvick stood on the brakes and tried to keep it straight knowing Hamlin was going to roll the dice and take another shot at the win.

“The lapped traffic didn’t budge, the No. 11 was right there and I knew he was going to take a shot,” said Harvick. “That’s what you’re supposed to do on the last lap – throw it all out on the table and take some chances. That’s what we both did, and luckily today we came out on top.”

With this win, Harvick cements a place in the playoffs and takes the pressure off of a race team that had performed well in points, but was still on the outside looking in.

Following Hamlin’s second place finish, were Erik Jones, Ryan Blaney, Matt DiBenedetto, Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Newman, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and pole sitter Brad Keselowski.

Hampstead, N.H. native and longtime NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver, Andy Seuss, made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in Sunday’s race in the No. 51 Jacob Companies Ford, finishing 28th. Also making his Cup Series debut was Fort Kent, Maine native Austin Theriault, who drove the No. 52 Bangor Savings Bank Chevrolet and placed 35th.

For ticket information for all 2019 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the September 20-21 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

Photo Courtesy: NHMS/Harold Hinson Photography

Keselowski Captures His Fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pole at “The Magic Mile”

Brad Keselowski will lead the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

LOUDON, N.H. – Brad Keselowski captured the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole award in Friday’s Cape Cod Café Pizza Pole Day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, putting him in the lead position to start Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at 3:00 p.m. This is Keselowski’s fourth career Cup Series pole award at Loudon.

“I always personally hesitate to undervalue qualifying,” said 35-year-old Keselowski. “With that in mind, there are some tracks that are less impactful to win the pole, but as you look to rank the tracks where qualifying well matters, this is certainly towards the top.”

The Busch brothers finished right behind Keselowski posting lap times of 27.942 seconds (Kyle) and 27.957 seconds (Kurt), but Keselowski reached 136.384 mph during his best lap, placing him 0.015 seconds faster than Kyle (27.927 seconds), which earned him his first 2019 pole.

Keselowski still holds on to the speedway’s record lap time for Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, reaching a speed of 140.598 mph, which sent him around “The Magic Mile” in 27.090 seconds in 2014.

“I always feel like I’m 10% of the equation and I get 90% of the credit,” said Keselowski. “If you feel like you’re 10% of the equation, then what’s the other 90% of it? It’s the pit crew, it’s the engineering, it’s the mechanics that bolt the car together. All of those things have to come together on any given weekend to be successful.”

Keselowski will be at the front of the pack in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 as all 37 drivers fight for that coveted spot in victory lane.

For ticket information for all 2019 events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the July 19-21 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race weekend and the September 20-21 Full Throttle Fall Weekend, visit the speedway website at NHMS.com or call Fan Relations at (603) 783-4931.

Photo Courtesy: NHMS/Harold Hinson Photography

Four NASCAR Races In Two Days At Pocono Next Summer

Pocono Raceway will host four premier NASCAR races in two days in 2020! The NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series have been added to our 2020 NASCAR Cup Series double-header race weekend lineup.

  • DAY 1

will feature a NASCAR Gander Outdoors Trucks Series race before the NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

  • DAY 2 will include a NASCAR Xfinity Series race and will be followed by a NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

One ticket, at one price, with twice the value for your daily ticket!

As we mentioned last week, we are not increasing the price of our Cup event tickets next year, kids (ages 12 and under) will still be free all weekend and we will continue our Worry-Free Weather Guarantee Presented by AccuWeather. The absolute best way to ensure you have a ticket for 2020 is to have a 2019 Pocono 400 or Gander RV 400 Sunday race or weekend camping ticket. The reason for this is because of our annual renewal program. Any 2019 ticket holder will have priority to purchase 2020 tickets and will save up to 20% on those tickets once they renew.

We will provide more updates regarding next summer’s NASCAR races, including complete weekend schedule, race lengths and additional ticket details in the coming months.

For the most up-to-date information we can provide at this time, we encourage fans to visit www.poconoraceway.com/2020.