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TC Daily Pit Stop: Martin Truex, Jr. Masters Monday at New Hampshire; Truex 'Bad at Big Decisions', Kostecki Joins RCR, and More!
TC Daily Pit Stop: Tuesday, July 18th, 2023
Martin Truex, Jr. put on a dominating performance in Monday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, leading a race-high 254 of 301 laps en-route to his third victory of the 2023 season.
Joey Logano came home in second-place, four tenths behind Truex, the eventual race winner. Kyle Larson was third, Kevin Harvick fourth, and Brad Keselowski completed the race’s top-five finishers.
Tyler Reddick, Denny Hamlin, Bubba Wallace, Austin Dillon, and Chase Briscoe completed the race’s top-10 finishers.
It’s been a really difficult weekend for Kyle Busch, who ended his Crayon 301 way early on Monday, after knocking the wall down at the end of the race’s first stage. However, he wasn’t the only one, as Corey LaJoie hit the wall behind him.
While leading Monday’s Crayon 301 at New Hampshire, Aric Almirola had problems with his right-rear wheel, which sent the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang into the outside wall, ending a promising day for the Tampa, Florida-native.
Video: Ryan Preece, Michael McDowell Have Heated Discussion After Final Stage Incident at New Hampshire
Following Monday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Ryan Preece wasn’t overly happy with Michael McDowell, as an aggressive move in turn one, cost the Stewart-Haas Racing driver a finish inside the top-15.
Since the beginning of the season in February, there has been non-stop speculation about the future of Martin Truex, Jr., and whether or not he’ll continue his NASCAR Cup Series career beyond November’s season-finale at Phoenix.
Now, as the time of year approaches in which announcements of this nature are usually made, the questions have continued to build week after week for the driver of the No. 19 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Earlier in the weekend, Truex wasn’t having it, responding with “next question” when he was asked about his plans for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season. However, after scoring his third victory of the year in Monday’s Crayon 301, the Mayetta, New Jersey-native seemed more receptive to the question.
Brodie Kostecki, who sits second-place in Australian Supercars point standings, will travel to the United States in August to compete in the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard, making his NASCAR Cup Series debut for Richard Childress Racing.
The 25-year-old driver will pilot the No. 33 MobileX Chevrolet Camaro for the event, marking the first time that Richard Childress Racing has fielded a third entry at NASCAR’s top-level this season.
Austin Hill will return to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Pocono Raceway, joining forces once again with Spire Motorsports to drive the No. 7 ARCO Design / Build Chevrolet Silverado for the organization.
Hill piloted an entry for Spire Motorsports in the NASCAR Truck Series event at Pocono Raceway last season, where he finishes sixth-place, after the cancellation of all practice and qualifying sessions.
Kaz Grala, who competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Sam Hunt Racing, will return to TRICON Garage for his third NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start of the year, driving the No. 1 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro.
Serial 1 E-Bikes will serve as the primary sponsor of the entry at Pocono Raceway, as he looks to collect his second top-10 result of the season in the NASCAR Truck Series.
Entry Lists: Pocono Raceway
Notables: #15 Yeley, #51 Custer, #78 McLeod
Notables: #3 Dillon, #4 Weatherman, #07 Parsons, #08 Starr, #17 Elliott, #19 Mosack, #24 Heim, #35 Gase, #44 Karam, #45 Earnhardt, #53 Emerling, #66 Hill, #74 Cram, #91 CChastain
Notables: #02 Parsons, #04 Roper, #1 Grala, #6 Benning, #7 Hill, #20 TBA, #22 Mallozzi, #28 Dauzat, #33 Reaume, #41 RChastain, #44 Honeycutt, #51 Busch, #61 Bell, #75 Kligerman
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