TC Daily Pit Stop: NASCAR Cup Race Postponed to Monday; JHN Takes Second-Straight Xfinity Win; The Big One Erupts at Loudon; Luke Fenhaus Steals ARCA Win
TC Daily Pit Stop: Sunday, July 16th, 2023
The hopes of getting the NASCAR Cup Series Crayon 301 at New Hampshire in on Sunday were dashed by relentless severe weather on Sunday morning and no end in sight on the radar. NASCAR made the call to postpone the race at 10:45 AM ET on Sunday morning. Now, the Crayon 301 will be run on Monday, July 17th at 12:00 PM (noon) ET. USA Network will continue to carry the race broadcast on Monday.
Christopher Bell and Martin Truex Jr. will roll from the front row when the race goes green on Monday.
John Hunter Nemechek is in the groove right now. The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Supra in the NASCAR Xfinity Series scored his second-consecutive victory in NXS competition, and he’s now up to four wins on the season.
Nemechek led a race-high 137 laps in Saturday’s Ambetter Health 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on his path to victory. As Nemechek headed toward the finish line, Cole Custer, Sheldon Creed and a slew of others crashed behind him.
John Hunter Nemechek and Chandler Smith, who were playing a game of cat and mouse at the front of the field on a restart at Lap 71, led to a stack up in the field in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Ambetter Health 200. What ensued was a track-blocking 16-car melee.
Kyle Busch will start at the rear of Monday’s postponed NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire after he crashed during his qualifying run on Saturday.
Usually, Brad Keselowski has TJ Majors in his ear as his spotter on race weekends in the NASCAR Cup Series. However, Majors is sick this weekend and did not travel with the team to New Hampshire. As a result, Brian Keselowski, Brad’s brother, will step in as spotter this weekend.
This is the second race that Brian Keselowski has spotted for Brad Keselowski this season as Majors also missed the spring race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
It’s funny how racing works isn’t it? On Tuesday night, Luke Fenhaus suffered a devastating loss in the Slinger Nationals after Ty Majeski got around him on a late-race restart. Saturday night at Iowa, Fenhaus flipped the script and did the same to William Sawalich, who had dominated the ARCA Menards Series race.
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