Hey folks! Here's my take on the Hampshire and Kentucky weekend. The Xfinity series had a Kentucky standalone, while the other series were in New Hampshire.
Saturday was the Truck race at New Hampshire. Austin Dillon won from the pole with 80 laps led, followed by Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, Timothy Peters and rookie John Hunter Nemechek. Rounding out the top-10 were rookie Daniel Hemric with 14 laps led, rookie Erik Jones with 5 laps led, rookie Austin Theriault with 9 laps led, Dalton Sargeant and Gray Gaulding. Kyle Busch led 67 laps and was 11th. Cole Custer was 24th due to an accident on lap 144. John Wes Townley crashed out on lap 135 and was 26th.
Saturday night was the Xfinity race at Kentucky. Ryan Blaney won with 81 laps led, followed by Ty Dillon with 43 laps led, Regan Smith, Chase Elliott and Brandon Jones with 16 laps led. Rounding out the top-10 were Brendan Gaughan, Chris Buescher, Erik Jones with 13 laps led, rookie Darrell Wallace, Jr. with 1 lap led and Matt Tift. Brian Scott led 45 laps and finished 13th. Rookie Daniel Suarez, the polesitter, led 2 laps before finishing 23rd. Ryan Truex was 28th due to an accident on lap 187. Eric McClure was 29th after crashing out on lap 174. Ben Rhodes crashed out on lap 167 and was 30th. Dylan Lupton crashed on lap 118. Brennan Poole was 31st after wrecking out on lap 96. Rookie Harrison Rhodes was 34th due to an accident on lap 46. Michael Self was 34th after he crashed out on lap 25. Blake Koch was 40th after crashing out on lap 2.
Sunday was the Cup race. Matt Kenseth won with 27 laps led, followed by Denny Hamlin with 21 laps led, Joey Logano, Greg Biffle with 12 laps led and pole-sitter Carl Edwards with 19 laps led. Rounding out the top-10 were Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Martin Truex, Jr., Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman. Brad Keselowski was 12th after leading 4 laps. Kevin Harvick led 216 laps and was 21st. Cole Whitt was 24th with 1 lap led. Justin Allgair was 39th after crashing out on lap 236. Danica Patrick and David Ragan were 40th and 41st, respectively after an accident on lap 203. Alex Bowman wrecked out on lap 117 and was 42nd. Aric Almirola crashed on lap 35 and was 43rd.
Come back for my Dover recap.