Brad Keselowski wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and sweeps the weekend!
The race at New Hampshire started like the practice sessions this week:
With tire issues.
Greg Biffle had a tire rub early on Lap five. Jimmie Johnson also had a tire go down and found himself a lap down early in the race and eventually he ended up in the wall on Lap 14 when his tire exploded.
Goodyear blamed low pressure for Johnson's tire issues, but the 48 was running well during practice and qualifying and seemed to have no issues with tire pressure.
As the race continued to stay green Kyle Busch continued to lead. Lapped traffic would prove to be a problem for Busch as it allowed Denny Hamlin to catch up and eventually pass him. Without clean air in front of his car, Kyle Busch began to fade.
As Denny Hamlin continued to lead, it would be Brad Keselowski who emerged as a threat to the 11 car. Eventually Keselowski was able to pass Hamlin and started to lap cars to put space between himself and the rest of the field.
Once Keselowski was out in front, it was clear who had the fastest car of the day. A Caution came out for debris more than once and the 2 team would choose to go with four tires instead of two every time, and it dropped them back to 10th place, but Keselowski found his way back to the front again.
Penske Racing showed their dominance for a good portion of today's race, as Joey Logano ran in second place until Lap 211 where he was involved in a accident with Morgan Shepard in the 33. Logano was in a backup car for today's race.
When drivers came to pit road after Logano was taken out by Shepard, Keselowski took four tires again and dropped to eighth when drivers went back to green.
Within 20 laps Keselowski continued to show his dominance as he made his way back to first.
We weren't finished with seeing cautions though as debris brought out another yellow flag on Lap 250. Keselowski only got two tires on the last pit stop and it was harder for him to pass cars to make it back to the front, but on Lap 270 he took the lead again.
with four laps to go Keselowski looked like he was going to soar right into Victory Lane, until Just Allgaier hit the wall and brought out one final caution.
Brad held first place through the green white checkered finish and grabbed the white flag at New Hampshire.
With the Chase quickly approaching there is no denying how the 2 team is in championship form. While Jimmie Johnson and his team always look like top contenders, Keselowski is reminding NASCAR fans why he won the championship back in 2012.