Wednesday, July 13, 2022

New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Playoff Parity

New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Playoff Parity

NASCAR Cup at the “The Magic Mile”

Aric Almirola’s 2021 win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway secured him a Playoff Spot.
Aric Almirola’s 2021 win at New Hampshire
Motor Speedway secured him a Playoff Spot.


Fans headed to New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) for the Ambetter 301 NASCAR (NCS) weekend are in for a wicked good time at “The Magic Mile” as drivers take to the track for three full days of action-packed racing this Friday through Sunday, July 15-17. 

#NASCAR -  New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS)


From the return of Friday Night Dirt Duels Presented by New England Racing Fuel at The Flat Track to NASCAR’s NextGen car making its long-awaited New England debut on Sunday, there will be no shortage of thrilling, white-knuckled excitement for fans to enjoy.


Playoff Parity

Only seven active NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) drivers have won at NHMS:

  1. Aric Almirola
  2. Kurt Busch
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Denny Hamlin
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Brad Keselowski
  7. Joey Logano


#NASCAR Ambetter 300


Through the first 19 NCS events this season, 13 different drivers have won points races. While Harvick, Keselowski and Almirola have each had recent success at “The Magic Mile,” having won in 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively, all three are still winless in 2022, and given the parity in the current NASCAR Playoff picture, a win might be their best chance to race for a championship.


With seven regular season events remaining to set the 16-car Playoff field, drivers on and around the cutline are looking to secure their spot with a strong showing at NHMS this weekend.


Among the drivers on the bubble, Harvick might be the odds-on favorite to take the checkered flag. His four wins at Loudon tie him with Jeff Burton for the most all-time. While the 58-time NCS winner hasn’t been to victory lane since September 2020, history shows he’s always a strong contender at NHMS. A win at the Ambetter 301 would not only rewrite the NHMS record books, but would also help bolster a potential Playoff run for the 2014 champion.



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