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NASCAR took on the Northeast tour as they went to New Hampshire and Pocono, PA with next stop being at the Watkins Glen road race.
The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 in New Hampshire claimed the first victory for Steward Haas Racing as Kevin Harvick in the Busch Ford #4 car. Second place went to Denny Hamlin in the #11 FedEx Joe Gibbs Toyota. Denny had a run and bump on Harvick, but Harvick held off the late challenge. Third place was another Gibbs Toyota, Dewalt/Stanley tools #20 Erik Jones who has been proving his spot in that car. The winning driver gets a different kind of trophy, as it is huge lobster, which they eat, and then mount the lobster.
Xfinty series ran the Roxor 200 with Christopher Bell in the #20 Gibbs Toyota with 2nd place #00 Ford driven by Cole Custer and 3rd going to Xfinity veteran driver Justin Allgair in the # 7 Chevy.
The Tricky Triangle of Pocono held the Gander RV 400 with Denny Hamlin’s Gibbs Toyota #11 FedEx winning for the 3rd time this year, followed by another strong finish, Gibbs teammate Erik Jones in the # 20 Dewalt/Stanley tools, and third place was another Toyota Gibbs teammate Martin Truex Jr in the #19 Bass Pro Shop car. Coach Gibbs couldn’t be any happier with a sweep for Gibbs Toyota!
The Chase board leader to this point of the season is #22 Ford Penske driver Joey Logano with #18 Gibbs Toyota driver Kyle Busch 6 points behind.
Xfinity held the US Cellular 250 and #98 Chase Brisco’s Ford getting the checkered flag, 2nd spot going to #20 Toyota Christopher Bell, and Chevy getting third with # 23 John Hunter Nemecheck.
The trucks seen action at the Gander RV 150 with “The Watermelon Man” Ross Chastain in the #45 Chevrolet, second was #17 Toyota Tyler Ankrum and third going to #18Toyota Harrison Burton.
Sad news in the NASCAR world as longtime crew chief and current crew chief Nick Harrison, of the Xfinity #11 team passed away at the early age of 37 as reported by Nascar. Me Harrrison had worked with many teams and drivers over his career with notable mention to Austin Dillon, Kurt Busch and many, many others. His presence in and out of the pits will be missed by many.
Jimmie Johnson, 7 time champion and driver of the Hendricks #48 Chevy has had a dismal season with new crew chief and new sponsor but this week crew chief Kevin Meendering is out and the newest crew chief to the #48 team is Cliff Daniels.