Redemption for the Winless
If another winless driver finds himself in Victory Lane this weekend, he may have to “pinch” himself after earning the lobster trophy at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. A number of drivers that are currently in the playoffs could lose their positions at the cost of one mistake, while other drivers are one win away from earning a spot in the playoffs.
Jimmie Johnson is the driver that is hanging on by a thread. Currently standing 15th in points, Johnson has not won yet this season.
Erik Jones stands behind Johnson by just eight points. If Jones can pull a win anytime soon, he may knock a driver out of the top 15.
Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, Ryan Blaney, William Byron, Kyle Larson and Clint Bowyer are among the remaining drivers currently in the playoffs who have yet to win this season.
However, this weekend could work in Harvick’s favor. He has three wins, eight top fives, and eight top 10s in his eighteen years racing at NHMS.
This track could also hold promise for Johnson. He has three wins, seven top fives and twelve top 10s here.
Opportunities to Advance
Brad Keselowski could have the opportunity to redeem himself on Sunday after his disappointing finish last weekend. Keselowski has won once here and has six top fives along with four top 10s.
We cannot forget about the current points leader, Joey Logano. He has two wins at this track, four top fives, and four top 10s.
Logano’s current runner-up, Kyle Busch, has a pretty impressive history at NHMS. He has three wins, eight top fives, and four top 10s at this track. If he keeps it up this weekend, he could potentially surpass Logano in points.
Will a frontrunner prevail once again and gain position in the points standings? Or will a winless driver earn a chance at the Playoffs?
New Hampshire Motor Speedway is 1.058-mile oval speedway located in Louden, New Hampshire. The first practice will be at 12:05 p.m. and qualifying will be at 4:35 p.m. ET. The second practice will be at 10:05 a.m. and the final practice will be at 12:35 p.m. ET on Saturday. The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 will take place at 3.pm. ET.