Brad Keselowski dominates again, sweeps weekend with Cup win at Loudon

Bsc4amACMAE8JrLAfter a green-white-checkered (flags) dash to the finish in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Camping World RV Sales 301, it was Brad Keselowski – adding to last night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) victory – with another dominant win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Keselowski, who led the most laps – 138 out of 305 – and held off Kyle Busch by 0.750 seconds, received his third series win of the 2014 season, his thirteenth series career win and his first series win at “the Magic Mile.”

Following Keselowski and Busch to the drop of the checkered flag were Series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Kyle Larson finishing third, Matt Kenseth fourth and Ryan Newman was fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Clint Bowyer claiming sixth, Tony Stewart seventh, Denny Hamlin eighth, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. ninth, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. bringing home tenth.

The current series points leader, Jeff Gordon, finished in 26th and leaves New Hampshire with a 12-point lead over Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 108.741 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 58 Mins, 03 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.750 Seconds
Lead Changes: 18 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 35 laps

Next Up: The teams will have their final off-weekend of the season before heading to the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 27th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET) and ESPN begins their season of coverage beginning with their 12:00 p.m. (ET) NASCAR Countdown pre-race show.

Camping World RV Sales 301 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 2 Brad Keselowski 305 Running 138 48 5
2 18 Kyle Busch 305 Running 62 43 1
3 42 Kyle Larson # 305 Running 14 42 1
4 20 Matt Kenseth 305 Running 12 41 1
5 31 Ryan Newman 305 Running 0 39 0
6 15 Clint Bowyer 305 Running 36 39 1
7 14 Tony Stewart 305 Running 0 37 0
8 11 Denny Hamlin 305 Running 20 37 1
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 305 Running 0 35 0
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 305 Running 0 34 0
11 5 Kasey Kahne 305 Running 0 33 0
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. 305 Running 0 32 0
13 99 Carl Edwards 305 Running 0 31 0
14 3 Austin Dillon # 305 Running 0 30 0
15 16 Greg Biffle 305 Running 0 29 0
16 1 Jamie McMurray 305 Running 0 28 0
17 41 Kurt Busch 305 Running 1 28 1
18 47 AJ Allmendinger 305 Running 0 26 0
19 27 Paul Menard 305 Running 0 25 0
20 66 Jeff Burton 305 Running 0 24 0
21 55 Brian Vickers 305 Running 0 23 0
22 10 Danica Patrick 305 Running 0 22 0
23 43 Aric Almirola 305 Running 0 21 0
24 38 David Gilliland 305 Running 0 20 0
25 34 David Ragan 305 Running 0 19 0
26 24 Jeff Gordon 305 Running 19 19 1
27 9 Marcos Ambrose 304 Running 0 17 0
28 26 Cole Whitt # 304 Running 0 16 0
29 98 Josh Wise 304 Running 0 15 0
30 4 Kevin Harvick 304 Running 0 14 0
31 23 Alex Bowman # 303 Running 0 13 0
32 7 Michael Annett # 303 Running 0 12 0
33 36 Reed Sorenson 302 Running 0 11 0
34 40 Landon Cassill (i) 301 Running 0 0 0
35 32 Eddie MacDonald 300 Running 0 9 0
36 83 Ryan Truex # 300 Running 0 8 0
37 51 Justin Allgaier # 296 Accident 0 7 0
38 13 Casey Mears 292 Running 0 6 0
39 33 Morgan Shespherd (i) 278 Running 0 0 0
40 22 Joey Logano 211 Accident 30 5 1
41 87 Timmy Hill 76 Electrical 0 3 0
42 48 Jimmie Johnson 11 Accident 0 2 0
43 93 Mike Bliss(i) 6 Electrical 0 0 0

# – Rookie(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings After Loudon Top 16
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 24 Jeff Gordon 670 Leader 19 1 6 13 0
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 658 -12 19 2 9 13 1
3 2 Brad Keselowski 634 -36 19 3 9 10 0
4 20 Matt Kenseth 621 -49 19 0 7 12 1
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 598 -72 19 3 6 12 2
6 99 Carl Edwards 574 -96 19 2 4 8 2
7 31 Ryan Newman 573 -97 19 0 2 7 0
8 18 KyleBusch 567 -103 19 1 5 8 2
9 22 Joey Logano 551 -119 19 2 6 9 4
10 15 Clint Bowyer 548 -122 19 0 2 8 2
11 27 Paul Menard 541 -129 19 0 3 9 0
12 11 Denny Hamlin 530 -140 18 1 4 7 1
13 4 Kevin Harvick 528 -142 19 2 5 8 2
14 42 Kyle Larson # 524 -146 19 0 4 8 2
15 3 Austin Dillon # 524 -146 19 0 1 2 0
16 16 Greg Biffle 519 -151 19 0 2 5 1
Drivers outside the Top 16 with a win.
21 43 Aric Almirola 473 -197 18 1 2 4 3
24 41 Kurt Busch 440 -230 18 1 4 4 5

# – Rookie
Officially Clinched Chase Berth .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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