New Hampshire 301: Pileups and Yellow Flags
July 19, 2016 in Sports News
Brad Keselowski, winner of the previous race in New Hampshire and who had a strong car for the day, was left off the list after being involved in a pileup that ended his run of two consecutive victories with a 15th. place. Carl Edwards was another of those affected by a pileup at the height of 285 turn caused the 7th. and final caution of the afternoon.
And although Kyle Busch could reap an 8th. position. Instead, this result was disappointing for him. Busch led the race for 133 laps, more than any other driver, and then on 3rd coming back . with 11 laps to go, but lost many seats against Biffle and then fell even more positions at the close of the race.
Stewart, was very pleased with the efforts from Mike Bugarewicz, the crew chief with only a year of experience. When he returned for Sunday’s race in Loudon, his No. 14 Chevrolet had improved significantly compared to what it was during the two practice sessions on Saturday.
“Yes, today we had a lot better than yesterday Chevy,” Stewart, who now has 61 points ahead of Brian Scott (31st. In the drivers) said. “Bugarewicz did a great job. I went to Eldora for the Kings Royal last night and sent me a couple of text messages. He was working as late as I was doing in Eldora. It really was worth it. To be a rookie team leader with just half a season, he is doing a great job. It has made decisions as a veteran. “
Bowman, who had the opportunity to compete in the No. 88 Chevrolet after Earnhardt Jr. had to miss the race from symptoms of concussion, ran among the top ten until a contact with Edwards Toyota on pit road to damage the car that led to eventually lose control and crash into Kurt Busch’s car in turn 3, at the height of rotation 271.
The series of yellow flags at the end of the race also allowed Logano to win several seats. “After all that, I’ll take this 3rd. place, “Logano said. “We were very badly at the start of the race. We tried some new things, and apparently did not work, so we abort the mission mid-career and regain speed, but not enough to beat the No. 20 (Kenseth) “.