On two straight laps late in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick “touched” and nudged the No. 18 Toyota of race leader Kyle Busch with his front bumper.
Busch retained the lead. But Harvick took more aggressive action on Lap 295 of 301, “touching” and tagging Busch’s car in the center of Turns 1 and 2. Busch slid up the track as Harvick powered the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford into the top spot.
Six laps later, Harvick took a checkered flag for a series-best sixth time this season. He won for the third time at the Magic Mile and the 43rd time in his career, 18th on the career list and one victory behind NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott.
Harvick had no regrets about seizing the opportunity to take the win.
“I didn’t know if I was going to get there at the end, and I felt like that was best opportunity — do what I had to do to win,” said Harvick, who pulled away to win by 1.877 seconds. “I didn’t want to wreck him, but I didn’t want to waste a lot of time behind him.
“I knew I was running out of laps, and I didn’t know if I was going to get to him again. I felt like I needed to get him up out of the groove, so I got him up out of the groove.”
The Fraternal Order of The Go Fast
This week Snoopy Dawn was the only player that was riding in the copilot’s seat with “Freaky Fast” Kevin Harvick as he led the field to the checkered flag. Harvick’s win rewarded Snoopy with 51 much-needed points.
The Movers and Shakers
This week we have three players, Snoopy Dawn, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, and Dan The Numbers Cruncher who racked up 51 points at Louden. Even though these players received the same score, 51 points, they all were backing different drivers! As was mentioned above, Snoopy was rooting for the race winner, “Freaky Fast” Harvick, Dan The Numbers Dude had his money on Martin Truex, Jr., while The Bay Area Bandit had all her marbles in the sack of Chase Elliott.
There were six players were added 45 points to their second segment tally this week. Those six players include Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Lonna The Quilt Angel, Jeremy The Coach, Amber The Cheddar Head, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, and Doug The Gandy Candy Man. The Sheriff, The Quilt Angel, The Cheddar Head, The Throttle Jockey, and The Candy Man were all riding shotgun with Kyle Busch, however, The Coach was hanging with the senior Busch brother, Kurt.
Three players, Carole, aka Rudy, Edie The Las Vegas Super Star, and Jim, aka Chiefy, all racked up 38 points after the checkered flag flew at Louden. Rudy was cheering loud and proud for Mr. Seven-Time, Jimmie Johnson, while both Chiefy and The Las Vegas Super Star were pulling for Ryan Blaney.
Carlton The Doorman and Zee, aka Sissy, added 31 points this week via Joey Logano’s ninth place finish.
Rounding out the top five scorers are Jerry The Buschwacker and Linda R. The Lemonade Lefty. Both Players received 25 points from “Young Money’, Kyle Larson’s, 12th place finish.
Only three players remained in their previous position, our leader The Quilt Angel, The Lemonade Lefty, and our “Outhouse” resident, Ol Skid-Marc! The other nineteen players changed positions after the checkered flag flew at Louden.
The single largest mover this week was Bobby Blue Crush who plummeted eight (8) places to take up residence in a three-way tie for 15th place.
A quartet of players, Snoopy Dawn, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Bernie The Bay Area Bandit, and A&M Aggie Sue moved seven (7) spots. Snoopy and The Bay Area Bandit each climbed up seven places to sit now in 9th and 14th, respectively. Conversely, The Church Forecloser and Aggie Sue fell down the scoring pylon seven positions to sit in 10th and 20th, respectively.
After the Sunset at Louden, Karen The Highly Opinionated Southen Belle dropped like a Prom Dress, falling six (6) spots to sit in 18th place.
On the brighter side, both Doug The Mongoose and Dan The Numbers Dude stepped up four (4) places to sit comfortably in 4th and 7th place, respectively.
Rounding out the five biggest movers this week is Leon Your Most Humble Sheriff, Jeremy The Coach, David The Mudslinging Throttle Jockey, and Linda B. The Cookie Mom. Your Most Humble Sheriff, The Coach, and The Throttle Jockey all improved their positions by three (3) places. Your Most Humble Sheriff now sits in 3rd place, while The Coach and TheThrottle Jockey are in a three-way tie for 14th position, all moving up on the scoring pylon. Meanwhile, The Cookie Mom dropped three spots to sit in the 21st place.
Straight From The Crapper
Three players are jointly sharing “The Crappiest Pick of The Week”. Those three players, Kathy The Church Forecloser, Bobby Blue Crush, as well as Linda B. The Cookie Mom, could only muster a microscopic 5 points this week, and therefore are our weekly recipients of this award.
Once again our man in “The Crapper” is Ol Skid-Marc, although The Cookie Mom is making a late segment run on “The Outhouse”, and could evict Ol Skidz as early as next week if she has another “Crappy” week like she had this week!.
Check out the results of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at Louden.
Next week NASCAR returns to the Pocono Mountains of PA.
TIL NEXT TIME, PULL YOUR GLOVES UP, FLIP YOUR VISOR DOWN, AND LET’S GO RACIN’!