As is the usual this summer, we’re looking forward to another stellar weekend of NASCAR racing this weekend.
This Sunday, July 18, you can tap into Loudon, New Hampshire from your devices at home. There is a race happening at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a 1.058-mile layout. It’s called the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 and the green flag will soar into the air at 3:18 p.m. ET signaling the start of the race.
If you’re not in New Hampshire for the weekend with some tickets secured, you can still watch from the comfort of your own home.
There will be NASCAR coverage on NBCSN or on the NBC Sports App. You can also listen on PRN or the SiriusXM NASCAR Radio if you can’t sit down to watch. There’s some rain expected in the area during the time of the race.
According to the official NASCAR site, the lineup for the Foxwoods Resorts Casino includes 37 different eager drivers. This includes familiar names like Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, and Chase Briscoe.
It’s been a pretty eventful week in NASCAR racing. Both Brad Keselowski and Matt DiBenedetto have decided to separate from their racing teams, Team Penske and Wood Brothers Racing, after the season. These two Ford drivers are expected to perform well. Keselowski is the defending winner at the racetrack. Meanwhile, DiBenedetto has finished sixth or better for the last two events at this particular racetrack.
Joe Gibbs racing has several racers prepped to take on NHMS on Sunday that have proven success at the track. One of which is Denny Hamlin. The popular driver won seven times last year but remains winless this season. Fans have been waiting for him to break the dry spell.
When it comes to NASCAR, anyone can win and surprises are a part of the game.
NASCAR and Sea Creatures
Whoever ends up in the victory lane, they’re in for a fishy treat.
It’s a tradition that the winner at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway wins a giant lobster. This weekend is also marking the 50th visit to the NHMS, making it an even more special lobster. According to Concord Monitor, the record for lobsters given out is 26 pounds. This unique tradition began about 13 years ago.
Naturally, this caused some racing fans to discuss which sea creatures would dominate the track. Both @nascarasm and Steve Luvender discussed the issue.
“I have done the Googles on many sea creatures, and so many would make excellent drivers. The shark would be aggressive, but would depend too much on the spotter when its eyes rolled back into its head. The jellyfish would be smooth, but it lacks a brain. I have settled on the octopus. The octopus would make the best driver,” @nascarasm said.
Arguments were made for dolphins, sharks, and jellyfish, but it’s hard to top getting eight arms to steer with.