Harvick outlasts Hamlin’s last lap charge to claim 1st win of 2019 at New Hampshire

9,651. That’s the number of miles that were ran from Harvick’s last win in 2018 at Texas Motor Speedway to yesterday’s win in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Harvick had to withstand a last lap attempt from Denny Hamlin who almost pulled it off with a bump and run in turns 1&2 but couldn’t get past Harvick on the backstretch. Hamlin made another attempt on the outside lane in 3&4, hitting Harvick’s right rear quarter panel in the process but was again unable to make the pass. Harvick finally answered the critics question on when he would win in 2018 with a bold pit call by crew chief Rodney Childers to stay out on old tires when the final caution of the race came out with about 20 laps to go and for the 2nd straight week, the fans were treated to a fantastic finish!

Harvick’s son kisses lobster

New Hampshire Motor Speedway has one of the most unique trophy’s in NASCAR. The winner receives a live lobster. Harvick has his son Keelan at the track with him when he won yesterday. Keelan had also told reporters that he would kiss the lobster if his dad won the race, sure enough he kept to his word and kissed the lobsters claw while in Victory Lane. When asked how it was Keelan said “It didn’t taste good”

Next race

Up next for the Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series is a date with the “Tricky Triangle” at Pocono raceway for the Pennsylvania 400. I will have my race preview up either Wednesday or Thursday to go over track details, race information and who to start and park in your fantasy drafts.

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