The 40 Week Monster Cup Series New Hampshire 301 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway started with Kenney Kulikowski capturing the pole and recording the fastest lap of the race. Bobby McCormick gained 15 spots for the most positions gained bonus. The race produced many close battles for position through the field with many position changes. Kenney Kulikowski led the most laps with 116, with Mike Franklin going on to take the win. This week the drivers showed good race-craft, which resulted in 4 cautions with 6 lead changes and there was 1 disqualification with 2 disconnects in a 18 car field ending with Mike Franklin capturing his 4th win of the season with Joel Kilburn finishing 2nd, Gary Griffith 3rd and Bobby McCormick capturing 4th.

 This week the Monster Cup Series moves to the Pennsylvania 400 race at Pocono Raceway with the current points leader Mike Schrader looking to find ways to maintain the lead in the series. The question is … can he hold off the charging Old Bastards?

We shall see when the green flag drops at 11:40 am Eastern time.

In the Cup Series point championship, Joel Kilburn in 2nd, Kenny Kulikowski 3rd and Brian Glass 4th and Mike Franklin 5th place.

The Pocono race will be intense, and expect to see close battles all over the track.

July 23, 2018
Written By Mike Schrader