Nearly Caution Free for the Overton’s 200

This week NASCAR travels to Loudon, New Hampshire to the Magic Mile of New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Xfinity and Monster Energy Cup Series.

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On Saturday afternoon the Xfinity Series takes to the track for the Overton’s 200.

Monster Energy Cup Series regular Kyle Busch is on the pole and will bring the field to green.

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The starting lineup for the Overton’s 200:
Kyle Busch
Brad Keselowski
Kyle Larson
Matt Tifft
Daniel Hemric
Ryan Preece
William Byron
Elliott Sadler
Brennan Poole
Cole Custer
Justin Allgaier
Ty Dillon
Ben Kennedy
Blake Koch
Dakoda Armstrong
Brendan Gaughan
Spencer Gallagher
Ross Chastain
Ryan Reed
Rya Sieg
J.J. Yeley
Brandon Jones
Michael Annett
Harrison Rhodes
Garrett Smithley
Jeremy Clements
BJ McLeod
David Starr
Reed Sorenson
Jeff Green
Tommy Joe Martins
Spencer Boyd
Timmy Hill
Joey Gase
Morgan Shepherd
Carl Long
Martin Roy
Mike Harmon
Dylan Lupton
John Jackson

Stages one and two of the race will last for 45 laps each with stage three lasting 110 laps.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag and gets out in front of the field for the lead.

Lap three Brad Keselowski passes Kyle Busch for the lead of the race.

Lap six Brad Keselowski is in the lead with Kyle Busch ins second and Kyle Larson in third. John Jackson is off the track.

Lap eight Kyle Busch retakes the lead from Brad Keselowski but gets a challenge from Keselowski for the lead.

Lap 18 Kyle Busch has pulled out to a one second lead over Brad Keselowski. There are 32 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 24 Brad Keselowski has caught Kyle Busch – with a little help from slower traffic – and is challenging for the lead.

John Jackson and Reed Sorenson are out of the race and Jeff Green is off the track.

Lap 29 Brad Keselowski has passed Kyle Busch for the lead. There are 25 cars on the lead lap.

It has begun to rain on the track in New Hampshire.

David Starr brings out the first caution flag of the race on lap 29 after having some brake issues and hits the wall.

NASCAR puts out the red flag stopping the race and brings the cars down pit road.

This is the third week in a row that NASCAR has encountered weather issues during a race.

NASCAR called the drivers back to their cars at 5:20pm after a rain delay of nearly an hour.

The drivers fired up the engines at 5:27pm in preparation for restarting the race.

At 5:29pm the cars are again moving under yellowflag conditions.

With a green track and only a few laps remaining in the stage, will drivers come down pit road for service or stay out on the track?

Several drivers come down pit road…including the leaders.

After staying out on the track, team mates Justin Allgaier and Elliott adler will lead the field to the green.

At 5:33pm NASCAR throws the green flag to restart the race and Justin Allgaier nad Elliottt Sadler go side by side for the lead.

There are eight laps remaining in stage one with Allgaier and Sadler still side by side and swapping the lead.

Five to go in the stage and Kyle Larson makes it a three way battle for the lead. Elliott Sadler is out in front with Allgaier and Larson on his bumper.

Lap 40 Kyle Larson takes the lead on fresh tires.

The drivers with fresh tires are overtaking the drivers that stayed out on the track.

Ryan Preece is now in second and challenging Kyle Larson for the lead on the final lap of stage one.

Kyle Larson wins stage one.

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The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Kyle Larson
Ryan Preece
Kyle Busch
Elliott Sadler
Brad Keselowski
Justin Allgaier
Brennan Poole
Ty Dillon
William Byron
Matt Tifft

The drivers who did not pit after the red flag are now on pit road. Elliott Sadler wins the race off of pit road.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 52 and gets a challenge from Ryan Preece for the lead. Preece edges out Larson with Kyle Busch on his bumper.

Kyle Busch passes Ryan Preece for the lead of the race.

Lap 62 Kyle Busch has a lead of over half a second on Brad Keselowski.

Lap 68 Brad Keselowski has closed to with two tenths of a second on Kyle Busch. There are 30 cars on the lead lap.

Brad Keselowski has caught Kyle Busch and on lap 72 Keselowski takes over the lead of the race.

Lap 76, after passing Kyle Busch for the lead Brad Keselowski has pulled away from Busch and has a lead of over half a second on Busch. There are 26 cars on the lead lap.

Justin Allgaier brings his car down pit road for an unscheduled stop, citing possible transmission issues.

With five laps remaining in the stage Brad Keselowski continues to lead the race but the lead is now down to under half a second.

Brandon Jones made an unscheduled trip down pit road for a vibration issue.

Brad Keselowski wins stage two.

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The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Brad Keselowski
Kyle Busch
Kyle Larson
Ryan Preece
William Byron
Elliott Sadler
Ty Dillon
Matt Tifft
Brennan Poole
Ben Kennedy

Kyle Busch wins the race off of pit road with Kyle Larson second. Brad Keselowski lost three spots on the track after a slow pit stop.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 97 and runs sided by side with Kyle Larson for the lead with Kyle Busch taking the lead.

Brad Keselowski gets around Kyle Larson for second and goes after Kyle Busch.

Lap 100 – halfway – Kyle Busch holds on to the lead of the race with 18 cars on the lead lap and four cars out of the race.

Lap 102 Brad Keselowski passes Kyle Busch to take over the lead of the race.

Lap 105 Brad Keselowski has pulled out to a lead of over a second on Kyle Busch.

Lap 108 Justin Allgaier leaves the garage and returns to the track 25 laps down.

Lap 113 Brad Keselowski has pulled out to a lead of over a second and a half on Kyle Busch.

Lap 121 Brad Keselowski holds on to a second and a half lead on Kyle Busch with 17 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 127 Brad Keseloswki’s lead over Kyle Busch is down to just one second.

Lap 130 Keselowski’s lead is back up to a second and a half over Kyle Busch with 16 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 134 Brad Keselowsi’s lead over Kyle Busch is now down to less than a second.

Lap 139 Brad Keselowski’s lead over Kyle Busch is down to just over half a second.

Lap 143 Brad Keselowski has a lead of just over a half a second on Kyle Busch with 15 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 146 Kyle Busch closes up on Brad Keselowski but is unable to make the pass for the lead.

Fifty to go and Brad Keselowski has a lead of half a second on Kyle Busch with just 12 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 159 Brad Keselowski has a lead of nearly a second on Kyle Busch.

Green flag pit stops are expected to begin in the next few laps.

Lap 165, with a lead of nearly one second on Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski has lead 96 laps so far.

Drivers are beginning to come down pit road for green flag pit stops on lap 169.

Brad Keselowski was charged with taking equipment out of his pit box when he left his pit box with the fuel can still attached. He will have to come down pit road for a pass through penalty. As a result he comes back on the track in fifth place with Kyle Busch leading the race.

Lap 175 Kyle Busch has a lead of over two seconds on Daniel Hemric.

After green pit styps cycle through, Kyle Busch has a lead of nearly nine seconds on Ryan Preece. Brad Keselowski is back in fifth place with seven cars on the lead lap.

Only 19 laps remaining in the race,Kyle Busch holds a lead of over eight seconds on Ryan Preece in second place.

Lap 185 Kyle Bushc has a lead of just under nine seconds on Ryan Preece; Brad Keselowski is in fifth place over 21 seconds back. There are only six cars on the lead lap.

Ten to go, Kyle Busch holds a near nine second lead on Ryan Preece.

Five to go and Kyle Busch has a nine and a half second lead on Ryan Preece with just six cars on the lead lap.

Kyle Busch takes the white flag on his way to his sixth New Hampshire win.

Kyle Busch takes the checkered flag to win his 89th Xfinity Series race.

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The unofficial results of the Overton’s 200:
Kyle Busch
Ryan Preece
William Byron
Kyle Larson
Brad Keselowski
Ben Kennedy
Elliottt Sadler
Ty Dillon
Cole Custer
Brennan Poole
Matt Tifft
Daniel Hemric
Blake Koch
Ryan Reed
J.J. Yeley
Michael Annett
Brendan Gaughan
Harrison Rhodes
Ross Chastain
Ryan Sieg
Jeremy Clements
Dylan Lupton
Garrett Smithley
Dakoda Armstrong
Joey Gase
BJ McLeod
Spencer Boyd
Timmy Hill
David Starr
Mike Harmon
Justin Allgaier
Martin Roy
Spencer Gallagher
Brandon Jones
Carl Long
Morgan Shepherd
Jeff Green
Reed Sorenson
John Jackson


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