The NASCAR Xfinity Cup series is all geared up for weekend’s race Overton’s 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The New Hampshire Speedway has a similar paperclip configuration as Martinsville, but the track has wider turns and longer straightaways.
Last season it was Matt Kenseth who won the race and Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag in the playoff race, an event New Hampshire will no longer host after this season because Speedway Motorsports Inc. moved the race to Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Weekend’s race will mark Kenseth’s last race in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at New Hampshire. The team announced that Erik Jones will take over in 2018. Kenseth will still finish the season with JGR and will hope to clinch the team’s first win of the season and lift one of the most unique prizes in NASCAR.
The winner at New Hampshire is given a live rock lobster provided by Makris Lobster and Steak House in nearby Concord. That goes for the Xfinity Series as well, which joins the Monster Energy Cup Series this weekend with racing beginning Friday.
Kyle Busch has dominated the series for quite some long time. Busch has won six out of the last eight Xfinity Series races at the Magic Mile
Sunday’s Xfinity Series race will be broken into three stages: Lap 45, Lap 90 and Lap 200.