Brad Keselowski’s days with the Penske team are now officially numbered.
But with 15 races remaining before leaving the organization, the former Cup Series champion has time to write the last chapter he wants for his Penske career.
He will aim to start with a second straight win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET, Sunday, NBCSN). Keselowski defeated Denny Hamlin to win the “Magic Mile” last August.
If Keselowski were to win again, he would become the fifth Cup driver to play back-to-back games at New Hampshire. Jimmie johnson (2003 scan), Kurt busch (sweep 2004), Matt Kenseth (fall 2015, spring 2016) and Kevin harvic (2018, 2019) are the others.
Sunday’s New Hampshire Cup race details:
(All times are Eastern)
START: Engine start command at 3:08 p.m.… The green flag is programmed to wave at 3:18 p.m.
BEFORE THE RACE: The cup garage opens at 8 am… The pilots show up before the race at 2:25 pm… The pilot presentations are at 2:30 pm… The invocation will be given by Mark Warren, senior pastor of Grace Capital Church (Pembroke, NH), at 3 pm… The Canadian and US national anthems will be performed by Todd Angilly, singer of the official NHL Boston Bruins anthem, at 3:01 pm
DISTANCE: The race is 301 laps (318.46 miles) on the 1,058 mile track.
STEPS: Stage 1 ends on round 75. Stage 2 ends on round 185.
TV / RADIO: NBCSN coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. with Countdown to green, before the race at 3:00 p.m., Performance Racing Network’s radio coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. and will also air on GoPRN.com; SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will broadcast the show.
PROVIDE: Weather Underground forecast calls for showers, a maximum of 66 degrees and a 58% chance of rain at the start of the race.
FIRST LINE: New Hampshire Cup starting XI
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Austin Cindric will drive the # 2 car in 2022; Harrison Burton joins Wood Brothers
NASCAR Silly Season: Penske-Wood Brothers alliance reorganizes in 2022
Matt DiBenedetto says losing race is not good but will win in Cup
Brad Keselowski opens up about leaving Penske team at end of season
Transaction Analysis: What To Expect From Austin Cindric, Harrison Burton
Roger Penske expected Brad Keselowski to stay with the team “for another 2-3 years”
Though winless, Denny Hamlin is set for a deep playoff run
Kyle Larson signs extension with Hendrick Motorsports until 2023
Key New Hampshire Scenarios: JGR Success, Hendrick Bounce, Tyler Reddick Rise