Defending Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Winner Brad Keselowski Finally Gets His Lobster From NHMS

(Press Release from New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager David McGrath (left) presents the 2020 Loudon the Lobster plaque to NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (right) on Wednesday. Keselowski earned the giant crustacean on Aug. 2, 2020 when he landed in victory lane for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (Photo: Jonathan Coleman/NHMS)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway brought a bit of victory lane to Keselowski as he prepares to return to New England to defend his title on Sunday, July 18 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.

Just 11 days prior to the drop of the green flag for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) Executive Vice President and General Manager David McGrath made a trip south to properly present defending race winner Brad Keselowski with his second Loudon the Lobster plaque, acknowledging his Aug. 2, 2020 NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) victory.

Keselowski’s victory lane celebration at “The Magic Mile,” which would traditionally include being presented with a giant live lobster, was limited due to COVID-19 restrictions last season.

“Last year, we were unable to properly celebrate with you after you earned your second New Hampshire Motor Speedway win,” McGrath said to Keselowski. “So here we are today to honor your dominant performance and present you with this Loudon the Lobster plaque as you get ready to return to New England next weekend to defend your title at the 50th NASCAR Cup Series race on July 18.”

“That’s cool,” said Keselowski. “It’s unique and part of why I love New England. The Foxwoods trophy and the lobster trophy are two of the coolest trophies, and I want to win them again.”

The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 win marked the former NCS champion’s second victory at the 1.058-mile Loudon, N.H. speedway and his third of four wins last season. The Team Penske driver previously won at New Hampshire in 2014.

Joining McGrath on the trip to Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing in Statesville, N.C. was New England Comedian Jimmy Dunn, who helped Keselowski get ready for his return to New England. Fans should keep an eye on the speedway’s social media channels leading into race weekend for more fun form today’s visit.

Race weekend action gets underway on Doubleheader Saturday, July 17 with practice and qualifying sessions scheduled for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT). The green flag drops for the Whelen 100 NWMT race at 12:45 p.m. followed by the Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at 3 p.m. The NCS Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 will run at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 18.

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  1. 50 races , I attended all until they moved the September FALL RACE, Then I tapered off slowly giving away my seats to friends with kids, I still Attended all the Modified Races,,, The September Race was always MORE COMFORTABLE than the always HOT HOT JULY RACES,,…. We would bring Towels & dip them in Ice cold Coolers , Ice Cold Water, and put on our Heads or shoulder wraps . WE also had spray bottles full of COLD WATER to SPRAY People down Who were overheating or Wanted to be Sprayed down… September was the BETTER DATES for NH weather, Then SHOULD HAVE KEPT the FALL RACE, They should have Removed the July Date, Weather was always an Issue in JULY, People going down in the GRANDSTANDS from HEAT EXHAUSTION…. Water SPRINKLER”S SET UP under the GRAND STANDS too COOL PEOPLE OFF…. FANS FRYING ON ALUMINIUM BLEACHER”S , FRYING PAN,,,, The SUNBURN”S would be EPIC, Many didn’t feel anything when they where FULL OF FUEL not feeling any PAIN, But boy oh BOY the next day musta been Hell dehydrated and 2ND DEGREE BURNS … OUCH….I also attended the INDY CARS at NHIS also early on in the Track’s History, I enjoyed the INDY CARS but they were dropped because NASCAR WAS KING and EXPLODING in Popularity back THEN …. I am sure many of R>D>Conn,,, Reader’s have lot’s more Stories of the History & MEMORY”S to ADD >>>??????

  2. Suitcase;
    You are right about getting burnt up in the sun at that place. I was always very careful to watch my “intake” and drink plenty of water and use plenty of sunscreen. Brutal. Absolutely brutal.
    I always thought that after they put the lights in that place, that the July cup race should be a night race. However, due to the “fueling” effect of being able to bring in your own beverage, I can see why that probably is not such a good idea when that place would conceivably empty at night.

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