Stage 3, Final Update: Christopher Bell wins 2022 Ambetter 301. This is his second career Cup Series win.
Stage 3, Lap 20 Caution Update: Austin Dillon gets hit by Kevin Harvick in pit road and is turned around.
The timing of this pit road incident could not be any worse for @KevinHarvick. pic.twitter.com/ejDbYuWEbY— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 17, 2022
Stage 3, Lap 20 Update: David Gilliland spins but recovers. Still, the caution flag is out.
Stage 2, Final Update: Martin Truex Jr. has won the second stage of the Ambetter 301 and is the clear driver to beat as we head to the final stage. Truex has now led 160 of the 185 laps to this point in the race.
Lap leaders through two stages at New Hampshire:— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 17, 2022
1. Truex -- 160
2. Logano -- 25
3. Everyone else -- 0
Stage 2, Lap 93 Update: Stop me if you heard this one, Kyle Busch spins out after getting loose. In the ensuing commotion, Austin Dillon and Brad Keselowski got into it so that situation could be something to monitor.
Stage 2, Lap 82 Update: Aric Almirola only has third gear, and the shifter is stuck. Chase Briscoe spun out, though, which is why we are under caution.
Stage 2, Lap 78 Update: Ryan Blaney spins into the wall, which brings out the caution flag.
Stage 2, Lap 19 Update: Another big crash as Corey Lajoie in the No. 7 tries down shifting, but the rear locked up, sending him into the 21 of Harrison Burton, sending him into the wall hard. Other cars were involved, and the fourth caution flag of the race is out.
Stage 2, Lap 1 Update: As Truex Jr. leads the start of the second stage, Kyle Busch has alignment issues and spins on the restart bringing out the instant caution.
Stage 1, Final Update: Martin Truex Jr. picked up the Stage 1 win and has led every lap so far in the race.
Stage 1, Lap 5 Update: Ty Dillon in the 42 got into the left panel of a can and overcorrected right into the 48 of Alex Bowman. Other drivers are involved as we have our first wreck of the day.
Early wreckers at @NHMS. pic.twitter.com/fZaIidG1bk— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 17, 2022
Pre-Race Update: Looks like there is some poor weather in the area and so pre-race ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 3:25 p.m. ET, per NASCAR’s official Twitter account.
NASCAR will run the 2022 Ambetter 301 on Sunday, July 17. The green flag is set to drop at approximately 3 p.m. ET, with the race airing on USA.
We’ll be providing live updates of notable moments. There will be wrecks, dramatic passes, and somebody taking the checkered flag just before dinner time on the east coast. We’ll drop in video and provide leaderboard updates where relevant.
The 2021 race had a double whammy by being delayed due to rain and then was shortened eight laps due to darkness. Aric Almirola won the 2021 race in a time of 3:07:52. Chase Elliott is coming off a win at the Quaker State 400 after Corey Lajoie went for it all on the final lap and made a risky move to the outside that caused a large wreck that saw Elliot avoid the damage and take the win. There was also another chapter in the Denny Hamlin, Ross Chastain rivalry last week as Chastain got into Hamlin’s rear panel and spun him late.
Elliott entered the week with the best odds to win the 2022 Ambetter 301 installed at +700 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Ryan Blaney has surpassed him with +600 odds as Elliott has fallen to +900. Blaney is followed by Kyle Busch (+700), Denny Hamlin (+800) and Martin Truex Jr. (+800) for the drivers with the top-five odds to take the checkered flag. Almirola has +3000 odds to repeat as the winner.
2022 Ambetter 301 entry list
|1||Martin Truex Jr||19|
|24||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||47|