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Brad Keselowski scored his third win of the season in an impressive performance at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Sunday's Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. It was Keselowski's second win at the track and came after a long battled throughout the distance with Denny Hamlin. The pair traded stage wins and went on to battle well into the final stage before Keselowski was able to extend the gap to second place and ease his way to victory. He led 184 of the 301 laps in an impressive statement and now turns his attention to the coming week's double-header weekend at his home circuit.
Michigan International Speedway hosts the next two rounds of the regular season as races tick by to the start of the playoffs. Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick won the two visits to Michigan last season, but this year's events will be back to back on Saturday and Sunday with no practice or qualifying.
Brad Keselowski – Keselowski started Sunday's race in New Hampshire leading laps before giving way to Hamlin and finishing fifth in the opening stage. He continued digging and worked his way back to the front for the final laps of the second stage, and then battled Hamlin door-to-door to capture the second segment win. The pair's duel carried right into the final segment as both drivers raced each other hard to come out on top. In the end, it was Keselowski who built a gap and then was able to ease away to