NASCAR New Hampshire: Live Results, Analysis From Busy Day At Magic Mile

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by Dakota Randall on Sat, Jul 15, 2017 at 3:27PM

LOUDON, N.H. — Sunday’s Overton’s 301 might be the highlight of NASCAR weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but the real action happens the day before.

NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Series, Xfinity Series and K&N Pro Series East all are on the docket Saturday, with notable drivers competing in each event. The modified race truly is the fan favorite in New Hampshire, but the Xfinity and K&N races bring the star power.

Here are your up-to-date results and recaps from each race:

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour: Eastern Propane & Oil 100 (100 laps, 105.8 miles) — 2 p.m. ET
Winner: Bobby Santos (Franklin, Mass.)
Rest of top five: Ryan Preece, Dave Sapienza, Brendon Bock, Chase Dowling
Recap: This really was a tale of of two races. The first 50 laps largely were dominated by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series mainstay Ryan Newman, with Ryan Preece hounding him throughout. The first half packed plenty of action, highlighted by a big wreck on Lap 20 that claimed Ron Silk, Patrick Emerling and Timmy Solomito. Things got even more interesting, though, in the second half.

Preece and Newman played cat-and-mouse for most of laps 50 through 75, but Doug Coby and Bobby Santos joined with 20 laps to go to make it a four-horse race. With two laps remaining, Preece held a narrow lead over Santos, Coby and Newman, and seemed destined for victory. But Newman and Coby collided on Turn 4, sending the race  to caution.

On the restart, the 31-year old Santos surged past Preece and coasted to victory lane. In the end, it was all about a move to the bottom of the track.

“I moved down there and we just started catching the leaders,” Santos said after the race. “I knew if we got by Ryan (Preece) that he wasn’t going to come back around us. … I just found something down there.”

The victory gives Santos his second career win at NHMS.

NASCAR Xfinity Series: Overton’s 200 (200 laps, 211.6 miles) — 4 p.m. ET
Winner: TBD
Rest of top five: TBD
Recap: TBD

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East: United Site Services 70 (70 laps, 74.06 miles) — 6:30 p.m. ET
Winner: TBD
Rest of top five: TBD
Recap: TBD

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