Christopher Bell wins at New Hampshire, Picks up first win of 2022 (7-17-22)

By: Becca Cottingham Quimby

Headline Photo Credit: NASCAR Twitter Page

We head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Magic Mile. Everyone is driving for the lobster trophy. Martin Truex Jr will bring us to green and will keep that. Then going into turn one Justin Hayley makes contact with Ty Dillon and sends him for a ride. This will collect multiple other drivers. Martin Truex Jr will lead us back to green after that accident. The major battles stayed behind Martin Truex Jr. He will go on to win stage one.

We get back to green for stage two and Kyle Busch pushing hard loses the back of his car. He had an amazing save and does not collect anyone. We get back to green and Martin Truex Jr and Kyle Larson battles. We get another crazy accident that will take out Corey LaJoie with major damage. This will put everyone within their fuel window and we will see how different crews decide to play this caution out. Tires are falling off and this stage is the longest they have had to race so far. The drama will happen as Ryan Blaney spins out and does not collect anyone. However, Brad Keselowski and Austin Dillon bump each other and damage both cars badly and no one can tell a good reason. Martin Truex Jr will win stage two.

There is an issue with Austin Cindric with a tire coming off. Which could be a four-race suspension. Chase Briscoe, Harrison Burton, and Kyle Busch all stayed out for positions. It does not take Martin Truex Jr long to catch those who stayed out and pass them. Todd Gilliland will lose the backend of his car and bring out the caution right on the fuel window. Then drama happens on pit road as Kevin Harvick hit Austin Dillon and spins him sideways. Kurt Busch will lead us back to green and lead for the first time today. Then things will heat up behind him. Chase Elliott will get into not one but two drivers on his way to the lead. Then Chase Elliott and Christopher Bell will start battling for the lead. Christopher Bell will make around Chase Elliott and take over the lead. Chase Elliott attempts to catch him, but he’s not able to make it back to pass him. Christopher Bell will get his first unofficial win of 2022.