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Alex Bowman’s team slams ‘fired idiot’, Dillon headhunts Keselowski, Bell blows up playoffs

Oh, you thought you knew how the playoff image was gonna shake out in a few short weeks?

Properly, Christopher Bell would love you to carry on for only one second!

Bell picked a doozy of a time to attain his second profession win, passing Chase Elliott late Sunday at New Hampshire to vault into the Cup playoffs.

Alongside the way in which he knocked some man named Kevin Harvick under the playoff cutline, and made other people — like Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney — sweat just a bit bit (OK, a variety of bit).

Option to go, Chris!

“Man, that one was a lot wanted proper there,” Bell mentioned. “I will inform you what, that was a hell of a race from my viewpoint.”

You recognize what? He is proper. For New Hampshire — a observe I have been very essential of — that was an honest vehicle race!

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Christopher Bell celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Christopher Bell celebrates after profitable a NASCAR Cup Sequence auto race on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Loudon, N.H. (AP Picture/Charles Krupa)

Martin Truex Jr.: ‘We screwed it up’

OK … again to these pesky playoff standings.

Bell’s win knocked Harvick under the cutline, and never simply on the sting, both. He is a full 68 factors again of Truex with six races left within the common season.

Talking of Martin … man, what might have been.

Truex dominated the primary two phases, beginning on the pole and main rattling close to each lap. The fellas over on the No. 19 pit stall selected to place two tires on as an alternative of 4 throughout a Stage 3 cease, and MTJ was by no means seen or heard from once more.

He completed fourth regardless of main 172 laps.

“We simply screwed it up,” mentioned Truex, who now sits in a fragile spot for the stretch run. “It’s irritating and disappointing, however congrats to the 20 (Bell). Clearly, they have been smarter than we have been on the finish.”

‘Fool’ Ty Dillon takes out Alex Bowman

Talking of precarious positions within the standings with six races to go …

Alex Bowman, how we feeling?!

“We certified dangerous and also you’re simply again there with a bunch of individuals you do not wanna be round.”

Bowman, after all, was referring to Ty Dillon after he was caught up in Dillon and Justin Haley’s wreck only a few laps into the race.

Bowman completed second-to-last, has completed thirtieth or worse in three of the previous 4 races, and hasn’t completed contained in the top-10 since Kansas … on Could 15!

Dillon, by the way in which, introduced earlier this week that he would not be returning to Petty GMS subsequent season.

Do not take my phrase for it, although.

“(Expletive) will get fired, he is searching for a experience and he drives like an fool,” Bowman’s No. 48 group radioed to him after the wreck.

Okeedokee!

Austin Dillon slams into Keselowski underneath warning

The Bowman-Dillon incident was cute and all, nevertheless it had nothing on the Austin Dillon-Brad Keselowski mayhem.

And, frankly, I feel we’re all nonetheless making an attempt to determine what Austin was so upset about.

“Scorching within the automobiles and all of us let our tempers get the perfect of us,” Kez mentioned. “I’ll speak to him privately. I do not have to be a jerk over the media.”

For individuals who want a refresher …

Throughout a warning halfway by way of the race, Dillon mainly headhunted Keselowski and rammed the nostril of his automotive into the drivers-side door. Keselowski was fast to reply, hanging a tough left, following Dillon down the observe, and practically punting him into the grass.

Kez was caught off guard, the oldsters within the NBC sales space could not determine it out, and everyone simply kind of went on their means.

I am certain Austin is wanting ahead to Brad’s name, although!

“No, I do not speak to him,” Dillon mentioned. “I simply do not like the way in which sure folks race me.”

OK!

NASCAR goes to Pocono … however not all of us make the journey

So, now we head to Pocono …

Properly, not all of us.

This might be my ultimate NASCAR web page for the Daytona Seaside Information-Journal and Gannett.

For these of you who learn me within the print newspaper (and God Bless you people that also do!), that is most likely goodbye. For these of you who learn me on the interweb, excellent news: You may nonetheless try this … simply at a distinct location.

I am certain it is not firm protocol to speak about the place I am going (and I am nothing if not obedient!), so I wont try this proper now.

On a completely unrelated notice … I hear googling “Zach Dean NASCAR” and clicking on the twitter hyperlink does wonders for locating my newest content material.

Anyway … thanks for studying. Thanks in your enter, questions and offended emails. I hope you have loved this weekly experience as a lot as I’ve.

This text initially appeared on The Daytona Seaside Information-Journal: Austin Dillon wrecks Keselowski and Bowman’s team slams ‘idiot’ driver



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