NASCAR at New Hampshire live race results, updates, highlights from Crayon 301

NASCAR speeds into New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend for the next race on the Cup Series schedule. It is one of the final remaining races in the 2023 regular season, and the playoff battle is getting hotter.

For Bubba Wallace, a playoff berth remains elusive. Last week at Atlanta, a pit decision backfired when a collision sent him to the back of the pack. Overall, he has struggled to keep up with the likes of William Byron, the top dog in the series with four wins on the year. The No. 24 driver got the win at Atlanta after rain ended the event early.

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Christopher Bell is the defending race champion at the Magic Mile, and he will be on the pole for Sunday’s race there.

The Sporting News is tracking live updates from the Crayon 301 at New Hampshire. Check out the highlights, live results and more about the Cup Series race.

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NASCAR at New Hampshire live updates, highlights from 2023 race

1:11 p.m. — After 40 laps in stage two, Truex is out to a nearly five second advantage over the second place Aric Almirola. So far, it’s been uneventful to this point with a third of the race now in the books.  

1:02 p.m. — Byron is fading here to start the middle stage as Blaney and Kyle Larson make their way past the No. 24 Chevy. 

1 p.m. — Just like that, Hamlin makes the pass as Ryan Blaney joins the fray to battle with Byron. 

12:59 p.m. — Denny Hamlin and William Byron are in a fun race for third with the No. 11 car nearly door-to-door with the 24. 

12:56 p.m. — We are green flag racing again for stage two. Can Truex remain dominant?

12:55 p.m. — Tyler Reddick worked his way up to the front by the end of stage one, but will have a lot of work to do now. He heads to the back after picking up a speeding penalty on pit road. Unlike the regular roads, speed limits are not a suggestion around the pits.

12:54 p.m. — Kyle Busch is done for the day after a big hit with the wall. The immovable object claims yet another victim. 

12:46 p.m. — That’ll do it for stage one! Truex is the winner in dominating fashion. He’s followed in the order by William Byron, Tyler Reddick, Aric Almirola and Ryan Blaney to round out the top five. Kyle Busch takes a lot of damage after hitting the wall.

12:44 p.m. — Five to go in the opening stage and unless disaster strikes, Truex should cruise to an opening stage victory. 

12:38 p.m. — Truex is pulling away from the field right now with 16 laps to go in stage one. He took four tires on the initial stop, while others opted for two to help gain track position. 

12:32 p.m. — The No. 24 car of Byron has track position, but just lost the top spot to Truex while being hunted by Tyler Reddick in his No. 45 Toyota for second. 

12:30 p.m. — Byron only took two tires on his pit stop, which served as the competition caution for today’s race.

12:27 p.m. — And the green flag waves again on lap 34! William Byron quickly jumps out to the lead for the first time today as we hit the halfway point of stage one. 

12:21 p.m. — CAUTION! A.J. Allmendinger spins to bring out the first yellow of the day on lap 29, but he only drops four spots to 15th. 

12:11 p.m. — If you tuned in late, you haven’t missed anything. We’ve raced 10 laps, but it’s been more of a stroll on your favorite highway to this point and for good reason — the track will change and half the battle is remaining in the game as we approach the checkered flag. Truex and Bell continue to pace the field for now. 

12:06 p.m. — And Monday afternoon racing starts now! The green flag waves as Christopher Bell leads the field around for the first of 301 laps!

12 p.m. — It’s just about time for racing at New Hampshire. Get ready to fire up those engines. The green flag is only moments away. 

11:45 a.m. — A quick look at the betting odds on BetMGM has Martin Truex Jr. listed as the favorite at +300, with Christopher Bell checking in at +400. It’s a sizable gap between those two and Denny Hamlin at +1000. Out of those three, Hamlin provides the best return on a potential win — giving you an extra $1,000 on a $100 bet. 

11:30 a.m. — The countdown has reached 30 minutes as we await racing in the northeast. It will be start No. 200 for William Byron in the Cup Series when the green flag waves.

11:15 a.m. — The NASCAR playoffs are fast approaching, which means time is ticking for those still trying to get in. Will there be some magic at the Magic Mile? 

11:10 a.m. — Race fans, here’s your ticket out of work and responsibility today, courtesy of NASCAR on NBC. It might not be legally binding, but your boss will have no choice but to chuckle at the gesture and grant the request. Happy racing!

11 a.m. — Everything has checked out fine for the race in what should be a good weather day for the fans in New Hampshire. 

10:50 a.m. — Green flag is fast approaching with just over an hour to go. Early checks are underway, as well as some drying from yesterday’s storms. 

What channel is the NASCAR race on today?

  • TV channel: USA (U.S.) | TSN3 (Canada)
  • Live stream: Peacock, Fubo

The Crayon 301 will be broadcast on USA Network in the United States. Canadian viewers can follow the action on TSN3.

MORE: Why NASCAR is on NBC instead of Fox

Veteran broadcaster Rick Allen will lead USA’s coverage, serving as the race’s lap-by-lap announcer. He’ll be joined in the booth by Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Steve Letarte.

Fans can stream the race via Peacock or Fubo, which offers a free trial.

NASCAR start time today

  • Date: Monday, July 17
  • Start time: 12 p.m. ET

Sunday’s race has a 12 p.m. ET listed start time, but pre-race activities are expected to push the waving of the green flag back to 12:15 p.m. ET.

NASCAR at New Hampshire starting lineup 2023

Starting pos. Driver Car No. Team
1 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
2 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
3 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
4 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
5 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
6 Tyler Reddick 45 23XI Racing
7 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
8 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
9 Brad Keselowski 6 RFK Racing
10 Kyle Busch 8 Richard Childress Racing
11 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
12 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing
13 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
14 AJ Allmendinger 16 Kaulig Racing
15 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
16 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
17 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
18 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
19 Justin Haley 31 Kaulig Racing
20 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
21 Ryan Preece 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
22 Austin Cindric 2 Team Penske
23 Todd Gilliland 38 Front Row Motorsports
24 Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsports
25 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
26 Chris Buescher 17 RFK Racing
27 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
28 Harrison Burton 21 Wood Brothers Racing
29 Noah Gragson 42 Legacy Motor Club
30 Erik Jones 43 Legacy Motor Club
31 Ross Chastain 1 Trackhouse Racing
32 BJ McLeod 78 Live Fast Motorsports
33 Ryan Newman 15 Rick Ware Racing
34 Cole Custer 51 Rick Ware Racing
35 Ty Dillon 77 Spire Motorsports
36 Ty Gibbs 54 Joe Gibbs Racing

Nick Brinkerhoff contributed to this report. 

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