NASCAR XFINITY Series Race Report - New Hampshire 301

July 16, 2016

No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang – Brad Keselowski

Start:   3rd
Finish:  3rd
Status: Running
Laps Completed: 200/200
Laps Led:  0
Owner’s Points Position (Points Behind):  6th (-79)
Recap:  Brad Keselowski started and finished third in the No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang in Saturday afternoon’s AutoLotto 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The third starting position would prove to be a disadvantage on the initial start as Keselowski dropped to the fifth position early. By lap 12, Keselowski had driven a loose handling Fitzgerald Ford Mustang up to the second position. With the information relayed from his driver, crew chief Brian Wilson called for air pressure and wedge adjustments on the first pit stop at lap 22. In addition to the aforementioned adjustments, the team also added tape to the nose of the car. The No. 22 Fitzgerald crew completed the stop and maintained the third position, their first of three stellar pit stops on the afternoon. Keselowski continued to run in the top-five until he pitted at lap 95 pit stop where the team opted for four tires as many of the other competitors took two tires or remained on the track. Keselowski remained poised as he restarted in the 11th position and methodically worked his way back to the top-five by lap 120. On the final pit stop at lap 167, the earlier call for four tires allowed the team to pit for two tires and a splash of fuel to maintain track position for the final 33 laps. Keselowski survived three more restarts before bringing the No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang home in the third position.

Quote: “We had a decent day. A little better than where we have been which was something to be proud of but of course we want to get to victory lane with the Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang. We aren’t quite there yet, but we will keep pushing. Today was certainly a step in the right direction overall for sure.”