Winners and losers from Sunday’s Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
Denny Hamlin — His runner-up finish marked the eighth time in 20 races he’s placed first or second. That’s 40% of the time.
Martin Truex Jr. — His third-place finish was his third top-three result in the last four races.
Kevin Harvick — His fifth-place finish was his seventh consecutive top-five performance. He has 13 top-five finishes in 20 starts this season. He’s scoring a top five in 65% of his starts this season.
Aric Almirola — His seventh-place run was his ninth consecutive top-10 finish, the longest active streak in the series.
Cole Custer — The rookie’s eighth-place finish is his fourth top 10 in the last five races.
Ryan Preece — A 16th-place finish might not seem impressive, but it stands out for a team that had failed to finish the last four races, which included three last-place finishes.
Matt Kenseth — Former champion finished 37th after causing three cautions.
Erik Jones — Fell 19 points further from the playoff cutline after 24th-place finish that included a one-lap penalty for pitting outside the box.
Kyle Busch — Reigning champion finished last after a tire went down and he hit the wall early in the race. It marked his third Cup finish of 30th or worse in the last eight races. He remains winless this season in Cup.