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Posted On July 13, 2024By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Saturday Pocono Weekend Notebook

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LONG POND, Pa. – Defending Pocono race winner Denny Hamlin conceded Saturday that securing NASCAR records do indeed matter to him and his legacy. The 43-old veteran holds an active driver’ series best mark of seven wins at Pocono Raceway – including his career first victories in the NASCAR Cup Series – a sweep of the 2006 season. Hamlin currently has 54 wins – one shy of NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace’s 55-victory total and second only to Kyle Busch’s mark of 63 wins among active drivers. “Where I’veRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LONG POND, Pa. – Joe Gibbs Racing’s Ty Gibbs earned his second career NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Pole Position Saturday claiming the top starting spot for Sunday’s The Great American Getaway 400 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway (2:30 p.m. ET, USA Network, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The 21-year old Gibbs will line up first in the No. 54 JGR Toyota, equaling his best previous series qualifying effort at Charlotte Motor Speedway this May. His lap of 170.039 mph around the 2.5-mile Pocono oval was .118-seconds faster than WilliamRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CHICAGO – Bowman is back. It has been a long road for Alex Bowman since he last visited Victory Lane in the NASCAR Cup Series, but he’ll have to wait no more after winning Sunday’s NASCAR Chicago Street Race to break a winless streak dating back some 80 races. Since that win in March 2022 at Las Vegas, the driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet has been through a lot, including a concussion that sidelined him for a number of races that same year, as wellRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CHICAGO – Shane van Gisbergen will not be able to defend his NASCAR Chicago Street Race win after a crash in the rain with just 25 laps completed in Sunday’s Grant Park 165. Entering the day as the presumptive favorite to win again on the 12-turn, 2.2-mile street course in Downtown Chicago and sweep the weekend following his NASCAR Xfinity Series win on Saturday, the New Zealander seemed to be up to his old tricks again in the early laps on Sunday before Mother Nature hadRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CHICAGO – Kyle Larson and Shane van Gisbergen are two of the best in the business when it comes to road course racing in NASCAR and this weekend in Chicago are putting on a clinic for the rest of the field when it comes to racing hard, but respectful around the tight confines of a street course. Since van Gisbergen shocked the NASCAR world with his win at the inaugural Chicago Street Race a year ago, drivers have been astonished with the way he was ableRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CHICAGO – All of the preliminaries are complete, it’s time to go racing. Kyle Larson completed a clean sweep of both practice and qualifying on Saturday in preparation for Sunday’s running of the NASCAR Chicago Street Race. Prior to the green flag dropping on Sunday afternoon for the NASCAR Cup Series to take over the streets of the Windy City, here are some of the storylines of the weekend. Study Time A year after Shane van Gisbergen shocked the NASCAR world by winning the inaugural ChicagoRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CHICAGO – Kyle Larson made everyone stand up and take notice on Saturday in Chicago, scoring the pole for Sunday’s second-annual running of the NASCAR Chicago Street Race. After posting the fast time in practice, Larson rolled that speed right into qualifying, leading his group to advance to the final round, where he was fast once again, rocketing around the 12-turn, 2.2-mile course in one minute, 27.836 seconds to claim his fifth pole of the season. Larson, who currently leads the Cup Series points standings, willRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CHICAGO – This time last year, Shane van Gisbergen was an unknown commodity in the NASCAR world as he was getting set to make his first start in the Cup Series on the Chicago Street Course. By the end of the weekend, everyone knew his name. A year later, van Gisbergen comes into Chicago with a target on his back as the entire field will be gunning for him to take down the street course king. With a year of studying the tricks of the tradeRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor CHICAGO — Back to Chicago. After the NASCAR Cup Series stepped off into the unknown last year with the first ever street course race in series history, the drivers and teams are back for Round No. 2 with their eyes open wide to all of the pitfalls of racing on city streets. The 2.2-mile, 12-turn course that comprises the layout for the race will once again wind its way around Grant Park on the shores of Lake Michigan as the series hopes to continue capture theRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor LEBANON, Tenn. – Winner. Finally. After a season in which he had yet to win a race to punch his ticket into the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, Joey Logano will no longer have to answer the question of when he would win after surviving a five-overtime finish and a fuel tank running dry to win Sunday’s Ally 400 at Nashville. Ascending to the lead on the fourth overtime when the leaders ahead of him started running out of fuel, Logano was in just as much dangerRead More