Pocono Green 250 Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer “The Tricky Traingle” had a lot to offer, both good and bad, for Xfinity Series points leader Tyler Reddick, who had his work cut out for in Saturday’s Pocono Green 250, leading a single lap in the 103-lap contest. Fresh off a victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway last Saturday, Reddick appeared to be on his way of scoring back-to-back victories, but on the final turn of the final lap, his No. 2 Tame the Beast Chevrolet Camaro got sideways, allowing Cole Custer got get byRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Joe Gibbs Racing standout Christopher Bell recovered from an early spin to finish in the top-five at Pocono Raceway. On the final two restarts for the Pocono Green 250, Bell found himself in the middle of the hornet’s nest. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver was ahead of the spinning Justin Allgaier on the first attempt to finish the 250-mile race. Bell slipped backward however as Allgaier spun in the middle of the field. Bell’s No. 20 Rheem Toyota Supra was stuck in the middle ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Results wise, Pocono Raceway has been one of Brandon Jones’ weakest tracks in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The negative trend continued in Saturday’s Pocono Green 250 after an early crash resulted in a last-place finish. It wasn’t all gloom for Jones, who had tremendous seventh-place qualifying start and after having a phenomenal start, he was already up to fourth in the running order. Therefore, an early bid for his third top-five of the season looked promising, with his last top-fives taking place in the firstRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year contender John Hunter Nemechek will be in a back-up car for the Pocono Green 250. As a result, he will start from the rear of Saturday’s race. Five laps into the first practice at Pocono Raceway, Nemechek’s red and white No. 23 ISM Connect Chevrolet Camaro SS broke loose in turn two. The GMS Racing driver made hard contact with wall, forcing the team to a back-up car. Nemechek was 16th fastest on the speed charts in the firstRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Despite being the defending NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion, Tyler Reddick feels like he is making his debut at Pocono Raceway this weekend. Although Reddick finished ninth in the Pocono Green 250 last year, the series ran the restricted aero duct package that weekend. This year, his No. 2 TAME THE BEAST Chevrolet Camaro SS team will the same package that the series has utilized all season long. Reddick is not alone as less than half the field entered for Saturday’s race had competed at theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LONG POND, Pa. –A new high-downforce, restrictor-plate competition package at Pocono Raceway brought a familiar result on Saturday—at least where the NASCAR Xfinity Series is concerned. Overcoming a pit road speeding penalty that sent him to the back of the field for the start of the second 25-lap stage in the Pocono Green 250, Kyle Busch clawed his way through the field to win the 92nd race of his career. What wasn’t familiar was Busch’s victory at Pocono. It was his first, in hisRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The development of NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie Austin Cindric continued at Pocono Raceway. The Ford Performance driver earned his best career finish to date in the Xfinity Series in the Pocono Green 250. In the chaos of the final restart at the ‘Tricky Triangle,’ Cindric held station in his No. 12 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang. As he passed his fellow Ford Performance drivers, Cole Custer and Paul Menard on the expansive frontstretch, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott cruisedRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It was not a typical race of survival for Elliott Sadler at Pocono Raceway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Points Leader had to nurse a car that almost fell apart to earn a top-10 finish in the Pocono Green 250. Sadler restarted deep in the field in his No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro SS. With the restrictor plate aero package being used at Pocono, the draft was a bigger factor than in previous seasons at the 2.5-mile track. As he attempted to bump-draft withRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pole sitter Cole Custer backed up his runner-up effort at Charlotte last Saturday with a fifth-place finish in Saturday’s Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. It’s Custer’s first ever consecutive top-five finish and his third this season. “We had a really fast Haas Automation Mustang, we just didn’t have really good long run speed. That was our biggest problem. We just got too tight at the end of a run,” said Custer. “It was interesting to run the package and tryRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Justin Allgaier’s bid of scoring his second win of the season without worrying about fuel was all for not after he and Christopher Bell were collected in a crash during Saturday’s Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Allgiaer, who crossed the line in third on Stage 2, gave up track position for fuel on Lap 55 in order to remain in contention, putting his No. 7 Breyer’s 2-in-1 Chevrolet Camaro at mid-pack. Laps later, Bell also made a pit stop toRead More