Pocono Raceway Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Jesse Little’s rewarding top-10 finish from last Sunday’s Pocono Green 225 at Pocono Raceway still brightens up his day. Not only showcasing how much progress he’s made as a NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie, but finally allowing him to find his racing rhythm. “I’m comfortable with the cars,” Jesse told Motorsports Tribune. “I’ve had enough laps, even though I haven’t had a lot of practice. I’ve had enough laps in the races being week-to-week-to-week that I’m comfortable in myself.” Prior to surviving the mayhem that took outRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Kevin Harvick and crew chief Rodney Childers played the strategy game to perfection en route to the win Saturday at Pocono Raceway and came into Sunday looking to make it a clean sweep, but came up one spot short of making that a reality With 325 miles of experience from Saturday under his belt, Harvick started the day in 20th place due to the invert and the strategy game was once again afoot between him and Denny Hamlin, who finished runner-up in Saturday’s race. Harvick ledRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A 24-hour turnaround does come a long way in the NASCAR Cup Series. That was the case for Erik Jones who went from having a disastrous 38th place result Saturday to finishing a quiet yet strong third-place in Sunday’s Pocono 350 at Pocono Raceway. The man entering 17th in the regular season standings was six markers behind Tyler Reddick for the 16th and final playoff spot. However, Jones had his worked cut out for him due to running a backup car after crashing on Lap 71Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Denny Hamlin turned the tables on Kevin Harvick on Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Staying out on old tires and building a lead while Harvick battled traffic late in the Pocono 350, Hamlin won the second race of the historic NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader by 3.068 seconds over Harvick, reversing the finishing order of the two drivers from a day earlier. For the first time in its history, NASCAR ran two Cup events on the same weekend at the same track. Hamlin achieved several milestonesRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Ross Chastain’s bank account grew by $100,000 after winning a second straight Dash4Cash bonus in Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono, but it was a bittersweet day after coming so close to victory. After starting the day in fifth place, Chastain showed early he would be one of the cars to beat, leading five times for 31 laps and putting himself in position for his first win of the season when a late single-car crash pushed the race into overtime and setup a two lapRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Third-place finisher Sheldon Creed shined bright in Sunday’s Pocono Organics 150 at Pocono Raceway, winning the first two stages and wowing the fans watching at home in the process. However, the disappointment was present for the highest finishing GMS Racing driver as he knew a shot of his first NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series win slipped away. Going into the Tunnel Turn with two laps to go, Creed found an opening at the middle lane and muscled his way past Brandon Jones and AustinRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Brandon Jones held off Sheldon Creed during a fierce two-lap battle Sunday morning at Pocono Raceway and pulled away to win the rain-delayed Pocono Organics 150 at the 2.5-mile triangular track. Jones sealed his first NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory when Sheldon Creed’s Chevrolet got loose in the Tunnel Turn as he and Jones were racing side-by-side for the lead. Jones pulled out to a comfortable advantage through Turn 3 and arrived at the finish line with a .864-second margin overRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The worst feeling in the world for a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series rookie is being in front with victory in sight, only for problems snatching it away. That was the case for Christian Eckes, who crashed out while leading during the closing stages of Sunday’s Pocono Organics 150 at Pocono Raceway. Already dealing with sinus problems and later a blown left ear drum, the 19-year-old rookie had the race in control with only his temporary Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Brandon Jones hot onRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Denny Hamlin’s bid of a fourth win of 2020 wasn’t meant to be as he came up short of capturing a sixth Pocono Raceway victory during Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325, leading 10 of 130 laps. Hamlin made his front-running presence at the very end of the race after opting for a two-tire stop (right sides) over four which impacted then race leader Aric Almirola’s (who finished third) shot of winning his first non-superspeedway win. The strategy worked as Hamlin was slowly catching Kevin Harvick, who alsoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Separated by just a single point for the 16th and final playoff spot, both Tyler Reddick and Erik Jones had rough outings following the two tangling in Turn 3 on the 71st lap of Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325 at Pocono Raceway. The accident will certainly shake up the standings as they got together following Jones checking up as both Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski made things difficult as they were battling for the 13th spot. Reddick didn’t lift and ran into Jones’ left rear, sending themRead More