Pocono Raceway Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor After just one full-time season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Daniel Hemric will have to look for a new home for 2020 and beyond. On Tuesday, Richard Childress Racing announced it would not be picking up the option on Hemric’s contract for next season. “Richard Childress Racing has exercised its option and will release Daniel Hemric as driver of the No. 8 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camaro ZL1 effective at the conclusion of the 2019 NASCAR race season,” the team said inRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sunday’s opening lap fiasco is still in the minds of everyone around the NTT IndyCar Series paddock. A five-car crash in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway has had several people angry towards Takuma Sato, wishing he should face a penalty from INDYCAR Race Control for his driving style being too aggressive. Not only that, they’ve been extremely vocal about removing the 2.5-mile circuit from the calendar with both the death of Justin Wilson in 2015 and Robert Wickens’ season-ending crash from a year agoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Santino Ferrucci put on a blistering performance in front of his biggest fans and family members at Pocono Raceway. From dodging the opening lap melee to the race being called off due to weather after 128 of 200 laps, Ferrucci brought his No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda home in fourth during Sunday’s ABC Supply 500. The Northeasterner’s homecoming race started off by going full throttle to avoid the five-car accident in Turn 2, involving his Rookie of the Year rival Felix Rosenqvist, who’s car endedRead More

Posted On August 18, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Power Wins Rain-Shortened IndyCar Race in Pocono

By INDYCAR LONG POND, Pa. – Team Penske driver Will Power earned his first NTT IndyCar Series victory of the season, extending his streak of consecutive seasons with at least one victory to 13. This victory came in Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, the 2.5-mile track where he won for the third time in four years. Power’s streak is second only to Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon, who has won NTT IndyCar Series races in 15 consecutive seasons. Driving the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet, Power was leading thisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Horrific carnage has struck again at Pocono Raceway. This time it was the opening lap of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 as jockeying for position at the Long Pond Straight went completely wrong as five drivers were collected in the Turn 2 accident. The five guys were Takuma Sato, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Felix Rosenqvist, James Hinchcliffe and championship contender Alexander Rossi. Rossi, who started second after the field was formatted by points due to Saturday’s qualifying session being washed out, had a tough start and saw himself battlingRead More

Posted On August 17, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Washout Hands Newgarden Pole at Pocono

By INDYCAR LONG POND, Pa. — The leading candidates for this year’s NTT IndyCar Series championship will be easy to spot at the start of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. They all will be at the front. With heavy rain falling mid-morning Saturday, INDYCAR officials opted to cancel NTT P1 Award qualifying in favor of a two-hour practice that would be more relevant to race conditions. When qualifying sessions aren’t held, starting grids are set by entrant points and that provided Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden and his No.Read More

Posted On August 13, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

IndyCar Techbench Tuesday: Pocono Raceway

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer If there ever was a Rubik’s Cube of an oval, it would have to be Pocono Raceway. A two and a half mile superspeedway with three straightaways of differing lengths and corners of differing radii and banking gives every engineer throughout the Indy car paddock their biggest oval racing setup challenge of the year. The No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan entry performed well last year at Pocono. Driver Sebastien Bourdais finished fourth with race engineer Craig Hampson helping get the setup right, butRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Young’s Motorsports tabbed Landon Huffman to sub for Spencer Boyd at Eldora Speedway after a non-racing related injury. Boyd revealed on Twitter that he has suffered from back pain in over the course of the past week. He admitted that he went against doctor’s advice and competed in the Gander RV 150 at Pocono Raceway. However, he will heed his doctor’s advice and step aside for the Eldora Dirt Derby. Huffman will drive the No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado on the 0.500-mile dirt track. The ThursdayRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent In a back-up car, Kyle Larson climbed from the back to a top-five finish in the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway. In Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series overtime, Larson’s No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was one of several cars in the top-10 not questioning the fuel mileage. On the restart, he was stuck behind Erik Jones. Larson cleared Martin Truex, Jr. as he battled Jones into turn one. However, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver had to back out of the throttleRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer An extremely bad month by Chase Elliott is an understatement. Sunday’s Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway capped off a not just a forgettable month, but the entire weekend. After crashing his primary car in practice, Elliott and the entire No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet team pulled out the backup car. While it slowed them down drastically, Elliott was able to work his way inside the top-10, a feat he hasn’t since a fourth-place finish at Pocono in June. Since the last stop at the “Tricky Triangle,”Read More