Pocono Raceway Tag

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
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Thanks to a fast No. 11 Toyota, a feel for fuel economy and a first-ever application of traction compound to the asphalt at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin rediscovered the magic at the Tricky Triangle that marked his spectacular debut in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2006. Leading a 1-2-3 finish by Joe Gibbs Racing drivers—none of whom, surprisingly, was Kyle Busch—Hamlin passed teammate and race runner-up Erik Jones on Lap 144 and saved enough fuel to last through an overtime that carriedRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service No practice made perfect on Saturday at Pocono Raceway. Without benefit a mock qualifying run in practice, Kevin Harvick nevertheless made a decisive run to the pole for Sunday’s Gander RV 400 at the Tricky Triangle (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Qualifying near the end of the session, Harvick navigated the 2.5-mile distance in 51.707 seconds (174.058 mph) in beating out second-place qualifier Joey Logano (173.377 mph) by a whopping .203 seconds to secure his first Busch Pole AwardRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Harrison Burton capitalized to close in on potential NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff berth. As the second stage ended, teams opted for differing strategies for the Gander RV 150 at Pocono Raceway. Burton and his crew chief, Mike Hillman, Jr., kept the No. 18 Morton Buildings Toyota Tundra on track. The decision netted the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender a stage win. The strategy also put Burton seventh on the restart for the final stage. While the 18-year-old made quickRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Ross Chastain made it look easy on Saturday at Pocono Raceway, but the battle for Playoff spots intensified dramatically in the Gander RV 150 at the 2.5-mile triangular track. Pitting early near the end of Stage 2 in the 60-lap NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, Chastain regained the lead on Lap 33 and held it the rest of the way, beating surging 18-year-old Tyler Ankrum to the finish line by 1.007 seconds. Stage 2 winner Harrison Burton charged from 10th to third during the closingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 2020 NASCAR season symbols a season of change with tracks such as ISM Raceway and Iowa Speedway announcing their plans over the past few days. This time, it’s Pocono Raceway who took center stage as the track announced Saturday morning their preliminary and tentative game plan, months removed from being affected by the big schedule realignment. No longer they’ll host two separate 400-mile races in the months of June and July. Instead, they’ll have a doubleheader weekend from June 25-28, 2020. In a span ofRead More