Pocono Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A new chapter into NASCAR’s future has few perks as they’re further separating themselves from tradition once more. For what? To spice things up like its a game of Russian roulette? First off, I applaud the sport for making the Southern 500 at Darlington the playoff opener. A crown jewel event is the ultimate ideal start of the postseason and makes the most nostalgic weekend even sweeter. Their attempt of a doubleheader at Pocono sounds promising, but I’m not crazy about doubleheaders in major motorsports exceptRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Marco Andretti scored his 100th career top-10 in his 214th Verizon IndyCar Series career start on Sunday, finishing seventh in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. From the 11th starting position, the Andretti avoided two crashes in the opening 10 laps, and kept his No. 98 U.S. Concrete Honda for Andretti-Herta Autosport clean all race long. The third-generation pilot believed pitting early was beneficial with the car running competitive throughout the grinding 500-mile race. “I think we made a good gamble to pit early,”Read More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Controversy sparked just before crossing the start/finish line to start the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, collecting both Spencer Pigot and Graham Rahal. With the lack of track time, there was eagerness from the 22-car field to get the race going. Pole sitter Will Power led the field to the green flag, but the bunching began at the back as some drivers pushing forward. Scott Dixon and Pietro Fittipaldi were among the early movers, but some weren’t able to respond right awayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pole sitter Daniel Suarez had a career afternoon during Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, finishing a career-best second behind Kyle Busch after leading 29 of 160 laps. Suarez’s runner-up effort marked the best finish by a Mexican driver in the premier series, and his second top-five this season. “It was good. Definitely helps a lot to have this kind of performance from my race team because as you know, we’ve been struggling lately – the last couple months orRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The worst feeling in the world for race car driver is being forced to sit out a race, especially just hours before the green flag drops. This was the case for Noah Gragson, who wasn’t medically cleared to compete in Saturday’s Gander Outdoors 150 at Pocono Raceway in due to flu-like symptoms. Gragson had battled a stomach bug the past few days and it initially didn’t stop the 20-year-old from being fastest during Friday’s practice session. However, just before qualifying this morning, he required medicalRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kyle Larson may have not led any laps in Sunday’s Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, but he continued carrying the Chevrolet banner after scoring his third runner-up finish this season. Larson had a top-10 car throughout the afternoon, finishing eighth in the opening stage, and sixth in the second stage. From there, he gradually moved his way towards the front pack. As the race was less than 10 laps to go, Larson tried outperforming race leader Martin Truex, Jr., but toRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Pocono Raceway for the ABC Supply 500 continuing the 2017 season. The event is slated for August 19-20, 2017. About the Race The ABC Supply 500 at Pocono is round fourteen of seventeen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017. The event is held on a paved oval track, one of six such races on the schedule. This will be the 25th race for Indycars at Pocono. The defending race champion is Will Power, who drives theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was in limbo. He knew his NASCAR XFINITY Series ride in the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford was ending because sponsorship dollars weren’t available to sustain it. And though Wallace had reached out to Richard Petty Motorsports about filling in for injured Aric Almirola, there was a brief period in which Wallace didn’t know if he’d be racing beyond this weekend at Pocono Raceway, his last scheduled ride in the No. 6 Mustang. “There were a lot of sleeplessRead More

Posted On August 17, 2016By Frank SantoroskiIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Event Preview: The ABC Supply 500 at Pocono

By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Pocono Raceway for the ABC Supply 500 continuing the 2016 season. The event is slated for August 20-21, 2016. About the Race The ABC Supply 500 at Pocono is round thirteen of sixteen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016. The event is held on a oval track, one of five such races on the schedule. The defending race champion is Ryan Hunter-Reay, who drives the No. 28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport . This will beRead More

Posted On August 22, 2015By Josh FarmerIn IndyCar

Castroneves pips Pagenaud for Pocono Pole

Helio Castroneves captured his 45th IndyCar pole for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway and leads an all Team Penske 1-2-3. Teammate Simon Pagenaud set the pace with a 220.485 two lap average that was just a scant .1 mph clear of Will Power. Charlie Kimball initially laid down the fastest warmup lap of the day. A fast warmup lap would lead to disaster as Kimball lost it in turn 3 and hit the outside wall head on and briefly went airborne. The rear of the #83 Chevrolet grazedRead More