Pocono Tag

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 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
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 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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sponsorships for Bubba Wallace have been one of the main themes of his sophomore Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, mostly being a struggle finding one on a consistent basis. That’ll all change Friday as Victory Junction Gang Camp will be sponsorsing his No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for 16 of the remaining 23 races, beginning this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Not only Victory Junction have stepped up to the plate in helping Wallace’s Cup career, but one of Bubba’s primary sponsors,Read More
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