Welcome to race 14 of the NASCAR season. This week we head to Pocono, or “The Tricky Triangle”.
The Track: a 2.5 mile paved track in the shape of a triangle. This week they will run 160 laps for a total of 400 mies.
6/3/18 – Last year Martin Truex Jr won the 1st of the Pocono Races. He led 31 of the 160 laps.
There were 7 different Drivers who held the lead, with 11 lead changes.
Kevin Harvick – Led 89 Laps
Martin Truex jr. – Led 31 Laps
Kyle Busch – Led 13 Laps
Ryan Blaney (Pole Sitter)- Led 11 Laps
Brad Keselowski – Led 10 Laps
Bubba Wallace – Led 4 Laps
Jimmie Johnson – Led 2 Laps
There were 6 cautions (including the stage cautions). 4 of the top 5 starting drivers finished in the top 5.
7/29/18 – Kyle Busch won the 2nd Race last year at Pocono. He led 52 of the 160 laps. 10 Different driver lead laps In this race, with 13 lead changes.
Kyle Busch – Led 52 Laps
Kevin Harvick – Led 30 Laps
Daniel Suarez (Pole Sitter) – Led 29 Laps
Chase Elliott – Led 14 Laps
Erik Jones – Led 11 Laps
Kurt Busch – Led 11 Laps
William Byron – Led 10 Laps
Denny Hamlin- Led 5 Laps
Jamie McMurray – Led 1 Lap
Brad Keselowski – Led 1 Lap
There were 7 cautions (including the stage caution). Kyle Busch started 28th and came all the way up front to win.
Be sure to check back on Sunday for our Nascar write up, “Coming From The Rear”, and our Nascar cheat sheet. Below is a sample of what to expect from our Nascar cheat sheet!
*Cheat Sheet from last weeks xFinity series race.