To paraphrase the late, nice Chicago Cub Ernie Banks: “Let’s race two!”
A duo of NASCAR Cup Sequence races can be held on the triangular Pocono Raceway on the ultimate weekend of June in 2021, on the twenty sixth and twenty seventh, with the opener on Saturday (June 26) set for 3 p.m. ET. The lately dominant Kyle Larson – properly, not that current, contemplating he hasn’t misplaced a Cup race in actually greater than a month – sits on pole, with Hendrick Motorsports stablemate William Byron set to roll off beside him.
Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Kyle Busch spherical out the highest 5 beginning spots. Different notable starters embrace Ross Chastain in sixth, as he comes off his finest profession end in a Cup automotive with a runner-up in Nashville; Ricky Stenhouse Jr. seventh, additionally after a robust Music Metropolis run; Daniel Suarez 14th, after the identical; and Chase Elliott in twenty ninth, relegated to a last-place end final week with a post-race disqualification.
As for the general weekend, that includes two Cup occasions alongside one every for the Tenting World Truck Sequence and Xfinity Sequence, there can be 4 races contested inside the span of roughly 30 hours. Between the 4 complete races, 1,050 miles are set to be contested, with the Cup Sequence working a complete of 675.
Reportedly, a bunch of inspection points plagued the sphere previous to the Saturday race. This story can be up to date with any punishments handed out or vehicles beginning on the again.
Vehicles prerace in lower than an hour, 11am ET on FS1. Cup tech persevering with in storage. Seems like majority will want second time by means of. Number of points.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) June 26, 2021
Harvick and Denny Hamlin have been the 2 winners of the double there final 12 months. Hamlin’s gained two of the previous three on the “Difficult Triangle” and has six complete triumphs there, whereas Busch gained back-to-back races in 2018’s second and 2019’s first occasions.
This observe is perhaps Larson’s streak’s breaking level, although: the driving force of the No. 5 has made 12 begins at Pocono and has completed within the high 10 in simply half of these. His finest end is second, coming in 2018, however exterior of that has by no means completed higher than fifth, averaging a 12.42 end result general.
Regardless of little doubt being an exhausting weekend for the drivers and crews, the doubleheader weekend has its positives: Saturday’s race will permit people who battle within the opener to get acclimated to the observe and alter for Sunday.
The rundown of the weekend’s quartet of races is as follows:
- Saturday, June 26, 12 p.m. ET: the Tenting World Truck Sequence’ CRC Brakleen 150 on Fox Sports activities 1
- Saturday, June 26, 3 p.m. ET: the Cup Sequence’ Pocono Organics CBD Oil 325 on NBC Sports activities Community
- Sunday, June 27, 12 p.m. ET: the Xfinity Sequence’ Pocono Inexperienced 225 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons on NBC Sports activities Community
- Sunday, June 27, 3:30 p.m. ET: the Cup Sequence’ Discover the Pocono Mountains 350 on NBC Sports activities Community
As one other icon, the irreverent comic Eric Andre, as soon as mentioned: “Catch the thrill!” Try this this afternoon on the NBCSN at 3 p.m. ET.