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Pocono’s ‘Tricky Triangle’ Ready for The NASCAR Cup Series Doubleheader

Published 06/27/2020, 12:41 PM EDT

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Pocono Raceway will hold five races through the span of the three days, 26-28th June. The stretch of relentless activity will feature the first NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader.

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The ARCA Menards Series initiated the long racing weekend on Friday with an 80-lap, 200-mile race. Ty Gibbs won the race.

He opened the racing week at Pocono Raceway with a triumph in the ‘General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200’. Gibbs bested two different young drivers, Chandler Smith and Sam Mayer, individually. Bret Holmes took fourth and points leader Michael Self was fifth.


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Be that as it may, none could get Gibbs, who was making his debut at the superspeedway. The No. 18 Toyota completed 2.314 seconds in front of Smith.

ARCA’s come back at Pocono


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The race denotes the 67th time ARCA will race around the Tricky Triangle. However, 2020 will be the first run through since 1987 that the arrangement is constrained to only one occasion at the 2.5-mile tricky triangle track. Since the series is brimming with youthful drivers making their first outing to a track of this size and format, ARCA will have a practice session this weekend.

Kyle Busch gives his opinion on the NASCAR race at Pocono

In an interview, the defending Cup champion and a 2019 Pocono Raceway winner Kyle Busch said, “Knowing how much the track changes in that first race will kind of give you a basis to how much you expect it to change in the second race, barring any weather,” “If it’s a 68-degree day one day and a 90-degree day another, there’s going to be some big differences that you’re going to want to adjust for and compensate for.”


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The Truck, Xfinity, and Cup arrangement beginning setups will be set by an imperious draw. Saturday’s activity starts with the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series’ 60-lap, 150-mile occasion.


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That race will be followed by the first NASCAR Cup Series race of the weekend. The top drivers will race for 130-laps, 325-miles. On Sunday, the NASCAR Xfinity Series becomes the dominant focal point as the day’s opener with its 90-lap, 225-mile race. The Cup Series at that point takes the track for its subsequent race to wrap the end of the week. It will be a 140-lap, 350-mile race.

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Written by:

Abhay Aggarwal


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Abhay Aggarwal is sports analyst at EssentiallySports. Having joined ES in early 2020, he has over 300 NASCAR, Formula 1, and Tennis articles to his name. Abhay has been an avid motorsports fan for over a decade, and he even attended the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in 2011.
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