Without precedent for the historical backdrop of the game, the NASCAR Cup Series ran consecutive races at the same track on Saturday and Sunday. Pocono Raceway facilitated the occasion in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
Sunday’s race saw a climate delay of about 60 minutes. The climate rolled in not long after they dropped the green flag to begin the race. The race had a greater number of watchers than a year ago’s June occasion.
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Kevin Harvick ended a 0-for-38 winless streak at Pocono Raceway. He got his third NASCAR Cup Series triumph since the game came back on May 17.
Notwithstanding a late-race vibration, Denny Hamlin hung on for a runner up finish, trailed by Aric Almirola, who led 16 laps. Christopher Bell left with a career-best fourth and Kyle Busch balanced the best five.
“I got to thank everybody on our team. We weren’t where we needed to be to start the race and lost a bunch of track position,” Harvick said to Motorsports.com. “We came back and made some great strategy calls and were able to get out front and make some good laps. It’s great to finally check Pocono off the list.”
A downpour postponed the beginning of the race and even constrained a bunch of additional pace laps when a little shower hit the speedway. However, with dampness on the track and two or three drivers grumbling about spots and weepers, Aric Almirola drove the field to the green flag almost an hour after the initially planned time.
Sunday’s Pocono 350
The results on Sunday reversed as Denny Hamlin snatched the win from Kevin Harvick. The 350-mile race was the second race of the Cup Series doubleheader at Pocono.
Sunday was Hamlin’s 6th win at Pocono, tying Jeff Gordon as the all-time leading Cup Series victor at Pocono. He last succeeded at Pocono Raceway last July. Hamlin’s triumph is likewise his 41st profession win, breaking a bind with Hall of Fame driver Mark Martin. He is currently nineteenth on the all-time wins list.
Downpour and lightning constrained a few deferrals in Stage 1, and on the grounds that Pocono Raceway doesn’t have lights, took steps to close down the track before the full 140 laps could be finished. No mishaps or deferrals over the last 55 laps guaranteed a full race.
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