Camping World Truck Series Pocono 2017 NASCAR Race Info
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race #12 of 23 for the 2017 season
Race: Wednesday, July 29, 2017 in Long Pond, PA
Title Sponsor: Overton’s
Race Time: 1:00pm/et
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:17pm/et
Television Race Coverage: FOX – 1:00pm/et
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Times are local to the Track and subject to change
Friday, July 28
7:00 AM 10:00 AM NCWTS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
9:30 AM 3:00 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:00 AM 10:45 AM NCWTS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
10:00 AM 5:30 PM NCWTS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM NCWTS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:00 PM 12:55 PM NCWTS 1ST PRACTICE
2:00 PM 2:55 PM NCWTS FINAL PRACTICE
Saturday, July 29
6:30 AM 1:30 PM NCWTS REGISTRATION OPEN
6:30 AM NCWTS GARAGE OPENS
8:00 AM 11:00 AM NCWTS Minors Permitted in the Garage Area*
10:00 AM NCWTS QUALIFYING (SINGLE VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
11:15 AM NCWTS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES GARAGE
12:30 PM NCWTS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM NCWTS RACE (60 LAPS, 150 MILES)
NCWTS = NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Bell wins Pocono: #4-Christopher Bell won the Overton’s 150 at Pocono Raceway on Saturday after taking the lead with just over five laps to go. #27-Ben Rhodes, #16-Ryan Truex, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #21-Johnny Sauter, #88-Matt Crafton, #19-Austin Cindric, #13-Cody Couhlin, #29-Chase Briscoe, and #24-Justin Haley were the remainder of the top-10.
There were four caution flags for 15 laps and four lead changes among four leaders.
See results on the Pocono race results page(7-29-2017)
Stage 1 – 15 laps, winner, #51-Kyle Busch
Stage 2 – 30 laps, winner, #51-Kyle Busch
Stage 3 – 60 laps, winner, #4-Christopher Bell
Pocono Truck Series Race Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell won the 8th Annual Overton’s 150, his sixth victory in 42 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his fourth victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2017.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Pocono Raceway.
Ben Rhodes (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Pocono Raceway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2017.
Ryan Truex (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at Pocono Raceway.
Austin Cindric (seventh) was the highest finishing rookie.
Christopher Bell leads the point standings by 18 points over Johnny Sauter.
Truck Series point standings following Pocono:
1) #4-Christopher Bell, 528
2) #21-Johnny Sauter, 510, -18
3) #29-Chase Briscoe, 470, -58
4) #88-Matt Crafton, 464, -64
5)#8-John Hunter Nemechek, 396, -132
6) #27-Ben Rhodes, 387, -141
7) #16-Ryan Truex, 386, -142
8) #98-Grant Enfinger, 382, -146
9) #18-Noah Gragson, 345, -183
10) #19-Austin Cindric, 324, -204
See complete standings on Driver points standings page and the owner’s standings are posted on the Owner points standings page.(7-29-2017)
Free Pass – Who got a lap back on each caution at Pocono: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #63-Kvapil, 26th
Caution 2: #18-Gragson, 24th
Caution 3: #10-Cobb, 18th
Caution 4: #6-Benning, 21st
QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
Rhodes on pole at Pocono: #27-Ben Rhodes won the pole for Saturday’s Overton’s 150 at Pocono Raceway with a speed at 170.033mph. #51-Kyle Busch will start second. #4-Christopher Bell, #16-Ryan Truex, #29-Chase Briscoe, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #21-Johnny Sauter, #18-Noah gragson, #88-Matt Crafton, and #02-Austin Hill were the remainder of the top-10.
Failed to qualify: none.
The starting lineup is posted on the Pocono starting lineup page(7-29-2017)
Pocono Qualifying Fast Facts:
Ben Rhodes won the Keystone Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 8th Annual Overton’s 150 with a lap of 52.931 seconds, 170.033 mph.
This is his second pole in 39 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and ninth top-10 start in 2017.
This is his first pole in two races at Pocono Raceway.
Kyle Busch(i) (second) posted his fourth top-10 start of 2017 and his third in three races at Pocono Raceway.
Christopher Bell (third) posted his second top-10 start at Pocono Raceway. It is his 11th in 12 races this season.
Chase Briscoe (fifth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Qualifying will consist of two single-truck rounds. Qualifying rules
Bell paces final Pocono Truck practice:#4-Christopher Bell was fastest during the rain-shortened final practice for Saturday’s Overton’s 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway with a speed of 168.647mph. #51-Kyle Busch, #21-Johnny Sauter, #33-Kaz Grala, #18-Noah Gragson, #52-Stewart Friesen, #24-Justin Haley, #88-Matt Crafton, #16-Ryan Truex, and #29-Chase Briscoewere the top-10. 24 trucks practiced during the session. See complete results on the Practice 2 speeds (pdf)(7-28-2017)
Haley fastest in opening Pocono Truck practice: #24-Justin Haley was fastest during the opening practice for Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway at 169.632mph. #51-Kyle Busch, #33-Kaz Grala, #4-Christopher Bell, #18-Noah Gragson, #21-Johnny Sauter, #27-Ben Rhodes, #8-John Hunter Nemechek, #16-Ryan Truex, and #29-Chase Briscoe were the remainder of the top-10. 23 drivers practiced during the session. #19-Chase Briscoe hit the wall early in the session and the team pulled out the backup truck.
See complete results on the Practice 1 speeds (pdf)(7-28-2017)
Truck Series entry list: There are 30 trucks entered for Saturday’s Overton’s 150 at Pocono Raceway. See the complete list on the Pocono entry list page (pdf).(7-24-2017)
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series – Race No. 12 – Overton’s 150
Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile triangle) – Long Pond, Pa.
Fast Facts for July 28-30, 2017
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Set limits: 4 sets for the event
Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4708; Right-side — D-4710
Tire Circumference: Left-side — 87.44 in. (2,221 mm); Right-side — 88.23 in. (2,241 mm)
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front — 18 psi; Left Rear — 18 psi;
Right Front — 41 psi; Right Rear — 37 psi
Storyline: Pocono Poses Unique Challenge: Pocono Raceway has always been one of the most unique tracks on the NASCAR circuit, with its has three distinct corners. Each turn is based on a different race track – Turn 1 on the former Trenton Speedway, Turn 2 on Indianapolis Motor Speedway (where the Cup cars raced last weekend) and Turn 3 on The Milwaukee Mile. The challenge for Goodyear in bringing a tire set-up that matches up well with Pocono is that the track features long straightaways that produce high speeds, but is also relatively flat. Goodyear’s tire set-up for Pocono features a left-side tire that helps the cars with grip, while the right-side tire features a hybrid construction with some characteristics of a short track tire (grip) and a speedway tire (durability).
“We tested at Pocono prior to last season’s races there, just to keep up with the track since it has been about five years since it was re-paved, and this tire set-up came out of that test,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing. “Pocono provides a challenge for tires because of its diverse conditions. Not only is it one of the fastest speedways at which we run, but it also requires us to bring enough grip for some of its other characteristics, namely the three distinct corners and the lack of banking.”
Notes: Teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series will run the same tire set-up at Pocono this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Cup teams ran at Pocono in June and twice last season . . . Cup teams also ran this right-side tire code (D-4710) at Indianapolis last week . . . for the Trucks, they ran this same right-side tire but with a different left-side at Pocono last year . . . compared to what they ran in 2016, this left-side tire code (D-4708) features a compound change for more grip . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners on all four tire positions at Pocono . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.