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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Pocono Races Page

Pocono Organics 325 & Pocono 350
Pocono Raceway
3:00pm/et Saturday, June 27 & 3:30pm/et Sunday, June 28, 2020
Saturday: 130 Laps - Stages: 25/77/130
Sunday: 140 Laps - Stages: 30/85/140
TV: FOX (Sat) and FS1 (Sun) -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Weekend on-track schedule

UPDATED June 26

Friday, June 26
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
12:00 PM-12:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (TELECONFERENCE)
5:00 PM NGROTS, NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
6:30 PM-8:30 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Saturday, June 27
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8:30 AM-10:30 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
1:30 PM-2:30 PM NCS ENGINE PRIME & FINAL ADJUSTMENTS (GARAGE AREA)
3:20 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
3:30 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 25/77/130 LAPS = 325 MILES)

Sunday, June 28
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
7:00 AM-3:00 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
3:50 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
4:00 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 30/85/140 LAPS = 350 MILES)
7:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Denny Hamlin wins second leg of historic NASCAR Cup doubleheader: Denny Hamlin turned the tables on Kevin Harvick on Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Staying out on old tires and building a lead while Harvick battled traffic late in the Pocono 350, Hamlin won the second race of the historic NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader by 3.068 seconds over Harvick, reversing the finishing order of the two drivers from a day earlier. For the first time in its history, NASCAR ran two Cup events on the same weekend at the same track.[Read More](6-28-2020)

Sunday Paint Schemes

#11-Denny Hamlin won the Pocono 350 NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. The win is his 4th of the year, 6th win at Pocono and 41st career win.
#4-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #20-Jones, #9-Elliott, #10-Almirola, #21-DiBenedetto, #24-Byron, #14-Bowyer, #88-Bowman, and #19-Truex, Jr.
Hamlin cycled through final green flag pit stops as the leader, led the final 14 laps and won by 3 seconds.
The beginning of the race was delayed by just over 30 minutes due to lightning in the area just before the start. Rain then fell on lap 5, leading to a red flag of nearly one hour before the race was able to resume.
Pole sitter #37-Preece had to start the race at the rear due to an engine change. He finished 25th.
Stage 1 was won by #1-Busch. Stage 2 was won by #2-Keselowski.
There were 12 lead changes among 8 drivers and 8 cautions for 32 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 122.879mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Pocono:
Denny Hamlin won the 47th Annual Pocono 350, his 41st victory in 520 Cup Series races.
This is his fourth victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his sixth victory and 19th top-10 finish in 29 races at Pocono Raceway.
Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 19th top-10 finish in 39 races at Pocono Raceway. It is his 11th top 10 finish in 2020.
Erik Jones (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in seven races at Pocono Raceway.
Cole Custer (17th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 52 points over Ryan Blaney.
(NASCAR)(6-28-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Sunday Pocono (race 15):
1) #11-Denny Hamlin [4 wins], 506 pts
2) #4-Kevin Harvick [3 wins], 581 [pts leader]
3) #2-Brad Keselowski [2 win], 514
4) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins], 500
5) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 529
6) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win], 510
7) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [1 win], 500
8) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win], 464
9) #10-Aric Almirola, 431, -150
10) #1-Kurt Busch, 430, -151
11) #18-Kyle Busch, 423, -158
12) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 390, -191
13) #14-Clint Bowyer, 387, -194
14) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 384, -197
15) #24-William Byron, 372, -209
16) #20-Erik Jones, 341, -240
Currently outside the playoffs:
17) #3-Austin Dillon, 327, -254
18) #8-Tyler Reddick, 315, -266
19) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 311, -270
20) #17-Chris Buescher, 298, -283
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #00-Houff (backup car), #20-Jones (backup car), #8-Reddick (backup car), #88-Bowman (backup car), #22-Logano (backup car),#9-Elliott (transmission change), #78-McLeod (transmission change), #24-Byron(engine change), #37-Preece (engine change)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Pocono 350 NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway have been made.
Saturday race winner #4-Harvick chose pit stall 2.
Saturday’s second place finisher, #11-Hamlin took the 31 stall, with an opening in front of it.
Selections were based on Saturday’s race finishing order.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(6-28-2020)

#37-Ryan Preece will start from the pole for the Pocono 350 NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.
#3-Dillon will start second, followed by #1-Busch, #47-Stenhouse, Jr., #41-Custer, #6-Newman, #24-Byron, #21-DiBenedetto, #12-Blaney, and #42-Kenseth.
The lineup was set based on Saturday’s race finish. The top 20 finishers were inverted. All other drivers start in their finishing position.
See the complete Pocono Organics 350 Starting Lineup.(6-27-2020)

Sunday Crew Rosters

Kevin Harvick holds off Denny Hamlin for first Pocono win: Benefiting from a two-tire pit stop with 36 laps left, Kevin Harvick held off charging Denny Hamlin over the final green-flag run to win for the first time at Pocono Raceway. Harvick crossed the finish line in Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325 .761 seconds ahead of Hamlin to post his third victory of the season – tying Hamlin for the NASCAR Cup Series lead – and the 52nd of his career, 12th most all-time.[Read More](6-27-2020)

Saturday Paint Schemes

#4-Kevin Harvick won the Pocono Organics 325 NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Saturday. The win is his 3rd of the year, 1st win at Pocono and 52nd career win.
#11-Hamlin finished 2nd followed by pole sitter #10-Almirola, #95-Bell, #18-Busch, #19-Truex, Jr., #14-Bowyer, #34-McDowell, #2-Keselowski, and #17-Buescher.
Harvick took the lead for the first time with 17 laps to go and never lost the lead.
The race started almost an hour late after being delayed by rain.
Stage 1 was won by #22-Logano. Stage 2 was won by #10-Almirola.
There were 10 lead changes among 8 drivers and 6 cautions for 21 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 134.467mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Pocono:
Kevin Harvick won the 39th Annual Pocono Organics 325 in partnership with Rodale Institute, his 52nd victory in 696 Cup Series races.
This is his third victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his first victory and 19th top-10 finish in 39 races at Pocono Raceway.
Denny Hamlin (second) posted his 19th top-10 finish in 29 races at Pocono Raceway. It is his ninth top10 finish in 2020.
Aric Almirola (third) posted his third top-10 finish in 16 races at Pocono Raceway.
Christopher Bell (fourth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 29 points over Ryan Blaney.
(NASCAR)(6-27-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Saturday Pocono (race 14):
1) #4-Kevin Harvick [3 wins], 534 [pts leader]
2) #11-Denny Hamlin [3 wins], 465 pts
3) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins], 487
4) #2-Brad Keselowski [2 win], 472
5) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 505
6) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win], 477
7) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [1 win], 463
8) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win], 436
9) #18-Kyle Busch, 420, -114
10) #1-Kurt Busch, 393, -141
11) #10-Aric Almirola, 390, -144
12) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 369, -165
13) #14-Clint Bowyer, 358, -176
14) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 346, -188
15) #24-William Byron, 342, -192
16) #8-Tyler Reddick, 313, -221
Currently outside the playoffs:
17) #20-Erik Jones, 307, -227
18) #3-Austin Dillon, 300, -234
19) #17-Chris Buescher, 293, -241
20) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 283, -251
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear Saturday: #15-Poole (failed pre-race inspection twice), #7-Bilicki (unapproved adjustments)

Saturday Crew Rosters

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Pocono Organics 325 NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Racewa have been made.
Talladega winner #12-Blaney chose pit stall 1.
Talladega second place finisher #47-Stenhouse took the 19th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(6-24-2020)

#10-Almirola will start from the pole for the Pocono Organics 325 NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. #12-Blaney will start second, followed by #11-Hamlin, #18-Busch, #9-Elliott, #22-Logano, #1-Busch, #2-Keselowski, #4-Harvick and #88-Bowman.
The lineup was set by random draw based on owner points.
See the complete Pocono Organics 325 Starting Lineup.(6-25-2020)

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry Lists for the Pocono Organics 325 and Pocono 350 NASCAR Cup Series races at Pocono Raceway are posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
The same drivers are entered for both races: #7-Bilicki, #27-Yeley, #51-Gase, #53-Smithley, #66-Hill, #77-Davison, #78-McLeod.
Since 40 cars are entered, all drivers will race.
See the full entry lists: Saturday entry list, Sunday entry list.

Some logistical notes on the Pocono doubleheader weekend:

  • Teams will use the same car both days.  If a team has to go to a backup car for Sunday, they will start at the rear for that race.
  • The lineup for Saturday’s race is set based on random draw by owner points (just as previous races have been this year).
  • Saturday pit stalls are based on Talladega’s race finish.
  • Sunday’s pit stalls are based on Saturday’s race finish.
  • Sunday’s lineup is based on Saturday’s race finish.  The top 20 drivers on Saturday will be inverted for Sunday’s start. Drivers that finish 21-40 on Saturday start in that position for Sunday.

Race Officials

Saturday:
Grand Marshals: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne
Command: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: None
Invocation: Niki Noto Palmer
National Anthem: Jamey Johnson
Flyover: None

Sunday:
Grand Marshals: Evie & Lydia Johnson
Command: Evie & Lydia Johnson
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: None
Invocation: Monty Self, MRO
National Anthem: Mike Phillips, West Byrd
Flyover: None

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