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M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400
Sunday, July 24, 2021
Pocono Raceway
Time: 3:00pm/et
TV: USA -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Elliott wins Cup race at Pocono after Hamlin, Busch fail post-race inspection: Chase Elliott has been declared the winner of Sunday’s M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway after first and second place finishers, Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch were disqualified following post-race technical inspection. It’s a series-best fourth race victory for the driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, who now leads the championship standings by 105-points over Ross Chastain and 111-points over Ryan Blaney.[Read More](7-24-2022)

#9-Chase Elliott won the M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway after NASCAR disqualified intial winner #11-Hamlin and second place finisher #18-Busch. The win is Elliott’s 4th of the season, 1st at Pocono, and 17th of his career.
#8-Reddick finished second, followed by #99-Suarez, #20-Bell, #5-Larson, #34-McDowell, #19-Treux, Jr., #23-Wallace, #43-Jones, and #3-Dillon
#11-Hamlin started on the pole and overcame an early spin to battle back to the front of the field.  With 16 laps remaining he was running second behind #1-Chastain when the two got together and Chastain was forced up into the wall.  Chastain could not continue and finished 34th. Hamlin and Kyle Busch went on to cross the finish line first and second before the disqualification.
Stage 1 was won by #5-Larson. Stage 2 was won by #1-Chastain (after Busch’s disqualification).
There were 15 lead changes among 10 drivers and 9 cautions for 37 yellow flag laps.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Infraction Report.

Race Fast Facts – Pocono Raceway:
Chase Elliott won the 49th Annual M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400, his 17th victory in 242 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his fourth victory and 15th top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and eighth top-10 finish in 14 races at Pocono Raceway.
Tyler Reddick (second) posted his second top-10 finish in six races at Pocono Raceway. It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2022.
Daniel Suarez (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in 12 races at Pocono Raceway.
Harrison Burton (23rd) was the highest finishing rookie.
This is Chevrolet’s 34th NASCAR Cup Series victory at Pocono Raceway.
(NASCAR)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Pocono Raceway:
Race 21 of 26 in the regular season. 5 races remaining until the Playoffs.
1) #9-Chase Elliott [4 wins], 787
2) #1-Ross Chastain [2 wins], 682
3) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins], 599
4) #24-William Byron [2 wins], 572
5) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins], 443
6) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 661
7) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 605
8) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 595
9) #48-Alex Bowman [1 win], 536
10) #99-Daniel Suarez [1 win], 526
11) #8-Tyler Reddick [1 win], 509
12) #2-Austin Cindric [1 win], 495
13) #14-Chase Briscoe [1 win], 487
14) #45-Kurt Busch [1 win], 485
15) #12-Ryan Blaney, 676, +105 ahead of 17th
16) #19-Martin Truex Jr., 654, +83 ahead of 17th
Below the Playoff cutoff:
17) #4-Kevin Harvick, 571, -83 behind 16th
18) #10-Aric Almirola, 514, -140 behind 16th
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #1-Chastain (unapproved adjustments), #24-Byron (unapproved adjustments), #31-Haley (unapproved adjustments), #43-Jones (unapproved adjustments), #51-Ware (unapproved adjustments), #45-Gibbs (backup car / driver change)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway have been made.
Pole winner #11-Hamlin chose pit stall 9, after losing pit stall selection due to inspection failures.
Outside pole sitter #18-Busch took the 2nd stall.
See all pit choices on the Pocono Raceway Pit Stall page.

#11-Denny Hamlin won the Busch pole for the M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway with speed of 169.991mph for his 3rd pole of the year, 4th at Pocono Raceway and 36th of his career.
#18-Busch will start second followed by #9-Elliot, #5-Larson, #17-Buescher, #12-Blaney, #23-Wallace , #19-Truex, Jr, #99-Suarez, and #45-Busch.
36 teams were entered so everyone made the race.
See the complete qualifying results and the M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400 Starting Lineup.

Pocono Raceway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Denny Hamlin won the Pole Award for the 49th Annual M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400 with a lap of 52.944 seconds, 169.991 mph.
This is his 36th pole in 599 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his third pole and 11th top-10 start in 2022.
This is his fourth pole in 33 races at Pocono Raceway.
Kyle Busch (second) posted his ninth top-10 start of 2022 and his 22nd in 35 races at Pocono Raceway.
Chase Elliott (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Pocono Raceway. It is his 12th in 21 races this season.
Austin Cindric (20th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR)

Qualifying Order

Practice for the M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is over, after XX scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#1-Chastain 167.720
#20- Bell 167.635
#99-Suarez 167.345
#45-Busch 167.261
#5-Larson167.184
Slowest: #78-McLeod 161.804
Most laps run: #9-Elliott, 19 laps
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 4 drivers): #9-Elliott 166.509
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400 Practice speeds page.

Crew Rosters

The entry list for the M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is posted, 36 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Yeley, #16-Gragson, #77-Bilicki.
See the full entry list on the M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400 Entry List page.

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Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, July 22
5:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
6:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Saturday, July 23
7:00 AM-9:00 AM NCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
9:00 AM-5:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 AM-2:00 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
2:35 PM-3:20 PM NCS PRACTICE (GROUP A & B)
3:20 PM-4:30 PM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (GROUP A & B / SINGLE VEHICLE, 1 LAP, 2 ROUNDS)

Sunday, July 24
12:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
2:30 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (STAGE)
3:00 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 30/95/160 LAPS = 400 MILES)
7:00 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT

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