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Martin Truex Jr. will lead the Pennsylvania 400 field to green Sunday at Pocono Raceway. His lap of 179.244 mph was good enough to outpace Carl Edwards’ 178.873. This is Truex’s 10th career pole.

Truex told pit reporter Parker Kligerman that this is the same car he had at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. The Coke 600 was Truex’s latest pole and he was absolutely dominant in that event. That race was the first time in his career Truex won a race from the pole and he expects to add to that stat on Sunday.
Jul 29 - 5:37 PM

Kevin Harvick posted the 17th fastest time in the second round of qualification and failed to advance to the final session. He will be forced to advance through the pack once the green flag waves.

Harvick will almost certainly finish in the top 10, which means this team is going to add at least seven place-differential points to his finishing total. This modest qualification run does not hurt his chances at all and should actually help his fantasy owners win their league.
Jul 29 - 5:32 PM

Jimmie Johnson was one of several notable drivers who failed to advance to the final round of qualification for the Pennsylvania 400. His speed of 176.094 mph was only good enough for 21st on the grid.

Johnson also failed to advance last week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but he was much closer. He started the Brickyard 400 13th and advanced to third. Two weeks ago he started on the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and faded to 12th, so this modest qualification will not affect the team.
Jul 29 - 5:27 PM

Kyle and Kurt Busch both failed to advance to the third and final round of qualification. Kyle posted a lap of 177.054 mph while Kurt was marginally better with a 177.183. Kyle starts the Pennsylvania 400 16th; Kurt will line up 15th.

Kyle won the pole last week, but was dinged in inspection this week and thrown out of his rhythm. Kurt is the defending winner from June and both of them should be highly regarded in race trim—and should earn positive place-differential points.
Jul 29 - 5:22 PM

Kyle and Kurt Busch both failed to advance to the third and final round of qualification. Kyle posted a lap of 177.054 mph while Kurt was marginally better with a 177.183. Kyle starts the Pennsylvania 400 16th; Kurt will line up 15th.

Kyle won the pole last week, but was dinged in inspection this week and thrown out of his rhythm. Kurt is the defending winner from June and both of them should be highly regarded in race trim—and should earn positive place-differential points.
Jul 29 - 5:21 PM

As time ran out on the first practice session, Jeff Gordon jumped from 24th to 22nd, moving the Greg Biffle to the bubble (24th). Biffle’s crew thought he was safe, but Chris Buescher was on track and logged a lap of 175.987 mph—jumping to 18th in the process, and bumping Biffle from round two. Biffle’s speed was 175.603 mph.

The knockout style qualification has made time trials entertaining. Notably Buescher’s fast lap came on his third run, which suggested that a little heat in the tires adds speed. Biffle will start the Pennsylvania 400 in 25th as Buescher continues to show incredible improvement in the Cup series.
Jul 29 - 5:02 PM

As time ran out on the first practice session, Jeff Gordon jumped from 24th to 22nd, moving the Greg Biffle to the bubble (24th). Biffle’s crew thought he was safe, but Chris Buescher was on track and logged a lap of 175.987 mph—jumping to 18th in the process, and bumping Biffle from round two. Biffle’s speed was 175.603 mph.

The knockout style qualification has made time trials entertaining. Notably Buescher’s fast lap came on his third run, which suggested that a little heat in the tires adds speed. Biffle will start the Pennsylvania 400 in 25th as Buescher continues to show incredible improvement in the Cup series.
Jul 29 - 5:02 PM

Kyle Busch was the last driver to pass inspection for qualification at Pocono Raceway. He was not cleared to get onto the track because of a camber issue until half of the session was over and did not get onto the track until only six minutes remains.

Busch had the third-fastest time in Friday’s practice session. In the first round of time trials he posted a lap of 177.106 mph and easily advanced out of this session.
Jul 29 - 4:54 PM

Austin Theriault (#1 Toyota College/Yazaki Toyota) is at the top of the speed chart in the final practice leading to the NASCAR K&NPS combined East and West Series Casey’s General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.

His best lap was 129.167 mph. #40 Kyle Benjamin, #16 Todd Gilliland, #2 Collin Cabre and #49 John Holleman IV are the rest of the top five and #2 Grant Quinlan was the slowest of the 32 cars running in this final session.
Jul 29 - 4:51 PM

John Hunter Nemechek (#8 Chevrolet Silverado) led the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Pocono Raceway.

He ran a quick lap of 169.074 mph in this session. #41 Ben Rhodes, #9 William Byron, #29 Tyler Reddick and #4 Christopher Bell round out the top five of the 26 trucks practicing for the Pocono Mountains 150. Sean Corr in the #6 Chevrolet Silverado was the slowest.
Jul 29 - 4:43 PM

Just when you thought you were going to hand off another pole award to rookie sensation Chase Briscoe, here comes Kyle Weatherman.

Weatherman (#10 St. Charles Glass-Fast Track Ford) bumped Briscoe from the top-spot toward the back half of qualifying, winning the Menards Pole presented by Ansell Friday afternoon at Pocono Raceway with a time of 53.427 seconds (168.454 mph). It was quite a turnaround for Weatherman who crashed in practice in the spring race here last year, then crashed on the first lap of the second event in 2015. t was Weatherman's fourth career Menards Pole Award but first-ever on a superspeedway.
Jul 29 - 4:38 PM

Kyle Benjamin (#40 Ranier Racing Chevrolet) led the first practice for the K&NPS combined East and West Series Casey’s General Store 150 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.

His lap of 129.257 mph was the quickest of the 33 cars out on the track for the first practice session. #50 Chris Eggleston, #16 Todd Gilliland, #1 Austin Theriault and #29 Jesse Little are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. #14 Matt Levin was the slowest.
Jul 29 - 3:12 PM

William Byron (#9 Liberty University Toyota Tundra) led the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice session at Pocono Raceway.

He ran a quick lap of 169.249 mph. #17 Timothy Peters, #4 Christopher Bell, #13 Cameron Hayley and #23 Spencer Gallagher round out the top five of the 26 trucks practicing for the Pocono Mountains 150. Norm Benning in the #63 Chevrolet Silverado was the slowest.
Jul 29 - 3:05 PM

Andrew Ranger (#27 Mopar/Pennzoil/Mopar Express Lane Dodge) finished fifth in the NASCAR Pinty's Series (NPS) Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 at Wyant Group Raceway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

He started on the pole, led 91 laps and completed all laps of the 250-lap event. Ranger continues as the points leader in the 2016 NPS championship standings. He leads second-place Cayden Lapcevich, who won Wednesday night's Saskatoon race, by one point after this event.
Jul 29 - 1:19 PM

Alex Tagliani (#18 Epipen/Riobel/ComplexeJCP/Juste du Pin/Cantorque Chevrolet) finished 4th in Wednesday night's NASCAR Pinty's Series (NPS) Velocity Prairie Thunder 250 at Wyant Group Raceway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

He started 3rd in the lineup and completed all laps of the 250-lap event. Tagliani, who started in 6 of the 7 series races so far this season, is currently 3rd in the 2016 NPS championship standings after this event.
Jul 29 - 1:14 PM


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