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Wrap-up

Pocono Raceway - NASCAR Cup Double-Header

by Anthony Ballantoni
Updated On: June 29, 2020, 11:48 am ET

Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania's "Tricky Triangle", featured a busy weekend of racing for NASCAR's top three series. Originally, the schedule was set to have the Gander Trucks and the Cup teams race on Saturday and the XFINITY Series followed by a second Cup Series event on Sunday. Heavy rains forced the truck race to move to Sunday morning. Not only is this the first time NASCAR ran a Cup race double-header in one weekend, it was also the first ever NASCAR triple-header on Sunday. Never have they run all three series in one day at the same track. The latest results and upcoming scheduled events for NASCAR feeder series are included below as well as details on all tracks mentioned in this column.

                        NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) - Race 1

Sat, Jun 27, Pocono Organics 325 - Pocono Raceway - 130 laps
- Qualifying was not held for this event. NASCAR set the lineup based on a combination of owner points and a random drawing. P1 went to Aric Almirola (#10 Ford Mustang) with #12 Ryan Blaney sharing Row 1 in the P2 spot. #11 Denny Hamlin, #18 Kyle Busch, #9 Chase Elliott, #22 Joey Logano, #1 Kurt Busch, #2 Brad Keselowski, #4 Kevin Harvick and #88 Alex Bowman made up the remainder of the top-10 in the starting lineup. Did not qualify: No one, 40 cars entered for 40-car lineup.

- Kevin Harvick (#4 Mustang) scored his 52nd victory in 696 NCS races. This is his 3rd victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2020. It is his 1st victory and 19th top-10 finish in 39 Pocono races. Denny Hamlin (2nd) posted his 19th top-10 finish in 29 races at Pocono and his 9th top-10 finish in 2020. Pole-sitter Aric Almirola (3rd) earned his 3rd top-10 finish in 16 Pocono races. Christopher Bell (4th) was the highest finishing Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender. Harvick leads the point standings by 29 points over Ryan Blaney (finished 12th). Next on the NCS schedule: Sun, Jun 28, Pocono 350 - Pocono Raceway - 140 laps.

TOP 16 - NCS Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Ryan Blaney +1
3. Joey Logano -1
4. Chase Elliott
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Denny Hamlin
7. Martin Truex Jr.
8. Alex Bowman
9. Kyle Busch
10. Kurt Busch
11. Aric Almirola +1
12. Jimmie Johnson -1
13. Clint Bowyer
14. Matt DiBenedetto +1
15. William Byron -1
16. Tyler Reddick

                        NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) - Race 2

Sun, Jun 28, Pocono 350 - Pocono Raceway - 140 laps
- Qualifying was not held for this event. NASCAR set the lineup based on Saturday's race results. The top 20 finishers were inverted for Sunday's lineup. The rest of the 40 drivers started in the same order as their Saturday finishing position. P1 went to Ryan Preece (#37 Camaro) with #3 Austin Dillon sharing Row 1 in the P2 spot. #1 Kurt Busch, #47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr., #41 Cole Custer, #6 Ryan Newman, #24 William Byron, #21 Matt DiBenedetto, #12 Ryan Blaney, #42 Matt Kenseth and #17 Chris Buescher made up the remainder of the top-10 in the starting lineup. The inversion put Saturday's race-winner, Kevin Harvick, 20th in the lineup. Did not qualify: No one, 40 cars entered for 40-car lineup.

- Denny Hamlin (#11 Toyota Camry) scored his 41st victory in 520 NCS races. This is his 4th victory and 9th top-10 finish in 2020. It is his 6th victory and 19th top-10 finish in 29 races at Pocono. Kevin Harvick (2nd) posted his 19th top-10 finish in 39 Pocono races and his 11th top-10 finish in 2020. Erik Jones (3rd) earned his 6th top-10 finish in seven Pocono races. Cole Custer (17th) was the highest finishing ROTY. Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 52 points over Ryan Blaney (finished 22nd). Next on the NCS schedule: Sun, Jul 5, Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 160 laps.

TOP 16 - NCS Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Ryan Blaney
3. Brad Keselowski +2
4. Chase Elliott
5. Denny Hamlin +1
6. Joey Logano -3
7. Martin Truex Jr.
8. Alex Bowman
9. Aric Almirola +2
10. Kurt Busch
11. Kyle Busch -2
12. Jimmie Johnson
13. Clint Bowyer
14. Matt DiBenedetto
15. William Byron
16. Erik Jones +1

                            NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)

Sun, Jun 28, Pocono Green 225 - Pocono Raceway - 90 laps (+1 lap OT)
- Qualifying was not held for this event. NASCAR set the lineup based on a random drawing. P1 went to Noah Gragson (#9 Chevrolet Camaro) with #21 Myatt Snider sharing Row 1 in the P2 spot. #98 Chase Briscoe, #7 Justin Allgaier, #10 Ross Chastain, #11 Justin Haley, #19 Brandon Jones, #8 Daniel Hemric, #22 Austin Cindric and #20 Harrison Burton made up the remainder of the top-10 in the starting lineup. Did not qualify: No one, 36 cars entered for 40-car lineup.

- Chase Briscoe (#98 Ford Mustang) scored his 6th victory in 62 NXS races and his 4th victory and 9th top-10 finish in 2020. This is his 1st victory and 2nd top-10 finish in three Pocono races. Ross Chastain (2nd) posted his 1st top-10 finish in five races at Pocono. It is his 10th top-10 finish in 2020. Jeremy Clements (3rd) earned his 1st top-10 finish in five races at Pocono. Riley Herbst (9th) was the highest finishing ROTY. Chase Briscoe leads the point standings by 3 points over pole-sitter Noah Gragson (finished 22nd). Next on the NXS schedule: Sat, Jul 4, Pennzoil 150 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) - 62 laps.

TOP 12 - NXS Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Chase Briscoe +1
2. Noah Gragson -1
3. Ross Chastain +1
4. Austin Cindric -1
5. Harrison Burton
6. Justin Haley
7. Justin Allgaier +1
8. Brandon Jones -1
9. Michael Annett
10. Ryan Sieg
11. Riley Herbst
12. Myatt Snider +2

                     NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (GOT)

Sun, Jun 28, Pocono Organics 150 - Pocono Raceway - 60 laps
- Qualifying was not held for this event. NASCAR set the lineup based on a combination of owner points and a random drawing. P1 went to Johnny Sauter (#13 Ford F-150) with #2 Sheldon Creed sharing Row 1 in the P2 spot. #16 Austin Hill, #18 Christian Eckes, #98 Grant Enfinger, #99 Ben Rhodes, #21 Zane Smith, #38 Todd Gilliland, #23 Brett Moffitt and #51 Brandon Jones made up the remainder of the top-10 in the starting lineup. Did not qualify: No one, 40 trucks entered for 40-truck lineup.

- XFINITY Series regular Brandon Jones, driving the #51 Toyota Tundra, scored his 1st victory in 46 GOT races. Austin Hill (2nd) posted his 1st top-10 finish in five races at Pocono and his 6th top-10 finish in 2020. Sheldon Creed (3rd) earned his 1st top-10 finish in two Pocono races. Derek Kraus (10th) was the highest finishing ROTY. Austin Hill leads the point standings by 51 points over Ben Rhodes (finished 5th in this event). Next up for the GOT: Sat, Jul 11, Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 - Kentucky Speedway - 225 laps.

TOP 10 - GOT Playoff Contenders (G/L):
1. Austin Hill
2. Ben Rhodes +2
3. Grant Enfinger
4. Sheldon Creed +5
5. Todd Gilliland
6. Christian Eckes -4
7. Zane Smith -1
8. Tyler Ankrum +2
9. Brett Moffitt -1
10. Johnny Sauter -3

                          NASCAR Feeder Series

ARCA Menards Series: Fri, Jun 26, Gen. Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 -Pocono Raceway- 80 laps
Winner: Ty Gibbs - Pole: Michael Self - Points Leader: Michael Self
Next: Fri, Jul 3, Calypso Lemonade 200 - Lucas Oil Raceway - 200 laps

ARCA Menards East: Sat, Jun 13, Herr's Potato Chips 200 - Toledo Speedway - 200 laps (+4 OT)
Winner: Ty Gibbs - Pole: Sam Mayer - Points Leader: Sam Mayer
Next: Not yet announced.

ARCA Menards West: Fri, Jun 26, ENEOS/Sunrise Ford Twins (30-lap races) - Utah Motorsports Campus
Race 1 Winner: Jesse Love - Pole: Blaine Perkins - Points Leader: Sam Mayer
Race 2 Winner: Blaine Perkins - Pole: Blaine Perkins - Points Leader: Sam Mayer
Next: Sat, Jul 4, ENEOS 125 - Irwindale Speedway - 125 laps

Whelen Modified Tour: Sun, Jun 21, Wade Cole Memorial 133 - Jennerstown Speedway - 133 laps
Winner: Justin Bonsignore - Pole: Justin Bonsignore - Points Leader: Justin Bonsignore
Next: Sat, Jul 4, Independence Day 200 - White Mountain Motorsports Park

Pinty's Series:
2020 Season Opener: Not yet announced.

Peak Mexico Series:
2020 Season Opener: Thu, Jul 9, at Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera

                                Track Details

Autódromo del Ecocentro de la Unión Ganadera - 0.79-mile oval in Querétaro
Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 2.41-mile, 14 turn road course in Speedway, Indiana
Irwindale Speedway - 0.5-mile oval in Irwindale, California
Jennerstown Speedway - 0.522-mile oval in Jennerstown, Pennsylvania
Kentucky Speedway - 1.5-mile tri-oval in Sparta, Kentucky
Lucas Oil Raceway - 0.686-mile oval in Brownsburg, Indiana
Phoenix Raceway - 1-mile tri-oval in Avondale, Arizona
Pocono Raceway - 2.5-mile tri-oval in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Toledo Speedway - 0.5-mile oval in Toledo, Ohio
Utah Motorsports Campus - 2.2-mile road course in Tooele, Utah
White Mountain Motorsports Park - 0.25 mile oval in North Woodstock, New Hampshire

Anthony Ballantoni
Anthony Ballantoni is a Senior Sports Writer at Rotoworld.com.