NASCAR - Camping World - Pocono Mountains 150 Preview
07/30/2014 11:55 AM
07/30/2014 12:04 PM
Date: Saturday, Aug. 2
Start Time: 1 p.m. ET
Site: Pocono Raceway -- Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Track: 2.5-mile triangle-shaped track
Capacity: 76,812 (Grandstand Seating)
On TV: FOX Sports 1
On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
Race record: Ryan Blaney, 2013 (128.300 mph)
Qualifying record: Nelson Piquet Jr., 2012 (169.504 mph)
Defending champion: Ryan Blaney
Runner up: Miguel Paludo
Pole winner: Qualifying rained out. Miguel Paludo awarded pole/practice speed
1. Ryan Blaney (Start: 6)
2. Miguel Paludo (1)
3. German Quiroga (4)
4. Joey Coulter (10)
5. Ross Chastain (2)
6. Ron Hornaday Jr (21)
7. Darrell Wallace Jr (5)
8. Matt Crafton (9)
9. Brendan Gaughan (14)
10. Brennan Newberry (22)
Average speed: 128.300 mph
Time of race: 1 hr., 3 min., 8 secs.
Margin of victory: 0.270 secs.
Caution flags: 4 for 10 laps
Lead changes: 9 among 7 drivers
2013 Ryan Blaney, Ford, 128.300 mph
2012 Joey Coulter, Chevrolet, 121.523 mph
2011 Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 99.582 mph
2010 Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 111.966 mph
Race: 1-800 CAR CASH MudSummer Classic (July 23)
Site: Eldora Speedway -- Rossburg, Ohio
Finish line order: Darrell Wallace Jr., Ron Hornaday Jr., Ryan Blaney, Ken Schrader, Ty Dillon
Time of Race: 1 hr., 29 mins., 39 secs.
Average speed: 50.195 mph
Margin of victory: 5.489 secs.
Caution flags: 7 for 33 laps
Lead changes: 5 among 5 drivers
Lap leaders: Jones 1-24, Burton 25-31, Hornaday Jr 32-48, Wallace Jr 49-127, Jones 1-24, Burton 25-31, Hornaday Jr 32-48, Wallace Jr 49-127, Larson 128-132, Wallace Jr 133-150.
#0 Caleb Roark (Abingdon, VA) Chevrolet/Driven2Honor.org
#02 Tyler Young (Midland, TX) Chevrolet/RandCo
#3 Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/Yuengling Light Lager
#05 John Wes Townley (Watkinsville, GA) Toyota/Zaxby's
#6 Norm Benning (Level Green, PA) Chevrolet/TBA
#07 B.J. McLeod ((Wauchula, FL) Chevrolet/Scuba Life/NASE Worldwide
#08 Ray Black Jr. (Palm Coast, FL) Chevrolet/TBA
#8 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/TBA
#9 Jason White (Richmond, VA) Chevrolet/NTS Motorsports
#10 Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS) Chevrolet/UTA.org/Driven2Honor
#13 Jeb Burton (Halifax, VA) Toyota/Estes/Carolina Nut
#17 Timothy Peters (Providence, NC) Toyota/Red Horse Racing
#19 Tyler Reddick (Corning, CA) Ford/Reese Towpower
#20 Justin Lofton (Westmorland, CA) Chevrolet/NTS Motorsports
#21 Joey Coulter (Miami Springs, FL) Chevrolet/Allegiant Travel
#23 Spencer Gallagher (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Allegiant Travel
#28 Ryan Ellis (Torrance, CA) Chevrolet/FDNY Racing
#29 * Ryan Blaney (High Point, NC) Ford/Cooper Standard
#30 Ron Hornaday Jr. (Palmdale, CA) Chevrolet/Rheem
#31 Ben Kennedy (Daytona Beach, FL) Chevrolet/Heater.com
#32 Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) Chevrolet/Cartwheel by Target
#35 Mason Mingus (Brentwood, TN) Toyota/Call 811
#40 Todd Peck (Glenville, PA) Chevrolet/Arthritis Foundation
#50 T.J. Bell (Reno, NV) Chevrolet/Fallen Linemen Org.
#51 Erik Jones (Byron, MI) Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
#54 Darrell Wallace Jr. (Mobile, AL) Toyota/Kyle Busch Motorsports
#59 Kyle Martel (Lebanon, PA) Chevrolet/TBA
#63 Justin Jennings (LaGrange, MO) Chevrolet/TBA
#77 German Quiroga (Mexico City, Mexico) Toyota/Otter Box
#88 Matt Crafton (Tulare, CA) Toyota/Menard's/Rip It
#98 Johnny Sauter (Necedah, WI) Toyota/Nextant/Curb Records
#99 Bryan Silas (Stuart, FL) Chevrolet/TBA
|Ron Hornaday Jr||29||9||19||6|
|Darrell Wallace Jr.||7|
This will be the fifth time the Truck Series competes at this unique 2.5-mile triangular-shaped racetrack.
Matt Crafton, the defending series champion, is the only driver who has finished in the top-10 in each of the previous four races at Pocono. Crafton is presently four points behind leader Ryan Blaney, who won this event last year.
Elliott Sadler and Joey Coulter are those drivers who scored their first career truck wins at Pocono. Sadler's victory came in the 2010 inaugural race, driving an entry for Kevin Harvick Inc. Coulter's maiden win occurred in 2012 when he drove for Richard Childress Racing. He is now behind the wheel of the No. 21 truck for GMS Racing.
Only one driver entered in this weekend's race made his truck debut at Pocono: Kyle Martel (2012).
The next race is the Aug. 16 Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway. James Buescher won last year's event there.
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