Post Pocono Power Ranking for the NASCAR Cup Series as they get ready for racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Last weekend’s Pocono doubleheader was supposed to be the first of its kind. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it wasn’t the first time this season that two races were run in the same week. However, with NASCAR Cup Series races run on Saturday and Sunday, it was the first time in NASCAR history that two races for points were held at the same track on consecutive days. With the races shorter than usual at 325 and 350 miles respectively, fuel strategy reigned supreme, allowing Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin to get another victory to add to their already impressive seasons.
Harvick and Hamlin Win Pocono Doubleheader in the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono Organics 325 and the Pocono 350 at Pocono Raceway on June 27, 28, 2020.
NASCAR told fans in 2019 that Pocono Raceway would play host for a doubleheader weekend of NASCAR Cup Series racing in 2020. On Saturday and Sunday, they ran two races on the “Tricky Triangle” at the 2.5-mile track. Pocono Raceway is the only track on the schedule with just three corners. Each corner is very different, making it tough for teams to find the right balance in their cars.
Denny Hamlin wins at Pocono Raceway in the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 350 on Sunday afternoon in the second race of a doubleheader weekend for the series.
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.
Because of the weather, Pocono Raceway gets a NASCAR tripleheader on Sunday.
Saturday’s Pocono Organics 150 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at the 2.5-mile triangular track has been postponed until Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET because of rain.
The Pocono Green 225 NASCAR Xfinity Series race will follow at 12:30 p.m. ET Sunday, with the Pocono 350 NASCAR Cup Series race scheduled to start at 4 p.m. All three races will be broadcast on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
The Pocono Organics 325 NASCAR Cup Series race is still scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The storm system that forced postponement of the Truck Series event is expected to abate on Saturday afternoon.