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Sport Kevin Harvick wins Saturday Cup race at Pocono

03:05  28 june  2020
03:05  28 june  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

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NASCAR race odds to win at Pocono . Busch has three career wins at Pocono , including last June's victory. Kevin Harvick , the driver with the second best odds to win Saturday 's race , has never won a Cup Series race at Pocono , but he tends to run well at the Tricky Triangle and enters the weekend

Joe Gibbs Racing has drivers who have won the last five races at Pocono (though Martin Truex Jr’s 2018 win came with Furniture Row Racing ) and Denny Hamlin won his fifth Cup race at the track last season. Kyle Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing ’s Kevin Harvick are 5-1 favorites on Saturday .

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If at first you don’t succeed, try 38 more times and you’ll finally break through.

That’s the situation for Kevin Harvick, who earned his first career NASCAR Cup win in his 39th start at Pocono Raceway on Saturday.

It was the 52nd career Cup win for Harvick, who now has won at every track on the current NASCAR Cup schedule, with the exception of Kentucky Speedway and the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Denny Hamlin finished second, followed by pole sitter Aric Almirola, rookie Christopher Bell and Kyle Busch.

Saturday’s race was the first of a two-day NASCAR Cup doubleheader at Pocono.

The start of the race was delayed nearly an hour to allow workers to dry the 2.5-mile triangle-shaped race track after rain throughout the morning and into the early afternoon. That morning rain forced NASCAR to postpone Saturday’s Truck Series race to

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With the NASCAR Cup Series set for its first Saturday -Sunday doubleheader at Pocono , drivers may have to settle for only having one good day. Without a doubt, it will be difficult for somebody to win both races simply because the track is a little harder to pass at unless you have a superb, dominant

Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch, who have won nine of 13 races this season, were second and third. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson led laps for Ryan Blaney is starting from the pole at Pocono Raceway, the site of his lone NASCAR Cup victory. Blaney won the June 2017 race driving for Wood

The top 20 finishers from Saturday’s race will be inverted for Sunday’s event. That means Saturday’s 20th-place finisher, Ryan Preece, will start from the pole Sunday.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Joey Logano (fourth stage win of season)

STAGE 2 WINNER: Aric Almirola (first stage win of season)

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