Sport NASCAR Pocono 1: Kevin Harvick ends losing streak

04:21  28 june  2020
04:21  28 june  2020 Source:   de.motorsport.com

NASCAR set for Truck, Xfinity, Cup tripleheader Sunday

  NASCAR set for Truck, Xfinity, Cup tripleheader Sunday LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — NASCAR is set for a tripleheader of racing at Pocono Raceway from three national series on Sunday. NASCAR says it's the first time three NASCAR National Series races will be raced on the same day at the same track. It will be the fifth time three NASCAR National Series races will be run on the same day but those were at different tracks. Rain washed out the Truck Series race on Saturday in what was already a packed schedule. Pocono is the site of a Cup Series twin bill, with one race on Saturday, one on Sunday, and the second race comes with a twist. The field for Sunday’s race will be set by inverting the lead-lap finishers from race No. 1.

For the first time ever, Pocono 's two dates on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule are mashed together in NASCAR race odds to win at Pocono . Busch has three career wins at Pocono , including last Kevin Harvick , the driver with the second best odds to win Saturday's race, has never won a Cup

Kevin Harvick had the fastest car at Pocono Raceway all weekend but multiple issues took him out of contention for the win.

1. Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang © NASCAR Media 1. Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Mustang

In the 39th attempt Kevin Harvick wins the Pocono Raceway for the first time, but in the end it was really tight - again strong rookie result - Race 2 on Sunday

Part 1 of the historic double header of the NASCAR Cup Series at the Pocono Raceway is on the books. In the Pocono Organics 325, the victory went to Kevin Harvick (Stewart / Haas-Ford) on Saturday after 130 laps. A second race follows on Sunday, which will go over 350 miles (140 laps). It is the first time in the history of the highest NASCAR league that has been written since 1949 that two point races were held on consecutive days on the same route. Corona has nothing to do with it.

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Not only the double header is a premiere at the Pocono Raceway. Because Kevin Harvick had never found his way into Victory Lane on this route before. In the 39th attempt he has now succeeded. The 2014 NASCAR champion is now only on the Kentucky Speedway and on the Roval of the Charlotte Motor Speedway without a cup victory.

In the end it was really tight for Harvick on the way to the first Pocono victory. Because Denny Hamlin (Gibbs-Toyota) made the fastest laps in the final phase. For the fourth win of the season in 2020 and the sixth Pocono victory, he ultimately missed less than a second.

Delay due to leaks in the asphalt

Harvick's team-mate Aric Almirola (Stewart / Haas-Ford) started from the beginning after the three-stage draw for the grid. But before we could start, there was another delay. It had rained in the hours before the race. And while large parts of the 2.5 mile long tri-oval had dried quickly, there were several places in Turn 2 where moisture penetrated from below through the asphalt.

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These so-called "weepers" had to be treated, which caused the start to be delayed by 45 minutes. When it started, light rain started and the start was delayed by another 15 minutes. An hour later than planned, it was actually started under a very cloudy sky. And the clouds should actually hold up to the checkered flag.

stage wins for Logano and Almirola - Crash Jones / Reddick

At the end of Stage 1, Joey Logano (Penske-Ford) was ahead because his Penske teammates Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski had pushed him past leader Almirola into the lead . This first of three racing segments was scheduled for only 25 laps.

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- NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 27, 2020

Stage 2 was more than twice as long with 52 laps. And in this segment, Almirola finally prevailed after Martin Truex Jr. had led for a long time due to the strategy. The driver of the # 19 Gibbs-Toyota was on a completely different pit stop rhythm than Almirola, Logano and Co.

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Shortly before the end of Stage 2 there was the wildest crash of the race when Erik Jones (Gibbs-Toyota) and Tyler Reddick (Childress -Chevrolet) collided on the start / finish line and crashed into the pit wall.

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The decisive third race segment was almost as long as Stage 2 with 53 laps. While Truex Jr. from now on on an aligned pit stop strategy like Almirola, Logano and Co. Ryan Newman (Roush-Ford) took a number of leadership laps with a different strategy. After the last green flag stop, it should only be enough for the veteran who had a serious accident at the start of the season at the Daytona 500 to be 15th in the end result.

long-term leader Almirola ended up third behind Harvick and Hamlin. The fact that he ended up missing the winner by more than 15 seconds was due to the fact that he received all-round service in the form of four fresh tires at the last Green Flag stop, while Harvick only fitted their two fresh tires.

Fourth place went to Christopher Bell (Leavine-Toyota). For the rookie, it is the best placement so far in the 14th race of his career in the highest NASCAR league. Defending champion Kyle Busch, who had won three of the five previous Pocono races, finished this time in P5 with his # 18 Gibbs-Toyota. And the Australian James Davison (Spire-Chevrolet) made his cup debut in 34th place in the 40-man field.

race 2 of the double header at the Pocono Raceway follows on Sunday. The starting grid for this second race results from the result of the first, with the top 20 being turned over. Saturday winner Kevin Harvick will start from P20, while Ryan Preece (JTG-Chevrolet) will start from P1.

With images from NASCAR Media.

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