DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kyle Busch’s victory Sunday at Pocono Raceway not only earned the former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion a series-best fourth win of 2019, but was also another milestone toward a certain NASCAR Hall of Fame distinction.
After two weeks of racing in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moves into Pennsylvania to race at Pocono Raceway for the Pocono 400. The track is known as the ‘Tricky Triangle’ and has always been a unique place for the series to compete. With only three corners, teams struggle to find the perfect balance in their racecars as they navigate around the 2.5-mile asphalt track.
Martin Truex Jr., the driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 3, 2018, in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Photo – Sarah Crabill/Getty Images
After the two stretch in Charlotte, the NASCAR series heads to Pocono to race at the ‘Tricky Triangle.’ This race track offers drivers with a new environment as the triangle-shaped track demands drivers to race at their very best. Very long straights with very tight corners means drivers need a very good braking system. Continue reading →
Martin Truex Jr., the driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY Toyota, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 3, 2018, in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Photo – Jared C Tilton/Getty Images
LONG POND, Pa. – Taking charge of Sunday’s Pocono 400 by staying out under caution on lap 140 of 160, reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. pulled away after a restart with seven laps left to win the race and inject himself emphatically into the title conversation. Continue reading →