Pocono Organics 150 Preview

Rush Hour at ISM Raceway

NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series

Next Race: Pocono Organics 150 to benefit Farm Aid

The Place: Pocono Raceway

The Date: Saturday, June 27

The Time: 12:30 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 12:30 p.m. ET

Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 150 miles (60 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 15),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 30), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 60)

2019 Race Winner: Ross Chastain

What To Watch For:

Pocono Raceway will host the 11th NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at the 2.5-mile, three-turn raceway this Sunday prior to the NASCAR Cup Series race. The first Gander Trucks race at Pocono took place on July 31, 2010 and was won by Elliott Sadler driving for Kevin Harvick Inc.

The 10 series races at Pocono Raceway have produced eight different pole winners and nine different race winners.

Kyle Busch leads the series in wins at Pocono with two (2015, 2018).

Eight different drivers share the series lead in poles at Pocono with one each; twice qualifying was cancelled due to weather (2013, 2016).

Four of the 10 races have been won from pole or first starting position; the most recent to do it was Kyle Busch in 2018.

Ross Chastain won this race last season from the second starting position, and is the only previous winner entered.

The youngest Gander Trucks winner at Pocono is Erik Jones (08/01/2015 – 19 years, 2 months, 2 days) and the oldest is Kevin Harvick (08/07/2011 – 35 years, 7 months, 30 days).

Of the 10 series races at Pocono the 2014 race produced the most lead changes (10) and the 2011 the fewest (two).

Three drivers have made all series starts at Pocono – Norm Benning, Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter.

The 2013 event has the closest series finish at Pocono with a 0.270-second margin of victory. The last five Gander Trucks races at Pocono have had a margin of victory of more than a second. …

Grant Enfinger is the only series driver this season to win and lock himself into the Playoffs leaving nine spots up for grabs on points. Last season through the first five races the scenario was similar Austin Hill was the only series driver with a win, but Johnny Sauter added his name to the list with a win at Dover the sixth race of the year.


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