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Pocono 400 Race Preview


Preview Of NASCAR’s First Trip To Pocono Raceway This Season.

This weekend, NASCAR’s finest head to Pocono Raceway for the Pocono 400. This is the Fourteenth race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. In last year’s race, Kurt Busch outlasted the competition to win this race over Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Truex On A Roll: Last week at Dover, Martin Truex Jr. continued his career season so far with a win. He enters this weekend’s race with the points lead over Kyle Larson. Additionally, Martin has the most stage wins at 8 this season. Expect the 78 team to be a prime contender again.

Salvaging Dale: Dale Earnhardt Jr’s farewell season hasn’t gone to plan so far. From numerous DNF’s to pit road troubles, the 88 team is struggling. But, Dale arrives at what has been one of his strongest tracks as of late. With 9 top 10’s in the last 11 trips to the track, a bounce back is due.

Welcome To The Jungle: Roush Fenway’s Darrell Wallace Jr. will make his MENCS debut this weekend at Pocono in the famed 43 car. This comes as big news for the Drive for Diversity alumni as his XFINITY Series ride will be suspending after Saturday’s race due to sponsorship issues. However, he will be in the 43 car for Richard Petty Motorsports until Aric Almirola is fit to return from injury. Expect a learning curve for the Mobile, Alabama native.

Kyle Busch Seeks 1st Pocono Win: Pocono Raceway is one of two remaining tracks 2015 MENCS Champion Kyle Busch hasn’t won at yet (other being Charlotte). However, he will have to end a miserable slump for Joe Gibbs Racing to accomplish that feat. The team hasn’t won since the Brickyard 400 last July.

Fantasy Insider.: Here are some drivers to use, avoid, and even some sleepers to watch out for during the Pocono 400 race weekend. Must use drivers include Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, and Kyle Larson. Sleepers include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chris Buescher, Clint Bowyer, and Chase Elliott. Must avoid drivers include Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Paul Menard, Kyle Busch, and Joey Logano.

When And Where To Watch?: The Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway starts Sunday at 3pm on FS1.