NASCAR at Pocono: Updates, winner for Sunday Cup race

Kyle Busch (18) motors around the track during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 27, 2021, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Kyle Busch (18) motors around the track during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 27, 2021, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Kyle Busch (18) motors across the observe throughout a NASCAR Cup Sequence auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, June 27, 2021, in Lengthy Pond, Pa. (AP Picture/Matt Slocum)


Reside updates have accomplished for the day. For a full recap, evaluation and outcomes from the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 race, click here.

Observe NASCAR reporter Alex Andrejev on Twitter at @AndrejevAlex.

Full outcomes from NASCAR at Pocono Day 2

Order Driver Automobile No. Time behind chief (seconds)
1 Kyle Busch 18
2 Kyle Larson 5 8.654
3 Brad Keselowski 2 11.143
4 Kevin Harvick 4 11.805
5 Bubba Wallace 23 14.428
6 Ryan Blaney 12 15.279
7 Alex Bowman 48 16.088
8 Ryan Preece 37 17.725
9 Tyler Reddick 8 18.862
10 Joey Logano 22 22.543
11 Martin Truex Jr. 19 25.192
12 William Byron 24 26.279
13 Austin Dillon 3 26.882
14 Denny Hamlin 11 27.565
15 Daniel Suarez 99 32.076
16 Aric Almirola 10 32.897
17 Michael McDowell 34 33.989
18 Matt DiBenedetto 21 37.038
19 Chris Buescher 17 37.363
20 Kurt Busch 1 40.623
21 Chase Briscoe 14 41.754
22 Ryan Newman 6 44.831
23 Corey LaJoie 7 -1 laps
24 Cole Custer 41 -1
25 Justin Allgaier 77 -1
26 Ross Chastain 42 -1
27 Chase Elliott 9 -1
28 Cody Ware 51 -1
29 BJ McLeod 78 -2
30 James Davison 15 -3
31 Erik Jones 43 -4
32 Christopher Bell 20 -5
33 Quin Houff 0 -5
34 Anthony Alfredo 38 -6
35 Josh Bilicki 52 -8
36 Garrett Smithley 53 -18
37 Timmy Hill(i) 66 -27
38 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 -29

Ultimate Stage

6:17 p.m.: Kyle Busch wins the Discover the Pocono Mountains 350 race. Kyle Larson completed second, adopted by Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Bubba Wallace and Ryan Blaney.

6:15 p.m., Lap 137: William Byron pits for gasoline with two laps to go, dropping out of the lead spot. Kyle Busch leads.

6:10 p.m., Lap 132: Brad Keselowski, main with eight laps to go, pits for a fast splash of gasoline. William Byron and Denny Hamlin are up entrance. Keselowski is operating seventh after the cease.

5:57 p.m., Lap 118: It’s a gasoline technique sport now. Tyler Reddick pits from second with Brad Keselowski main. A couple of groups will attempt to stretch their gasoline to the top of this race, together with Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin, each of whom might use a win. It seems William Byron can be slightly quick, however we’ll see in the event that they attempt to make it.

5:49 p.m., Lap 106: William Byron is as much as sixth, passing Kurt Busch, and seems to have the very best gasoline load. Others will pit forward of them, together with Kevin Harvick from second. He takes gasoline solely on his cease. Alex Bowman within the lead may even nonetheless have to pit.

5:42 p.m., Lap 102: Alex Bowman leads, adopted by Kevin Harvick. There was no warning after Christopher Bell did a number of wiggling across the observe. He appeared to make contact with Ross Chastain after the restart (who then pitted for flat) and Bell went into the wall. Elliott and Bell then appeared to get collectively and Bell wiggled once more and saved it. He pits now with tire rub. Elliott additionally pits for a flat.

5:31 p.m., Lap 93: The warning is out early within the closing stage for particles on the observe after Erik Jones cuts a tire. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson pit for gasoline solely. William Byron takes 4 tires. Chase Elliott fakes like he’ll pit then doesn’t, so he’ll line be behind Christopher Bell. Aric Almirola and Alex Bowman comply with.

Stage 2

5:20 p.m., Lap 85: William Byron wins Stage 2 adopted by Denny Hamlin, who passes Brad Keselowski coming to the green-and-white checkered flag. Christopher Bell, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Aric Almirola and Ross Chastain comply with within the prime 10 for factors. Busch’s crew member dives into his automobile trying to repair his shifter, however he can’t fairly repair it. He has to make one other cease with NASCAR requiring a shifter boot to be on that was eliminated.

4:59 p.m., Lap 67: William Byron leads this inexperienced flag pit cycle. He’s adopted by Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, then Christopher Bell, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr. a number of laps later. On Lap 74, chief Kyle Busch pits and says his shifter is caught in fourth gear. He loses a while, however his crew says they’ve a plan for a crew member to go in by way of a window and unpry it.

5:03 p.m., Lap 70: No. 5 crew chief Cliff Daniels tells Kyle Larson that they’re operating an analogous technique because the No. 18 crew yesterday with 4 tires after the stage, then they’ll take gasoline solely within the closing stage. Daniels says he believes they’re “on par to have the ability to run top-10 or higher by the top of this factor.” Larson, in twenty third, stories that his automobile is gradual.

4:56 p.m., Lap 62: Kyle Busch continues to guide adopted by William Byron, Christopher Bell, Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Aric Almirola, Ross Chastain, Joey Logano and Alex Bowman within the top-10.

4:47 p.m., Lap 52: Ryan Blaney makes an unscheduled pit cease saying he has a free wheel. He runs in thirty fourth and a lap down after pitting.

4:41 p.m., Lap 46: Austin Dillon pits from the top-10, adopted by Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney. Kyle Busch has moved as much as second and inherits the lead as Keselowski pits. Kyle Larson additionally pits from the bottom-20, with an obvious overheating problem, however his crew will get him again out rapidly and Larson says that his steer simply feels tight and a few bounce by way of Flip 1 (and doesn’t report different points).

4:35 p.m., Lap 40: Brad Keselowski leads adopted by Ryan Blaney, Christopher Bell, Kyle Busch, William Byron, Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Aric Almirola, Austin Dillon and Martin Truex Jr.

4:31 p.m., Lap 35: Workforce Penske’s Brad Keselowski leads Ryan Blaney on the skin lane for the restart racing in opposition to JGR’s Christopher Bell and Kyle Busch on the within lane. Keselowski and Blaney stayed out in the course of the stage break, they usually run to the lead. Busch is saying his transmission is coming out of fourth gear, and his crew says they’ll work on a plan to maintain it in place.

Stage 1

4:24 p.m., Lap 30: Martin Truex Jr. wins the primary stage at Pocono. William Byron, who pitted simply earlier than the top of the stage, avoids taking place a lap by staying simply forward of Truex on the flag. Within the top-10 for stage factors after Truex is Aric Almirola adopted by Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace, Michael McDowell, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Tyler Reddick, Daniel Suárez and Joey Logano.

4:17 p.m., Lap 27: Denny Hamlin pits, adopted by teammates Christopher Bell and Kyle Busch, as Martin Truex Jr. stays out within the lead. Hendrick Motorsports automobiles William Byron and Chase Elliott additionally pit, whereas Kyle Larson in seventeenth plans to pit after the stage break for his crew to make repairs to his nostril after early contact with Hamlin on the beginning.

4:10 p.m., Lap 14: Martin Truex Jr. leads after Michael McDowell led seven laps. Chris Buescher led the opening six laps. Buescher is in seventeenth and McDowell is again to fifth with Christopher Bell, Aric Almirola and Brad Keselowski within the prime 4.

3:59 p.m., Lap 7: The race goes inexperienced once more with Chris Buescher lined up on the skin lane once more. He he goes excessive and falls again as Michael McDowell surges to the lead. Buescher’s No. 17 radio says Buescher received “pushed arduous all the best way to the nook” and he needed to jam the brakes to keep away from getting turned.

3:51 p.m., Lap 3: Chris Buescher, beginning on the pole, leads the opening laps and the warning comes out early for Anthony Alfredo. He hit the skin wall and reported that he seems like his proper entrance tire went down within the tunnel. Alfredo heads to pit street.


3:38 p.m.: Pre-race ceremonies are underway with the nationwide anthem sung by Meghan Wotring on the observe and one other single jet flyover. Pocono Mountains Guests Bureau board chair Invoice Colavito delivers the command to fireplace engines.

3 p.m.: NASCAR confirms that full-time Xfinity driver Justin Allgaier will fill in piloting the No. 77 in the present day for Spire Motorsports. Justin Haley was slated drive in in the present day’s Cup race, however Haley was concerned in an accident on Lap 24 of 90 throughout in the present day’s Xfinity race. Haley was launched from the care middle following the accident, however Spire will pivot to Allgaier driving out of an “abundance of warning,” in accordance with stories. The No. 77 was slated to begin twenty seventh, and with the driving force change, Allgaier will drop to the rear.

“I match within the automobile, which is a plus,” Allgaier stated on NBCSN.

2:35 p.m.: Austin Cindric wins NASCAR’s Xfinity race at Pocono for his fourth victory this 12 months. He held off Ty Gibbs, who completed second and made a late run on the checkered flag. Gibbs completed 0.3 seconds behind Cindric, with Justin Allgaier, Noah Gragson and A.J. Allmendinger ending within the top-five. The Cup race is up subsequent.

2:30 p.m.: NASCAR authorised seven drivers to make use of a backup automobile for in the present day’s Cup race: Kyle Larson, Ryan Preece, Anthony Alfredo, Ross Chastain, Corey LaJoie, Ryan Newman and Cole Custer. They may drop to the rear at the beginning of in the present day’s race.2:30 p.m.: Chris Buescher and Michael McDowell are beginning within the entrance row for in the present day’s race at Pocono as a result of invert of the top-20 ending groups from yesterday’s race on the similar observe. Buescher completed twentieth (McDowell was nineteenth). Day 1 Pocono race winner Alex Bowman will begin twentieth in the present day after securing his third win this season. It was the sixth factors race win in a row for a Hendrick Motorsports driver. Bowman is trying to make it a weekend sweep, with the observe promising that one fan will win $10,000 and 5 native charities will cut up $90,000 if he’s ready to take action, per NBC Sports.

NASCAR at Pocono Day 2 beginning order

Order Driver Automobile No.
1 Chris Buescher 17
2 Michael McDowell 34
3 Martin Truex Jr. 19
4 Christopher Bell 20
5 Aric Almirola 10
6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47
7 Bubba Wallace 23
8 Daniel Suárez 99
9 Chase Elliott 9
10 Tyler Reddick 8
11 Brad Keselowski 2
12 Kyle Larson 5
13 Kevin Harvick 4
14 Joey Logano 22
15 Kurt Busch 1
16 Ryan Blaney 12
17 Denny Hamlin 11
18 William Byron 24
19 Kyle Busch 18
20 Alex Bowman 48
21 Austin Dillon 3
22 Erik Jones 43
23 Ryan Preece 37
24 Chase Briscoe 14
25 Cody Ware 51
26 Anthony Alfredo 38
27 Justin Allgaier* 77
28 James Davison 15
29 Garrett Smithley 53
30 BJ McLeod 78
31 Quin Houff 0
32 Matt DiBenedetto 21
33 Ross Chastain 42
34 Josh Bilicki 52
35 Timmy Hill 66
36 Corey LaJoie 7
37 Ryan Newman 6
38 Cole Custer 41

*changing Justin Haley

NASCAR and Charlotte FC beat reporter Alex Andrejev joined The Observer in January 2020 following an internship at The Washington Put up. She performed Division I volleyball at Columbia College earlier than incomes her grasp’s diploma on the College of Southern California.
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