3 In A Row? Wouldn’t Surprise Me
Track Notes: Pocono Speedway is the site of this week’s race, the Pocono 400. It’s a 2.5-mile tri-oval race track that is unlike any other on the circuit. When looking up statistics, there’s really no point in looking at any other than the numbers at Ponono. We used to go 500 miles here at “The Tricky Triangle” but NASCAR (thankfully) stopped that after the 2011 season and decided to do just 400-mile events here. Having a good race car at Pocono is all about comfort. When you hear that a driver is comfortable in practice, take that as a good sign for the race. Fuel mileage also comes into play quite often here, so that gives you an opportunity to take a chance with some sleepers. Still, I tend to favor the drivers racing for top organizations because you need a strong engine on the big tracks to be successful. Finally, the track was repaved in 2011, so when looking up statistics this weekend I would only focus on the last four races here (2012 and 2013).