Pocono Race is all systems go for delayed start
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What a difference a day makes.
After rain, fog and heavy storms washed out Sunday’s scheduled Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway, the weather is perfect today and the race will go off at noon, with live television coverage on FS1.
The Pocono race marks the start of the second half of the 26-race Sprint Cup regular season. So far, the five affiliated Toyotas — four from Joe Gibbs Racing and one from Furniture Row — have been dominant, winning eight of the first 13 races.
They should be a factor again today.
Furniture Row’s Martin Truex Jr. is the defending winner of this event. Truex is fresh off his remarkable victory in the Coca-Cola 600, where he set an all-time NASCAR record for miles led in a single race with 588.
But today at Pocono, a pair of Team Penske Fords will start out front, with Brad Keselowski on pole, flanked by Joey Logano. Both are past winners here.
Keep an eye out, too, for Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch, who both have been fast, as has six-time Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson.