Sprint Cup regulars slated to race in Truck Series event at Pocono
The Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway this Saturday will feature several NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars.
The usual CWTS regulars will be joined by Cup drivers Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski.
Track officials announced that advance tickets for the grandstand on Saturday start at $20 for adults, with children 12 and under free as long as each child is accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Additionally, track officials said that RV and Camping guests attending the Windows 10 400 race weekend will have complimentary access to the grandstand on Saturday with their Pocono Raceway camping wristbands.
Busch, who finished second in his sole Truck Series race at Pocono in 2011, will makes his first series start of 2015 on Saturday. As the hottest driver in NASCAR, winner of three consecutive Sprint Cup races and four of the last five, as well as winner of last Saturday's XFINITY Series race at Indianapolis, Busch immediately becomes one of the favorites to contend for the win at Pocono.
Dillon, the 2011 Truck Series champion, returns to "The Tricky Triangle" as the defending Pocono Mountains 150 race winner. Harvick, driving the No. 00 JR Motorsports Chevrolet, has two victories at Pocono in CWTS competition -- as an owner in 2010 and as a driver/owner in 2011. Keselowski, driving his Brad Keselowski Racing entry, won the 2013 Pocono truck race as an owner with driver Ryan Blaney in 2013.
The Pocono Mountains 150 is the middle race of the 23-race NCWTS season, which has already seen seven different winners. Matt Crafton, the current NCWTS point leader with four wins this year, holds a 14-point advantage over Tyler Reddick and a 24-point advantage over Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Erik Jones.
In addition to the Pocono Mountains 150, on-track events on Saturday at Pocono Raceway will include a NSCS final practice session, NCWTS qualifying and the ModSpace 125 ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards race. On Friday, several NCWTS drivers will participate in an autograph session inside Pocono Raceway's Fan Fair area at 12:30 p.m. ET. Wristband distribution, available for the first 150 fans in attendance, will begin at 8 a.m. ET, at the Flag Pole located next to Fan Fair.