The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) held the Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway

 

Results (with starting pos.)

P1           (9) Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Toyota

P27         (6) Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

 

Details of the Day

  • Prior to the race, Larson’s backup car had only seen about 10 laps on track at Pocono in Saturday’s final practice session
  • The 42 team scored points in each of today’s stages
  • Larson had the fourth best average speed on restarts today
  • After starting the race at the tail of field, Larson had the most green flag passes of the race, with 105
  • Busch was involved in an incident on Lap 158 that forced the team to make several pit stops under caution to repair damage, ultimately losing one lap on pit road to the leaders before the overtime finish
  • Today’s race had one attempt at an overtime finish, going three laps further that the schedule 160 lap distance
  • The caution flag was shown seven times for a total of 24 laps
  • The lead changed nine times among five drivers

 

Kurt Busch, No. 1 Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – “We chased the balance on the Monster Energy Chevrolet quite a bit today. We were in position for a top-10 run early on, but the way things cycled-out we just didn’t have track position later on. We were playing the fuel strategy game on the last run, trying to conserve fuel, hoping several of the guys up front would have to pit. The next to last caution put everyone in a window to make it on fuel and ultimately cost us an opportunity for a better finish.”

 

MENCS teams will head to Watkins Glen International next week for the GoBowling at the Glen on Sunday, Aug 4. NBC Sports, MRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 3:00pm ET.