Pocono Hot Streak… Toyota drivers have captured wins in the last three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) events held at Pocono Raceway with Kyle Busch victorious in July 2017 and July 2018 and Martin Truex Jr. the defending race winner in last year’s June event. Denny Hamlin is the winningest active driver at the Pennsylvania track with four victories.
William Byron on believing there is momentum for the No. 24 team: “Definitely. I think there’s a lot of merit to momentum and confidence. As a driver and as a team, when you’re in an upward swing a lot of times bad situations don’t seem as devastating or race-ending as they usually would. I think we have a lot of momentum on our side right now. The cars have been faster which is something everyone has been working hard to improve. That always helps the success on-track for sure. I’m really excited for what we can do in the upcoming races especially since this is a stretch of really good racetracks for myself and the team starting at Pocono.
This weekend’s Pocono 400 on the Tricky Triangle at Pocono Raceway promises to be a little trickier than usual, according to Paul Menard, driver of the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang.
"Pocono is such a unique track and each turn is so different. If your car is good in 1, chances are it's not good in 3, so you need to figure out what's going to be the most important corner. I've always felt like Pocono is a little more similar to road courses, with each corner being different, high braking, downshifting and all those things. There's a lot of strategy involved in the race, which I think makes it fun. I'm looking forward to having another good run in our No. 34 Ford this weekend..”
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is at the halfway mark of the 2019 season and seven Ford drivers currently hold Playoff spots. Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano are assured spots after posting victories earlier this season while Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola and Daniel Suarez are in point-transferring positions.
Matt Tifft is helping NASCAR fans nationwide gear up for summer this weekend at Pocono Raceway. The Front Row Motorsports (FRM) driver will sport a new paint scheme at the Long Pond, Pa. racetrack featuring a discount code for product from primary sponsor Surface Sunscreen. Fans can visit surfacecorp.com and enter the code "Tifft36" to receive 36% off their purchase.
Roush Fenway Racing unveiled its No. 6 Oscar Mayer Throwback paint scheme during a Tuesday morning event at the famed Darlington Raceway. The scheme pays homage to Mark Martin’s 1993 scheme that scored Jack Roush’s first Southern 500 win in 1993. Reimagined in Oscar Mayer colors, the iconic Wienermobile was also on hand for the event, proudly wrapped in the same throwback scheme.