DAVID RAGAN, No. 38 ExploriaResorts.com Ford Mustang – YOU HAVE A NEW SPONSOR THIS WEEK. “Yeah, I was there earlier today. I didn’t want to come to the race track. I wanted to hang out by the swimming pool. Exploria Resorts has a lot of properties around destination towns around America and happen to have a few here in the Poconos, so it’s great to have them on our Ford Mustang this weekend.
HOW WAS PRACTICE? “Practice has been all right. This is a tricky place and all the other rules and everything are different, but I still feel like it still has some Pocono of old tendency, which is nice."
TY DILLON, NO. 13 GEICO CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed his expectations at Pocono this weekend, his personal future idea changes to grow sport attendance, what the teams might be able to do to plan for the double-header at Pocono in 2020, and more. Full Transcript:
ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 AXALTA CAMARO ZL1 met with media to discuss the impact of the changes to the weekend schedule, his confidence level from his consistently strong finishes, the potential effects of the rules package, his perspective on changes to bring more of the younger generation into the sport, and more. Full Transcript:
World Wide Technology forms a strategic partnership with Victory Junction and Richard Petty Motorsports
World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading technology solutions provider, in collaboration with Victory Junction, a camp committed to enriching the lives of children with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses, today announced a special collaboration. Through a leadership donation to Victory Junction made by WWT founder and chairman David Steward and his family, Victory Junction will partner with Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. , driver of the Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
Roush Fenway Racing heads north to the mountains of Pocono, Pennsylvania, as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) converges on Pocono Raceway for the first of two times in as many months this weekend. RFR has four Cup wins at the track all-time along with 13 runner-up finishes.
Chevrolet leads all MENCS manufacturers with 32 victories in the 82 races on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway tri-oval, including a streak of six in a row from August 2102 (Jeff Gordon) to June 2015 (Martin Truex Jr.). Benny Parsons gave the Bowtie brand its first win at the racetrack in 1977; Darrel Waltrip, driving a Buick, was the pole winner. GM brands Buick, Pontiac and Oldsmobile have contributed 11 victories.
Martin Truex Jr. is not only the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ most recent winner – earning the victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night - he is the defending winner of this week’s race, the Pocono 400 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway (2 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Pocono Preview: The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be heading to the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania for a 400-mile event at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, June 2. With four wins to his name at Pocono, Hamlin and the #11FedEx team will be seeking a fifth victory, making it the team’s third win of the 2019 Cup Series.
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.