If the second of two races at Pocono Raceway is half as exciting as the first, then NASCAR fans everywhere will be delighted.
Saturday’s race featured close competition at the end between Hendrick Motorsport teammates Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman, with the former eventually surpassing the lead with just four laps to go. For a time, it looked like the “Tricky Triangle” would be the site of Larson’s fourth consecutive victory in the NASCAR Cup Series, until a broken tire knocked him off the wall and allowed Bowman to wrest the victory from his teammate. Larson finished ninth in Saturday’s race.
Said Bowman after the race: “I hate winning that way, but heck yeah I’ll take it.”
The order of arrival is also not inconsequential for Sunday’s Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 – the top 20 finishers in Saturday’s Pocono Organics CBD 325 had their final positions reversed, meaning Chris Buescher, who finished 20th on Saturday, will take pole. Although Larson is technically slated for 12th in Sunday’s lineup, he will be moved to the rear as a result of driving a backup car.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from the NASCAR race at Pocono on Sunday, the second in a weekend doubleheader. Follow for full results of the 140 laps and 350 miles Explore the Pocono Mountains 350.
NASCAR at Pocono Live Updates, Highlights from Sunday’s Race
All the eastern time
3:52 pm: Caution 1 (Lap 3). Getting the caution out of the way early. It looks like Anthony Alfredo blew out the front right tire, but he should be able to keep driving with it.
3:50 pm: And they leave!
3:35 pm: Flyover, complete.
3:33 pm: A total of eight cars will roll back for Sunday’s race:
The following cars will fall backwards after switching to backup cars: numbers 5, 6, 7, 37, 38, 41, 42.
The No. 77 car will fall backward after a driver change. pic.twitter.com/mgxvwLsyDw
– NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 27, 2021
2:57 pm: Of note:
NASCAR start time today
- Start time: 3:30 pm ET
- Television channel: NBCSN (TSN3 in Canada)
- Live broadcast: NBCSports.com | fuboTV7-day free trial)
The green flag in Sunday’s race will fall at 3:49 pm ET.
Rain could affect that weather. The National Weather Service forecast for Long Pond, Pa., site of Pocono Raceway, requires a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms with high temperatures between 85 and 90. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
NASCAR starting lineup in Pocono
NASCAR used the official Pocono Organics 325 results from Saturday to establish the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway, Explore the Pocono Mountains 350.
|1||Chris buescher||17||Roush Fenway racing|
|two||Michael McDowell||3. 4||Front row motorsports|
|3||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4||Christopher bell||twenty||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|5||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|7||Bubba wallace||2. 3||23XI Races|
|8||Daniel Suarez placeholder image||99||Trackhouse Racing Team|
|9||Chase elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|10||Tyler reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|eleven||Brad Keselowski||two||Penske Team|
|12||Kyle Larson *||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|13||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|14||Joey logano||22||Penske Team|
|fifteen||Kurt busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|sixteen||Ryan blaney||12||Penske Team|
|17||Denny Hamlin||eleven||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|18||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|19||Kyle busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|twenty||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|twenty-one||Austin dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|22||Erik jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|2. 3||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|24||Chase briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|25||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|26||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front row motorsports|
|27||Justin haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|28||James davison||fifteen||Rick Ware Racing|
|29||Garrett smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|30||BJ McLeod||78||Live fast motor sports|
|31||what houff||00||Starcom racing|
|32||Matt DiBenedetto||twenty-one||Wood Brothers Racing|
|33||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|3. 4||Josh bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||Timmy hill||66||Motorsports business management|
|36||Corey Lajoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|37||Ryan newman||6||Roush Fenway racing|
|38||Cole custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
* Larson will start at the back of the field and race in a backup car on Sunday due to an accident in Saturday’s race.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.