Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pocono and Iowa Weekend

Hey folks! Here's my take on the Pocono and Iowa weekend. The Xfinity series was in Iowa and the others were at Pocono.

Saturday was the Truck race at Pocono. Kyle Busch won with 53 laps led, followed by Kevin Harvick,  Tyler Reddick, rookie Cameron Haley and Austin Dillon.  Rounding out the top-10 were Johnny Sauter with 4 laps led, Timothy Peters, Matt Tift, rookie Daniel Hemric and pole-sitter rookie Erik Jones with 9 laps led. Rookie Spencer Gallagher led 3 laps and finished 14th. Rookie Ray Black, Jr. was 24th after a wreck on lap 52. Rookie Wendall Chavous crashed after 51 laps and was 25th. Rookie Korbin Forrister wrecked out on lap 24 and was 27th. Matt Crafton was 28th after an accident on lap 13. Brad Keselowski was 30th due to wrecking on lap 5.

Saturday night was the Xfinity race at Iowa. Ryan Blaney won with 252 laps led, followed by Regan Smith with 4 laps led, Brian Scott, Ty Dillon and Brendan Gaughan. Rounding out the top-10 were the polesitter, rookie Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones, Elliott Sadler, Chase Elliott with 3 laps led and rookie Ross Chastain. Ryan Sieg led 1 lap and finished 12th. Ben Rhodes was 30th due to an accident on lap 239. Michael Self was 32nd after wrecking out on lap 179.

Sunday was the Pocono Cup race. Matt Kenseth won with 2 laps led, followed by Brad Keselowski with 3 laps led, Jeff Gordon with 2 laps led,  Dale Earnhardt and Greg Biffle with 2 laps led.  Rounding out the top-10 were Jimmie Johnson, AJ Allmendinger, Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards. Kyle Larson led 5 laps and finished 12th.  Danica Patrick was 16th with 5 laps led. David Ragan led 1 lap and was 17th. Martin Truex, Jr. was 19th after leading 6 laps. Joey Logano led 97 laps and was 20th. Kyle Busch was 21st after leading 19 laps. Denny Hamlin led 2 laps and was 22nd. Kurt Busch was 37th after leading 13 laps.  Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. was 41st after an accident on lap 27. Kasey Kahne wrecked out on lap 3 and was 43rd.

Come back next time for my Watkins Glen recap.


  1. Are there that many accidents in every race? I mean, I guess it makes sense considering how fast they're driving.

    1. Some races have more accidents than others. However, there's contact (as they call it on TV) in about every race.