Martin Truex Jr. dominated at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, leading 254 of 301 laps on his way to his third win of the 2023 season. The race was run on Monday after extreme weather forced NASCAR to postpone the event.
Truex’s win enabled him to reclaim the top spot in regular season points. Currently, he holds a 17-point advantage over William Byron.
NASCAR now heads to Pocono where Chase Elliott is the defending winner. Denny Hamlin had originally won the race, but he and then-teammate Kyle Busch were disqualified after failing post-race inspection. Elliott, who finished third, inherited the race win. NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver is currently in dire need of a race win to make the playoffs, with just six more races before the regular season comes to an end.
This weekend, there will be three races at the Tricky Triangle: the Cup, Xfinity, and Truck Series. Some of the Cup drivers, including Elliott, Daniel Suarez, and Ty Dillon, have decided to participate in the Xfinity race. Similarly, Kyle Busch, Ross Chastain, and Christopher Bell have all chosen to enter the Truck race.
Another Supercars standout will attempt a foray into NASCAR later this year, as revealed this week. After Shane van Gisbergen’s remarkable victory in his first appearance at Chicago, Brodie Kostecki is set to make his debut at the Indianapolis RC alongside Richard Childress Racing.
Martin Truex Jr, Joe Gibbs Racing, Reser’s Fine Foods Toyota Camry
Photo by: Jared East / NKP / Motorsport Images
Can you provide me with the schedule for the NASCAR event at Pocono?
The schedule is not final and may be modified.
Friday, July 21
1:05 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series practice – FS1
2:05 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series qualifying – FS1
3:35 p.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series practice – USA NETWORK
4:05 p.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying – USA NETWORK
6:00 p.m. ET – ARCA Menards Series race (60 laps) – FS1
Saturday, July 22
12:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series race (60 laps) – FS1
2:35 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Series practice – USA NETWORK
3:20 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Series qualifying – USA NETWORK
5:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series race (90 laps) – USA NETWORK
Sunday, July 23
2:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Pocono Race (160 laps) – USA NETWORK
Can I observe?
- Date: Sunday, July 23
- The TV show will begin at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Stages/Laps: (30/65/65) – 160 laps
- TV channel: USA NETWORK | TSN 3/5 (Canada)
- Live stream: Peacock (post-race show)
- Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, M&M’s Toyota Camry
Photo by: Gavin Baker / NKP / Motorsport Images
Can you provide information on the participants of the race at Pocono?
There are a total of 36 cars listed for the race, and all spots have been filled. Cole Custer will be participating in his third Cup race in a row this year, driving the No. 51 RWR car. J.J. Yeley will be taking over the No. 15 RWR car again, following Ryan Newman’s drive at New Hampshire.