NASCAR heads to Pennsylvania’s Pocono Raceway for 400 miles in the Tricky Triangle (2 p.m. ET, FS1).
This marks the first of three races this year in a 2.5-mile apartment track, together with both of the other races arriving at Pocono again in July, also at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in September.
Underneath the 2019 aero package, expect restarts to be crazy with all the draft coming heavily into play. However, after the cars get past the initial couple of hands, passing may become difficult, according to Martin Truex Jr..
That does not indicate a car can’t come in the rear of the area to the front. Since 2005, nine drivers have won from a starting position of 12th or worse in 28 races, while nine drivers have won from the front .
Pit strategy frequently comes into play at Pocono, and as an extra wrinkle, there’s a 50% chance of rain beginning at 11 a.m. local time and lasting all the way throughout the day. That means racing could be challenging and aggressive after the second phase, and approach could come into play much more than usual.
1 key factor I’m looking at is practice. During the Gen-6 age of 2013 to current, 10 of the 12 Pocono race winners have fulfilled at least one of the two following criteria:
Final practice 10-lap average inside the top five
Single-lap speed averaged over all clinic sessions inside the top eight
With all this said, here are two outright value bets to win the Pocono 400.
Read more here: http://thuemascot.com