NASCAR Notable Notes from Pocono

There was plenty of action at the Tricky Triangle this past weekend with plenty of things to pay attention to. Here are my Nascar Notable Notes:

ARCA Menards Series East took to the track Friday night and provided lots of excitement for all the fans. The race also provided multiple Truck Series drivers with vital experience for the Camping World Truck Series Race on Saturday. One of these drivers was Jack Wood, who unfortunately did not fair so well. On Lap 60, Wood spun across the track and was hit by Jason Kitzmiller, which would end Wood’s day. Notably, Stephanie Moyer, in her first superspeedway start, managed to avoid the chaos. Moyer who started 20th was able to cross the finish line in 15th.

Jack Wood crash - ARCA East New Smyrna 2021 - YouTube

Ty Gibbs, who would also run the Xfinity race on Sunday, started on the pole and appeared to be dominating the race. Unfortunately for Gibbs, he made contact during a restart and got a tire rub, which may have been the reason for him not taking the checkered flag. Corey Heim was able to overtake Gibbs for the win.

ARCA points leader Corey Heim making NASCAR Trucks debut at Darlington -  The Checkered Flag

Saturday the Truck Series took to the track, and Jack Wood again would not fair well. Wood was involved in an incident on the start and had a hard hit into the wall. This would result in Wood getting two DNF’s in two different series over the weekend. Notably, John Hunter Nemechek earned his 5th win of the season.

John Hunter Nemechek Outduels Boss Kyle Busch for Victory at Pocono -  Kickin' the Tires

Then the Cup Series took to the track for their first of two races. The Tricky Triangle was definitely tricky for multiple drives as they spun coming out of Turn 3 and hit the wall. Cut tires was another problem for several drivers, including Kyle Larson, who cut a tire on the final lap and went into the wall, allowing Alex Bowman to overtake him and take the checkered flag. Notably, this was Bowman’s 3rd win of the season.

NASCAR: Flat tire foils Kyle Larson's bid for fourth straight win as Alex  Bowman takes Pocono | Fox News

Sunday the Xfinity Series took to the track and the Tricky Triangle continued to cause problems as multiple drivers spun and hit the wall. Justin Haley was one of the unlucky ones who got into the outside wall after him and Sam Mayer made contact. Haley then slid across the track and hit the inside wall before sliding up the track where he was hit by Ryan Vargas. Notably, Justin Haley also competed in Saturday’s Cup Series race and was scheduled to compete in Sunday’s Cup Series, but Spire Motorsports chose to replace Haley with Justin Allgaier after this incident. Also notably, Josh Berry, driving for Jordan Anderson Racing, started 33rd and finished 9th.

Justin Haley absorbs hard hit during NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono |  NBC Sports

Then the Cup Series took to the track for their second race, and the drivers seemed to have better control of the Tricky Triangle this time, as there were less incidents than Saturday’s race. Notably, Kyle Busch won with his transmission stuck in fourth gear in a race that came down to fuel mileage. Also notably, Bubba Wallace claimed his first top five after having a 20.7 average finish up till this point.

Kyle Busch claims dramatic fuel mileage win in Race 2 at Pocono | RACER

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