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Pocono Raceway Announces 2020 Cup Doubleheader Race Lengths

Pocono Raceway issued a statement Tuesday afternoon outlining race details for its 2020 doubleheader event in late June.

The first of the weekend’s two races will be 325 miles, while the second will come in at 350 miles.

Pennsylvania’s Tricky Triangle will host NASCAR action from June 25-28, featuring all three of the sport’s top series alongside the ARCA Menards division.

1,250 miles of racing make up the main events, not including practice and qualifying for all of the races.

The ARCA drivers will race in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 and the Xfinity Series in the Pocono Green 225 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons, but race sponsors for the lone Gander Outdoors Truck Series event and both NASCAR Cup Series events have yet to be named.

First on track will be the ARCA cars on Thursday, June 25, taking the green flag shortly after 4:15 p.m.

No races will take place Friday, but Truck practice and qualifying, as well as Cup Series practice, will be held.

The 150-mile truck race will get underway around noon on Saturday, June 27, and the first of the weekend’s two Cup races starts at 3 p.m., running 325 miles. Sunday, June 28 will showcase the Xfinity Series, hitting the track at noon, while the slightly longer second Cup Series race, at 350 miles, will start at 3:30 p.m.

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Bill B

Sounds like must miss TV.


I’m not claiming to be a genius but what most likely will happen is guys will throw the
first 325 miles to make the inversion in there favor for the other 350 miles on Sunday
which could bring up result manipulations claims by the fans and nascar.

Bill B

Why would they throw the first race? As we have seen countless times over the last few years, starting at the back as a result of a penalty is not that big of a deal if you have a good car.


Better hope it doesn’t rain. Cramming that much racing into 2 days is great for the fans, but it opens themselves up to plenty of criticism for continuing to stubbornly start these races at 3pm ET at a track with no lights.

Tom B

That’s a lot of Stock Car racing. ARCA, XFINITY and two CUP races. Not much variety. They should offer a million dollars if someone could win all four races.

Capt Spaulding

Should run it as a mixed open, trucks, ARCA, XFINITY and the Cup cars, with 60 starting spots. This would break open the draft and provide some good JAMCAR action. Might even cause some pitroad fisticuffs, the sanctioning body and networks like to show for the next event. Not sure the field would be 60 cars on Sunday, but what the hell.

Capt Spaulding

Just another thought….Counter-clockwise on Saturday,, clockwise on Sunday.

Walt Bielski

With the changes to Dover and Pocono it apparent that NASCAR is trying to kill off the independent tracks.

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