The Pennsylvania 500 is the second of two races held at the Pocono Nascar race track in Long Pond, Pennsylvania for Nascar betting fans. The other is the Pocono 500 also held at the Pocono Raceway. The Pocono Speedway Nascar race track is a 2.5 mile three-cornered speedway. The Nascar race track at Pocono has three different corner lengths and bankings that make it very difficult to set up a car and to drive well, but the races are almost always exciting. Last year Denny Hamlin got the victory for Nascar betting fans while Kurt Busch took the checkered flag under caution two years ago.
Nascar betting fans should be aware that Jimmie Johnson scored the double in 2004, as he raced to victory in both the Pocono 500 and the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway Nascar race track for Nascar betting fans. Nascar betting fans should be aware that in 20 years of twice-a-year racing at Pocono (since 1982) a sweep has occurred only five times: Bobby Allison (1982), Bill Elliott (1985), Tim Richmond (1986), Bobby Labonte (1999) and Johnson (2004). A driver to look at in Nascar betting that will not be a favorite but could easily win is Mark Martin. Nascar betting fans should know that he has six runner-up finishes at the Pocono Nascar race track, along with 19 top-5s and 27 top-10 finishes. Nascar betting fans know that Bill Elliott is the only driver to win this race two straight years when he won in 1988-89.
Nascar betting fans should be aware that the third-place starting position has been the most productive at Pocono, producing eight race winners. Another stat to remember for Nascar betting players is that Thirty-two of the 56 Nascar races at Pocono have been won from the first four starting positions. Nascar betting fans know that the Pocono Raceway has hosted this race since 1974. Nascar betting fans may know that Dale Earnhardt holds the record for the farthest back a driver has ever started and won the Pennsylvania 500 when he began in the 16th position in 1987.
The logical Nascar betting favorites this week will be Jimmy Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. Other Nascar betting possibilities will include Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch and other top Nascar drivers. Nascar betting should be very exciting this year for the Pennsylvania 500. Consider your Nascar betting options and enjoy a great race.