NASCAR Pennsylvania 400 Preview

December 16th, 2019 Auto Racing

This coming weekend NASCAR brings us the Pennsylvania 400 (2015 Windows 10 400) with the race being held on Sunday the 2nd of August at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania and the green flag drops at 1:30 PM ET.

With this race there are only 6 races left before the Chase begins for the Sprint Cup, and the drivers of NASCAR are preparing to make another run to secure 1 of the 16 spots for the postseason, or to improve their position in the Chase of 2015.

The 1 driver who to date has made a great comeback is K. Busch who has won 3 of his last 4 races, and that’s after he missed the 1st 11 races of the season in 2015. His competition rest in J. Johnson and K. Harvick who are each seeking another victory to increase their rankings. So who do you think will be victorious in this pressure orientated thrilling race, and then just keep reading for more information?

Let’s take a look at the Favorites for the Pocono Race:

1st in K. Harvick who it’s easy to bet on if you Bet on NASCAR at an Online sportsbook, because he is at the top of the 2015 rankings and the Leaderboard for the Sprint Cup Series. He also is favored at +400 to win the 2015 NASCAR Championship as he won 2 races this season and had finished in the Top 5 some 14 times and in Top 10 some 18 times. Last June at this raceway he finished 2nd after leading for 39 laps, and the experts think he’s due for the big win in this Pocono Race on Sunday.

2nd of course is none other than K. Busch who happens to be the hottest driver in this Series at present and all appears to be dropping place, as a drive who has won at the various types and styles of tracks this 2015 season. What makes him seem more incredible is that he returns late in the season from missing 11 races as he broke his left foot and leg, in a wreck the day prior to the Dayton 500 of 2015.

3rd is the famous J. Johnson who has had lots of success at this Pocono raceway with 3 victories here, while in his 27 starts at this track, apart from the wins, he as finished in the Top 10 on some 18 occasions. In this race he will seek to distance himself from the other drivers in the rankings, now that the Chase is within his reach. In the last 2 races he struggled somewhat finishing 22nd and 15th in those races, but he expects to get back to his normal form and win or finish in the Top 10.

Then we come upon what the media expert classify as Sleepers in the Pocono Race of 2015:

1st Sleeper is D. Hamlin who lately has been increasing his rating with some excellent finishes in the recent weeks. He has finished in the Top 5 some 3 times in the ultimate 4 races, with 2-3rd place finishes, and has always raced well at the Pocono raceway. In his 19 races at this Pocono track he’s won here some 4 times and finished in the Top 5 on some 9 occasions. Hamlin will be shooting for a win through the very end of this race.

2nd Sleeper is D. Earnhardt Jr. who is be used presently as the face of NASCAR and has shown that he is a great driver at this ‘Tricky Triangle’ as they call the track, and he has won 2 of the ultimate 3 races here at Pocono. In the ultimate 5 races here, his worst finish was 11th, but lately in the Sprint Cup racing he has had mechanical difficulties, but expects his team (Hendricks Motorsports) to solve those problems. Earnhardt without mechanical problems should be racing at the front.

Then come the long shots in A. Dillon and G. Biffle, and Dillon did not race well in his last outing here at Pocono earlier when he started in 6th position and was 19th at the finish. Prior to that he raced well as last August he was rated the 12th best racer, then in June was rated as the 18th best racer, and that result came after a penalty infraction of changing lanes earlier than permitted. Dillon should have his best race this Sunday. Meanwhile Biffle a Pocono is known as mister consistent who has won here 1 time finished in the Top 15 some 56% of the races. At this track in his last 6 races he ranked 10th is average finish, then 14 in average running position, at the last race here he started in the 27th spot and finished the race in the 12th position.

The media prediction is that here at Pocono, Earnhardt Jr. will overcome his pit issues and finish in Victory Lane this 2015.

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