“Race Day – No Rain Day” – By: NASCAR Race Mom
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
Race Day – No Rain Day (#NASCAR)
Mother Nature Wins At Pocono Raceway
Rain and dense fog won in Sunday’s Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Photo Caption: Rain Tires Needed -Pocono Rain Delay (nascar.com)
Officials made the decision to call the race and the NASCAR Sprint Cup race has been rescheduled to run on Monday, June 6 at noon ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
This race, the 14th of 36 races on the 2016 Sprint Cup circuit, marks the first Cup event of the season that been postponed to the following day.
When the race does get underway, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, Team Penske teammates will start on the front row. Keselowski won his first pole in 2016.
“It was a really solid effort for Team Penske to get 1-2,” Keselowski said. “That is really hard to do. I can tell you that. We had great speed, obviously, today.”
Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick share the second row on the starting grid.
Interesting Fact: Pocono Raceway added 5,160 feet of SAFER barrier during the offseason. By next season every wall at the “Tricky Triangle” will have SAFER walls. Pit road also was extended after a couple of scary practice accidents in recent years.
MONDAY, JUNE 6 Sprint Cup Schedule
- 11:10 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Intros
- Noon: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 (160 laps, 400 miles), FS1
Note: All times are ET
What will the Pole Sitter be doing with his Sunday off?
Heading home to hopefully see my daughter learn to walk in person. ? https://t.co/vafbK2aehO
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) June 5, 2016
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