Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Auto Racing Glance

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Auto Racing Glance

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NASCAR SPRINT CUP

Axalta We Paint Winners' 400

Site: Long Pond, Pennsylvania

Schedule: Friday, practice (FS1, 11 a.m.), qualifying (FS1, 4:15 p.m.); Saturday, practice (FS1, 11:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (FS1). Track: Pocono Raceway (tri-oval, 2.5 miles).

Race distance: 400 miles, 160 laps.

Last year: Martin Truex Jr. captured his only win in 2015, leading 97 laps and holding off Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson.

Last week: Truex Jr. had arguably the best run of his career, leading a series-record 588 miles at Charlotte for his fourth win in Sprint Cup.

Fast facts: The previous high for miles led in a single race was set by Jim Paschal, who was first for 502.5 miles in the 1967 World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. ... Denny Hamlin leads active drivers with four wins at Pocono, but Hamlin hasn't won there since 2010. ... Kevin Harvick, the current series leader, finished second for the third time this season last week.

Next race: Firekeepers Casino 400, June 12, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan.

NASCAR XFINITY

Pocono Green 250

Site: Long Pond, Pennsylvania

Schedule: Thursday, practice (2 p.m.), practice (4 p.m.); Friday, practice (FS1, 12:30 p.m.), practice (FS1, 3 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (FS1, 9:05 a.m.), race, 1 p.m. (FOX).

Track: Pocono Raceway (tri-oval, 2.5 miles).

Race distance: 250 miles, 100 laps.

Last week: Denny Hamlin's pass on the final lap, aided by fresh tires, was enough to hold off Austin Dillon in Charlotte.

Fast facts: The Xfinity series makes its debut at Pocono this weekend. The series used to run at Nazareth Speedway, but that event ended in 2004. ... Daniel Suarez is atop the standings for the second time this season. Suarez has four top-five and nine top-10 finishes in 2016.

Next race: Menards 250 presented by Valvoline, June 11, Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan.

NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK

Last race: Matt Crafton won despite starting 17th in Charlotte on May 21, extending his lead in the standings to 12 points.

Next week: Rattlesnake 400, June 10, Texas Motor Speedway.

VERIZON INDYCAR

Chevrolet Dual in Detroit

Site: Detroit

Schedule: Friday, practice (10:45 a. …

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