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Saturday schedule for NASCAR at Pocono, Iowa

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Today will be the busiest day of the split-venue NASCAR race weekend at both Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway.

At Pocono’s Tricky Triangle, the Cup Series will have two practices and qualifying, while the Truck Series will have qualifying and the Gander RV 150 race.

Wunderground.com forecasts a temperature of 77 degrees with a 10% chance of precipitation at the Truck race start time of 1 p.m. ET.

About 1,000 miles away, Iowa Speedway will host Xfinity qualifying and the U.S. Cellular 250 race.

Wunderground.com forecasts a temperature of 87 degrees with a 20% chance of precipitation at the Xfinity race start time of 5 p.m. ET.

Here’s today’s schedule for Pocono and Iowa with TV and radio info:

(All times are Eastern)

Pocono Raceway 

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Cup garage open

9:05 – 9:55 a.m. – Cup practice (NBCSN, Motor Racing Network)

10 a.m. – Truck garage opens

10:45 a.m. – Truck driver/crew chief meeting

11:05 – 11:55 a.m. – Final Cup practice (NBCSN, MRN)

12:30 p.m. – Truck driver introductions

1 p.m. – Gander RV 150 Truck race; stages 15/30/60 laps = 150 miles (FOX, MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

4:05 p.m. – Cup qualifying impound; single vehicle/one lap (NBCSN, MRN)

 

(All times are Eastern)

Iowa Speedway

8:30 a.m. – Xfinity garage open

12:05 p.m. – Xfinity qualifying impound; single vehicle/two laps (NBCSN)

3:45 p.m. – Xfinity driver/crew chief meeting

4:30 p.m. – Xfinity driver introductions

5 p.m. – U.S. Cellular 250 Xfinity Series race; stages 60/120/250 laps = 218.75 miles (NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

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Austin Hill wins pole for Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway

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Austin Hill will start first in Saturday’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway.

Hill won the pole for the Gander RV 150 with a speed of 171.347 mph and established a new track record. It is his second pole of the year (Chicagoland).

Ross Chastain qualified second with a speed of 171.106 mph.

The top five was completed by Stewart Friesen, Brett Moffitt and Sheldon Creed.

The race is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Saturday on Fox.

Click here for the qualifying results.

 

Truck Series practice report from Pocono Raceway

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Todd Gilliland was fastest in the final Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice session at Pocono Raceway.

Gilliland posted a speed of 168.593 mph. He was also second fastest in the first session.

He was followed by Sheldon Creed (168.180 mpg), Austin Hill (167.870), Jordan Anderson (167.751) and Grant Enfinger (167.451).

Harrison Burton, who was 10th on the speed chart, recorded the most laps with 27.

Click here for the speed chart.

 

First practice

Burton was fastest in the first session with a top speed of 167.954 mph around the 2.5-mile track.

Burton was followed by his Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Gilliland (167.184 mph).

The top five was completed by Brett Moffitt (167.041), Stewart Friesen (167.025) and Christian Eckes (166.917).

Eckes put all three KBM trucks in the top five.

Creed was sixth fastest and recorded the most laps with 23.

The final Truck Series practice session is scheduled for 12:35 – 1:25 p.m. ET.

Click here for the practice report.