Overton’s 150

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Results, stats for Truck Series race at Pocono

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Christopher Bell came out on top in the Overton’s 150 at Pocono Raceway to earn his fourth Camping World Truck Series win of the year.

Bell outran Ben Rhodes, Ryan Truex, John Hunter Nemechek and Johnny Sauter in the closing laps.

Bell led only the final seven circuits of the “Tricky Triangle” after passing Nemechek.

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Ben Rhodes wins pole for Truck race at Pocono

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Ben Rhodes claimed the pole for Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway, narrowly out pacing Kyle Busch.

Rhodes claimed his second-career pole with a speed of 170.033 mph. He was fastest in both rounds of qualifying.

Completing the top five were Busch (169.997), Christopher Bell (169.904), Ryan Truex (169.342) and Chase Briscoe (168.127).

Rhodes’ first pole came in April 2016 at Martinsville.

The Overton’s 150 is set to begin at 1 p.m. ET on Fox.

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Justin Haley tops Kyle Busch in first Truck practice at Pocono

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Justin Haley was fastest in Friday’s first of two Camping World Truck Series practices at Pocono Raceway.

Haley recorded a top speed of 169.632 mph. Kyle Busch was second at 169.046 mph, followed by Kaz Grala (168.928), Christopher Bell (168.903) and Noah Gragson (168.410).

Only 23 trucks took part in the session.

One incident occurred in the session: Austin Cindric hit the wall and was forced to go to a backup truck.

Qualifying for the Overton’s 150 takes place Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, with the race set to take the green flag three hours later at 1 p.m. ET.

Click here for the full speed chart from the first practice session.

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Entry lists for Cup, Trucks at Pocono and Xfinity at Iowa

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This weekend’s NASCAR action will be split between Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania and Iowa Speedway.

The NASCAR Cup series and NASCAR Camping World Truck series will be at Pocono, while the Xfinity Series is part of a standalone event along with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West series in Iowa.

The Cup teams will compete Sunday in the Overton’s 400 on Pocono’s 2.5-mile tri-oval.

The Truck Series teams, fresh off last Wednesday’s race on the dirt at Eldora Speedway, get back on pavement in the Overton’s 150 on Saturday afternoon.

Over in America’s heartland, the Xfinity Series will take part in Saturday afternoon’s U.S. Cellular 250 on the 7/8 mile paved oval.

Here are the preliminary entry lists for each race:

Cup – Overton’s 400

There are only 38 cars entered for this 160 lap/400 mile race.

Chris Buescher is the defending winner of this race, which was a rain-shortened event (completed 138 of the scheduled 160 laps).

Earlier this year on June 11, Ryan Blaney earned his first career NASCAR Cup win at Pocono.

This will be the final Cup race at Pocono for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is retiring at season’s end. Junior has two career wins at Pocono, both coming in 2014.

Just one car is entered without a driver, the No. 83 BK Racing Toyota.

Six cars do not have a primary sponsor listed on the entry list.

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 Xfinity – U.S. Cellular 250

The second Xfinity race of the season at Iowa has a full 40-car field entered for Saturday’s 250-lap (218.75 mile) race on the 7/8-mile paved track in Newton, Iowa.

All driver spots are filled, with the exception of the No. 78 Chevrolet Camaro owned by B.J. McLeod.

With the NASCAR Cup series racing nearly 1,000 miles east at Pocono, no Cup regulars are entered in this race.

Erik Jones won this race last year, while Hornish won the race a month and a half earlier there.

On June 24 of this year, William Byron won at Iowa.

Among notable entries:

* Brian Scott comes out of retirement to drive the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet.

* Two-time Iowa winner Sam Hornish Jr. is back, driving for Team Penske.

Click here for the entry list.


Trucks – Overton’s 150

There are 30 trucks entered in the Overton’s 150, the eighth straight year the Trucks have raced on Pocono’s Tricky Triangle.

This race will be held at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday and is scheduled for 60 laps (150 miles).

All driver seats are filled, but there is one crew chief vacancy on the entry list: the No. 57 Chevrolet driven by B.J. McLeod.

Eleven of the 30 trucks also do not have a primary sponsor entered.

The only driver from the NASCAR Cup series entered in this race is Kyle Busch, who is the only driver with multiple truck wins at Pocono, having also won the 2015 race.

William Byron is the defending winner of this race last year. Byron is not entered in this race, as he’s been promoted to the Xfinity Series.

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