The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is headed to Pocono for the second time this season, to race the GoBowling 400. The Truck Series will also race at the track for the Pocono Mountains 125. The Nationwide Series in in Newton, Iowa for the US Cellular 250. The ARCA ModSpace 125 also takes place at Pocono on Saturday.
Below you will find this weekends race weekend schedule, practice and qualifying start time, TV info, and weather for the races.
Follow along with us on Twitter @carrieboarman for live updates to see who is fastest in practice and wins qualifying before it is posted here.
MRN Radio has your radio coverage of the Sprint Cup, and Truck series, while Sirius will be covering Nationwide. You can listen live via your mobile device if you are away for free at their websites.
All times listed in EST. Nationwide is in CST, as noted in parenthesis.
Friday, August 2
9:00 am –11:20 am Truck Series Final Practice
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Sprint Cup Practice on SPEED
1:15 pm ARCA Series Qualifying (1 lap, all positions, impound)
3:10 pm Sprint Cup Qualifying on SPEED
4:30 -5:50 EST (3:30 PM-4:50 CST) Nationwide Practice
7:00 – 8:20 EST (6:00 PM-7:20 CST) Nationwide Final Practice
5:15 pm ARCA Racing Series ModSpace 125 Race (50 laps, 125 miles) on SPEED
Saturday, August 3
9:00 – 9:50 am Sprint Cup Practice on SPEED
10:00 – Truck Series Qualifying on SPEED
11:30 am – 12:20 pm Sprint Final Practice on SPEED
1:00 pm Camping World Truck Pocono Mountains 125 (50 laps ,125 miles) on SPEED RESULTS – Ryan Blaney wins & MORE
5:05 pm (4:05 CST) Nationwide Qualifying (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS) *** STARTING LINEUP
8:00 pm (7:00 CST) Nationwide US Cellular 250 RACE (250 laps, 218.75 miles) on ESPN
Sunday, August 4
1:00 pm Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 Race (160 laps, 400 miles) on ESPN
Iowa: A pretty good chance of rain in Newton on Friday for Nationwide practice. Rain is possible starting about mid afternoon and running through all evening. Saturday looks to be a beautiful day, in the mid 70’s during race time. Chance of rain on Saturday is low, only 10%.
Pocono: Friday in Long Pond, PA temperatures will be in the mid 70’s with no chance of rain through practice until mid way through qualifying. Chances of rain increase to 20% by 4:00 pm, but likely only a short shower if any rain at all at that time. Saturday: Saturday brings cool temperatures in the low 70’s but a higher chance of rain, 40% all afternoon until early evening. Sunday: If you wanted good news for race day, well, you have it. Temperatures in the low 70’s with little to no chance of rain on race day.
Jimmie Johnson won the June Sprint Cup race at Pocono.
Chase Elliott won the ARCA race at Pocono in June
Trevor Bayne won at Iowa Nationwide race in June