NASCAR at Pocono: Weekend Schedule, Start Time, Practice, Qualifying, Fantasy Picks, TV Info and Weather

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NASCAR is at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA this weekend where both the Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series will race at the  “Tricky Triangle.” The Nationwide Series will run at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.

The Truck Series will run the Pocono Mountains 150 on Saturday afternoon. The Nationwide Series will run the U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland from Iowa Speedway on Saturday evening.

The Sprint Cup Series will hit the track on Sunday for the GoBowling.com 400.

Below you will find the complete NASCAR weekend schedule for Pocono and Iowa, including race start time, race practice time, race qualifying time, NASCAR TV info, NASCAR fantasy picks, and NASCAR weather info for Pocono and Iowa.

Weekend Schedule:

All times are ET

Friday, Aug 1.

— 9:30-10:50 a.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice
— 11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
 TV: FOX Sports 1
— 2:30-3:25 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice TV: FOX Sports 2
— 3:40 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying TV: FOX Sports 1 Larson wins pole, qualifying results
— 4:30-5:50 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series practice
— 7:00-8:20 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice

Saturday, Aug 2.

— 9:00-9:50 a.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice TV: ESPN2
— 10:10 a.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying TV:FOX Sports 1
— 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice TV: ESPN2
— 1:00 p.m.: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountains 150 (60 laps, 150 miles) Green Flag: 1:15 pm Winner: Austin Dillon, full results
— 4:40 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying TV: ESPN
— 8:00 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 presented by New Holland (250 laps, 218.75 miles) Green Flag: 8:14 pm  Winner: Brad Keselowski, full results

Sunday, Aug 3

— 1:00 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 (160 laps, 400 miles) Green Flag: 1:16 pm TV: ESPN 

Pocono Fantasy Picks

Jeff Gordon is coming off a win at Indianapolis. He owns 6 wins at the tricky triangle and in 43 starts has finished in the top-ten 30 times.
Denny Hamlin (4 wins at track), Jimmie Johnson (3 wins at track)

Sprint Cup Race Info

Richard Petty will be the Grand Marshal for the GoBowling.com 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono. Eric Lee Beddingfield will sing the National Anthem.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Sprint Cup race at Pocono in June.

Weather

Pocono – Mid 70’s all weekend in Long Pond, PA. It looks like it could be a wet weekend for both the Truck and Cup Series with an 80% chance of rain on Saturday and a 50% chance of rain on Sunday. We will continue to provide updates regarding weather info at Pocono.

Iowa: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 80’s this weekend in Newton, IA. No real threat of rain as of now.

Have fun watching the races this weekend. If you found this post informative please share it on Twitter and Facebook or e-mail it to your friends.

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