Cup RACE thread --- Pocono, Rd. 2

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They didn't gamble. They've won here 5 times and it was strategy.
If a caution comes out at any point in the extra 15-20 or whatever extra laps he ran before pitting, he's finishing mid pack. That was a gamble. It gave them clean air while the 4 was in traffic, it worked like a charm.
 

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Rick Allen will be gracing us with his presence from now until November. Talk about the Sunday Night Scaries
 

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Nobody asked for a Pocono double header and I can say that experiment flopped
The ticket sales and camping sales were excellent. I thought the truck and xfinity races were really good with the cup events being solid. It will be back next year with likely some time adjustments imo.....
 

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The first gerbil would have said this and the other two would have spent the rest of the race convinced the first one was right

 

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The next races are Indy, Kentucky, Texas, Kansas, NHIS and Michigan. I sense a lot of complaining in the coming weeks. I personally likely different/unique tracks and am glad to have live racing....
I think it was great to have all this racing packed into one weekend.

No complaints and honestly I'm the same way, all of the different tracks make it fun. I personally love the concept of Kentucky, but it's not the best place for Cup races. The truck and Xfinity series put on good shows there.
 

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I enjoyed the Pocono’s double header, hope it comes back again
 

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Well, we found Denny's one fan on the board lol

It was CLEARLY a gamble. Acknowledging it doesn't take away from the team effort.

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Does a Denny fair weather fan count? I love him when he wins.
 

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Kevin Harvick is a badass driver. Yeah, I said that. Not a great track for him, but he had a great weekend. The favorite to win it all at the moment. Remember, we finish this thing in Phoenix with a package Kevin loves there.
 

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He is having the best bad season I can think of. If not for Blaney today, he is in the mix.
Smithley. Actually. His spotter even said it was because of Smithley causing Kyle to check up, and Blaney had a run.

People are quick to blame Blaney here, but the issue, as the graphic indicated, was that there were 3 cars in two lanes. Blaney had a run and made a move, assuming Smithly was giving them both room. According to Kyle's CC, he didn't, causing Kyle to check up, and Blaney ran into him. Kyle's frustration was towards Smithley, who he has had issues with before. Not Ryan.

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Smithley. Actually. His spotter even said it was because of Smithley causing Kyle to check up, and Blaney had a run.

People are quick to blame Blaney here, but the issue, as the graphic indicated, was that there were 3 cars in two lanes. Blaney had a run and made a move, assuming Smithly was giving them both room. According to Kyle's CC, he didn't, causing Kyle to check up, and Blaney ran into him. Kyle's frustration was towards Smithley, who he has had issues with before. Not Ryan.

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We have seen the footage, Blaney.
 
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