Rate The Cup Race: Pocono 1

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  1. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

  2. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    6. Wasn't a fan of this package here at all.
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  3. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

  4. 2019PensekeFan

    2019PensekeFan Crew Chief

  5. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Watching different strategies was interesting, but the #18 dominated all day.
    Little to no passing during the race. 550 hp are not enough, especially with high downforce.
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  6. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner

    Only saw the second half, so don't count this, but what I saw...


    Never been a fan of this track.
  7. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

  8. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    4. Just seemed like a lot of following and no passing through the field.
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  9. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    Not one of the better races for this package.

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  10. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna


    Really dull. Where they settled after a restart is basically where they ran for the rest of the run. Boring track, lackluster package. Bleh.
  11. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner


    Further viewing could be considered a torture tactic.
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  12. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  13. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    2. I've felt spoiled with the races that I have gotten see lately, as not a single one was dull, but instead actually they have been quite fun until we rolled out with this one today. Pocono was a snoozer, so I can relax and not prioritize trying to watch the summer race here later on.

    Yeah, I'm not a fan of this package at Pocono.
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  14. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    6 and that might be a bit too much. ( the winner has nothing to do with my rating)
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  15. lolla79

    lolla79 Team Owner


    Where's Nascar Apologist?
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  16. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    5.5 --- only because watching this was better than no race at all today.
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  17. Ford Racing

    Ford Racing Team Owner

  18. hidesert cowboy

    hidesert cowboy Team Owner

    3 this package surprisingly sucked surprised at that actually. I think the speeds were down too much to create the slingshot draft. Worst Pocono raise I have seen in memory. It just goes to show this package works well at tracks where the racing was bad. On tracks that had good racing with the old package it sucks at
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  19. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

  20. ahudsonman

    ahudsonman Team Owner

  21. 34R7H130UND

    34R7H130UND Team Owner

  22. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner


    I've always loved cup races at Pocono... until today. I've never before complained about clean air dirty air or that passing was too difficult... until today. Bleh.

    I saw a truly great race earlier this morning. Too much power, too little tire, desperately late braking, hard acceleration off the corners... MotoGP, and how Pocono used to be.
  23. JBone88

    JBone88 JR Nation's last ride


    Absolute clunker.
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  24. Switchback

    Switchback Team Owner

    2, I'm being generous.
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  25. acmerocket

    acmerocket Team Owner

    race 2
    need more hp and shifting
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  26. Dr_B_UNC

    Dr_B_UNC Team Owner

    2. I would complain about the package not working here, but no matter what the package, this track plain stinks.
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  27. Betsy

    Betsy Team Owner

    2 We turned the TV off with about 45 to go. Still don't know who won! Think it might be the 18. Was as boring as watching grass grow.
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  28. Bob

    Bob Assistant Car Chief of Brake Fluid Dynamics

    4. One for each ticket I have sitting in front of me because we wussed out and didn't go. Turned out to be pretty nice over there weatherwise, but if I was going to pass up a race that I could have attended (and paid to) it would have been this one. To be fair, we woke up to pouring rain and the missus said she votes we don't go, and that's pretty much the deciding vote!
  29. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner


    That was probably the worst race I ever saw live and I've seen over 100 cup races. Only thing that compares is a Jeff Gordon stinker at Dover in the mid to late 90s. It was a single file parade with almost no passing. Restarts are always cool at Pocono. It reminded me of Loudon in 2001 with restrictor plates.

    I pray for changes for July....
  30. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    2018 R-F Race Ratings


    1. Bristol (4/15-4/16): 9.67
    2. Phoenix (3/11): 8.62
    3. Richmond (4/21): 8.22
    4. Kansas (5/12): 8.10
    5. Atlanta (2/25): 8.08
    6. Dover (5/6): 7.98
    7. Texas (4/8): 7.70
    8. Martinsville (3/26): 7.45
    9. Pocono (6/3): 7.40
    10. Charlotte (5/27): 7.20
    11. Fontana (3/18): 7.10
    12. Daytona (2/18): 6.71
    13. Talladega (4/29): 6.46
    14. Las Vegas (3/4): 5.67

    But it ain’t the package :rolleyes:
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  31. Biggreen695

    Biggreen695 Team Owner

    No rating as I listened to most on MRN, but it's bad when 10 laps into the race the MRN crowd is talking about how bad the package sucks

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  32. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    3. Absolutely atrocious. Who thought it was a good idea to nerf the cars at a track that's basically just three straightaways?!
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  33. machinistman3

    machinistman3 Aka Ray Chevrolet

    550 HP is not enough for the top series. I don’t think this is the answer for Pocono for sure.
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  34. rd45usa

    rd45usa Team Owner

    5...First race this year I shut off early.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2019
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  35. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor

    5 yawner
  36. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    8.5, mostly because I just finished changing a flat tire and would have found a Bolivian Jarts quarterfinal entertaining. Maybe even curling. Or not.

    I'm always inclined to give the Triangle a break. I like the strategy, the track, the setting, the cars fanning out, the Tunnel turn, the whole shebang. Yes, there have been better races there but I enjoyed this one today. Sorry to skew the final score. Or not, again.
  37. racer8

    racer8 Team Owner

  38. dirtguru

    dirtguru Team Owner

    7 Found it entertaining. KB seemed to have them covered but if they give him a good car he has the talent to win with it. Love or hate him, he's one of the best.
  39. LARRY

    LARRY Stages! Stages! We don't need no stinking stages!!

  40. Conover

    Conover Team Owner

    3 for restarts only, and nothing else enjoyable.
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