Pocono Organics 150

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Pocono Organics 150
Pocono Raceway.svg
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series
VenuePocono Raceway
LocationLong Pond, Pennsylvania, United States
Corporate sponsorPocono Organics[1]
First race2010
Distance150 miles (241.402 km)
Laps60 (Stage 1: 15
Stage 2: 15
Stage 3: 30)
Previous namesPocono Mountains 125 (2010, 2012–2013)
Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125 (2011)
Pocono Mountains 150 (2014–2016)
Overton's 150 (2017)
Gander Outdoors 150 (2018)
Gander RV 150 (2019)[2]
Most wins (driver)Kyle Busch (2)
Most wins (team)Kyle Busch Motorsports (5)
Most wins (manufacturer)Chevrolet
Toyota (5)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.5 mi (4.0 km)
Turns3

The Pocono Organics 150 is a 150-mile-long (241.402 km) annual race on the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series at the Pocono Raceway.

History[edit]

The inaugural race was run on July 31, 2010. The race was most notable for its qualifying procedure, with more than two cars running at the same time on the track. The inaugural winner was Elliott Sadler who became the 21st NASCAR driver to win in all three series.[3]

The race was 125 miles (201.168 km) in length from 2010 to 2013; in 2014 it was extended to 150 miles (241.402 km).[4] The event marked the first time that the Truck Series raced in the state of Pennsylvania since 2001 at the now defunct Nazareth Speedway, and the first time that two of the three major NASCAR divisions now raced at Pocono since from 1974 to 2009 it was only the Cup Series that raced there.

In early-2019, NASCAR announced significant changes to the 2020 schedules for all three divisions. One of the changes is that Pocono Raceway will host both of their Cup races on the same weekend on back-to-back days on the last weekend in June, both of them being doubleheaders. On Saturday, the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race and the first Cup race will be held. The next day on Sunday, the Xfinity race and second Cup race will commence. The distances could change. The track's website states though that this race will increase from 150 to 200 miles. It was later confirmed in late 2019 that the distance of the Truck event will not change, and will remain at 150 miles in length. This makes it the only NASCAR race at Pocono that will not have its distance changed. NASCAR released the tentative schedule for the doubleheader, including the stage lengths. For this race the stage lengths will not change.[5]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2010 July 31 2 Elliott Sadler Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 55* 137.5 (221.284) 1:13:41 111.966
2011 August 6/7* 2 Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 53* 132.5 (213.238) 1:19:50 99.582
2012 August 4 22 Joey Coulter Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 50 125 (201.168) 1:01:43 121.523
2013 August 3 29 Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski Racing Ford 54* 135 (217.261) 1:03:08 128.3
2014 August 2 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 64* 160 (257.495) 1:19:06 121.365
2015 August 1 51 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 69* 172.5 (277.611) 1:26:32 119.607
2016 July 30 9 William Byron Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 60 150 (241.402) 1:30:45 99.174
2017 July 29 4 Christopher Bell Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 60 150 (241.402) 1:14:01 121.594
2018 July 28 51 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 60 150 (241.402) 1:05:47 136.813
2019 July 27 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 60 150 (241.402) 1:12:27 124.224
2020 June 28* 51 Brandon Jones Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 60 150 (241.402) 1:35:40 94.077

Notes[edit]

  • 2010–11 and 2013–15: The race was extended due to a NASCAR Overtime finish. 2010 and 2013 took 2 attempts at overtime. 2015 took all 3 attempts at overtime.
  • 2011: Race stopped after 17 laps on August 6 due to rain, race completed on August 7.
  • 2020: Race postponed to June 28 due to rain. Started just after 9:30 in the morning due to a tighter schedule. Xfinity event and second Cup event started almost immediately. Earliest start time for Truck event since Homestead in 2005, which was also postponed due to rain and run in the morning.

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

# Wins Driver Years Won
2 Kyle Busch 2015, 2018

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

2018 Gander Outdoors 150
# Wins Team Years Won
5 Kyle Busch Motorsports 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
2 Kevin Harvick Inc. 2010, 2011
Richard Childress Racing 2012, 2014

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
5 United States Chevrolet 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019
Japan Toyota 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
1 United States Ford 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pocono Raceway to Host Five NASCAR & ARCA Races in Three Days and Announces Celebration of Family Farms in Collaboration with Pocono Organics". Pocono Raceway (Press release). June 4, 2020. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  2. ^ "Gander RV 400 and Gander RV 150 Races Announced". Pocono Raceway. March 11, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Livingstone, Seth (July 31, 2010). "Elliott Sadler holds off Kahne to win first truck race at Pocono". USA Today. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Pocono INDYCAR, NASCAR Truck Race lengths increased". The Morning Call. Allentown, PA. October 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
  5. ^ "2020 weekend to feature four NASCAR races in two days". Pocono Raceway. April 3, 2019. Retrieved January 6, 2020.


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