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CRC Brakleen 175
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
VenuePocono Raceway
LocationLong Pond, Pennsylvania, United States
Corporate sponsorCRC Industries, Inc.[1]
First race2010
Distance175 miles (281.635 km)
Laps70
Stage lengths TBD
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]
Pocono Organics 150 (2020)[3]
CRC Brakleen 150 (2021–2023)
Most wins (driver)Kyle Busch (3)
Most wins (team)Kyle Busch Motorsports (8)
Most wins (manufacturer)Toyota (8)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.5 mi (4.0 km)
Turns3

The CRC Brakleen 175 is a 175-mile-long (281.635 km) annual race on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series schedule at the Pocono Raceway.

History[edit]

The 2018 race
The race logo from 2021 to 2023 when it was 150 miles

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.[4]

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).[5] 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 at Pocono, with the NASCAR Cup Series running a doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday. The Truck race, which remained at 150 miles in length, was run on Saturday.[6] However due to rain, the event was postponed to Sunday morning.

On March 8, 2024, it was announced that the race would be lengthened from 150 to 175 miles starting in 2024.[7]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Ref
Laps Miles (km)
2010 July 31 2 Elliott Sadler Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 55* 137.5 (221.284) 1:13:41 111.966 [8]
2011 August 6/7* 2 Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 53* 132.5 (213.238) 1:19:50 99.582 [9]
2012 August 4 22 Joey Coulter Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 50 125 (201.168) 1:01:43 121.523 [10]
2013 August 3 29 Ryan Blaney Brad Keselowski Racing Ford 54* 135 (217.261) 1:03:08 128.3 [11]
2014 August 2 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 64* 160 (257.495) 1:19:06 121.365 [12]
2015 August 1 51 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 69* 172.5 (277.611) 1:26:32 119.607 [13]
2016 July 30 9 William Byron Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 60 150 (241.402) 1:30:45 99.174 [14]
2017 July 29 4 Christopher Bell Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 60 150 (241.402) 1:14:01 121.594 [15]
2018 July 28 51 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 60 150 (241.402) 1:05:47 136.813 [16]
2019 July 27 45 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports Chevrolet 60 150 (241.402) 1:12:27 124.224 [17]
2020 June 28* 51 Brandon Jones Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 60 150 (241.402) 1:35:40 94.077 [18]
2021 June 26 4 John Hunter Nemechek Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 60 150 (241.402) 1:13:35 122.31 [19]
2022 July 23 18 Chandler Smith Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 60 150 (241.402) 1:20:39 111.593 [20]
2023 July 22 51 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Motorsports Chevrolet 60 150 (241.402) 1:23:00 108.434 [21]
2024 July 12 11 Corey Heim Tricon Garage Toyota 70 175 (281.635) 1:32:42 113.269 [22]

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 from June 27 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
3 Kyle Busch 2015, 2018, 2023

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Team Years Won
8 Kyle Busch Motorsports 2015–2018, 2020–2023
2 Kevin Harvick Inc. 2010, 2011
Richard Childress Racing 2012, 2014

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
8 Japan Toyota 2015–2018, 2020–2022, 2024
6 United States Chevrolet 2010–2012, 2014, 2019, 2023
1 United States Ford 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CRC Brakleen 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race Announced". Pocono Raceway (Press release). May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Gander RV 400 and Gander RV 150 Races Announced". Pocono Raceway (Press release). March 11, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Livingstone, Seth (July 31, 2010). "Elliott Sadler holds off Kahne to win first truck race at Pocono". USA Today. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  5. ^ "Pocono INDYCAR, NASCAR Truck Race lengths increased". The Morning Call. Allentown, PA. October 25, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
  6. ^ "2020 weekend to feature four NASCAR races in two days". Pocono Raceway. April 3, 2019. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  7. ^ "CRC extends entitlement of NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Pocono with the CRC Brakleen 175". Jayski's Silly Season Site. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. March 8, 2024. Retrieved March 9, 2024.
  8. ^ "2010 Pocono Mountains 125". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  9. ^ "2011 Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  10. ^ "2012 Pocono Mountains 125". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  11. ^ "2013 Pocono Mountains 125". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  12. ^ "2014 Pocono Mountains 150". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  13. ^ "2015 Pocono Mountains 150". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  14. ^ "2016 Pocono Mountains 150". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  15. ^ "2017 Overtons 150". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  16. ^ "2018 Gander Outdoors 150". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  17. ^ "2019 Gander RV 150". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  18. ^ "2020 Pocono Organics 150 to Benefit Farm Aid". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  19. ^ "2021 CRC Brakleen 150". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  20. ^ "2022 CRC Brakleen 150". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 23, 2022.
  21. ^ "2023 CRC Brakleen 150". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 22, 2023.
  22. ^ "2024 CRC Brakleen 175". Racing-Reference. Retrieved July 12, 2024.

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