NASCAR & Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Pocono 400 schedule, TV times

This week’s race

Pocono 400

What: 160 laps (400 miles)

Where: Pocono Raceway, a 2.5-mile paved, flat triangular-shaped track in Long Pond, Pa.

When: 1 p.m. Sunday


Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Jimmie Johnson

Also this week: WinStar 400k, Camping World Truck Series, Texas Motor Speedway, 9 p.m. Friday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: For the final time, TNT kicks off its six-week “NASCAR Summer Series” this weekend, televising Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. TNT will once again follow a driver and his team over the course of the entire week as they travel and prepare for the upcoming race. The all-access pieces are featured during the prerace “Countdown to Green” show.

Who’s Hot/

Who’s Not


Jimmie Johnson: People worried about him not winning. Now it appears he may never lose.

Matt Kenseth: Getting in the top five ballpark but still lacks a win this season.

Kyle Busch: Swept the Truck and Nationwide races at Dover.

Trevor Bayne: Ran second to winner Busch in the Nationwide race. That’s still a good thing.

Timothy Peters: Takes over the Truck series points lead thanks to a wreck by Matt Crafton.

Ryan Blaney: Finishes really well (second at Dover) when he doesn’t get wrecked out of Truck races.


Dover International Speedway: If your track is coming apart, it may be time for a repave.

Kyle Busch: Wins the “double” award for also getting wrecked out of the Cup race at Dover.

Matt Crafton: Wrecked out of the Truck race and with him went the series points lead.

Jim Utter