Pennsylvania 400 delayed until Monday
By AMANDA VINCENT
The Pennsylvania 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., originally scheduled for a Sunday afternoon green flag, has been postponed until Monday because of rain. The race now is scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 11 a.m. ET. It will be shown live on NBCSN.
Track personnel had the racing surface nearly dry, with the exception of weepers, within about half an hour before the iriginally-scheduled green flag, but rain returned. Pocono Speedway does not have track lighting.
This year’s Pennsylvania 400 is the second-straight Sprint Cup race at Pocono to be postponed by Monday because of rain. Kurt Busch won a Monday race at the track in June with a fill-in crew chief as regular crew chief Tony Gibson served a one-race suspension because of a lug nut issue the previous race weekend.
This time around, Busch’s Stewart-Haas Racing teammate, Kevin Harvick, has a chance to repeat history. Harvick will be racing at Pocono on Monday with a fill-in crew chief while his regular crew chief, Rodney Childers, serves a one-race suspension for a lug nut issue from July 24 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
When the race takes the green flag, Martin Truex Jr. will start on the pole. The starting grid for Monday features an all-Toyota front row, with Carl Edwards starting second, next to Truex.