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NASCAR at Pocono live race updates, results, highlights for Sunday’s Explore the Pocono Mountains 350


If the second of two races at Pocono Raceway is half as thrilling as the first, then NASCAR fans everywhere will be thrilled.

Saturday’s race featured a tight competition late between Hendrick Motorsport teammates Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman, with the former finally overtaking the lead with just four laps remaining. For a time, it seemed the “Tricky Triangle” would be the site of Larson’s fourth straight NASCAR Cup Series victory — until a blown tire sent him skidding into the wall and allowed Bowman to snatch victory from his teammate. Larson ended up finishing ninth in Saturday’s race.

Said Bowman after the race: “I hate to win that way, but hell, yeah, I’ll take it.”

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The ordering of the finish isn’t inconsequential for Sunday’s Explore the Pocono Mountains 350, either: The top 20 finishers in Saturday’s Pocono Organics CBD 325 had their final positions inverted, meaning Chris Buescher — who finished 20th on Saturday — will take the pole. Though Larson technically is slated for 12th in Sunday’s lineup, he will be moved to the rear as a result of driving a backup car.

Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s race at Pocono on Sunday, the second in a weekend doubleheader. Follow for complete results from the 140-lap, 350-mile Explore the Pocono Mountains 350.

NASCAR at Pocono live updates, highlights from Sunday race

All times Eastern

4:07 p.m.: Bowman was driving 21st at the time NBC caught this audio:

4:06 p.m.: Martin Truex Jr. overtakes McDowell for the lead on Lap 14.

3:59 p.m.: And there’s the restart on Lap 7. Michael McDowell has moved into the lead.

3:52 p.m.: Caution 1 (Lap 2). Getting the caution out of the way early. Looks like Anthony Alfredo blew his front right tire, but he should be able to keep driving on it.

3:50 p.m.: And they’re off!

3:35 p.m.: Flyover, complete.

3:33 p.m.: A total of eight cars will move to the rear for Sunday’s race:

2:57 p.m.: Of note:

NASCAR start time today

  • Start time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: NBCSN (TSN3 in Canada)
  • Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)

The green flag on Sunday’s race will drop at 3:49 p.m. ET.

Rain could affect that time. The National Weather Service forecast for Long Pond, Pa., site of Pocono Raceway, calls for a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms with high temperatures between 85 and 90. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

NASCAR starting lineup at Pocono

NASCAR used the official results of Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325 to set the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway, the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350.

Pos. Driver Car No. Team
1 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
2 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
3 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
4 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
5 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
7 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
8 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing Team
9 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
10 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
11 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
12 Kyle Larson* 5 Hendrick Motorsports
13 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
14 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
15 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
16 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
17 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
18 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
19 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
20 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
21 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
22 Erik Jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
23 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
24 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
25 Cody Ware 51 Petty Ware Racing
26 Anthony Alfredo 38 Front Row Motorsports
27 Justin Haley 77 Spire Motorsports
28 James Davison 15 Rick Ware Racing
29 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
30 BJ McLeod 78 Live Fast Motorsports
31 Quin Houff 00 Starcom Racing
32 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
33 Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
34 Josh Bilicki 52 Rick Ware Racing
35 Timmy Hill 66 Motorsports Business Management
36 Corey Lajoie 7 Spire Motorsports
37 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
38 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing

*Larson will start at the rear of the field and race in a backup car Sunday because of a crash in Saturday’s race.


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