MK 11th & 12th in Pocono Twin Bill


June 27 & 28, 2020

Pocono Raceway (Pocono, Pa.)


Race 1, June 27 - 325 miles

Start: 22nd | Finish: 11th

Points: 26 | Standings: 30th


Race 1 Details of the Day

  • Today was the first race of a doubleheader weekend at Pocono Raceway. It is the first time that the NASCAR Cup Series has run a race on two days back-to-back at the same track

  • The starting line-up for tomorrow’s race will be determined by inverting the top-20 finishers and then the rest of the field will start in finishing order 21-40 from today’s race. With their finishes, Busch will start tomorrow’s race in third and Kenseth will start 10th

  • Matt Kenseth was the highest finishing Team Chevy driver today

  • The start of today’s race was delayed for about an hour due to rain

  • The caution flag was shown eight times for a total of 28 laps

  • The lead changed 13 times among nine drivers

Chad Johnston, Crew Chief, No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

“Glad to have had a productive race today for the Credit One Bank team. Our team has been putting in a lot of work over the last several weeks, but we unfortunately haven’t had the results to show. We were able to use some strategy to gain track position early in the race. Thankfully were able to maintain position around the top-10 for most of the day. The handling went away a little toward the end, but Matt did a good job to hang on for the 11th-place finish. I think we learned a lot today that we’ll be able to use as we prepare to race here again tomorrow. Today was the closest thing we’ve had to a practice, so it was good learning day for us.”

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Race 2, June 28 - 350 miles

Start: 10th | Finish: 12th

Points: 25 | Standings: 30th


Race 2 Details of the Day

  • Today was the second race of a doubleheader weekend at Pocono Raceway, the first-time the NASCAR Cup Series has run a doubleheader on back-to-back days at the same track

  • The start of today’s race was delayed for 30 minutes because of lightning, then delayed for about an hour at lap six because of rain

  • The Pocono 350 was the final event of three races that were run at Pocono Raceway today, preceded by the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Truck Series races

  • Kenseth raced much of the afternoon in the top 15, as he and crew chief Chad Johnston's strategy payed out for a 12th-place finish

  • The caution flag was shown eight times for a total of 32 laps

  • The lead changed 12 times among eight drivers

Chad Johnston, Crew Chief, No. 42 Credit One Bank Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

“We obviously would’ve liked to have come away from both races at Pocono with better finishes, but all-in-all the results this weekend are something that we can build on. Following yesterday’s race, we were able to make some positive changes to the Credit One Bank Chevy, that helped for today’s race. We fought some other handling issues throughout the day that we didn’t have yesterday. Fortunately, our strategy worked-out again today, even with just a few cautions, we came away with a decent finish. We’ve had some tough races prior to this weekend and I think we need to look at Pocono overall as a positive.”


Next:

The NASCAR Cup Series will go to Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week for the Brickyard 400 on Sunday July 5. NBC, IMS Radio Network and Sirius/XM NASCAR Channel 90 will have coverage beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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