Almirola Finishes Solid Fifth at Pocono

Smithfield Ford Driver Earns Back-to-Back Top-Fives at Pocono

Date: June 28, 2020
Event: Pocono 350 (Round 15 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Pocono (Pa.) Raceway (2.5-mile triangle)
Format: 140 laps, broken into three stages (30 laps/55 laps/55 laps)
Start/Finish: 18th/5th(Running, completed 140 of 140 laps)
Point Standing: 9th (431 points, 150 out of first)
Race Winner: Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota)
Stage 1 Winner: Kurt Busch of Chip Ganassi Racing (Chevrolet)
Stage 2 Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske (Ford)

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-30):
● Aric Almirola started 18th and finished 31st download widgets.
● After a caution on lap 16, Almirola restarted 16th. When the green flag waved, he was stuck behind Joey Logano, who made contact with the grass, ultimately dropping him to 25th semesterticket online.
● Crew chief Mike Bugarewicz radioed Almirola to the pits on lap 27 for two tires and fuel.
● Almirola did not pit at the end of the stage file from onedrive.

Stage 2 Recap (Laps 31-85):
● Almirola started 12th and finished second to earn nine bonus points.
● Almirola raced the No osx mojave. 10 Ford to the top-10 on lap 36.
● He pitted under caution on lap 47 for four tires, fuel and adjustments to restart in the rear.
● Almirola was scored 12th before a caution on lap 76 microsoft word for free.
● After a caution on lap 77, Almirola stayed out of the pits and took the lead on the restart.
● He led four laps before another caution on lap 81 Download app store does not work.
● Almirola lost the lead on the one-lap shootout and finished second.
● He pitted at the end of the stage for four tires and fuel.

Final Stage Recap (Laps 86-140):
● Almirola started 24th and finished fifth elster umsatzsteuer 2016 kostenlos.
● The No. 10 Smithfield Ford driver was scored second on lap 114 after making several passes and multiple cars in front of him pitting.
● He pitted on lap 119 for fuel only wie kann man podcasts downloaden.
● When green-flag pit stops cycled through he was scored fifth and held off the No. 21 car to earn his fourth-straight top-five finish of the season foto's iclouden naar mac.

Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing:

“Another top-five. Man I’m so proud of ‘Buga’ and all the guys on this No winzip 21 download kostenlos. 10 team. Four top-fives in a row. What a weekend we had here in Pocono. Got a lot of stage points. We finished third yesterday and fifth today. We’re riding a wave of momentum and I’m just so happy and thankful for all of our partners like Smithfield, Ford, Mobil 1, Go Bowling, Roush Yates and everyone back at Stewart-Haas Racing. I know these guys have been working so many hours trying to keep up with the pace of all these races. We’ll go to Indy, a place that is very similar to the tunnel turn at Pocono, and felt like we were really good there this weekend. I’m excited about Indy.”


● Almirola earned his fourth top-five and seventh top-10 of the season, and his second top-five and fourth top-10 in 17 career NASCAR Cup Series starts at Pocono.
● This was Almirola’s fourth straight top-five. He finished fifth June 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, third June 22 at Talladega and third in yesterday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono.
● This was Almirola’s fourth straight top-12 at Pocono. He finished 12th in the series’ visit to the track last July – his only result outside the top-10 in his last four races at Pocono.
● Since joining SHR in 2018, Almirola has finished outside the top-12 just once at Pocono.
● Almirola finished second in Stage 2 to earn nine bonus points.
● Almirola led once for four laps to increase his laps-led total at Pocono to 67.
● Denny Hamlin won the Pocono 350 to score his 41st career NASCAR Cup Series victory, his series-leading fourth of the season and his record-tying sixth at Pocono. His margin of victory over second-place Kevin Harvick was 3.068 seconds.
● There were eight caution periods for a total of 31 laps.
● Only 17 of the 40 drivers in the race finished on the lead lap.
● Harvick remains the championship leader after Pocono with a 52-point advantage over second-place Ryan Blaney.

Next Up:
The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 on Sunday, July 5 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race starts at 4 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBC and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.