Saturday Cup start at Pocono delayed due to weather conditions


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The start of Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway has been delayed due to inclement weather.The rain fell in Long Pond, Pennsylvania and required track drying efforts. The green flag of the Pocono Organics 325 in partnership with the Rodale Institute was originally supposed to be flown at 3.54 p.m. ET. The coverage is on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

The drivers were called to their car at 4 p.m. ET with the national anthem at 4:15 p.m. ET and the green flag targeted at approximately 4:35 p.m. ET. However, persistent precipitation prevented the race from starting before 4:50 p.m. ET.

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The race is a 130-lap event at the “Triangle Tricky” for 325 miles.

Aric Almirola clinched pole position in a draw and led the pack in his No. 10 Chevrolet Stewart-Haas Racing when the time came. Monday’s Talladega Superspeedway winner Ryan Blaney fired alongside Almirola in Team Penske’s # 12 Ford.

Saturday marks the first of two NASCAR Cup Series races at Pocono. The second is scheduled for Sunday at 4 p.m. AND on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The Saturday Cup race marks the 14th in the 2020 season and the 10th since the return of sport from COVID-19.


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