Not one but two races will be in store for racing fans this coming weekend, as the NASCAR Cup Series have a doubleheader is scheduled at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. For this preview, we will be talking about the race on Saturday and the sleepers you should be keeping a close eye on. Check them out below.
Sleeper Picks and Predictions for the NASCAR Cup Series Race at Pocono-1 on June 26, 2021
Where: Pocono Raceway
When: Saturday, June 26, 2021, green flag at 3:00 PM ET
Broadcast: ET, NBCSN, TSN2
Erik Jones (+15000)
Jones has finished just once inside the top 10 so far this season, and that was way back in March during the 2021 Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway (dirt), where he finished ninth. He is also coming off another disappointing performance, finishing just 19th overall in the 2021 Ally 400. You could be forgiven for running out of patience on Jones, but if you’re still up for giving him another chance, now could be the perfect time to use it. See, Jones has finished inside the top five in five of his eight career starts at Pocono Raceway. There’s just something in that track that brings out the best in Jones, whose 11.38 career average finish at Pocono Raceway is fourth-best among all active drivers.
Daniel Suarez (+15000)
Suarez is way below the playoff cutoff line, but he’s still got plenty of chances to win a race and gain a ticket to the postseason. He has at least a nice momentum going into the race in Long Pond, as he is fresh off a seventh-place finish in the 2021 Ally 400. Suarez now has three top 10s and a top 5 in 17 starts this season. Suarez’s best performance so far this season was a fourth-place finish in the 2021 Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway (dirt).
Cole Custer (+20000)
Custer hoped that he’d put up a good performance in the 2021 Ally 400, but the opposite happened, as the Team Stewart-Haas Racing driver ended up occupying the 30th place in the race standings. Custer’s first NASCAR Cup Series start in Long Pond in 2018 saw him finish just 26th overall but has done better there since. He was 16th during the 2020 Pocono Organics 325 in partnership with Rodale Institute at Pocono Raceway and 17th in the 2020 Pocono 350.
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