Following its recent return to Nashville, the NASCAR Cup Series is heading to Pocono for a doubleheader this weekend. The racing organization took to Twitter to share the schedule for the upcoming race.
The race’s doubleheaders are set to kick off on June 26th at 3 pm ET and on June 27th at 3:30 pm ET. Meanwhile, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will start on June 27th at 12 pm ET and NASCAR Camping World Track Series will take place on June 26th at 12 pm ET. The race is 325 miles.
According to the Tennessean, various all-star racers are in the upcoming NASCAR race, including Kyle Larson, William Byron, Bubba Wallace, Erik Jones, Alex Bowman, and Christopher Bell. The media outlet notes that Larson should be the favorite on every track type through the rest of the summer.
NASCAR reacts to the Passing of Racing Legend Jack Ingram
NASCAR also took to Twitter on Friday to release a statement about the passing of race car legend Jack Ingram. Nicknamed the “Iron Man” Jack Ingram as a NASCAR Busch Series race car driver. He won a total of 31 races and 5 poles, as well as the 1982 and 1985 champions.
“There is no better way to describe Jack ingram than ‘Iron Man,” Jim France, Chainman and CEO of NASCAR, reveals in the statement. Jack was a fixture at short tracks across the southeast most days of the week, racing anywhere and everywhere. He dominated the Late model Sportsman division like few others. He set the bar for excellence in the Xfinity Series a its Most Popular Driver in 1982 and champion in 1985.”
The CEO also states, “Jack was an ‘old school racer’ and his work on his own car helped propel him to Victory Lane hundreds of times. Of our current 58 NASCAR Hall of Fame members, he is one of only six that was elected based on his career and contributions in the grassroots level of our sport.”
France went on to add, “On behalf of the France family and NASCAR, I offer my condolences to the friends and family of NASCAR Hall of Faber Jack Ingram.”
Country Super Brad Paisley Recently Celebrates The Racing Organization’s Return to Nashville
Earlier this week, country superstar Brad Paisley took to Twitter to share his excitement for NASCAR’s return to Nashville. As part of his post, Paisley posted a highlight video of the race that features his new single “City of Music.”
NASCAR’s Cup Series race made its return to Nashville last weekend, after a nearly 40-year hiatus. Brad Paisley with racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. welcomed the return in an NBC Sports national promotional campaign last month.