Sonoma came down to a strategy game and it was Martin Truex Jr. who won with a 15 second lead over Kevin Harvick after they lead most of the race. At one point Truex had a 23 second lead, after the 78 tricked Harvick into pitting by saying they were going to pit but ended up not.
In Victory Lane Jaime Little stated, 'You outsmarted the competition, Cole said, Pit pit, don’t pit.' Talking about how they tricked Harvick into pitting. “I do what ever he tells me,” Truex replied.
Then Little asked Truex about how he felt when he heard Cole say, "They can’t beat us from here," "All you’re doing is begging, hoping that the caution doesn’t come out cause then you have to pit."
Of the race win Truex said, "A lot of people that make this possible and we get to live out our dreams because of them!"
At one point Pearn was described as an evil genius. He called the move a 'gamble that obviously paid off great.' “Do you think your driver thought he was going to pit until you said no?” Little asked, “Yeah, we aren’t that smart.” Pearn responded.
*Quotes from Fox Broadcast
Hello dear reader! If you're here then you've stumbled upon my race day snack list! Basically I'm going to upload as many different snack ideas as I possibly can that would work on our beloved Race Day. Obviously you can just eat whatever you want to, but its never a bad idea to have a back up plan or to switch up the routine!
I got this first batch of recipes from the Coca-Cola Racing Family on Krogers.com.
Joey Logano's Buffalo Chick Dip
Kyle Larson's PB&J Bacon Cheeseburger
Denny Hamlin's Tableside Chunky Guacamole
Ryan Newman's Chicken Wings
Austin Dillon's Seven Layer Dip (From the Coca-Cola commercial?)
Daniel Suarez's Carne Asada
Bubba Wallace - Uncle Rob's Shrimp Broil (I have been craving this since he and Blaney made it on Twitter a while back!)
These next two are the 'featured recipes' on the site:
Chef Brown's BBQ Pork Ribs
Chef Swenson's BBQ Pork Belly Burnt Ends
The rest of these are just various recipes I've found online that sounded nice. I'm gonna try some them soon.
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
Mango Habanero Chicken Wings
Smoked Spicy Chicken Wings
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Mini Meatball Subs
Mini Philly Cheese Steaks
Potluck Pepperoni Bread
Fully Loaded Deviled Eggs
There's a good starter list! If you have any cool recipes for the next time I make one of these send them my way on Twitter!
It was a rainy race today in Michigan. Clint Bowyer's team made a late race call that not only was bold and risky but ultimately ended up winning them the race. The race was called at lap one-thirty-three for rain, but was also delayed by two hours beforehand, the green flag not falling for the first time until after four o'clock EST.
The Fords were the ones to beat today, and made up most of the final top ten, with Kevin harvick in 2nd. After the race was called Harvick found Bowyer on pit road and gave him a hug, and Aric Almirola wasn't far behind. In his interview Harvick talked about how if 'you had to give away a win, may as well be to your teammate.' and that it was a cool way to end it.
This is Bowyer's first win at MIS, and they made a make shift Victory Lane in the garage under cover. There's a lot you could say about Bowyer but I personally think it's better to just show you his interview. Bowyer's interviews are definitely one of a kind and always make me smile to watch. If you've seen one you know what I mean, if you haven't seen one... click the links below.
Despite Kevin Harvick leading most of the race it was Martin Truex Jr. who won the Pocono 400, the only other repeat winner so far this season besides Kyle Busch and Harvick.
Truex was very excited in Victory Lane he said, “Its fun to win especially when you beat the best guys out there!” meaning beating Busch and Harvick after their dominating begin to the season
When asked if he was nervous on one of the final restarts Truex responded, “Always concerned on restarts, you just never know. We were luckily able to get a good one. I feel like we're getting back to what we were doing last year. Once we got clean air, this thing was a rocket ship."
Toward the end of the race Sherry tweeted about how she’s been feeling lately:
How will Truex fair next weekend in Michigan? Tune into Fox to find out!
*Quotes from Fox Broadcast
If you're in the NASCAR community and paid any attention to Twitter today, then you already know the ARCA race had a lot going for it. The win stuck out to me the most though.
Harrison Burton is 17 years old and just won his first race on a superspeedway, I'm 17 years old and spent my Friday night staring at a computer screen waiting for race updates. It's really awesome to see someone my age accomplishing things like that, I can't even imagine myself winning a race, let alone at Pocono!
Burton had an ill handling car prior to the race, and qualified in 12th. As all race fans come to learn, starting position doesn't equal a win or a loss. It can really help or hurt a driver, but it's not the end all be all.
Once Burton had a taste of the lead he made sure he was as close to the front of the pack as he could get. The 12 team's hard work paid off, landing them in Victory Lane. Burton dedicated the win to close family friend John Andretti, who was recently told his cancer had come back.
Burton also was able to speak with Claire B. Lang on Sirius XM after the race was over-he talked about the race, visits from Cup drivers in Victory Lane, and made race car noises. No interview is complete without a few jokes, in my opinion.
Keep an eye out Folks, this isn't the last you'll be hearing of Harrison Burton!
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