NASCAR Sprint Cup at Pocono: 10 Bold Predictions for the Sprint Cup Race
Pocono, where only the strong (viewers) survive. The triangular track is one of the few NASCAR races where you can walk away and come back before the end with very few changes happening during your absence. But what are some bold, off the wall, and probably totally untrue predictions of what will happen on Sunday? Let's take a look.
No. 1: It Will Be Entertaining for the Whole Race
Things will happen all the time and there will be no big chunk of time of cars just following each other. Pocono will be an edge of your seat race from start to finish.
No. 2: The Points Will Totally Change
The points won't be recognizable after the race. Drivers who weren't in the Chase will take over Chase spots, The top spots will do a major switch and will leave people people scratching their heads, wondering what happened.
No. 3: Dale Jr. Will Get His First Win in Three Years
Dale Earnhardt Jr has been close in the last two races and this time, he'll be on the right side of the finish. He'll win by a large margin and finally get the checkered flag he's been looking for since Michigan in 2008.
No. 4: There Will Be Less Than Six Cautions
It will be an entertaining race, but not because of cautions. There won't be many debris cautions and all the wrecks will happen in the waning laps of the race.
No. 5: Qualifying Will Be Rained out
Qualifying was rained out during both races in 2009 and the same will happen for the June Pocono race. But it will be nice weather for the race, with no rain in sight on Sunday.
No. 6: The Roush Cars Will Finish Top 10
The Roush cars will bring their Nationwide domination to the Cup series (although, they have been successful in Cup this year too) and all the cars will be in the Top 10 with at least one in the top five.
No. 7: Pit Road Gets the Best of the Drivers
The drivers cannot conquer pit road and get penalty after penalty. Drivers and crew will dread pitting and try to do anything to avoid it if they can.
No. 8: No Fuel Mileage Race
After the last few weeks, it may be hard to imagine but there will be no reason to slow down in the closing laps in order to conserve fuel. Instead, drivers will be pushing it to the line with no thoughts of how many laps are left in the tank.
No. 9: This Race Will Be Talked About for Ages but for the Right Reasons
Last year's big news at Pocono was Elliott Sadler's crash. This year, Pocono will be talked about but not because of what went wrong, but what went right.
There will be no talk of how boring the race was, what needs to be improved, or anything else; all the talk will be on how good the race was and other positives that were seen on the track.
No. 10: Richard Childress Racing Will Give Everyone Something to Talk About
After Richard Childress' altercation and probation, RCR drivers will step up to the plate and do some surprising things that no one expected. Even the struggling Jeff Burton will find a way to step up to the plate and run a good race.