Last week, NASCAR organized a very rare Cup Series doubleheader at Pocono Motorspeedway. And the races received widespread positive response from fans and drivers alike. Many drivers like Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick even urged the series to continue the practice going forward.
The Pocono race drew strong support from fans and drivers. Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski expressed his thoughts after finishing the doubleheader.
He said in a video posted on Twitter, “I love the idea of running twice on a weekend. … Big thumbs up, NASCAR, and everybody else who pulled it off from the teams, track officials, and everybody else. I think it was a big success. I hope everybody liked it.”
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) June 29, 2020
The long weekend of racing at Pocono featured five races over three days. First, an ARCA Series race, followed by two Cup races and one Xfinity Series and Truck Series race.
After Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick shares his thoughts
Pocono’s Cup series race hero Harvick expressed his happiness with the new format. He said, “I think the format was great. I think overall everybody would be super happy with a much shorter season and multiple doubleheaders. Yeah, I think it went well.”
After the race, Harvick’s crew chief Chris Gabehart talked about the hectic racing weekend. He said, “It’s very hard on the race teams. We didn’t leave the racetrack till after 11 on Saturday night. You drive over a half hour to the hotel, got to be back here at 7 a.m. ET.”
He added, “There’s a lot of work that goes on in-between preparing a car that just raced 325 miles to race again for 350 miles, put a professional product on the racetrack. This is very hard, but these teams are the best in the business. Whatever NASCAR wants to do, we’ll support and adapt.”
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