This week the Monster Energy Cup Series travels to the Pocono Mountains and the tricky triangle of Pocono Raceway. Designed with three distinctly different corners, Pocono is always a big challenge for the drivers.

A superspeedway, Pocono is two and a half miles around. This week the drivers will run 400 miles around the track.

While considered single car qualifying, NASCAR sent groups of three cars at a time 15 seconds apart to make their qualifying run. With a qualifying time of 51.875 seconds William Byron puts his number 24 car on the pole for the second week in a row and his third career pole.

Chris Buescher and Erik Jones had inspection issues and after failing to pass inspection twice, both drivers have lost their car chiefs for the weekend.

Matt DiBenedetto’s team had to change the engine and as a result, Tifft will have to start the race from the back of the field.

The starting lineup for the Pocono 400:
William Byron
Kyle Busch
Clint Bowyer
Erik Jones
Brad Keselowski
Denny Hamlin
Kyle Larson
Jimmie Johnson
Daniel Suarez
Austin Dillon
Kevin Harvick
Chase Elliott
Aric Almirola
Paul Menard
Alex Bowman
Joey Logano
Ryan Blaney
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Ryan Newman
Martin Truex Jr
Kurt Busch
Matt Dibenedetto
Daniel Hemric
Chris Buescher
Ty Dillon
Bubba Wallace
David Ragan
Michael McDowell
Ryan Preece
Matt Tifft
Landon Cassill
Ross Chastain
Coery LaJoie
Cody Ware
Reed Sorenson
Quin Houff
JJ Yeley

Stages one and two of the race are 50 laps each with stage three lasting 60 laps for a total of 110 laps around the two and a half mile track.

NASCAR has called for a competition caution on lap 20 after overnight rain storms.

William Byron brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the outside lane and edges out Kyle Busch for the lead.

Lap two the drivers are getting four wide across the track.

Lap four, William Byron has pulled out to a lead of nearly a second on Erik Jones.

Lap six, William Byron has increased his lead to over a second on Erik Jones.

Paul Menard is reporting a vibration.

Lap 13, William Byron holds on to his one second lead on Erik Jones.

Kurt Busch is reporting right rear issues and is falling through the field.

Kevin Harvick brings his car down pit road for fresh tires, reporting a tight condition.

With the completion of lap 20 NASCAR displays the caution flag the competition yellow.

Taking only two tires, Kyle Larson wins the race off of pit road. Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Daniel Suarez, Joey Logano, and Ryan Blaney also took only two tires. After making an earlier stop, Kevin Harvick took fuel only.

Matt Tifft was caught speeding on pit road.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 24 and goes nose to nose with Brad Keselowski before Larson gets out in front for the lead.

The caution flag comes out on lap 29 when Austin Dillon slams into the wall. Jimmie Johnson and Paul Menard were also involved in the wreck.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 33 and holds on to his lead with William Byron in second.

Austin Dillon is the first driver out of the race after hitting the wall.

Ty Dillon slaps the wall but the track stays green.

Five to go in stage one and Kyle Larson holds on to a narrow lead over William Byron.

Several drivers short pit and make their pits stops before pit road closes to end the stage.

Kyle Larson wins stage one for his second stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Kyle Larson
William Byron
Brad Keselowski
Kevin Harvick
Aric Almirola
Ryan Blaney
Daniel Suarez
Joey Logano
Martin Truex Jr
Paul Menard

William Byron wins the race off of pit road but Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr stayed out on the track.

Brad Keselowski brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two and holds off Martin Truex Jr at first but Truex rebounds to briefly take the lead before Kyle Busch gets out in front for the lead.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Daniel Suarez were caught speeding on pit road during the break.

Lap 57, Matt DiBenedetto spins out bringing out the caution flag after spinning out. David Ragan was also involved in the wreck.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 61 and holds on to the lead as drivers get four wide across the track.

Matt Tifft spins out and brings out the caution flag on lap 61 after getting loose.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 65 and holds on to the lead as drivers get four wide across the track.

Lap 66, Kyle Busch has a lead of over half a second on Clint Bowyer.

Martin Truex Jr reports that his car is terrible in traffic.

Corey LaJoie gets into the wall…again…and brings out the caution flag on lap 68 for the debris he has left on the track.

Several drivers bring their cars down pit road for service.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 72, but it is Clint Bowyer who gets out in front first as drivers get three wide across the track.

Lap 75, Kyle Busch has passed Clint Bowyer and retaken the lead.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr cuts a tire and has to come down pit road, but the track stays green.

Lap 80, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a lead of over two seconds on Clint Bowyer.

Aric Almirola and David Ragan brings their cars down pit road with flat tires.

Lap 82, Kyle Busch has increased his lead to three seconds on Clint Bowyer.

Kyle Busch has pulled out to a lead of nearly five seconds on Clint Bowyer with 15 laps remaining in stage two.

Lap 90, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a lead of nearly six seconds on Clint Bowyer.

Nine laps remaining in stage two, Kyle Busch has a seven second lead on Clint Bowyer as some of the drivers come down pit road for service.

Martin Truex Jr is reporting that his car is smoking and he thinks it is blowing up.

There are 25 cars on the lead lap.

With seven laps remaining in stage two, Kyle Busch brings his car down pit road for service and gives up a seven plus second lead.

Chase Elliott is the new leader.

Martin Truex Jr is out of the race.

Chase Elliott pits with four to go in stage two; Kyle Larson is the new leader.

Landon Cassill had a flat tire but made it to pit road without bringing out the caution flag.

Kyle Larson wins stage two to sweep both stages of the race.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Kyle Larson
Joey Logano
William Byron
Brad Keselowski
Ryan Newman
Kurt Busch
Bubba Wallace
Chris Buescher
Daniel Hemric
Daniel Suarez

Joey Logano wins the race off of pit road, but several of the drivers stayed out after pitting before the end of the stage.

Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick bring the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 106 with Kyle Busch edging out in front before Kyle Busch takes the lead.

Matt Tifft takes his car to the garage and Reed Sorenson makes an unscheduled trip down pit road. William Byron tapped the wall on the restart but the track stayed green.

With 50 laps remaining in the race, Kyle Busch has a three quarters of a second lead on Kevin Harvick.

Lap 115, Kyle Busch continues to lead the race with 26 cars on the lead lap.

With 41 laps remaining in the race, Brad Keselowski is the first driver to make his final green flag pit stop. The remaining drivers will be on pit road in the next few laps.

Forty to go, Kyle Busch has a one second lead over Kevin Harvick.

With 36 laps to go, Kyle Busch brings his car down pit road for service; giving the lead over to Denny Hamlin.

Kevin Harvick was charged with having an uncontrolled tire in his pit stall and will have to serve a pass through penalty.

When Denny Hamlin makes his pit stop, Daniel Suarez is the new leader.

Kevin Harvick is reporting an issue with his car, maybe a power steering issue, but he isn’t sure.

With 30 laps to go, Daniel Suarez, William Byron, Daniel Hemric, and Paul Menard have yet to make their pit stops.

Daniel Suarez comes down pit road with 26 laps to go; William Byron is the new leader.

Only William Byron and Daniel Hemric are the only drivers who have yet to make a pit stop.

William Byron makes his pit stop with 25 laps to go; Daniel Hemric is the new leader with Kyle Busch in second seven seconds back.

With only 20 laps to go, Daniel Hemric finally brings his car down pit road; Kyle Busch retakes the lead. He has a three second lead over team mate Erik Jones.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr hits the wall and brings out the caution flag with 14 laps to go.

With 12 laps remaining in the race, the top eleven drivers stay out but the remaining drivers come down pit road for fresh tires.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart with only nine laps remaining in the race. Busch gets out in front as the drivers get four and five wide across the track. Kyle Larson hits the wall hard but the track stays green.

Kyle Busch is in the lead with Brad Keselowski a half a second behind.

Kyle Larson gets his car down pit road for repairs.

Six to go, Kyle Busch has a lead of over half a second on Brad Keselowski.

Four to go, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a lead of over a second on Brak Keselowski.

Reports are that Kevin Harvick’s car issue is a cracked steering box.

Three to go, Kyle Busch’s lead is now a second and a half on Brad Keselowski.

Kyle Busch takes the white flag.

Leading 79 laps, Kyle Busch wins the race for his 55th career Monster Energy Cup Series win. Busch ties Rusty Wallace in career wins.

Pocono 400 results:
Kyle Busch
Brad Keselowski
Erik Jones
Chase Elliott
Clint Bowyer
Denny Hamlin
Joey Logano
Daniel Suarez
William Byron
Aric Almirola
Kurt Busch
Ryan Blaney
Daniel Hemric
Chris Buescher
Alex Bowman
Ryan Newman
Matt DiBenedetto
Paul Menard
Jimmie Johnson
Michael McDowell
Bubba Wallace
Kevin Harvick
Ryan Preece
Ross Chastain
Bayley Currey
Kyle Larson
Ty Dillon
Reed Sorenson
Quin Houff
David Ragan
Landon Cassill
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Matt Tifft
JJ Yeley
Martin Truex Jr
Corey LaJoie
Austin Dillon