Capping off a triple header weekend, the Monster Energy Cup Series runs the Gander RV 400 from the “tricky triangle” of Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

The excitement began early for the Monster Cup drivers when Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott each had on track incidents during practice that send teams scrambling for backup cars.

This week the NBCSports crew is doing something a little different with three of the broadcasters each taking a corner and will be giving a radio styled description of the on track events.

After single car qualifying, with a time of 51.707 seconds, Kevin Harvick follows up his New Hampshire win by putting his number four car on the pole and will bring the field to green.

In post qualifying inspection nearly a quarter of the field failed the inspection process and have had their qualifying times disallowed…including some front runners. The number three driven by Austin Dillon, the number 12 driven by Ryan Blaney, the number 15 driven by Ross Chastain, the number 24 driven by William Byron, the number 27 driven by Reed Sorenson, the number 34 driven by Michael McDowell, the number 32 driven by Corey LaJoie, the number 37 driven by Chris Buescher, and the number 48 driven by Jimmie Johnson all failed inspection and will have to start the race from the back of the field.

In addition, engineer Ryan Sparks for Austin Dillon’s team has been ejected fro the weekend.

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

Stages one and two of the race are 50 laps each with stage three lasting 60 laps around the two and a half mile track for a total of 400 miles.

Kevin Harvick brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and the drivers immediately spread out to four and five wide. Kevin Harvick gets out in front for the lead.

Kevin Harvick leads the first lap with Joey Logano in second and Kyle Busch in third.

Lap three the drivers finally get single file with Kevin Harvick leading the way.

Lap four, Kevin Harvick has pulled out to a lead of over half a seocnd on Joey Logano. Brad Keselowski hits the wall and has to make an unscheduled trip down pit road for repairs. The track stays green.

In his pit stall, Brad Keselowski’s car falls off of the jack, making for a slow pit stop.

Lap six, Kevin Harvick now has a lead of over a second on Joey Logano.

Lap elevin, Kevin Harvick contiues to lead the race with a two second lead on Joey Logano.

Lap 13, all 38 cars are still on the lead lap.

Lap 14, Alex Bowman makes his green flag pit stop as strategy begins for teams making pit stops.

Lap 17, Kevin Harvick has led every lap so far; he has a lead of over a second on Joey Logano.

After starting from the back of the field in a backup car, Kyle Larson has moved up to eleventh.

With 29 laps remaining in stage one, drivers begin making green flag pit stops.

Lap 25, with green flag pit stops going on, Kevin Harvick has a lead of over three seconds on Denny Hamlin.

Lap 30, Kevin Harvick hold on to his two second lead on Denny Hamlin, but he still has to make his pit stop.

Lap 34, the top 10 have yet to make their pit stops. Kevin Harvick has a second and a half lead on Denny Hamlin.

Lap 39, Kevin Harvick finally makes his green flag pit stop.

Lap 40, Kyle Busch is the new leader with Jimmie Johnson in second over a second behind.

Lap 41 Jimmie Johnson makes his green pit stop. Kyle Busch now has a five second lead on Joey Logano.

The team reports that the track bar adjuster is broken on Erik Jones car.

Lap 43, Kyle Busch holds on to his five second lead over Joey Logano.

Lap 46, there are 27 cars on the lead lap with Kyle Busch leading the way, five seconds ahead of Joey Logano.

Kyle Busch wins stage one for his eighth stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Kyle Busch
Joey Logano
Kevin Harvick
Denny Hamlin
Martin Truex Jr
Kyle Larson
Erik Jones
Aric Almirola
Kurt Busch
Clint Bowyer

Taking only two tires, Daniel Hemric wins the race off of pit road.

Kevin Harvick brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two and holds on to the lead as the drivers get three and four wide across the track.

Lap 56, Kevin Harvick is back in the lead with Ryan Newman in second over haf a second back.

Lap 58, Kevin Harvick has increased his lead on Ryan Newman to two seconds with Denny Hamlin in third with Kyle Busch on his bumper.

Lap 59, Denny Hamlin gets around Ryan Newman for second.

Kyle Busch gets around Ryan Newman for third.

Lap 60, Kevin Harvick has pulled out to a lead of nearly three seconds on Denny Hamlin with 28 cars on the lead lap.

Kyle Busch has gotten around Denny Hamlin and is closing in on leader Kevin Harvick. Busch is less than two seconds back.

Lap 67, Kyle Busch has closed to within a second of leader Kevin Harvick who is closing in on lapping Ryan Blaney.

Lap 68, Kyle Busch has closed the gap to leader Kevin Harvick to just over half a second.

Lap 71, Kyle Busch has closed the gap on Kevin Harvick to under half a second.

Lap 73, Kyle Busch gets around Kevin Harvick for the lead and is pulling away.

Kyle Busch has not only caught and passed leader Kevin Harvick, he has also put Ryan Blaney a lap down.

Lap 79, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a lead of nearly a second and a half over Kevin Harvick.

Kevin Harvick makes his green flag pit stop.

Kyle Busch has a lead of over two and a half seconds on Denny Hamlin.

Chase Elliott blows a front tire and hits the wall hard, which brings the caution flag out on lap 83. Elliott has some heavy damage to his car and takes it to the garage. Elliott was in a backup car after a crash in practice.

Taking only two tires, Brad Keselowski wins the race off of pit road, but not every driver made a pit stop.

After staying out on the track, Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 88 and gets out in front for the lead as drivers get three and four wide behind him.

In just one lap, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a lead of over half a second on Kevin Harvick.

There are fierce battles for position all through the field.

Lap 90, Jeff Burton reports a few rain drops in the area.

Lap 91, NASCAR throws the caution flag for rain.

The race becomes official at the end of stage two…eight laps away.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 94 and edges out Kevin Harvick for the lead while Jimmie Johnson gets around Harvick to take second.

Lap 96, Kyle Busch has a half second lead on Jimmie Johnson.

Lap 97, Ryan Blaney gets into the wall but the track stays green. The green flag finally comes out when Blaney hits the wall.

Kyle Busch gives up his lead to come down pit road for service before he ran out of fuel.

Jimmie Johnson wins stage two under caution. This is only Johnson’s second career stage win.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Jimmie Johnson
Kevin Harvick
Joey Logano
Martin Truex Jr
Denny Hamlin
Austin Dillon
Erik Jones
Brad Keselowski
Alex Bowman
Kyle Larson

Kevin Harvick brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 103 and edges out for the lead but Harvick gets plenty of challenge from Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano for the lead.

Denny Hamlin takes the lead wit Joey Logano in second and Kevin Harvick in third.

There are 54 laps remaining in the race and the drivers battling for position all through the field.

Lap 107, Denny Hamlin has pulled out to a lead of over a second on Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick is nearly two seconds back.

Lap 110, Denny Hamlin has increased his lead over Joey Logano to just under two seconds.

Lap 113, Denny Hamlin’s lead is now over two seconds on Joey Logano with Kevin Harvick in third.

Ryan Preece slams into the wall causing a lot of damage to his car and brings out the caution flag on lap 114.

Taking only two tires, Erik Jones wins the race off of pit road. Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr, William Byron, Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer, and Daniel Hemric, and Austin Dillon also took only two tires. Daniel Suarez and Kurt Busch took fuel only.

Staying out on the track, Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 119 and holds on to his lead as drivers try to challenge him for the lead.

Lap 120, Kyle Busch has pulled out to a half second lead on Erik Jones.

Lap 123, David Ragan has a lot of damage to his smoking car and is trying to make it to pit road. So far the track stays green.

With 34 laps to go, Kyle Busch has a lead of over half a second on team mate Erik Jones with fellow team mate Martin Truex Jr in third.

Teams are reporting that they are anywhere from one to four laps short of making it to the end of race on their current fuel load.

With 29 laps to go, Kyle Busch has a lead of over two seconds on Erik Jones.

Lap 135, Kyle Busch gives up his lead for a pit stop. Erik Jones is the new leader. Busch comes back out on the track in 26th place.

Twenty to go, Erik Jones is in the lead only a third of a second ahead of team mate Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 144, Denny Hamlin comes from third to pass Martin Truex Jr and Erik Jones to become the new leader.

Fourteen to go, who has saved enough fuel and who will fall just a bit short???

Lap 147, Denny Hamlin has a one second lead on Martin Truex Jr with Kevin Harvick in third.

Eleven to go, Denny Hamlin’s lead over Martin Truex Jr is down to half a second with Kevin Harvic a second and a half back.

Lap 151, Denny Hamlin has a one second lead on Erik Jones.

The caution flag comes out with only eight laps remaining in the race when Josh Bilicki gets stopped on the track.

With only four laps remaining in the race, Denny Hamlin brings the field down for the green flag restart holds on to his lead as drivers get four and five wide behind him.

Kurt Busch wrecks after contact with Ricky Stenhouse Jr and brings out the caution flag. Michael McDowell was also involved in the crash.

Daniel Suarez was charged with a restart violation for laying back – something NASCAR told the drivers they would not allow on restarts.

In an overtime restart, Denny Hamlin brings the field down for the green flag with Erik Jones starting alongside. Drivers are getting four and five wide across the track.

Denny Hamlin is out in front for the lead.

Denny Hamlin takes the white flag…but do they have enough fuel???

Denny Hamlin wins at Pocono for his 34th career win!

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

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