Once again, NASCAR is running four races in a two day period, but this time it was originally scheduled that way as the drivers take on the tricky triangle at Pocono Raceway.

This marks the first time that the NASCAR Cup has run two races in two days at the same track.

Originally planned as a two day double header, Mother Nature has stepped in an changed the plans.  After the Gander Truck Series race was postponed until Sunday due to the weather, NASCAR is looking to get the Pocono Organics 325 completed.

As the practice of no practice or qualifying continues, a random draw based on car owner points, put Aric Almirola on the pole and bring the field down for the green flag with Ryan Blaney alongside on the front row.

The starting lineup for the Pocono Organics 325:
Aric Almirola
Ryan Blaney
Denny Hamlin
Kyle Busch
Chase Elliott
Joey Logano
Kurt Busch
Brad Keselowski
Kevin Harvick
Alex Bowman
Martin Truex Jr
Jimmie Johnson
Ryan Newman
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Tyler Reddick
William Byron
Austin Dillon
Clint Bowyer
Erik Jones
John Hunter Nemechek
Matt DiBenedetto
Matt Kenseth
Bubba Wallace
Chris Buescher
Cole Custer
Michael McDowell
Brennan Poole
Joey Gase
Corey LaJoie
Ryan Preece
Garrett Smithley
Quin Houff
JJ Yeley
Ty Dillon
James Davison
Christopher Bell
Daniel Suarez
Timmy Hill
BJ McLeod
Josh Bilicki

After a delay of over half an hour as track officials worked to get the track dry after a morning rainstorm, NASCAR calls the drivers to their cars while officials continue to work on the weepers – water seeping through the asphalt.

Stages one is only 25 laps long with stage two 52 laps in length, and stage three lasting 53 laps for a total of 130laps around the two and a half mile the three cornered track.

NASCAR has called for a competition caution on lap 12.

Just as the drivers get ready to start the race, rain begins to fall.  NASCAR keeps the cars running pace laps in hopes of waiting out the rain and getting the race going.

The track drying equipment has joined the drivers on the track to get it dry and ready for the race.

Aric Almirola reported that visibility is difficult due to all the mist on the windshield.

And over an hour after the original start time, NASCAR throws the green flag with Aric Almirola and Ryan Blaney going side by side before Almirola gets out in front for the lead with Kyle Busch in second and Ryan Blaney in third; Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.

Pocono has one of the widest tracks on the circuit, but the drivers are nearly all single file.

Lap three Aric Almirola has a third of a second lead on Kyle Busch; Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano, and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.

Lap five, Aric Almirola has pulled out to a one second lead on Ryan Blaney; Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.

Joey Gase brings his car down pit road.

Fourth place driver Kyle Busch is reporting a tight position.

Lap seven, Aric Almirola holds on to a one second lead on Ryan Blaney; Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.

Lap 10, leader Aric Almirola has increased his lead to over a second on Joey Logano; Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.

At the end of lap 12, NASCAR puts out the yellow flag for the competition caution  Joey Gase is the only driver not on the track with 36 cars on the lead lap.

Teams have the option of bringing their cars down pit road to check tire wear and make adjustments.

After the top eight cars stay out on the track; Aric Almirola brings the field down for the green flag restart with Joey Logano alongside on the front row on lap 17.  The drivers are getting five wide across the track and then narrow it down to just three wide.

Aric Almirola holds on to the lead.

The caution flag comes back out on lap 17 when Quin Houff gets into the wall after getting loose.

Aric Almirola brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 20, but it is Joey Logano who gets out in front to lead the race.

With just five laps remaining in stage one; the top five are Joey Logano, Aric Almirola, Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, and Kurt Busch.

Some of the drivers are short pitting and bringing their cars down for service before the end of stage one.

With a lead of over half a second, Joey Logano wins stage one for his fourth stage win of the year.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Joey Logano
Aric Almirola
Ryan Blaney
Kyle Busch
Chase Elliott
Kurt Busch
Matt DiBenedetto
Brad Keselowski
Alex Bowman
Eric Jones

Not all of the drivers come down pit road for service.  Ryan Newman, Michael McDowell, and Ty Dillon lead the race off of pit road after taking fuel only.

Ty Dillon was caught speeding on pit road.

Taking the outside lane, Joey Logano brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 31 but it is Aric Almirola who gets out in front for the lead.

Aric Almirola, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, and Matt DiBenedetto round out the top five.

Quin Houff is the only car of the race.  Joey Gase has returned to the track but is three laps down.

Lap 34, Aric Almirola has a half second lead on Joey Logano; Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, and Matt DiBenedetto round out the top five.

Lap 38, Ryan Blaney brings his car down pit road for the first time for fresh tires and service.

Aric Almirola has pulled out to a lead of over a second on Joey Logano; Chase Elliott, Matt DiBenedetto, and Kurt Busch round out the top five.

Lap 40, more drivers are making their first pit stops of the day for service.

Lap 41, Aric Almirola now has a lead of nearly two seconds on Joey Logano; Chase Elliott, Matt DiBenedetto, and Martin Truex Jr round out the top five.

Leader Aric Almirola is among the drivers who have yet to make a pit stop.

William Byron is reporting a significant vibration in his car.

Second place driver Joey Logano brings his car down pit road for service.

Lap 45, Aric Almirola has a lead of over four seconds on Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr, Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Lap 45, leader Aric Almirola brings his car down pit road for service.  With second place driver Chase Elliott also coming down pit road, Martin Truex Jr is the new leader.

All of the drivers have made their first pit stops of the day.

Lap 47, the top five are Martin Truex Jr, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, William Byron, and Chris Buescher.  Aric Almirola comes back out on the track in 27th place.

Lap 51, Martin Truex Jr has a one second lead on Denny Hamlin; Kyle Busch, William Byron, and Chris Buescher round out the top five.

Lap 55, Denny Hamlin has closed the gap on lead Martin Truex Jr to just a quarter of a second; Kyle Busch William Byron, and Chris Buescher round out the top five.

Lap 60, Martin Truex Jr continues to lead the race with Denny Hamlin in second two tenths of a second back; Kyle Busch, William Byron, and Erik Jones round out the top five, putting all four of the Joe Gibbs Racing cars in the top five.

Lap 61, Denny Hamlin gets around team mate Martin Truex Jr to take the lead; Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, and Kevin Harvick round out the top five as driver are making green flag pit stops.

The teams are all on a variety of pit stop strategies, giving way to numerous pit stop cycles.

Lap 63, Denny Hamlin leads the race with Kyle Busch two and a half seconds back; Erik Jones, Kevin Harvick, and Christopher Bell round out the top five.

Trying to avoid Josh Bilicki, Jimmie Johnson overshoots his pit stall and has to back up before the team can work on the car.

JJ Yeley brings out the caution flag with a tire shredding after contact from John Hunter Nemechek.

The caution flag amid a green flag pit cycle ends up trapping some drivers one lap down and causes others to lose a lot of track position if they pit under the yellow.

With 24 drivers on the lead lap, a large pack of drivers come down pit road for service.  Denny Hamlin wins the race off of pit road with Kyle Busch coming out second.

Once again back out in front, Aric Almirola brings the field down for the green flag restart with just  eight laps remaining in stage two.  With the wave arounds, there are 30 cars on the lead lap.

Aric Almirola takes the lead with Joey Logano in second; Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr, and Chase Elliott round out the top five.

BJ McLeod and Quin Houff are the only drivers out of the race.

The caution flag comes out on lap 72 when Tyler Reddick and Erik Jones get into a crash.  Jones just misses the barrels at the end of pit road and hits the wall head on.  The right rear crush panel on Tyler Reddick’s car is torn up.  The crush panels help to keep the fumes out of the car and may cause some issues for Reddick during the race.

Kurt Busch was reporting grip issues.

Austin Dillon overshot his pit stall and had to back up before the crew could service the car.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr has stalled out on the track near the entrance to pit road.  Stenhouse had no fuel pressure.

Chase Elliott is reporting gear issues; after missing a gear.

Aric Almirola brings the field down for the green flag restart with only two laps remaining in stage two. Almrola and Joey Logano go nose to nose before Aric Almirola gets out in front for the lead with Joey Logano in second; Martin Truex Jr, Ryan Blaney, and Matt DiBenedetto round out the top five.

Aric Almirola wins stage two for his first stage win of the season and his fourth career stage win.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Aric Almirola
Joey Logano
Martin Truex Jr
Ryan Blaney
Matt DiBenedetto
Alex Bowman
Kevin Harvick
Kyle Busch
Denny Hamlin
Chase Elliott

Some of the drivers come down pit road for service.

Leader Aric Almirola has led nearly 50 laps today; in his career at Pocono, he has led only two laps.

Aric Almirola brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three with Joey Logano alongside on the front row on lap 82 with the drivers getting four and five wide.  Aric Almirola gets out in front for the lead.

With Aric Almirola in the lead, Kevin Harvick, Matt DiBenedetto, Martin Truex Jr, and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.

Chase Elliott was charged with the team having an uncontrolled tire during his pit stop.

Lap 84, Aric Almirola has a half second lead on Kevin Harvick; Matt DiBenedetto, Martin Truex Jr, and Joey Logano round out the top five.

Lap 90, Aric Almirola has pulled out to a lead of half a second on Kevin Harvick; Matt DiBenedetto, Martin Truex Jr, and Joey Logano round out the top five.

The window is open for the drivers to make it to the end of the race on fuel; several drivers come down pit road for fuel.  Tire wear is not an issue at Pocono so the drivers do not need to worry about fresh tires.

With 37 laps to go, Aric Almirola has a lead of over half a second on Kevin Harvick.

Leader Aric Almirola makes his green flag pit stop that includes fuel and tires.

Denny Hamlin is the new leader with Ryan Newman in second: Michael McDowell, Chris Buescher, and Ryan Preece round out the top five.

Ryan Newman takes the lead with Michael McDowell in second after the leaders make pit stops.

Lap 100, the top five are Ryan Newman, Michael McDowell, Chris Buescher, Ryan Preece, and Corey LaJoie.

With 29 cars on the lead lap, Ryan Newman has a two second lead on Michael McDowell with 28 laps to go; Chris Buescher, Ryan Preece, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr round out the top five.

With 25 laps remaining in the race, Michael McDowell has cut Ryan Newman’s lead in half to just one second; Chris Buescher, Ryan Preece, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr round out the top five.

Twenty to go, Michael McDowell gets around Ryan Newman to take the lead; Chris Buescher, Ryan Preece, and Rickty Stenhouse Jr round out the top five.

Michael McDowell and Ryan Newman come down pit road for service; putting Chris Buescher in the lead with Ryan Preece in second; Kevin Harvick, Corey LaJoie, and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.

Chris Buescher is in the lead but he will have to make a pit stop in the next lap or two, putting Kevin Harvick in the lead.

With 18 laps to go, Chris Buescher comes down pit road and gives the lead over to Kevin Harvick; Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola, Martin Truex Jr, and Christopher Bell round out the top five.

Fifteen to go, Kevin Harvick has a two second lead on Denny Hamlin; there are 29 cars on the lead lap.

Alex Bowman has to make an unscheduled stop on pit road with a flat tire.

Kevin Harvick has a two second lead on Denny Hamlin; Aric Almirola, Christopher Bell, and Martin Truex Jr round out the top five.

Denny Hamlin is two seconds behind leader Kevin Harvick; the next car – Aric Almirola – is 13 seconds back.

With 12 laps to go, Denny Hamlin has closed the gap on leader Kevin Harvick to under a second; Aric Almirola, Christopher Bell, and Martin Truex Jr round out the top five.

Martin Truex Jr is reporting a vibration in his car.

Ten to go, Kevin Harvick has a lead of a second on Denny Hamlin; Aric Almirola, Christopher Bell, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

With eight laps remaining in the race, there are 26 cars on the lead lap with just three cars out of the race.

Joey Logano has to make an unscheduled pit stop with a flat tire.

Five to go, Kevin Harvick has a one second lead on Denny Hamlin; Aric Almirola, Christopher Bell, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Denny Hamlin is reporting a significant vibration.

With three laps to go, there are  21 cars on the lead lap, Kevin Harvick has a lead of over a second on Denny Hamlin; Aric Almirola , Christopher Bell, and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Kevin Harvick takes the white flat.

After finishing a race at Pocono four times, Kevin Harvick finally earns his first win at Pocono Raceway.  With the top half of the field inverted for tomorrow’s race, Harvick will start the race in 20th place with Ryan Preece sitting on the pole

The unofficial results of the Pocono Organics 325:
Kevin Harvick
Denny Hamlin
Aric Almirola
Christopher Bell
Kyle Busch
Martin Truex Jr
Clint Bowyer
Michael McDowell
Brad Keselowski
Chris Buescher
Matt Kenseth
Ryan Blaney
Matt DiBenedetto
William Byron
Ryan Newman
Cole Custer
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Kurt Busch
Austin Dillon
Ryan Preece
Jimmie Johnson
Bubba Wallace
Corey LaJoie
John Hunter Nemechek
Chase Elliott
Ty Dillon
Alex Bowman
Daniel Suarez
Brennan Poole
Tyler Reddick
JJ Yeley
Josh Bilicki
Garrett Smithley
James Davison
Timmy Hill
Joey Logano
Joey Gase
Erik Jones
BJ McLeod
Quin Houff