This week the NASCAR Cup Series takes to the “tricky triangle” at Pocono Raceway for a doubleheader weekend. Kicking off the doubleheader is the Pocono Organics CBD 325.

After winning the past three races in a row, Kyle Larson sits on the pole and will bring the field to green with team mate William Byron alongside on the front row.

Going for four in a row, Larson could join only eight drivers to win four races in a row – seven of those eight are in the Hall of Fame. Only Jimmie Johnson has yet to enter the Hall.

The number 41 Stewart-Haas Racing car driven by Cole Custer will have to start the race from the back of the field after the car failed the pre-race inspection process multiple times.

The starting line up for the Pocono Organics CBD 325:

Kyle Larson
William Byron
Kevin Harvick
Joey Logano
Kyle Busch
Ross Chastain
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Kurt Busch
Christopher Bell
Denny Hamlin
Aric Almirola
Austi Dillon
Alex Bowman
Daniel Suarez
Martin Truex Jr
Tyler Reddick
Michael McDowell
Brad Keselowski
Ryan Newman
Bubba Wallace
Matt DiBenedetto
Erik Jones
Corey LaJoie
Anthony Alfredo
Chris Buescher
Cole Custer – moved to the back of the field
Ryan Blaney
Chase Briscoe
Chase Elliott
Garrett Smithley
Ryan Preece
BJ McLeod
Josh Bilicki
Justin Haley
Cody Ware
James Davison
Quin Houff
Timmy Hill

NASCAR has called for a competition caution on lap 12.

Stage one is a short 25 laps long, stage two is 52 laps long with stage three lasting 53 laps for a total of 130 laps around the two and a half mile track. Drivers can run 42 to 45 laps on a single load of fuel.

Kyle Larson brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and the drivers quickly get spread out across the track as Kyle Larson takes the lead.

With a front stretch of over 3,700 feet – long enough to land an airplane – the drivers make use of every inch of the wide track.

Lap two, Kyle Larson already hass a lead of over half a second on Joey Logano; Ross Chastain, William Byron, and Kevin Harvick round out the top five.

Chase Elliott’s team reports that the Left rear of the car “is destroyed” after some on track contact during the start of the race. Elliott started the race in 29th after being disqualified after the race last week in Nashville.

Lap five, Kyle Larson holds on to his half second lead on Joey Logano; William Byron, Kevin Harvick, and Ross Chastain round out the top five.

William Bryon passes Joey Logano for second and Kyle Larson for the lead.

Lap six, William Byron has a half second lead on Kyle Larson; Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch round out the top five.

Kyle Larson reports that his car is very loose.

Lap nine, William Byron has pulled out to a one second lead on Kyle Larson; Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick round out the top five.

NASCAR displays the yellow flag for the first caution of the day on lap eight for debris on the track.

NASCAR has announced that this will serve as the competition caution.

Some of the drivers come down pit road for service and adjustments. Ross Chastain reports a very loose car. Some of the drivers are taking only two tires. The crew works quickly to repair Chase Elliott’s car.

Corey LaJoie was caught speeding on pit road and will have to restart the race from the back of the field.

William Byron bring the field down for the green flag restart on lap 13 and gets out in front for the lead.

Lap 13, the top five are William Byron, Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Joey Logano.

A crash brings out the caution flag on lap 14 that send Cole Custer into the wall. Custer’s car is resting drivers side against the wall and he has to gingerly climb out on the wall to get out of the car. Cole Custer is out of the race. Cole Custer and Brad Keselowski made contact to cause the crash. Keselowski also received damage to his car and comes down pit road for repairs.

William Byron brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 17 and holds on to the lead as drivers get four and five wide across the track.

Lap 18, the top five are William Byron, Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, and Joey Logano.

Kyle Busch passes William Byron for the lead.

Lap 20,Kyle Busch has a two tenths of a second lead on William Byron; Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, and Joey Logano round out the top five.

Lap 22, Aric Almirola, Alex Bowman, and Christopher Bell come down pit road for service before the pits close.

The drivers come back out on the track just in front of leader Kyle Busch to stay on the lead lap. Busch passes Christopher Bell, putting his a lap down.

A huge track, it is raining on pit road but the sun is shining on parts of the track.

Kyle Busch wins stage one by over half a second on William Byron for his third stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Kyle Busch
William Byron
Kyle Larson
Joey Logano
Kevin Harvick
Denny Hamlin
Kurt Busch
Daniel Suarez
Austin Dillon
Tyler Reddick

Drivers come down pit road for service but not all of the drivers made a pit stop.

Christopher Bell is the “lucky dog”.

Joey Logano and Tyler Reddick bring the field down for the green flag start of stage two after staying out on the track.

Lap 30, the top five are Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, Ross Chastain, Ryan Blaney, and Martin Truex Jr. After starting form the middle of the pack, Kyle Busch is working his way through the field.

Lap 32, it’s a Kyle battle for 13th place with Kyle Busch taking the spot but gets passed by Kyle Larson for 13th. The top 12 drivers stayed out on the track.

Lap 33, Joey Logano has a half second lead on Kurt Busch; Ross Chastain, Ryan Blaney, and Martin Truex Jr round out the top five.

Lap 36, Joey Logano has pulled out to a one second lead on Kurt Busch; Ross Chastain, Ryan Blaney, and Martin Truex Jr round out the top five.

All 37 cars on the track are on the lead lap. Cole Custer is the only driver out of the race.

Lap 41, drivers who have yet to make a pit stop are beginning to come down pit road.

Lap 42, Joey logano has a lead of over a second on Kurt Busch; Ross Chastain, Ryan Blaney, and Martin Truex Jr round out the top five. Kyle Larson has entered the top 10 with Kyle Busch in 12th.

Lap 44, Joey Logano’s lead is down to just under a second on Kurt Busch.

Lap 46, leader Joey Logano and Kurt Busch come down pit road for service; Ross Chastain is the new leader.

The top five are Ross Chastain, Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr, Bubba Wallace, and Brad Keselowski. Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch are in the top 10.

Lap 47, Ross Chastain has a one second lead on Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr, Bubba Wallace, and Brad Keselowski round out the top five with Kyle Larson just outside in sixth.

Lap 51, Ross Chastain has a lead of nearly a second on Ryan Blaney; Martin Truex Jr, Bubba Wallace, and Kyle Larson round out the top five.

Ryan Newman gets loose and hits the wall but is still moving and brings out the caution flag on lap 53.

Much of the field comes down pit road for service with William Byron taking two tires and gained seven spots and winning the race off of pit road.

After staying out on the track, Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 58 from the outside lane. Battling with brother Kurt, Kyle Busch takes the lead.

Lap 58, the top five are Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Michael McDowell, Joey Logano, and William Bryon.

Lap 59, Kyle Busch has a one second lead on brother Kurt.

The caution flag comes out on lap 60 for a crash involving Corey LaJoie and Anthony Alfredo. The contact sends Alfredo into the wall. Both drivers were in the top 20 at the time of the crash.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart from the outside lane on lap 64 and gets out in front for the lead. Drivers gets three wide across the track.

Lap 64, the top five are Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Joey Logano, Michael McDowell, and William Byron.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr was charged with a restart violation. He laid back to gain momentum, which is against the rules. He wil have to serve a pass through penalty.

Lap 65 – halfway – Kyle Busch has a lead of over half a seocnd on Brother Kurt; Joey Logano, William Byron, and Ryan Blaney round out the top five.

With seven laps remaining in stage two, Kyle Busch leads the race with Kurt Busch in second; Joey Logano, William Byron, and Kyle Larson round out the top five.

Ross Chastain brings out the sixty caution flag on lap 72 when he spins out and hits the wall. Chastain is on the crash clock; his team has six minutes to repair the car and get it up to at least minimum speed.

Several drivers come down pit road including leader Kyle Busch. Busch reports that his car is a bit tight.

Kurt Busch is the new leader.

Kevin Harvick is reporting a loose condition.

Kurt Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart and a two lap shootout for the end of stage two with William Byron alongside. From the outside lane Kurt Busc takes the lead with a push form Joey Logano. Ryan Blaney makes it a three wide battle.

Kurt Busch leads the race with Joey Logano in second; Kyle Larson, William Byron, and Ryan Blaney round ou t the top five. After starting in 15th, Kyle Busch is up to 10th place.

Kurt Busch wins stage two for his second stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Kurt Busch
Kyle Larson
Joey Logano
William Byron
Ryan Blaney
Denny Hamlin
Martin Truex Jr
Alex Bowman
Kyle Busch
Brad Keselowski

Some of the drivers come down pit road for service.

Kurt Busch brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 82 and holds on to the lead.

The top five are Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, William Byron, and Ryan Blaney.

Lap 83, Kyle Larson challenges Kurt Busch for the lead.

Lap 84, Kyle Larson battles Kurt Busch for the lead with Larson taking the lead.

Lap 90, with 41 laps remaining in the race, some ofhte drivers are making green flap pit stops. Some of them are taking fuel only; while others take on fuel and change only tow tires.

Kyle Larson has a two second lead on Kurt Busch; Ryan Blaney, William Byron, and Alex Bowman round out the top five.

Mlap 92, more drivers make their green flag pit stops.

Leader Kyle Larson comes down pit road for service and gives the lead over to Kurt Busch.

Lap 94, Kurt Busch makes his pit stop and gives the lead over to Denny Hamlin with Kyle Busch in second.

Matt DiBenedetto is charged with leaving pit road with equipment – fuel can – and has to serve a pass through penalty.

Lap 98, Kyle Busch gives up second place to come down pit road for a fuel only stop. Denny Hamlin is the lead but still needs to make a pit stop.

Lap 100, Denny Hamlin has a 13 and a half second lead on Michael McDowell; Tyler Reddick, Chase Elliott, and Chris Buescher round out the top five. Hamlin still needs to make his pit stop.

Lap 104, leader Denny Hamlin makes his green flag pit stop and give the lead over the Michael McDowell.

With 27 laps to go, the top five are Michael McDowell, Tyler Reddick, Chris Buescher, Chase Elliott, and Anthony Alfredo.

Anthony Alfredo makes his pit stop and gives the fifth place stpot to Kyle Busch.

In fifth and sixth place, the Kyles continue their battle for position.

Lap 107, Tyler Reddick comes down pit road. The top five are Michael McDowell, Chris Buescher, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, and Kyle Larson.

Lap 108, the caution flag comes out for debris on the track.

There are 30 cars on the lead lap.

Some of the drivers come down pit road for fuel and fresh tires.

Kyle Busch brings the field down for the green flag restart from the outside lane with 19 laps remaining in the race. After a push from behind, Alex Bowman takes the lead.

The top five are Alex Bowman, Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, William Byron, and Ryan Blaney.

Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson battle for second with Larson taking the spot.

With 17 laps to go, Alex Bowman has just a tenth of a second lead on Kyle Larson; Kyle Busch, William Byron, and Ryan Blaney round out the top five.

Fourteen to go, Kyle Larson begins to challenge team mate Alex Bowman for the lead.

Twelve laps to go, Alex Bowman has a lead of nearly half a second on Kyle Larson.

Ten to go, Alex Bowman has a lead of two tenths of a second on Kyle Larson; Kyle Busch, William Byron, and Ryan Blaney round out the top five.

Eight to go, Kyle Larson challenges leader Alex Bowman for the lead but Bowman holds him off.

Five to go, Alex Bowman continues to hold off team mate and the hottest driver in NASCAR right now – Kyle Larson.

Four to go, Kyle Larson battles Alex Bowman for the lead. Larson takes the lead. Kyle Busch has pulled up behind Alex Bowman.

Three to go, Kyle Larson increases his lead on Alex Bowman to over half a second on Alex Bowman; Kyle Busch, William Byron, and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.

With a lead of one second, Kyle Larson takes the white flag.

Kyle Larson has a flat tire and hits the wall!

Alex Bowman wins the race for his third win of the 2021 season!

This is the sixth race in a row that a member of Hendrick Motorsports has won a race.

The unofficial results of the Pocono Organics CBD 325:
Alex Bowman
Kyle Busch
William Byron
Denny Hamlin
Ryan Blaney
Kurt Busch
Joey Logano
Kevin Harvick
Kyle Larson
Brad Keselowski
Tyler Reddick
Chase Elliott
Daneil Suarez
Bubba Wallace
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Aric Almirola
Christopher Bell
Martin Truex Jr
Michael McDowell
Chris Buescher
Austin Dillon
Erik Jones
Ryan Preece
Chase Briscoe
Cody Ware
Anthony Alfredo
Justin Haley
James Davison
Garrett Smithley
BJ McLeod
Quin Houff
Matt DiBenedetto
Ross Chastain
Josh Bilicki
Timmy Hill
Corey LaJoie
Ryan Newman
Cole Custer