NASCAR: Winners And Losers From Pocono

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Winner: Restarts

It’s one of Pocono’s many unique characteristics. With the longest straightaway in all of NASCAR, the five-lane frontstretch at Pocono provides incredible speeds during green flag runs and thrilling restarts throughout the course of a race.

As always, we saw many great battles in Monday’s race. Restarts at the Tricky Triangle are like no other. As soon as the green flag drops, you’ll immediately start to see cars fan out across the many lanes on the track.

While some are able to gain major ground, some aren’t as lucky, and are forced to merge back in for Turn 1. That usually creates many close calls and lots of contact around the Trenton Speedway-inspired turn.

At one point in the race, we saw Clint Bowyer get a free pass. As he came around Turn 3 and approached the back of the field, he used his momentum to go inside and pass three to four lanes of cars before sliding back in with everyone else.

As always, Pocono’s restarts created the track position for drivers like Earnhardt Jr. and Keselowski to move up in the race. With the rapid spreading and the merging of cars, they always serve as some of the best of the entire season.

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