THE RACE: Gander Outdoors 400
TRACK: Pocono Raceway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #21 of 36
Date: Sunday, July 29, 2018 in Long Pond, PA
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:50 pm/et
NASCAR Countdown to Green: 2:00pm/et on NBCSN
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN, 2:30pm/et
Saturday, July 28, 9:00-9:50am/et, TV-CNBC;
Saturday, July 28, 11:40am-12:30pm/et, TV-CNBC;
Qualifying for positions 1-40, Saturday, July 28 at 4:10 pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
re-air scheduled: None
In the Booth: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Pre/Post-Race and Hosts: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett
Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns
Features Reporter: Rutledge Wood
Breaking News: Nate Ryan
Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
TV Listings, Links and Info:
see the TV Listings and Links page
Friday, July 27
6:00 PM-8:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Saturday, July 28
6:00 AM-8:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
8:00 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
9:00 AM-9:50 AM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
11:40 AM-12:30 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE
4:10 PM MENCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)
Sunday, July 29
9:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
12:30 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
1:50 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM MENCS RACE (160 LAPS, 400 MILES)
MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Grand Marshal: TBA
Command to start engines: TBA
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Color Guard: TBA
National Anthem: TBA
NASCAR Overtime Race Procedure: Rule and notes on the NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.
Wave Around: how the wave around rule works: All vehicles between the leader and the caution vehicle at the start/finish line when the "one to go" signal is given by the starter are considered "Wave Around" eligible. "Wave Around" vehicles will not be permitted to enter pit road at any time during this yellow flag/caution period. "Wave Around" vehicles must receive the green flag on the race track before being permitted to enter pit road without a penalty. Vehicles under a penalty and the "Free Pass" vehicle will not be eligible to receive a "Wave Around".
Coverage of Qualifying for the Gander Outdoors 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 4:10pm/et.
Television (TV): NBCSN, 4:00pm/et
Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format:
• Round 1 -- All entries will have 15 minutes to post a qualifying time, after which the 24 registering the fastest laps will advance to the second round. Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order (from fastest to slowest).
• Round 2 -- The 24 fastest from the first round will have 10 minutes to post a second-round qualifying time, with the 12 fastest advancing to a third round. Those not advancing will earn starting positions 13 through 24 based on time, again in descending order.
• Round 3 -- The final round will be five minutes in length. The fastest times from this session will determine the first (Coors Light Pole Award) through 12th starting positions.
There will be a seven-minute break between each round; teams may make adjustments to their entries only during the individual breaks. They will not be allowed to jack the vehicle or raise the hood, and once the car or truck enters the garage, it will no longer be permitted to return to the track for additional qualifying attempts.
For qualifying rules and formats, see the Qualifying Rules page
How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Pocono(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Pocono(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph
posted when available
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