Bringing It Home on the Roval
Sharp turns + long straight-aways + a tricky tunnel turn = one tough shot at making the grid for Sunday’s Pocono 500…but not too tough for the Red Bull Racing duo. Two in the show! AJ took to the “roval” (so nicknamed because it’s part road course and part oval) claiming the 28th spot on the grid. Vickers came home in 9th – holding on to an impressive record of starting in the top 10 in each of his 7 races at Pocono. Vickers has proved he can race the wheels of a car at Pocono, but could this be “Dinger’s” weekend to take a trip to Victory Lane? Industry insiders say this track isn’t kind to first-timers, but last year rookie Denny Hamlin swept both Pocono races – proving all nay-sayers wrong. Tune in to ABC on Sunday to catch the race and you’re tuning in to the wrong channel. TNT is taking the reins of the NASCAR broadcast from Pocono through Chicago.