Although there was some uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pocono Raceway ushers in a new era this weekend by hosting a NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader. It is the first time in the history of the modern era (since 1972) that points races are held on consecutive days albeit without fans in the grandstands. The Pocono Organics 325 is Saturday and the Pocono 350 is set for Sunday.
The track is coming off an eventful decade that saw lots of change, but plenty of exciting racing and some surprise winners. Fourteen drivers claimed checkered flags with Kyle Busch capturing three of them. Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Martin Truex Jr, each had two victories.
But what was the best Cup Series race at Pocono during the decade? Here is your chance to vote.
Click on the following link to access the ballot and see a brief description of each race. Choose only one. Voting ends Friday at midnight and the results will be revealed in Sunday’s edition of The Times-Tribune.
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