It already was going to be historic. Pocono Raceway in Long Pond was set to host the first Cup Series doubleheader in NASCAR’s modern history (since 1972) during the final weekend in June.

Then, the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, leaving many to wonder if there would be racing anywhere at all. But NASCAR shut down for 10 weeks, then resumed in May with a plan and safety protocols to protect the drivers, crews and workers.

That meant temperature checks and wearing masks. Restricting pit and garage access to emphasize social distancing.

Perhaps biggest of all: No spectators.

Mother Nature then got into the act, as she usually does at Pocono. Rain on Saturday postponed the NASCAR Truck Series race, adding to an already busy Sunday schedule that included the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and second Cup Series race.

It would be the first time in NASCAR history that all three national series were held at the same track on the same day.

Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin dominated the Cup Series races, finishing 1-2 — Harvick-Hamlin on Saturday, Hamlin-Harvick on Sunday. Brandon Jones won the Trucks race, while Chase Briscoe took the checkered flag in the Xfinity Series race.

There were 270 laps and 675 miles in two days of racing. Historic, indeed.