Pocono Raceway
Pocono Mountains 150
Saturday, July 30th, 2016  | 1:00 PM ET
NCWTS Pre-Race 
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Tricky, Tricky, Tricky: Daniel Hemric (@DanielHemric) and the No. 19 Blue Gate Bank Ford F-150 team return to asphalt as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to Pocono (Long Pond, Pa.) Raceway.  Hemric remains third in the series championship standings, just two points out of second place and 11 points behind the leader. He scored an eighth-place finish July 20 at Eldora (Rossburg, Ohio) Speedway, earning his second top-10 finish in two starts at the dirt oval.
Daniel Hemric Notes
  • Claimed a ninth-place finish in one previous NCWTS start at Pocono (2015)
  • Has nine top 10s and four top fives in 11 races this season - average finish is 8.5
  • DID YOU KNOW? The Pocono Mountains 150 marks the official halfway point in the 2016 NCWTS season
  • Brad Keselowski Racing has competed in eight races at Pocono Raceway, scoring one win (Ryan Blaney in 2013), four top-five finishes and five top-10 finishes.
  • ICYMI: Hemric threw out the first pitch at the July 18 Cincinnati Reds game 
Head to the Mountains: Tyler Reddick (@TylerReddick) enters the Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race after scoring a fifth-place finish July 20 at Eldora (Rossburg, Ohio) Speedway.  The driver of the Cooper Standard Ford F-150 is seventh in the NCWTS series championship standings, two points behind sixth-place Christopher Bell and 11 ahead of eight-place John Hunter Nemechek.

Tyler Reddick Notes
  • Scored third-place finish at Pocono in 2015
  • Will be making his third NCWTS start at Pocono - average starting position is 4.50
  • Completed 129 of 133 laps in two previous Pocono starts (96.99 percent)
  • One of just three NCWTS regulars who ran all 69 laps inside the top 15 at Pocono in 2015 - average running position was 6.20 - on his way to a 105.2 driver rating
  • Has four top-10 finishes and led 149 laps in eight speedway races this season
  • Owns 23 top-10 finishes in 35 career speedway races
  • Tied for series best in top-fives (9) and top-10s (13) in speedway competition in 2015

Daniel Hemric - No. 19 Blue Gate Bank Ford F-150: "Pocono is interesting because it has three different straightaways, three different corners. Brad Keselowski Racing has had a lot of success at Pocono Raceway in the past, with Ryan Blaney winning there in 2013, and I'm optimistic about our chances with the Blue Gate Bank Ford F-150. You're in a little bit of a box, setup wise, because NASCAR oversees your left-front camber options. You have to be a little more creative on how to get your setup where you want it to be and try to prep for all three corners. Mentally, as a driver, you have to go into it knowing how to approach each turn, and I'll lean a lot on Brad [Keselowski] and Ryan."
Chad Kendrick - Crew Chief, No. 19 Blue Gate Bank Ford
F-150"I'm really looking forward to Pocono. I think we're all looking at that race as one that could potentially be Daniel's first win. With our recent trend of top fives at the mile-and-a-half tracks, I'm looking for Pocono to be just as strong. We've run really well at the intermediate tracks and led laps this year, and even though it's a totally different kind of track, you need the same things to be successful at Pocono as you do at a Kentucky or Kansas. The Blue Gate Bank Ford F-150 that we're taking this weekend is a truck we're familiar with and ran well with earlier in the year.  As a company, we've run well at Pocono and have a win and top fives there, so we're going into the weekend with a solid baseline."
Tyler Reddick - No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150: "Pocono is a place I was able to pick up on very fast and a lot of that credit goes to crew chief Doug Randolph and all the guys on the Cooper Standard team that bring an outstanding package to that racetrack.  It's made my job fairly simple to go out there and put down a good lap right away.  I have a lot of confidence in everyone on our team. BKR has won there before, so I have no problem driving it really hard into the corners. I have absolute faith in those guys and what they do.  Turn 3 is important because you have that long front straightaway down into Turn 1. You've got to get a good run off Turn 1 and stay with them through the Tunnel Turn and get to the their bumper in Turn 3. You've really got to be getting off of all three corners to make a pass really work."

Doug Randolph - Crew Chief, No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford
"We've run well in the past with the Cooper Standard Ford F-150 at Pocono, so we're looking forward to getting back there this weekend. The draft plays a huge role, especially three to five laps after a restart. On the restarts when they're two and three-wide, somebody is punching a huge hole and you can use the draft to pass several trucks, but after that, the field gets strung out pretty quickly.  Then you can maybe draft up to the guy in front of you, but it's harder to use it to make a pass. The length of the race is odd because at 60 laps and 150 miles, it's a pretty short race."    

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