Gander RV 150
The Gander RV 150 is a 150-mile-long (241.402 km) annual race on the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at the Pocono Raceway. The inaugural race was run on July 31, 2010. The race was most notable for its new qualifying procedure, with more than two cars running at the same time on the track. The inaugural winner was Elliott Sadler who became the 21st NASCAR driver to win in all three series. The race was 125 miles (201.168 km) in length from 2010 to 2013; in 2014 it was extended to 150 miles (241.402 km). The event marked the first time that the Truck Series raced in the state of Pennsylvania since 2001 at the now defunct Nazareth Speedway, and the first time that two of the three major NASCAR divisions now raced at Pocono since from 1974 to 2009 it was only the Cup Series that raced there.
|Location||Long Pond, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Corporate sponsor||Gander Outdoors|
|Distance||150 miles (241.402 km)|
|Laps||60 (Stage 1: 15|
Stage 2: 15
Stage 3: 30)
|Previous names||Pocono Mountains 125 (2010, 2012–2013)|
Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125 (2011)
Pocono Mountains 150 (2014–2016)
Overton’s 150 (2017)
Gander Outdoors 150 (2018)
|Most wins (driver)||Kyle Busch (2)|
|Most wins (team)||Kyle Busch Motorsports (4)|
|Most wins (manufacturer)||Chevrolet (5)|
|Length||2.5 mi (4.0 km)|
In early-2019, NASCAR announced significant changes to the 2020 schedules for all three divisions. One of the changes is that Pocono Raceway will host both of their Cup races on the same weekend on back-to-back days on the last weekend in June, both of them being doubleheaders. On Saturday, the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race and the first Cup race will be held. The next day on Sunday, the Xfinity race and second Cup race will commence. The distances could change. The track's website states though that this race will increase from 150 to 200 miles.
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average Speed|
|2010||July 31||2||Elliott Sadler||Kevin Harvick Inc.||Chevrolet||55*||137.5 (221.284)||1:13:41||111.966|
|2011||August 6/7*||2||Kevin Harvick||Kevin Harvick Inc.||Chevrolet||53*||132.5 (213.238)||1:19:50||99.582|
|2012||August 4||22||Joey Coulter||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||50||125 (201.168)||1:01:43||121.523|
|2013||August 3||29||Ryan Blaney||Brad Keselowski Racing||Ford||54*||135 (217.261)||1:03:08||128.3|
|2014||August 2||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||Chevrolet||64*||160 (257.495)||1:19:06||121.365|
|2015||August 1||51||Kyle Busch||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||69*||172.5 (277.611)||1:26:32||119.607|
|2016||July 30||9||William Byron||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||60||150 (241.402)||1:30:45||99.174|
|2017||July 29||4||Christopher Bell||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||60||150 (241.402)||1:14:01||121.594|
|2018||July 28||51||Kyle Busch||Kyle Busch Motorsports||Toyota||60||150 (241.402)||1:05:47||136.813|
|2019||July 27||45||Ross Chastain||Niece Motorsports||Chevrolet||60||150 (241.402)||1:12:27||124.224|
- 2010–11 and 2013–15: The race was extended due to a NASCAR Overtime finish. 2010 and 2013 took 2 attempts at overtime. 2015 took all 3 attempts at overtime.
- 2011: Race stopped after 17 laps on August 6 due to rain, race completed on August 7.
Multiple winners (drivers)Edit
|# Wins||Driver||Years Won|
|2||Kyle Busch||2015, 2018|
Multiple winners (teams)Edit
|# Wins||Team||Years Won|
|4||Kyle Busch Motorsports||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018|
|2||Kevin Harvick Inc.||2010, 2011|
|Richard Childress Racing||2012, 2014|
|# Wins||Make||Years Won|
|5||Chevrolet||2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019|
|4||Toyota||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018|
- "Gander RV 400 and Gander RV 150 Races Announced". Pocono Raceway. March 11, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
- Livingstone, Seth (July 31, 2010). "Elliott Sadler holds off Kahne to win first truck race at Pocono". USA Today. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "Pocono INDYCAR, NASCAR Truck Race lengths increased". The Morning Call. Allentown, PA. October 25, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
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