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NASCAR Windows 10 400 preview in 3 minutes

Martin Truex Jr., broke a 69-race winless streak in June when he took the season’s first race at Pocono.
Martin Truex Jr., broke a 69-race winless streak in June when he took the season’s first race at Pocono. Getty Images

Everything you need to know about Sunday’s Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway, in three minutes:

Three things to watch

1. Kyle Busch has won four of the past five Sprint Cup races, including the past three in a row. While he has never won at Pocono, he has finished second twice in the past five years.

2. Hendrick Motorsports has been in a dry spell the past three races with only one top-five finish (Dale Earnhardt Jr. at New Hampshire) among the four Cup drivers.

3. Martin Truex Jr., broke a 69-race winless streak in June when he took the season’s first race at Pocono.

Observations

▪ Pocono revels in its distinctive triangular track shape. You can’t go through the main gate without noticing the flashing sign that reads, “What Turn 4?”

▪ Drivers will no doubt enjoy the more moderate temperatures in Pennsylvania on Sunday after last weekend’s oppressive heat in Indianapolis. The high in Pocono is projected to be 87 degrees.

▪ The area surrounding Pocono Raceway is rural, but that’s deceiving. The track is about 40 miles from the New Jersey border and as convenient to New York City as any Cup venue.

Best bets

Three picks for your fantasy team:

Kyle Busch: This man is on the mother of all hot streaks.

Kevin Harvick: A lot of speed lately, yet still in the wake of Kyle Busch’s wild ride.

Martin Truex Jr.: He got a little worked up when reporters mistakenly thought he tapped the wall in qualifying Friday.

He said it

“The driver has to manipulate himself and the set-up to get through three distinct turns.” – Kyle Busch on what makes Pocono distinctive.

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Getting there

Race facts

Windows 10 400

Where: Pocono Raceway; Long Pond, Pa.

Track type: 2.5-mile banked triangle

Race distance: 400 miles, or 160 laps

Green flag: 1:30 p.m.

Weather: Partly cloudy, high of 87 degrees

TV: NBC Sports Network. Radio: MRN

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