There’s been big news for NASCAR already this week with the announcement of the Chicago street course race next year. That also follows a great race at New Hampshire that saw Christopher Bell become the 14th driver in the Cup Series to get a win in the 2022 NASCAR season. The 21st race of the season happens on Sunday at Pocono Raceway with the M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400.



Pocono Race Odds

The following are the top-15 drivers in outright win odds on DraftKings Sportsbook for the M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400.

Kyle Busch +700

Kyle Larson +800

Denny Hamlin +800

Chase Elliott +800

Ryan Blaney +1000

Ross Chastain +1000

Martin Truex Jr. +1000

Kevin Harvick +1000

William Byron +1200

Joey Logano +1500

Christopher Bell +1500

Kurt Busch +2000

Alex Bowman +2000

Tyler Reddick +2500

Bubba Wallace +3000

Weather For Long Pond Pennsylvania

Temps in the Poconos this weekend will be pretty seasonal, sitting in the upper-80s. That being said though, there is a decent chance of rain on Sunday afternoon, right in the middle of the race window. That’s typical with the patch of land Pocono sits on though. Weather can crop up without warning, just ask Chris Buescher about the fog bank that won him his first Cup series race several years ago.

Schedule For M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400

We have a triple-header race weekend this weekend at Pocono with all three NASCAR series at the track.

Truck Series Schedule:

Friday, July 22: Practice 4:30 pm ET on FS1

Friday, July 22: Qualifying 5:00 pm ET on FS1

Saturday, July 23: CRC Brakleen 150 12:00 pm ET Fox


Xfinity Series Schedule:

Saturday, July 23: Practice 9:35 am ET on USA

Saturday, July 23: Qualifying 10:05 am ET on USA

Saturday, July 23: Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 5:00 pm ET

Cup Series Schedule:

Saturday, July 23: Practice 2:35 pm ET on USA

Saturday, July 23: Qualifying 3:20 pm ET on USA

Sunday, July 24: M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400 3:00 pm ET on USA

Pocono Raceway Track Layout

Easily the most interesting track layout among the “ovals” on the schedule. Why are ovals in quotes? Well, Pocono isn’t an oval but it’s not a road course either. It’s known as the Tricky Triangle, because, well, it is a triangle. That’s right it only has three turns but has a third straight away. That makes the setup here different than a lot of “ovals” on the schedule. The three corners were made to pay homage to two three different tracks that pre-date Pocono. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Milwaukee Mile, and Trenton Speedway serve as the basis for the corners. The front stretch at Pocono is the longest straight on the schedule while the Long Pond Straight, between turns 1 and 2, is the second-longest. Pocono, along with Indianapolis Motor Speedway — in its oval configuration — are the two longest, non-plate-track layouts on the schedule at 2.5 miles in length.

Free NASCAR DFS Content for M&Ms Fan Appreciation 400

Another week of NASCAR means more award-winning content to help you win your contests and it’s all for FREE. The week starts off with a can’t miss podcast with Dan Malin and Matt Selz previewing the race and what the pricing looks like for DFS. Get the early jump on setting lineups with the guys first thoughts on ownership and research. Follow that up with the fully-loaded Track Breakdown that gives you all of the stats and driver averages and DFS strategy you’ll need to build your lineups. After practice and qualifying for each of the three series comes the playbooks from Dan Malin and Matt Selz that whittle the driver pool down to the best plays for DFS based on price and on-track speeds. As always you can ask any questions you have in the NASCAR Discord channel and we’ll be happy to answer them.