With Pocono Raceway set to host not one but two NASCAR Cup Series races over the course of back-to-back days, there’s a real opportunity for someone to have an absolutely huge weekend in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Of course, if anyone is going to double up and complete the weekend sweep, it’s likely to be Kyle Larson — who’s riding a hot streak of three consecutive points wins that actually become four if you count his victory in the NASCAR All-Star Race exhibition.
Larson, though, doesn’t have all that impressive of a history at Pocono. In fact, he’s finished better than fifth just once in a dozen starts at “The Tricky Triangle.” Of course, based on how things have been going recently, this weekend could certainly mark his big Pocono breakthrough. If Larson wins on Saturday (not Sunday), he’ll become the first driver since Jimmie Johnson in 2007 to score four consecutive points victories at NASCAR’s premier level. If Larson completes the weekend sweep, he’ll become the first driver in NASCAR’s modern era to earn five points wins in a row. Can he do one or both? Well, the answer is undoubtedly yes. But will he?
“I’m obviously excited to go to any racetrack right now,” Larson said. “I do enjoy Pocono a lot. I think that will be a style of track we’re really fast at, hopefully. It’s three different corners. I mean, there’s that that will make you a little bit nervous. Yeah, I’ve always felt like I’ve gotten around there pretty well. … I’m excited to get there.”