Pocono Raceway Explore The Pocono Mountains 225 (90 laps / 225 miles)
Saturday, July 22, 2023
TV: 5:30 p.m. ET on USA
Radio: 5 p.m. ET on MRN and Sirius XM Ch. 90
Sam Mayer returns to Long Pond, Pa. for his third career start at Pocono Raceway, the site of his first start in the NASCAR Xfinity series in 2021.
In 15 starts on tracks measuring over 2 miles in length in the NXS, the young driver has notched two top-five and four top-10 finishes.
The Franklin, Wis. native was on the rise to a solid top-five finish last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway until a multi-car incident in the closing laps relegated him to an 18th-place effort.
The 20-year-old Mayer currently sits ninth in the championship standings, 63 points above the playoff cutline.
“Pocono is a fun track and I am looking forward to getting more laps there to really improve from my first two starts. I am confident that we can turn our luck around this weekend and hopefully get this No. 1 Accelerate Professional Talent Solutions Chevrolet up front to contend for the win.