The NASCAR 2014 schedule heads to Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania today for the Pocono 400 race. Jimmie Johnson is the defending champion here, and has also won two consecutive NASCAR races, and now he aims to win a third one today – but his winning streak has only catapulted him to fourth in the overall points standings for the season, two points behind Carl Edwards. Matt Kenseth is the overall points leader holds a narrow two point lead over former leader Jeff Gordon. The Pocono racing action today will appear on a different TV channel than most NASCAR races are on, but racing fans can also watch online via free live stream.
Pocono Raceway opened in 1971 and has earned the nickname of the “Tricky Triangle” due to its unusual shape with only three turns per lap instead of the usual NASCAR four turns. Each turn is a different angle from the others, and each straightaway is a different length than the others. Jeff Gordon has won on this track six times, including in 2011.
Today’s Pocono 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race has a start time schedule of 1:00pm eastern time on Sunday and airs on television on TV channel TNT (DirectTV channel number 245). Racing fans can also watch online at wiziwig.tv and other free live stream sports sites. The NASCAR Nationwide Series is off this week.