Explore The Pocono Mountains 225 at Pocono Raceway

No. 81 Smith General Contracting Toyota GR Supra News and Notes:

  • SMITH AT POCONO: Chandler Smith has three starts across two series at Pocono Raceway. Smith has two NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series starts with one win in 2022. In last year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race, Smith ran in the top 10 throughout the day and finished 20th.
  • CHICAGO RECAP: Smith’s day at the Chicago Street Race ended early due to a mechanical failure. He is third in the NXS points standings, 39 points behind the leader.
  • ON THE PITBOX: Crew Chief of the No. 81, JeffMeendering, has visited Victory Lane 10 times as a NXS crew chief, most recently with Smith at Richmond in March 2024. His teams have collected 66 top-five finishes, 136 top-10 finishes, and 13 pole positions under his leadership.
  • JGR AT POCONO:  Kyle Busch scored the lone NXS win for JGR at Pocono in 2018. The team has also earned seven top-fives, 13 top-10s, and three poles since the series began racing there in 2016.
  • FOLLOW ALONG: Follow along for updates and a behind-the-scenes look at Smith’s 2024 NXS Season.

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  • RACE INFO: Explore The Pocono Mountains 225 is scheduled for 3:00 PM EST on Saturday, July 13th. Coverage of the race will be on USA Network, MRN, and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

From the Driver’s Seat:

Chandler Smith: “We need a good weekend at Pocono after losing some ground in the points at Chicago. We’ve been working on this track and getting better in the simulator so I think things will shake out in our favor. I think we have a good opportunity to run up front this weekend.”

Smith’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats at Pocono Raceway:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish

Smith’s Career NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish

Smith’s 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series Stats:

StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
18       271104038.311.4

About Joe Gibbs Racing:

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Cup Series teams, four NASCAR Xfinity Series teams, an ARCA Series team, and a driver development program. JGR is based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Joe Gibbs, who also earned his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was named as one of the NFL’s top 10 coaches of all-time with a winning career that included three Super Bowl Championships as head coach of the Washington franchise. JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, capturing more than 400 wins over that span. No team has more combined wins across the sport’s three national series in the history of NASCAR. In addition, JGR has won five Cup Series championships along with four Xfinity Series driver championships and six Xfinity Series owner’s championships. The organization also has captured four Daytona 500 titles, considered to be NASCAR’s premier event each season.