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NASCAR

Jun 28 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

Tough Day for Team Toyota Xfinity Drivers at Pocono

Sunday, June 28, 2020, Riley Herbst drives to a top-10 finish at Pocono RacewayTough Day for Team Toyota Xfinity Drivers at Pocono
Some days you’re a bug, some days you’re a windshield. That’s the motto that could sum up Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race for Team Toyota drivers at Pocono Raceway.

Riley Herbst brought home a ninth-place finish after an eventful day at the Tricky Triangle. Herbst was turned by the No. 11 after making the pass off turn three towards the beginning of the final stage. Herbst suffered damage but was able to proceed. A late race caution gave the Las Vegas native the lucky dog and ultimately brought home a ninth-place finish.

After winning his first NASCAR Truck Series race, Brandon Jones entered the Xfinity race looking to double down on wins. Fate would have other plans, as he was turned off the tunnel turn on lap one of the event, thus ending his day before it could begin.
 
Sunday, June 28, 2020, Riley Herbst battles the No. 11 for position at Pocono Raceway

“You have to have a little give and take. It’s just early. It doesn’t take much when you get three-wide to get pushed around. But from my vantage point we got hit in the back, and that’s what it looks like to me as well there,” Jones said. “We just got to keep going. We had a really good positive. We won the truck race. I had high hopes for this race too. Toyota puts so much into our program. They do such a good job for us. Menards, everybody that supports us. We got two more cars in this race. Maybe they can get it done for us.”

Brandon Jones
Harrison Burton’s day ended early after spinning off the tunnel turn and getting into oil, making contact with the inside wall. “It happened so fast, but the way it happened so fast and the way I spun, it made me feel like there was oil but I’m always the person that likes to think about what I could have done better and I will have to look back and see if I just got loose or what, but it’s hard to say,” Burton said after being released from the infield care center.
Sunday, June 28, 2020, Harrison Burton competes at Pocono Raceway

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course for the first time. Action can be seen Saturday afternoon, July 4th, on NBC at 3:00 PM ET and heard on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.