Pocono Raceway produced a top 15 with a lot of unfamiliar faces. Smaller teams, like Jeremy Clements Racing, Our Motorsports and JD Motorsports all had drivers finish in the top-10.
Due to the craziness of the Xfinity race at Pocono, drivers who tend to run in the top 20 had a chance to run up closer to the front and gain a lot of momentum. For example, Jeremy Clements finished in third, marking only the fourth top five of his 10-year career as an owner and driver for his own team.
“Just showing up and racing like this is definitely difficult for a team like us,” said Jeremy Clements. “We have zero engineering, no sim, no nothing. You just guess,” Clements explained. “We weren’t that great today, but we did make the most of it. We capitalized on that last restart. We dug ourselves a hole at the beginning of the year with blowing up, getting wrecked. This is definitely what we needed to get back up there.”
Brett Moffitt finished in seventh for Our Motorsports. This is the team’s first season in the Xfinity Series and marked their first top five and third top 10 this season. All of those finishes came with Moffitt behind the wheel.
Jesse Little finished in 10th for JD Motorsports, marking his career-best finish. JDM is in their 23rd Xfinity Series season and Little’s finish was the first top-10 for the team so far this year. JD Motorsports has 42 career top 10s and six top fives.