|NASCAR Xfinity Series|
|Location||Long Pond, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Corporate sponsor||J.P. Mascaro & Sons|
|Distance||225 miles (362.102 km)|
|Laps||90 (Stage 1: 20 Stage 2: 20 Stage 3: 50)|
|Previous names||Pocono Green 250 (2016–2017)|
Pocono Green 250 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons (2018-2019)
|Most wins (team)||Stewart-Haas Racing (2)|
|Most wins (manufacturer)||Ford (3)|
The Pocono Green 225 Recycled by J.P. Mascaro & Sons is a NASCAR Xfinity Series stock car race held at Pocono Raceway. Its inaugural race was held on June 4, 2016 with a scheduled distance of 100 laps/250 miles (402.336 kilometres). However, the race was shortened after only 53 laps/132.5 miles (213.238 kilometres) because of persistent rain showers. The race marked the first time NASCAR's second-tier series visited and raced in the state of Pennsylvania since the closure of Nazareth Speedway in 2004. Due to NASCAR's recent renewal contract for tracks for the next 5 years, the Xfinity Series is guaranteed to race at Pocono until at least 2020. The second running of the event was the first NASCAR-sanctioned event at Pocono to use the Stage format, a format that was created prior to the 2017 NASCAR season for all three divisions for all race tracks. Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 are 25 laps each, making up the first half. The final stage or Stage 3 is the remaining 50 laps or second half, and any laps in overtime if need be. Unlike the inaugural event it went the full 100-lap/250-mile distance.
In late-2017, NASCAR announced that the aero-package that was used at Indianapolis in 2017 with a 7/8" restrictor plate would be utilized at Indianapolis, Pocono, and Michigan. This means that in 2018, the event will become a restrictor plate race.
In early-2019, NASCAR announced significant changes to the 2020 schedules for all three divisions. One of the changes is that Pocono Raceway will host both of their Cup races on the same weekend on back-to-back days on the last weekend in June, both of them being doubleheaders. On Saturday, the Gander Outdoors Truck Series race and the first Cup race will be held. The next day on Sunday, the Xfinity race and second Cup race will commence. The distances could change. In late-2019, Pocono announced that the distance of the race would be reduced to 225 miles/90 laps, a small change. The stage lengths will be determined at a later time. In mid-December NASCAR released the tentative schedule for the doubleheader, including the stage lengths. For this race Stages 1 & 2 will be 20 laps long, and the Final Stage will be 50 laps.
|Year||Date||No.||Driver||Team||Manufacturer||Race Distance||Race Time||Average speed
|2016||June 4||42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing||Chevrolet||53*||132.5 (213.238)||1:07:08||118.421||Report|
|2017||June 10||22||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske||Ford||100||250 (402.336)||1:50:38||135.583||Report|
|2018||June 2||18||Kyle Busch*||Joe Gibbs Racing||Toyota||100||250 (402.336)||1:57:59||127.137||Report|
|2019||June 1||00||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||103*||257.5 (414.406)||2:09:30||115.760||Report|
|2020||June 28||98||Chase Briscoe||Stewart-Haas Racing||Ford||91*||227.5 (366.125)||2:05:44||108.563||Report|
- 2016: Race shortened because of rain showers.
- 2017: Race time and average speed record.
- 2018: Kyle Busch's win made him the first driver to win at every racetrack that hosts all three NASCAR touring divisions (Gander Outdoors Truck, Xfinity, and Cup). His victory in a Toyota marked all three manufacturers winning the event in the first three races held (Chevrolet won the event in 2016, Ford in 2017, and Toyota in 2018). He also became the first driver to win in all top 3 divisions at Pocono, having won the Truck event in 2015, and the July Cup race in 2017 before.
- 2019 & 2020: Race was extended due to a NASCAR overtime finish
- 2020: Race distance reduced from 250 to 225 miles or 100 to 90 laps. Slowest average speed.
Multiple winners (teams)
|# Wins||Team||Years Won|
|2||Stewart-Haas Racing||2019, 2020|
|# Wins||Make||Years Won|
|3||Ford||2017, 2019, 2020|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series
Pocono Green 225
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