"Pocono was my biggest challenge last year for sure. It was a place I'd never really run before. I'd run one truck race, so I didn't have a whole lot of experience going into it last year. And you go there with shifting and braking, so it was totally different. I think the thing that's going to be pretty interesting this time is we're going there with less gear, the shifts are going to be that much more important, and you'll have the tapered spacer. So, our speeds will still be up, but it's going to be super important to not lose too much momentum in each one of those corners. But at least now I'll have some experience from last year, so I should be a little more comfortable."
JUST THE FACTS: Whitt has two Sprint Cup career starts at Pocono Raceway ... His best finish at the Long Pond, Pa., track is 21st (2014).