The bumpy Tunnel Turn at Pocono, which drew the attention and criticism of multiple drivers on Friday, turned out to be little factor in Sunday’s race. If anything, it created additional opportunities to pass.
“I think after the first run, everybody was kind of settled down on the bumps,” Harvick said. “I probably made 70 percent of my passes today in the tunnel because guys would get there and bounce and move up the track.”
“I totally agree,” Johnson said. “It was an opportunity to pass. It’s a hairy corner to start with. Then to roll off in there your first time and find those bumps – I just think it got everybody’s attention. But I don’t mind the bumps and the challenges that come with that stuff.”