The 2022 NASCAR M&M Fan Appreciation 400 will take place on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Pocono Raceway. The race will be broadcast on USA Network and MRN at 3:00 pm ET.
Sunday’s race will be the first race of the 2022 NASCAR season in Pennsylvania and will host the Next Gen car for the first time since its debut. The track features 14 degrees of banking in Turn 1, 8 degrees of banking in Turn 2, and 6 degrees of banking in Turn 3.
The 36 drivers will compete for over 160 laps on Sunday. With six Cup races left in the regular season and two playoff spots up for grabs, winless drivers will now turn their attention to earning a victory. Meanwhile, drivers who already have a victory will look to take the lead in the Cup Series standings.
The 21st Cup Series race practice and its qualifying race will be held on the same day July 23, at the 2.5-mile-long triangle-oval track.
The venue opened in 1971 and currently hosts races in the Cup Series, Xfinity Series, ARCA Menards Series East, and Camping World Truck Series.
The Cup Series weekend will start with Saturday’s practice session, followed by a qualifying race for a single-lap, single-car run, which will then conclude with Sunday’s M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400.
The 36 drivers will be split up into two different groups. The division will be based on an odd/even order determined by the Ambetter 301’s results and a 15–20-minute practice session will be allotted to both groups.
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch is the defending champion of the event and will be looking to win back-to-back titles.
Full weekend schedule for 2022 NASCAR M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400
Here’s the practice, qualifying, and race schedule for this weekend at Pocono Raceway:
Friday, July 22, 2022
2:45 pm ET: ARCA Menards Series practice
3:30 pm ET: ARCA Menards Series qualifying
4:30 pm ET: Camping World Truck Series practice
5:00 pm ET: Camping World Truck Series qualifying
6:30 pm ET: General Tire Delivers 200
Saturday, July 23, 2022
9:35 am ET: Xfinity Series practice
10:05 am ET: Xfinity Series qualifying
12:00 pm ET: CRC Brakleen 150
2:35 pm ET: Cup Series practice
3:20 pm ET: Cup Series qualifying
5:00 pm ET: Explore the Pocono Mountains 225
Sunday, July 24, 2022
3:00 pm ET: M&M’s Fan Appreciation 400