NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES POCONO STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • POCONO…PHILADELPHIA’S MOST SCENIC AND AFFORDABLE MOUNTAIN RANGE!
  • Kyle Busch
  • Last 6 Pocono Finishes
  • 7/30/17
  • MENCS
  • Winner
  • 6/2/18
  • NXS
  • Winner
  • 6/3/18
  • MENCS
  • 3rd
  • 7/28/18
  • NGOTS
  • Winner
  • 7/29/18
  • MENCS
  • Winner
  • 6/2/19
  • MENCS
  • Winner
  • Most Pocono wins (Active): 4 Denny Hamlin
  • Most Pocono 2nd-place finishes (Active): 5 Kurt Busch
  • Most Pocono top 5 finishes (Active): 14 Kurt Busch
  • Most Pocono top 10 finishes (Active): 20 Kurt Busch & Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Pocono laps led (Active): 740 Jimmie Johnson
  • Best Pocono average start (Active): 7.1 Denny Hamlin
  • Best Pocono average finish (Active): 9.6 Erik Jones
  • Most Pocono lead lap finishes (Active): 32 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Pocono wins since repave: 3 Kyle Busch
  • Most Pocono 2nd-place finishes since repave: 4 Kevin Harvick & Brad Keselowski (Both winless)
  • Most Pocono top 3 finishes since repave: 5 Brad Keselowski (Winless)
  • Most Pocono top 5 finishes since repave: 9 Brad Keselowski
  • Most Pocono top 10 finishes since repave: 10 Brad Keselowski
  • Best Pocono average finish since repave: 9.6 Erik Jones
  • Kyle Busch: Pocono June winner – Started 2nd, finished 30th in Stage 1 & 14th in Stage 2, 4 times led for 79 laps (most)
  • 4 Speeding penalties by 4 drivers at Pocono June
  • Daniel Suarez (Finished 8th), Ryan Preece (23rd), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (32nd), Matt Tifft (33rd)
  • 3 Joe Gibbs Racing drivers finished top 6 at Pocono June – Martin Truex Jr. finished 35th
  • 3 Stewart-Haas Racing drivers finished top 10 at Pocono June – Kevin Harvick finished 22nd
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 9th or better last 6 Pocono races – 3 Top 3 finishes last 4 races (3 Wins)
  • 8 Straight Pocono races led – 341 Laps led (63 Laps led previous 21 Pocono races)
  • Brad Keselowski: 4 2nd-place finishes since only Pocono win (8/11)
  • Erik Jones: 4 Top 10 finishes in 5 Pocono races – 3 Top 5 finishes
  • Chase Elliott: 5 Straight Pocono top 10 finishes – Average finish: 7.8
  • Clint Bowyer: 1 Top 5 finish last 9 Pocono races – Finished 5th in June
  • Daniel Suarez: 3 Top 10 finishes last 4 Pocono races
  • Kevin Harvick: 6 Top 10 finishes last 7 Pocono races – Finished 22nd in June
  • 37 Different winners in 83 Pocono Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 8 Pocono races (3 Wins) – 5 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch won last 2 Pocono races – Only 2 won 3 straight (Bobby Allison & Tim Richmond)
  • Most consecutive Pocono wins: 3 – Bobby Allison (6/82, 7/82 & 6/83) & Tim Richmond (6/86, 7/86 & 6/87)
  • Both Pocono races swept 7 times in same season – Last: 2014 by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Kyle Busch won in June)
  • Kyle Busch won 3 of last 4 Pocono races
  • Kyle Busch ended career-long winless streak of 36 races at Pocono 7/17
  • Kyle Busch passed for final led change 3 of last 8 Pocono races – Winner 7/17, 7/18 & 6/19
  • Only 2 drivers won back-to-back Pocono July/August races: Bill Elliott (‘88 & ’89) & Kyle Busch (’17 & ’18)
  • 11 Different winners last 12 Pocono summer races – Kyle Busch won last 2
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 4 of last 5 Pocono races (100, 74, 52 & 79) – Finished 9th, Winner, Winner & Winner
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 4 of last 8 Pocono races
  • Kyle Larson Stage 1 & 2 winner at Pocono June – Finished 26th
  • Drivers won first race of the season in 30 of 83 Pocono races (36%)
  • First Pocono win for 3 of last 6 winners
  • First win of season for 4 of last 7 Pocono winners
  • Kurt Busch: 3 Pocono wins with 3 different numbers, teams, manufacturers & crew chiefs
  • First career victory for 2 of last 6 Pocono winners – Chris Buescher 8/16 & Ryan Blaney 6/17
  • Leader of first lap won 18 of 83 Pocono races (22%)
  • Winner took lead for first time after lap 100 in 17 Pocono races (20%)
  • Winner took lead for first time at lap 112 or after 5 of last 10 Pocono races
  • Winner took lead for final time with 10 or fewer laps to go in 6 of last 15 Pocono races
  • Hendrick Motorsports winless last 9 Pocono races – Won previous 5 Pocono races with 4 different drivers
  • Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin & Richard Petty only drivers to win Pocono in first try
  • Ricky Rudd won Pocono for first time in 44th try – Most of all drivers
  • Kyle Busch won Pocono for first time in 26th try (7/17)
  • Ryan Blaney & Neil Bonnett won Pocono for first time in 3rd try – Both won with Wood Brothers Racing
  • Driver starting 1st finished top 3 in 15 of last 27 Pocono races (56%) – 7 Wins
  • Driver starting 1st finished top 10 in 21 of last 27 Pocono races (78%)
  • 17 of 83 Pocono races won from 1st starting position
  • Driver starting 1st failed to finish 11 of 83 Pocono races
  • Worst official start position of Pocono winner: 29th – Carl Edwards (6/05)
  • (Tony Stewart won after starting in the back in a backup car 6/09)
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 17 Pocono wins with 7 different drivers
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 13 Pocono wins with 6 different drivers
  • 6 Pocono races settled by last lap pass
  • 7 Pocono races didn’t run full distance
  • 5 Rescheduled Pocono races – 5 Different winners
  • 4 Pocono Overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won all 4
  • Chevrolet leads all with 32 Pocono wins
  • Ford 2nd with 23 Pocono wins
  • Toyota won 8 Pocono races including last 4
  • Last to win a Pocono race & championship in same season: Jimmie Johnson 6/13 Winner & 2013 Champion
  • Kyle Busch tied Ron Hornaday Jr. in all-time NGOTS wins at 2018 Pocono (51)
  • 7/18/93: First race after losing Davey Allison – Dale Earnhardt won & dedicated victory to the memory of Allison
  • 7/17/94: Top 4 finishers on Hoosier tires
  • 7/16/95: Dale Jarrett’s first win with Robert Yates Racing
  • 6/12/11: Jeff Gordon tied Bobby Allison & Darrell Waltrip with 84th career win
  • 6/2/19: Kyle Busch: 55th career win tied Rusty Wallace for 9th all-time