NASCAR Pocono Sunday, July 22, 2018

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES POCONO STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Pocono wins since repave (13 Races): 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most Pocono 2nd-place finishes since repave: 4 Kevin Harvick (Winless)
  • Most Pocono top 3 finishes since repave: 4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Most Pocono top 5 finishes since repave: 6 Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Kevin Harvick
  • Most Pocono top 10 finishes since repave: 9 Brad Keselowski
  • Best Pocono average finish since repave: 8.3 Brad Keselowski
  • Pocono June:
  • 20 to go Martin Truex Jr. & Kevin Harvick did not pit – Truex went on to win & Harvick finished 4th
  • Harvick not pitting was a mistake
  • Kevin Harvick 89 Pocono laps led in June (Most) – 68 Laps led previous 34 Pocono races
  • Green flag pit stops began lap 17
  • Lap 26 first laps Jimmie Johnson led this season
  • Joey Logano ran out of fuel final lap Stage 1 – Fueler didn’t completely fill up car previous stop
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 1 by just over 1 second, but dropped to 14th after trouble with left rear in pits
  • Kevin Harvick won Stage 2 by nearly 3 seconds
  • Jimmie Johnson: 600th career race
  • Pocono 6/17: Ryan Blaney’s first career win in 68th career race
  • Pocono 8/17: Kyle Busch finally won Pocono for first time in 26th try
  • Kyle Busch: Pocono 7/17 winner – Ended career-long winless streak at 36 races
  • Kyle Busch: Pocono 7/17 winner – First of 5 wins last season (All 5 wins in 13 race span)
  • Kyle Busch: 174 Pocono laps led last season (Martin Truex Jr. 2nd with 36) – 11 Other leaders 146 laps led
  • Kevin Harvick winless in 35 Pocono races
  • Martin Truex Jr. 2 wins last 7 Pocono races
  • Martin Truex Jr. first win with Furniture Row Racing – Pocono 6/15 (Ended 69-race winless streak)
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 6th or better last 3 Pocono races – June winner
  • Kyle Busch: Finished 9th or better last 4 Pocono races – 2 Straight top 3 finishes
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished 9th or better last 5 Pocono races – 4 Straight top 5 finishes
  • Brad Keselowski: 6 Straight Pocono top 5 finishes
  • Brad Keselowski: 1 Pocono win (8/11) – 4 Days after broken ankle
  • Aric Almirola: 1 Top 15 finish in 12 Pocono races – Finished 7th in June
  • Jimmie Johnson: 1 Top 15 finish in last 5 Pocono races – Finished 8th in June
  • Joey Logano: 1 Top 20 finish last 4 Pocono races – Finished 9th in June
  • Chase Elliott: 4 Top 10 finishes in 5 Pocono races
  • 37 Different winners in 81 Pocono Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • Martin Truex Jr. only repeat winner last 8 Pocono races (2 Wins) – 6 Others 1 win each
  • 11 Different winners last 11 Pocono summer races
  • 6 Different winners from 5 different teams last 6 Pocono races (Joe Gibbs Racing won 2 of last 6 races)
  • First career victory for 2 of last 4 Pocono winners – Chris Buescher 8/16 & Ryan Blaney 6/17
  • Kyle Busch ended career-long winless streak of 36 races at Pocono 7/17
  • Winner took lead for first time at lap 127 or after 3 of last 5 Pocono races
  • Kurt Busch: 3 Pocono wins with 3 different numbers, teams, manufacturers & crew chiefs
  • First Pocono win for 3 of last 4 winners
  • First win of season for 4 of last 5 Pocono winners
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Martin Truex Jr. only drivers to win more than one Pocono 400-mile race – 2 Wins each
  • Final green run 55 laps Pocono 7/17
  • Kyle Busch passed for final led change 3 of last 6 Pocono races – Winner 7/17
  • Denny Hamlin passed for final lead change Pocono 7/17 – Finished 4th
  • Hendrick Motorsports winless last 7 Pocono races – Won previous 5 Pocono races with 4 different 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
  • Both Pocono races swept 7 times in same season – Last: 2014 by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Martin Truex Jr. won in June)
  • Only driver to win back-to-back July/August races: Bill Elliott (‘88 & ’89) – Kyle Busch won last July
  • Kyle Busch led at 10 to go 2 of last 3 Pocono races – 1 Win (7/17)
  • 6 Pocono races settled by last lap pass
  • 4 Won first career race at Pocono including 2 of last 4 races – Chris Buescher 8/16 & Ryan Blaney 6/17
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 2 of last 3 Pocono races (100 & 74) – Finished 9th & Winner
  • Joey Logano led most laps 2 of last 3 Pocono August races (97 & 38) – Finished 20th & 37th
  • Drivers won first race of the season in 30 of 81 Pocono races (37%)
  • 10 Pit road speeding penalties by 9 drivers at Pocono 7/17
  • Team Penske drivers finished 9th or better at Pocono June
  • Stewart-Haas Racing first win – Pocono 6/09
  • Leader of first lap won 18 of 81 Pocono races (22%)
  • Winner took lead for first time after lap 100 in 16 Pocono races
  • Chevrolet leads all with 33 Pocono wins
  • Ford won 2 of last 4 Pocono races
  • Toyota won 6 Pocono races
  • Only 3 eventual champions failed to finish Pocono race: D. Waltrip 7/25/82, Kurt Busch 8/1/04 & Johnson 6/6/16
  • Last to win a Pocono race & championship in same season: Jimmie Johnson 6/13 Winner & 2013 Champion
  • 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
  • Winner took lead for final time with 10 or fewer laps to go in 6 of last 13 Pocono races
  • 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
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Pocono for first time in 29th try (6/14)
  • Matt Kenseth won Pocono for first time in 32nd try (8/15)
  • Driver starting 1st finished top 3 in 14 of last 25 Pocono races (56%) – 7 Wins
  • Driver starting 1st finished top 10 in 19 of last 25 Pocono races (76%)
  • 17 of 81 Pocono races won from 1st starting position
  • Driver starting 1st failed to finish 11 of 81 Pocono races
  • Worst official start position of Pocono winner: 29th – Carl Edwards (6/05)
  • (Tony Stewart won after starting in the back in a back-up car 6/09)
  • Most consecutive Pocono wins: 3 – Bobby Allison (6/82, 7/82 & 6/83) & Tim Richmond (6/86, 7/86 & 6/87)
  • 8 Pocono win streaks – Back-to-back Pocono wins
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 17 Pocono wins with 7 different drivers
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 11 Pocono wins with 6 different drivers
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 18 of 81 Pocono races (22%)
  • Only 2 drivers in 81 Pocono races led most laps and failed to finish – Davey Allison (7/92) & Ward Burton (6/97)
  • Leader of most laps won 39 of 81 Pocono races
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 11 of last 16 Pocono races including 5 of last 6
  • 7 Pocono races didn’t run full distance
  • 5 Rescheduled Pocono races – 5 Different winners
  • 3 Pocono Overtime finishes – Leader at scheduled distance won all 3
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 1 & race last Pocono race
  • Kevin Harvick won Stage 2 & finished 4th last Pocono race
  • Clint Bowyer won Stage 2 last Pocono July race – Finished 6th

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES POCONO CAR OWNER WINS