NASCAR Pocono Sunday, July 23, 2017

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES POCONO STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Pocono races: 55 Ricky Rudd
  • Most Pocono wins: 6 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Pocono top 5 finishes: 20 Jeff Gordon & Mark Martin
  • Most Pocono top 10 finishes: 34 Mark Martin
  • Most Pocono laps led: 1040 Jeff Gordon
  • Most Pocono lead lap finishes: 45 Mark Martin
  • Most Pocono wins since repave (11 Races): 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Most Pocono 2nd-place finishes since repave: 3 Kevin Harvick & Brad Keselowski (Winless)
  • Most Pocono top 3 finishes since repave: 4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Brad Keselowski
  • Most Pocono top 5 finishes since repave: 6 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Most Pocono top 10 finishes since repave: 7 Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Brad Keselowski
  • 35 Different winners in 78 Pocono Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • Pocono: Kevin Harvick 0 for 33 & Kyle Busch 0 for 25
  • Ryan Blaney: First career win in 68th career race at Pocono June (99th win for Wood Brothers Racing)
  • Ryan Blaney: Pocono June winner – Finished outside top 10 in Stage 1 & 2
  • Kyle Busch: 100 Laps led at Pocono June – Finished 9th (Continued 2017 winless streak)
  • Jimmie Johnson: Savage crash with 5 to go Stage 2 in June – Crashed out 3 of last 6 Pocono races
  • Kevin Harvick: Finished 2nd in June despite missing shift during race
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Finished next to last in June after missing shift followed by engine failure
  • Bubba Wallace: Debut at Pocono June – Committed 3 of the 4 speeding penalties
  • 3 of 4 Hendrick teams failed to finish in June – Chase Elliott finished 8th
  • 36 Different winners in 79 Pocono Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. only repeat winner last 12 Pocono races (2 Wins) – 10 Others 1 win each
  • 6 Different winners from 6 different teams last 6 Pocono races
  • 10 Different winners last 10 Pocono summer races
  • First career victory for last 2 Pocono winners – Chris Buescher 8/16 & Ryan Blaney 6/17
  • Winner took lead for first time at lap 129 or after last 3 Pocono races
  • First Pocono win for 5 of last 7 winners
  • First win of season for last 3 Pocono winners
  • Winner took lead for final time with 10 or fewer laps to go in 6 of last 11 Pocono races
  • Only 4 cautions last Pocono race – 2 Stage end & 2 Hendrick crashes (Johnson & Kahne)
  • Kyle Busch passed for final led change 2 of last 4 Pocono races
  • Hendrick Motorsports winless last 5 Pocono races – Won previous 5 Pocono races with 4 different drivers
  • Kurt Busch: 3 Pocono wins with 3 different numbers, teams, manufacturers & crew chiefs
  • 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)
  • 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. (Blaney won in June)
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 17 Pocono wins with 7 different drivers
  • Mid-race leader failed to win last 7 Pocono races
  • 10 To go leader failed to win 18 of 79 Pocono races (23%)
  • 6 Pocono races settled by last lap pass
  • 4 Won first career race at Pocono including last 2 races – Chris Buescher 8/16 & Ryan Blaney 6/17
  • Kyle Busch led most laps last Pocono race (100) – Finished 9th
  • Joey Logano led most laps last 2 Pocono August races (97 & 38) – Finished 20th & 37th
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 10 of last 14 Pocono races including last 4
  • Drivers won first race of the season in 29 of 79 Pocono races (37%)
  • Chevrolet leads all with 33 Pocono wins including 7 of last 10 races
  • Ford won last 2 Pocono races – First back-to-back wins since 2005
  • Toyota won 4 Pocono races – Only 1 win last 10 races
  • Leader of first lap won 17 of 79 Pocono races (22%)
  • Winner took lead for first time after lap 100 in 16 Pocono races
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. only driver to win more than one Pocono 400-mile race – 2 Wins
  • 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
  • Driver starting 1st finished top 3 in 13 of last 23 Pocono races (57%) – 6 Wins
  • Driver starting 1st finished top 10 in 17 of last 23 Pocono races (74%)
  • 16 of 79 Pocono races won from 1st starting position
  • Driver starting 1st failed to finish 11 of 79 Pocono races
  • Only driver to win back-to-back July/August races: Bill Elliott (‘88 & ’89) – Chris Buescher won last year
  • Mid-race leader won 24 of 79 Pocono races
  • Mid-race leader failed to win 17 of last 19 Pocono races
  • Denny Hamlin led Pocono at mid-race 5 times – Only 1 win after leading at mid-race
  • Only 2 drivers in 79 Pocono races led most laps and failed to finish – Davey Allison (7/92) & Ward Burton (6/97)
  • Leader of most laps won 38 of 79 Pocono races
  • 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
  • 17 Hendrick Motorsports wins (Most all-time) by 7 different drivers
  • 10 Joe Gibbs Racing Pocono wins by 5 different drivers – Hamlin 4, B. Labonte 3, Kenseth 1, Logano 1 & Stewart 1
  • 9 Team Penske Pocono wins by 5 different drivers – R. Wallace 4, Mayfield 2, Kurt Busch 1, Keselowski 1 & Newman 1
  • 4 Roush Fenway Racing Pocono wins by 3 different drivers – Carl Edwards 2, Greg Biffle 1 & Kurt Busch 1
  • 3 Wood Brothers Racing Pocono wins – David Pearson 8/75, Neil Bonnett 7/80 & Ryan Blaney 6/17
  • 2 Richard Childress Racing Pocono wins – Dale Earnhardt 7/87 & 7/93
  • 2 Stewart-Haas Racing Pocono wins – Tony Stewart 6/09 (First team win) & Kurt Busch 6/16