NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES POCONO STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Pocono wins: 6 Jeff Gordon
  • 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): 11.2 Erik Jones
  • Most Pocono lead lap finishes (Active): 32 Kevin Harvick
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Never won back-to-back races – Pocono June winner last year
  • 37 Different winners in 82 Pocono Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 2018 Pocono: 2 Pit road speeding penalties by 2 drivers (June) & 7 by 6 drivers (July)
  • 2 Finished top 5 both Pocono races last season – Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • 3 Finished top 10 both Pocono races last season – Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott & Kevin Harvick
  • Kyle Busch only repeat winner last 7 Pocono races (2 Wins) – 5 Others 1 win each
  • Kyle Busch: 2 Wins last 3 Pocono races – Winless previous 25 Pocono races
  • Kyle Busch led most laps Pocono 7/18 (52) – Winner
  • Kyle Busch: 5 Straight Pocono top 10 finishes – 3 Straight top 3 finishes (2 Wins last 3 races)
  • Kyle Busch: 7 Straight Pocono races led – 262 Laps led
  • Kyle Busch ended career-long winless streak of 36 races at Pocono 7/17
  • Kyle Busch: 4 Wins last 5 Pocono NASCAR National Touring Series races – 2 MENCS, 1 NXS & 1 NGOTS
  • Kevin Harvick: 0 for 36 at Pocono – 4 2nd-place finishes, 12 top 5, 17 top 10 & 187 laps led
  • 0 for 8 at Kentucky & 0 for 1 at Charlotte Roval
  • Kevin Harvick won Stage 2 in each Pocono race last season – Finished 4th each race
  • Kevin Harvick: 6 Straight Pocono top 10 finishes (Longest current streak) – Finished 4th or better last 5 races
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps Pocono 6/18 (89) – Finished 4th
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps at Pocono last year – 119 Total laps led (89 June & 30 July)
  • 68 Laps led previous 34 Pocono races
  • Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick only drivers to lead laps both Pocono races last season
  • Daniel Suarez Pocono 7/18: Pole, 29 laps led & finished 2nd
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 1 at Pocono last June – Winner
  • Brad Keselowski: 1 Pocono win (8/11) – 4 Days after broken ankle in testing crash at Road Atlanta
  • Denny Hamlin: First 2 career wins came at Pocono from the pole (6/06 & 7/06) – 4 Pocono wins (Leads active drivers)
  • Joey Logano: 1 Pocono win (6/12) – 2nd & final win with Joe Gibbs Racing (Ended 104-race winless streak)
  • Joey Logano: Average Pocono finish: 17.5 – Worst track
  • Daniel Suarez: Finished 2nd at Pocono 7/18 – Pole (First career), finished 5th in Stage 1, 26th in Stage 2, 29 laps led
  • Bubba Wallace: Pocono 7/18 savage turn 1 crash lap 154
  • Jimmie Johnson: Pocono 6/17 vicious crash with 5 to go in Stage 2
  • Jimmie Johnson: 83 Career wins – Jeff Gordon’s 84th career win came at Pocono 6/12/11
  • Chase Elliott won Stage 1 at Pocono last July – Finished 7th
  • Chase Elliott: 4 Straight Pocono top 10 finishes
  • Alex Bowman: Finished 3rd at Pocono 7/18
  • First career victory for 2 of last 5 Pocono winners – Chris Buescher 8/16 & Ryan Blaney 6/17
  • Leader of first lap won 18 of 82 Pocono races (22%)
  • Winner took lead for first time after lap 100 in 17 Pocono races (21%)
  • Winner took lead for first time at lap 112 or after 5 of last 9 Pocono races
  • Kurt Busch: 3 Pocono wins with 3 different numbers, teams, manufacturers & crew chiefs
  • (Roush Ford #97 Jimmy Fennig, Penske Dodge #2 Pat Tryson & Stewart-Haas Chevrolet #41 John Klausmeier)
  • First Pocono win for 3 of last 5 winners
  • First win of season for 4 of last 6 Pocono winners
  • Winner took lead for final time with 10 or fewer laps to go in 6 of last 14 Pocono races
  • Kyle Busch passed for final led change 3 of last 7 Pocono races – Winner 7/17 & 7/18
  • Daniel Suarez passed for final lead change Pocono 7/18 – Finished 2nd
  • Hendrick Motorsports winless last 8 Pocono races – Won previous 5 Pocono races with 4 different drivers
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 17 Pocono wins with 7 different drivers
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 12 Pocono wins with 6 different drivers
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 3 of last 7 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
  • 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 26 Pocono races (58%) – 7 Wins
  • Driver starting 1st finished top 10 in 20 of last 26 Pocono races (77%)
  • 17 of 82 Pocono races won from 1st starting position
  • Driver starting 1st failed to finish 11 of 82 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)
  • 8 Pocono win streaks – Back-to-back Pocono wins
  • Last to win back-to-back June races: Jeff Gordon (1996 & ’97) – Martin Truex Jr. won last June race
  • 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
  • 4 Won first career race at Pocono including 2 of last 5 races – Chris Buescher 8/16 & Ryan Blaney 6/17
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 3 of last 4 Pocono races (100, 74 & 52) – Finished 9th, Winner, Winner
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 11 of last 17 Pocono races including 5 of last 7
  • Drivers won first race of the season in 30 of 82 Pocono races (37%)
  • Chevrolet leads all with 32 Pocono wins
  • Ford 2nd with 23 Pocono wins
  • Toyota won 7 Pocono races including last 3
  • 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
  • 17 Hendrick Motorsports Pocono wins (Most all-time) by 7 different drivers
  • 12 Joe Gibbs Racing Pocono wins by 6 different drivers
  • 9 Pocono wins by Team Penske
  • 4 Pocono wins by Roush Fenway Racing by 3 different drivers
  • Wood Brothers Racing: 3 Pocono wins – David Pearson 8/75, Neil Bonnett 7/80 & Ryan Blaney 6/17
  • Pocono 6/17 win was 99th Wood Brothers Racing victory (Ryan Blaney)
  • 2 Pocono wins by Richard Childress Racing – Both by Dale Earnhardt 7/87 & 7/93 (Tribute to Davey Allison)
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 2 Pocono wins 6/09 & 6/16
  • First Stewart-Haas Racing win: Pocono 6/09 – Tony Stewart
  • Chip Ganassi Racing: Winless at Pocono
  • 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

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES POCONO STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 3 Different winners in 3 Pocono races
  • 3 Different crew chiefs, teams & manufacturers won 3 Pocono races
  • Kyle Busch won Stage 1 & went on to win 2018 Pocono race
  • Paul Menard won Stage 2 & went on to finish 8th in 2018 Pocono race
  • First win of season for all 3 Pocono winners
  • Pole 0 for 3 at Pocono
  • 2017 Pocono settled by last lap pass – Brad Keselowski over Kyle Larson
  • Kyle Busch led final 40 laps at 2018 Pocono
  • Best Rookie finish at Pocono: 2nd – Erik Jones 2016