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Pennsylvania 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Pocono Raceway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 69.
  • First Sprint Cup race: August 4, 1974, won by Richard Petty.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: June 10, 2012, won by Joey Logano.
  • Won from pole: 14, last time by Joey Logano in 2012
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 43 times in 69 races (62%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 49 times (71%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 4 times (6%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 29th, by Carl Edwards in 2005.
  • Most laps led: 175, by Kurt Busch in 2007.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 4, by Bobby Labonte in 2001.

  • Track records:
    • Fastest race: 145.384 mph by Jeff Gordon in 2011.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 179.598 mph by Joey Logano in 2012.
    • Most lead changes: 56 in 1979.
    • Closest finish: Tim Richmond's .05 second margin over Ricky Rudd in 1986.
    • Most caution flags: 13 in 1990 and 2005.

  • From 2007-2012 a typical Pocono race had 19.3 lead changes, 6.5 cautions for 26.6 laps, and an average green-flag run of 21.4 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 25, Ford 21, Dodge 7, Pontiac 6, Buick 4, Toyota 3, Mercury 2, Oldsmobile 1.

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 12, Joe Gibbs 9, Roger Penske 7, DiGard 4, Junior Johnson 4, Harry Melling 4, Robert Yates 4, Jack Roush 4, Richard Childress 2, Michael Kranefuss 2, Petty Enterprises 2, Darrell Waltrip 2, Wood Brothers 2, all others 11.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Pocono races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Mark Martin (51 races) Mark Martin (51 races)
    Top 5: Dave Blaney (25) Jimmy Means (28)
    Top 10: Jeff Green (19) Jimmy Means (28)
    Pole: Bobby Labonte (39) Kyle Petty (50)
    Lap led: Kenny Wallace (15) J.D. McDuffie (22)
    Lead-lap finish: Mike Wallace (12) Jimmy Means (28)


  • Top career marks at Pocono:
  •  Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte (54) Ricky Rudd (55)
    Wins: Bill Elliott, Jeff Gordon (5) Bill Elliott, Jeff Gordon (5)
    Top 5s: Mark Martin (20) Mark Martin (20)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (34) Mark Martin (34)
    Poles: Ken Schrader (5) Ken Schrader (5)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (9,884) Terry Labonte (9,884)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (957) Jeff Gordon (957)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (42) Mark Martin (42)


  • Best average finish among active drivers at Pocono (3 or more starts):

    1. Jimmie Johnson (8.8)
    2. Denny Hamlin (9.3)
    3. Jeff Gordon (10.4)
    4. Mark Martin (11.1)
    5. Tony Stewart (11.5)
    6. Ryan Newman (12.7)
    7. Carl Edwards (13.6)
    8. Matt Kenseth (13.9)
    9. Kevin Harvick (14.0)
    10. Kurt Busch (15.5)


  • Worst average finish among active drivers at Pocono (3 or more starts):

    1. Michael McDowell (34.7)
    2. Landon Cassill (33.8)
    3. Stacy Compton (32.3)
    4. J.J. Yeley (31.3)
    5. David Gilliland (31.3)
    6. Mike Wallace (31.2)
    7. Reed Sorenson (31.0)
    8. Kenny Wallace (30.5)
    9. Jeff Green (28.9)
    10. David Stremme (28.9)


    Current top-10 drivers at Pocono:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 25 0 5 9 1 4716 134 15.2 16.7 85.0
    Matt Kenseth 25 0 3 10 0 4798 50 19.0 13.9 89.3
    Greg Biffle 19 1 2 4 0 3665 111 18.4 17.6 85.9
    Jimmie Johnson 21 2 9 15 2 4040 518 9.3 8.8 106.7
    Denny Hamlin 13 4 8 9 2 2448 660 5.8 9.3 117.6
    Kevin Harvick 23 0 5 8 0 4270 5 19.8 14.0 90.8
    Martin Truex, Jr. 13 0 1 4 0 2469 4 18.8 15.7 80.8
    Tony Stewart 27 2 10 19 2 5100 156 11.9 11.5 99.3
    Brad Keselowski 5 1 1 1 0 964 19 17.2 16.6 75.1
    Clint Bowyer 13 0 1 6 0 2419 91 19.8 15.7 79.2

    Driver Rating is based on a formula developed by NASCAR which combines "loop data" elements such as average running position, average speed under green, number of fastest laps, etc. There is a maximum of 150 points that a driver can earn for each race. Driver Rating is not available for races prior to 2005.

    Other notable Driver Ratings at Pocono: Kurt Busch (105.8), Jeff Gordon (100.3), Carl Edwards (97.1), Ryan Newman (94.9), Mark Martin (94.8), Kasey Kahne (89.3), Jeff Burton (88.6), Brian Vickers (86.6), Kyle Busch (86.5), Joey Logano (86.2).