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GoBowling.com 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Pocono Raceway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 71.
  • First Sprint Cup race: August 4, 1974, won by Richard Petty.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: June 9, 2013, won by Jimmie Johnson.
  • Won from pole: 15, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2013.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 44 times in 71 races (62%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 50 times (70%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 5 times (7%).
  • 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 2008-2013 a typical Pocono race had 18.6 lead changes, 6.4 cautions for 26.3 laps, and an average green-flag run of 21.4 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 27, Ford 21, Dodge 7, Pontiac 6, Buick 4, Toyota 3, Mercury 2, Oldsmobile 1.

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 14, 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 (53 races) Mark Martin (53 races)
    Top 5: Dave Blaney (26) Jimmy Means (28)
    Top 10: David Gilliland (13) Jimmy Means (28)
    Pole: Bobby Labonte (41) Kyle Petty (50)
    Lap led: Paul Menard (13) J.D. McDuffie (22)
    Lead-lap finish: Josh Wise (3) Jimmy Means (28)


  • Top career marks at Pocono:
  •  Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte (54) Ricky Rudd (55)
    Wins: Jeff Gordon (6) Jeff Gordon (6)
    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 (965) Jeff Gordon (965)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (44) Mark Martin (44)


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

    1. Jimmie Johnson (8.7)
    2. Jeff Gordon (10.2)
    3. Denny Hamlin (10.5)
    4. Tony Stewart (11.0)
    5. Mark Martin (11.2)
    6. Ryan Newman (12.0)
    7. Carl Edwards (13.5)
    8. Kevin Harvick (13.9)
    9. Matt Kenseth (14.7)
    10. Brad Keselowski (14.7)


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

    1. Josh Wise (37.7)
    2. Michael McDowell (35.4)
    3. Landon Cassill (33.2)
    4. J.J. Yeley (32.7)
    5. David Gilliland (29.9)
    6. Mike Bliss (29.9)
    7. David Stremme (29.3)
    8. Scott Riggs (28.4)
    9. Joe Nemechek (28.4)
    10. Scott Speed (28.2)


    Current top-10 drivers at Pocono:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 23 3 10 16 2 4298 690 9.0 8.7 110.0
    Clint Bowyer 15 0 1 7 0 2677 91 18.6 15.1 80.0
    Carl Edwards 17 2 5 8 0 2986 221 18.0 13.5 97.8
    Kevin Harvick 25 0 5 9 0 4528 5 19.2 13.9 90.2
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 27 0 6 10 1 4956 151 14.6 16.7 88.0
    Matt Kenseth 27 0 3 10 0 5056 54 18.0 14.7 90.7
    Kyle Busch 17 0 4 6 1 2865 63 14.5 18.4 85.9
    Greg Biffle 21 1 3 5 0 3923 111 17.8 16.7 87.8
    Kasey Kahne 19 1 4 6 2 3486 151 8.6 17.8 89.6
    Jeff Gordon 41 6 18 28 2 7597 965 11.4 10.2 100.0

    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: Denny Hamlin (113.8), Kurt Busch (103.8), Tony Stewart (98.8), Ryan Newman (95.4), Mark Martin (93.1), Brian Vickers (86.6), Jeff Burton (86.5), Joey Logano (84.5), Brad Keselowski (82.7), Martin Truex, Jr. (81.7).