Date: Sunday, June 8
Start Time: 1 p.m. ET
Site: Pocono Raceway -- Long Pond, Pa
Track: 2.5-mile triangle-shaped track
Capacity: 76,812 (Grandstand Seating)
On TV: TNT
On Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
Race record: Jeff Gordon, 2011 (145.384 mph)
Qualifying record: Jimmie Johnson, August 2013 (180.654 mph)
Defending champion: Jimmie Johnson
Runner up: Greg Biffle
Pole winner: None - due to inclement weather
1. Jimmie Johnson (Start: 1)
2. Greg Biffle (13)
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr (6)
4. Tony Stewart (19)
5. Ryan Newman (23)
6. Kyle Busch (8)
7. Kurt Busch (20)
8. Denny Hamlin (17)
9. Kevin Harvick (5)
10. Joey Logano (21)
Average speed: 144.202 mph
Time of race: 2 hrs., 46 mins., 26 secs.
Margin of victory: 1.208 secs.
Caution flags: 6 for 19 laps
Lead changes: 12 among 4 drivers
2013 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 144.202 mph
2012 Joey Logano, Toyota, 131.004 mph
2011 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 145.384 mph
2010 Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 136.303 mph
2009 Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 138.515 mph
2008 Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 125.209 mph
2007 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 136.887 mph
2006 Denny Hamlin, Chevrolet, 131.656 mph
2005 Carl Edwards, Ford, 129.177 mph
2004 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 112.129 mph
2003 Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 134.892 mph
2002 Dale Jarrett, Ford, 143.426 mph
2001 Ricky Rudd, Ford, 134.389 mph
2000 Jeremy Mayfield, Ford, 139.741 mph
1999 Bobby Labonte, Pontiac, 118.898 mph
1998 Jeremy Mayfield, Ford, 117.809 mph
1997 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 139.828 mph
1996 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 139.104 mph
1995 Terry Labonte, Chevrolet, 137.720 mph
1994 Rusty Wallace, Ford, 128.801 mph
1993 Kyle Petty, Pontiac, 138.005 mph
1992 Alan Kulwicki, Ford, 144.023 mph
1991 Darrell Waltrip, Chevrolet, 122.666 mph
1990 Harry Gant, Oldsmobile, 120.600 mph
1989 Terry Labonte, Ford, 131.320 mph
1988 Geoff Bodine, Chevrolet, 126.147 mph
1987 Tim Richmond, Chevrolet, 122.166 mph
1986 Tim Richmond, Chevrolet, 113.279 mph
1985 Bill Elliott, Ford, 138.974 mph
1984 Cale Yarborough, Chevrolet, 138.164 mph
1983 Bobby Allison, Buick, 128.636 mph
1982 Bobby Allison, Buick, 113.57 9mph
Race: FedEx 400 (June 1)
Site: Dover International Speedway -- Dover, Del.
Finish line order: Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin
Time of Race: 3 hrs., 23 mins., 52 secs.
Average speed: 123.172 mph
Margin of victory: 0.885 secs.
Caution flags: 8 for 41 laps
Lead changes: 18 among 6 drivers
Lap leaders: B. Keselowski - pole; Kyle Busch 1-81; J. Johnson 82-126; C. B. Keselowski - pole; Kyle Busch 1-81; J. Johnson 82-126; C. Bowyer 127; J. Johnson 128-139; K. Harvick 140-158; M. Kenseth 159; K. Harvick 160-164; M. Kenseth 165-177; J. Johnson 178-222; M. Kenseth 223; J. Johnson 224-240; M. Kenseth 241; J. Johnson 242-322; M. Kenseth 323; J. Johnson 324-361; B. Keselowski 362; C. Bowyer 363-366; J. Johnson 367-400.
#1 Jamie McMurray (Joplin, MO) Chevrolet/Cessna/Cushman
#2 Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI) Ford/Redds
#3. Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC) Chevrolet/Dow
#4. Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA) Chevrolet/Budweiser
#5 Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA) Chevrolet/Great Clips
#7 Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA) Chevrolet/Pilot Flying J
#9 Marcos Ambrose (Launceston, Australia) Ford/Stanley
#10 Danica Patrick (Roscoe, IL) Chevrolet/GoDaddy
#11 Denny Hamlin (Chesterfield, VA) Toyota/FedEx Ground
#13 Casey Mears (Bakersfield, CA) Ford/GEICO
#14 Tony Stewart (Columbus, IN) Chevrolet/Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops
#15 Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS) Toyota/RK Motors Charlotte
#16 Greg Biffle (Vancouver, WA) Ford/3M
#17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Olive Branch, MS) Ford/Zest
#18 Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/M&M's
#20 Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI) Toyota/Dollar General
#22 Joey Logano (Middletown, CT) Ford/Shell/Pennzoil
#23 Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ) Toyota/Dr. Pepper
#24 Jeff Gordon (Vallejo, CA) Chevrolet/Drive to End Hunger
#26 Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA) Toyota/Burger King
#27 Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI) Chevrolet/Menards/Moen
#31 Ryan Newman (South Bend, IN) Chevrolet/Wix Filters
#32 Travis Kvapil (Janesville, WI) Ford/TBA
#33 David Stremme (South Bend, IN) Chevrolet/Little Joe's Autos
#34 David Ragan (Unadilla, GA) Ford/Taco Bell
#36 Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA) Chevrolet/Theme Park Connection
#38 David Gilliland (Riverside, CA) Ford/Long John Silver's
#40 Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA) Chevrolet/Hillman Racing
#41 Kurt Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Haas Automation
#42 Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) Chevrolet/Target
#43 Aric Almirola (Tampa, FL) Ford/Nathan's Famous
#44 J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ) Chevrolet/TBA
#47 A.J. Allmendinger (Los Gatos, CA) Chevrolet/Clorox
#48 * Jimmie Johnson (El Cajon, CA) Chevrolet/Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
#51 Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL) Chevrolet/Brandt
#55 Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC) Toyota/Aaron's Dream Machine
#66 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/Land Castle Title
#77 Dave Blaney (Hartford, OH) Ford/Jacor 4 Jets
#78 Martin Truex Jr. (Mayetta, NJ) Chevrolet/Furniture Row
#83 Ryan Truex (Mayetta, NJ) Toyota/Burger King
#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Kannapolis, NC) Chevrolet/National Guard
#98 Josh Wise (Riverside, CA) Chevrolet/Phil Parsons Racing
#99 Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO) Ford/Kelloggs/Cheez-It
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Opened in 1968 as a three-quarter-mile racetrack, Pocono Raceway held the first race on its 2.5-mile triangle-shaped track in 1971. The track was repaved during the fall of 2011.
Pocono has 14 degrees of banking in turn 1, 8 degrees in turn 2 and 6 degrees in turn 3. The length of the shortstretch is 1,780 feet, and the backstretch is 3,055 feet. The frontstretch measures 3,740 feet.
There have been 72 races in NASCAR's premier series held at Pocono. The track hosted one event each season from 1974-81 and then two per year since then. Sprint Cup returns to this track on the first weekend in August.
Richard Petty won the inaugural Cup race at Pocono, the Purolator 500, on August 4, 1974.
Ricky Rudd holds the track record for most starts at Pocono with 55. Jeff Gordon's 42 starts is tops among those drivers entered for this weekend's race.
Gordon holds the record for most victories at Pocono with six. His most recent win there came in August 2012.
Rick Hendrick has the most car owner wins at Pocono with 15, followed by Joe Gibbs and Roger Penske with nine each. Jimmie Johnson (June race) and Kasey Kahne (August event) gave Hendrick Motorsports a season-sweep at this track last year.
Bill Elliott and Ken Schrader share the record for most pole wins at Pocono with five each.
The race winner at Pocono has started from the pole 15 times, which is more than any other starting position there. Johnson most recently did it one year ago.
Since NASCAR began using electronic timing and scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in a Cup race at Pocono occurred on July 23, 2000 when Rusty Wallace beat Jeff Burton to the finish line by just 0.126 seconds.
The furthest back a driver has started and won a Cup race at Dover is 29th, accomplished by Carl Edwards in June 2005.
Denny Hamlin is the only active driver who scored his first career Cup victory at Pocono. Hamlin won at this track on June 11, 2006. He followed up with another victory there six weeks later.
Casey Mears is the only active driver who claimed his maiden pole in the series at Pocono (Aug. 1, 2004).
No driver on the entry list for this race made his or her Cup debut at Pocono.
Joey Logano holds the record as the youngest driver to win a race at Pocono. He took the checkered flag there on June 10, 2012 when he was 22 years and 17 days old. When Harry Gant was 50 years, 5 months and 7 days old, he became the oldest driver to win at this track on June 17, 1990.
The next race is the June 15 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Greg Biffle won last year's event there.