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NASCAR - Sprint Cup - Party in the Poconos 400 Preview

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DATE: Sunday, June 9
SITE: Pocono Raceway -- Long Pond, Pa
TRACK: 2.5-mile tri-oval
ANNUAL: 32nd
CAPACITY: 76,812 (Grandstand Seating)
TELEVISION: TNT
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 1 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Friday, June 7/3:40 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Joey Logano
RUNNER-UP: Mark Martin
POLE WINNER: Joey Logano (finished 1)
LAPS: 160
MILES: 400
QUALIFYING RECORD: Joey Logano, 2012 (179.598 mph)
RACE RECORD: Jeff Gordon, 2011 (145.384 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Joey Logano16Clint Bowyer16
2Mark Martin67Matt Kenseth14
3Tony Stewart228Dale Earnhardt Jr.8
4Jimmie Johnson49Paul Menard3
5Denny Hamlin510Jamie McMurray11
2012 Party in the Poconos 400 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 131.004 mph
TIME OF RACE: 3 hrs., 3 mins., 12 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.997 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 35 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 19 among 10 drivers
POLE WINNER: Joey Logano (179.598 mph)
Past Party in the Poconos 400 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Joey Logano (1) -- Toyota -- 131.004 mph
2011 -- Jeff Gordon (3) -- Chevrolet -- 145.384 mph
2010 -- Denny Hamlin (5) -- Toyota -- 136.303 mph
2009 -- Tony Stewart (1) -- Chevrolet -- 138.515 mph
2008 -- Kasey Kahne (1) -- Dodge -- 125.209 mph
2007 -- Jeff Gordon (18) -- Chevrolet -- 136.887 mph
2006 -- Denny Hamlin (1) -- Chevrolet -- 131.656 mph
2005 -- Carl Edwards (29) -- Ford -- 129.177 mph
2004 -- Jimmie Johnson (5) -- Chevrolet -- 112.129 mph
2003 -- Tony Stewart (4) -- Chevrolet -- 134.892 mph
2002 -- Dale Jarrett (13) -- Ford -- 143.426 mph
2001 -- Ricky Rudd (1) -- Ford -- 134.389 mph
2000 -- Jeremy Mayfield (22) -- Ford -- 139.741 mph
1999 -- Bobby Labonte (3) -- Pontiac -- 118.898 mph
1998 -- Jeremy Mayfield (3) -- Ford -- 117.809 mph
1997 -- Jeff Gordon (11) -- Chevrolet -- 139.828 mph
1996 -- Jeff Gordon (1) -- Chevrolet -- 139.104 mph
1995 -- Terry Labonte (27) -- Chevrolet -- 137.720 mph
1994 -- Rusty Wallace (1) -- Ford -- 128.801 mph
1993 -- Kyle Petty (8) -- Pontiac -- 138.005 mph
1992 -- Alan Kulwicki (6) -- Ford -- 144.023 mph
1991 -- Darrell Waltrip (13) -- Chevrolet -- 122.666 mph
1990 -- Harry Gant (16) -- Oldsmobile -- 120.600 mph
1989 -- Terry Labonte (23) -- Ford -- 131.320 mph
1988 -- Geoff Bodine (3) -- Chevrolet -- 126.147 mph
1987 -- Tim Richmond (3) -- Chevrolet -- 122.166 mph
1986 -- Tim Richmond (3) -- Chevrolet -- 113.279 mph
1985 -- Bill Elliott (1) -- Ford -- 138.974 mph
1984 -- Cale Yarborough (12) -- Chevrolet -- 138.164 mph
1983 -- Bobby Allison (7) -- Buick -- 128.636 mph
1982 -- Bobby Allison (3) -- Buick -- 113.57 9mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called Van Scoy Diamond Mines 500 (1982-85), Miller High
Life 500 (1986-89), Miller Genuine Draft 500 (1990), Champion
Spark Plug 500 (1991-93), UAW-GM Teamwork 500 (1994-96), Pocono 500
(1997-2009), Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 (2010), 5-Hour Energy 500
(2011), Pocono 400 (2012). Race changed from 500 to 400 miles in 2012.
 
Past Party in the Poconos Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Joey Logano -- 1
2011 -- Kurt Busch -- 2
2010 -- Kyle Busch -- 2
2009 -- None -- Weather
2008 -- Kasey Kahne -- 1
2007 -- Ryan Newman -- 2
2006 -- Denny Hamlin -- 1
2005 -- Michael Waltrip -- 5
2004 -- Kasey Kahne -- 14
2003 -- Jimmie Johnson -- 12
2002 -- Sterling Marlin -- 4
2001 -- Ricky Rudd -- 1
2000 -- Rusty Wallace -- 10
1999 -- Sterling Marlin -- 4
1998 -- Jeff Gordon -- 2
1997 -- Bobby Hamilton -- 39
1996 -- Jeff Gordon -- 1
1995 -- Ken Schrader -- 3
1994 -- Rusty Wallace -- 1
1993 -- Ken Schrader -- 2
1992 -- Ken Schrader -- 4
1991 -- Mark Martin -- 3
1990 -- Ernie Irvan -- 17
1989 -- Rusty Wallace -- 22
1988 -- Alan Kulwicki -- 27
1987 -- Terry Labonte -- 37
1986 -- Geoffrey Bodine -- 9
1985 -- Bill Elliott -- 1
1984 -- Neil Bonnett -- 14
1983 -- Darrell Waltrip -- 2
1982 -- Terry Labonte -- 5
Last Race Results
RACE: FedEx 400 (June 2)
SITE: Dover International Speedway -- Dover, Del.
MILES: 400
LAPS: 400
WINNER: Tony Stewart
RUNNER-UP: Juan Pablo Montoya
THIRD: Jeff Gordon
FOURTH: Kyle Busch
FIFTH: Brad Keselowski
POLE WINNER: Denny Hamlin (finished 34)
TIME OF RACE: 3 hrs., 14 mins., 51 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 123.172 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.788 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 32 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 21 among 11 drivers
LAP LEADERS: Hamlin 1-23, Ky. Busch 24-72, Kenseth 73, Keselowski 74-75, Ky.
Busch 76-127, Truex Jr 128, Kenseth 129-156, Ky. Busch 157-160,
Truex Jr 161, Ky. Busch 162-205, Johnson 206-235, Ky. Busch 236,
Kahne 237-238, Johnson 239-279, Hamlin 280, Johnson 281-300,
Hamlin 301-317, Ku. Busch 318-325, Johnson 326-377, Harvick 378,
Montoya 379-397, Stewart 398-400.
Party in the Poconos 400 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1Jamie McMurray (Joplin, MO)Chevrolet/Banana Boat
2Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI)Ford/Miller Lite
5Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA)Chevrolet/hendrickcars.com
7Dave Blaney (Hartford, OH)Chevrolet/TBA
9Marcos Ambrose (Launceston, Australia)Ford/DeWalt
10Danica Patrick (Roscoe, IL)Chevrolet/GoDaddy.com
11Denny Hamlin (Chesterfield, VA)Toyota/FedEx Ground
13Casey Mears (Bakersfield, CA)Ford/GEICO
14Tony Stewart (Columbus, IN)Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
15Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS)Toyota/RK Motors Charlotte
16Greg Biffle (Vancouver, WA)Ford/3M
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Olive Branch, MS)Ford/Valvoline
18Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/M&M's
19Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Toyota/Plinker Tactical
20Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI)Toyota/Home Depot
22 *Joey Logano (Middletown, CT)Ford/Shell/Pennzoil
24Jeff Gordon (Vallejo, CA)Chevrolet/Axalta Coating Systems
27Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI)Chevrolet/Menards/Quaker State
29Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Rheem
30David Stremme (South Bend, IN)Toyota/Swan Energy/Lean 1
31Jeff Burton (South Boston, VA)Chevrolet/TBA
32Timmy Hill (Port Tobacco, MD)Ford/Oxy Water
33Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA)Chevrolet/Little Joe's Autos
34David Ragan (Unadilla, GA)Ford/TBA
35Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Ford/MDS Transport
36J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ)Chevrolet/TBA
38David Gilliland (Riverside, CA)Ford/Long John Silver's
39Ryan Newman (South Bend, IN)Chevrolet/Haas Automation
42Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia)Chevrolet/Target
43Aric Almirola (Tampa, FL)Ford/Smithfield
44Scott Riggs (Bahama, NC)Ford/Brabble
47Bobby Labonte (Corpus Christi, TX)Toyota/Clorox
48Jimmie Johnson (El Cajon, CA)Chevrolet/Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
51A.J. Allmendinger (Los Gatos, CA)Chevrolet/Phoenix Construction
55Mark Martin (Batesville, AR)Toyota/Aaron's Dream Machine
56Martin Truex Jr. (Mayetta, NJ)Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts
78Kurt Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/Furniture Row
83David Reutimann (Zephyrhills, FL)Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/TBA
88Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Kannapolis, NC)Chevrolet/National Guard
93Travis Kvapil (Janesville, WI)Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
98Michael McDowell (Glendale, AZ)Ford/Phil Parsons Racing
99Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO)Ford/Kellogg's/Cheez-it
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Joey Logano---------------231311Won
Mark Martin367177101929182
Tony Stewart27293535Won3213
Jimmie JohnsonWon6104267544
Denny Hamlin------Won6338Won195
Clint Bowyer------211039129166
Matt Kenseth2132597161787
Dale Earnhardt Jr.63314124271968
Paul Menard---------28252916149
Carl Edwards---Won251492123711
Ryan Newman303411218514912
Kevin Harvick208131113244514
Juan Pablo Montoya---------203888717
Brad Keselowski------------------212318
Jeff Gordon4934Won14432Won19
Martin Truex Jr.------2431718251020
Greg Biffle11306301511282724
Kasey Kahne1427722Won15271229
Kyle Busch---422843222330
 
Mover of the Week
Tony Stewart - started 22 and finished 1
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Brad Keselowski
Last Week's Pick to Win (Matt Kenseth) - finished 40
 
NOTES:
The Party in the Poconos 400 at Pocono Raceway is the 14th race on the 2013 Sprint Cup Series schedule.

Opened in 1968 as a three-quarter-mile racetrack, Pocono Raceway held the first race on its 2.5-mile tri-oval 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 70 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. Mark Martin's 52 starts is tops among those drivers entered for this weekend's race.

Jeff Gordon holds the record for most victories at Pocono. Gordon claimed his sixth win at this track last August. The race was shorted by 62 laps due to rain.

Ricky Hendrick has the most car owner wins at Pocono with 13, followed by Joe Gibbs and Roger Penske with nine each.

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 14 times, which is more than any other starting position there. Joey Logano 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.

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 16 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won last year's event there.

06/04 16:28:09 ET

As of June 4, 2013, at 04:28 PM ET

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