Pocono 400 Preview

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By Jason Schultz

Race Info

Date- Sunday June 10th, 2012

Location- Long Pond, Pennsylvania

Start Time- 1:19 PM EST

Distance- 160 Laps, 400 Miles

Broadcast TV- TNT

Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast

High 77 F Low 56 F

Chance of rain- 30%

Thunderstorms

Past Race Winners

2011- Jeff Gordon

2010- Denny Hamlin

2009- Tony Stewart

2008- Kasey Kahne

2007-Jeff Gordon

Notables yet to win Pocono 400

Brad Keselowski

Clint Bowyer

Greg Biffle

Matt Kenseth

Kyle Busch

Kevin Harvick

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Carl Edwards

News & Notes

Jimmie Johnson looks to win fourth race in five weeks

TNT Summer Series kicks off

The Twitter.com/#NASCAR page opens

Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks for first win in almost four years

Jeff Gordon looks to get back on track

Kurt Busch suspended, Reutimann to driver No.51

Denny Hamlin looks for more success at Pocono

Brad Keselowski looks for second straight Pocono win

Matt Kenseth looks to take point’s lead from teammate Biffle

My Fantasy Racing Picks

Group A- Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski

Group B- Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Marcos Ambrose

Group C- David Ragan, Aric Almirola

Event Schedule

Cup Practice 12:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Cup Practice 3:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED

Qualifying 11:00 AM EST Saturday on SPEED

Cup Race 12:00 PM EST Sunday on TNT

Next Race- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan

Entry List via Nascar.com

           

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

MAKE

SPONSOR

OWNER

1 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Chevrolet Banana Boat Felix Sabates
2 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
5 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Chevrolet Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
9 Marcos Ambrose Launceston, Tasmania Ford DEWALT Richard Petty
10 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing Tommy Baldwin
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Express J D Gibbs
13 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Ford GEICO Bob Germain
14 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot Margaret Haas
15 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Toyota 5-hour Energy Rob Kauffman
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford 3M / Rite Aid / NextCare Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Ford EcoBoost John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota M&M’s Joe Gibbs
20 Joey Logano Middletown, CT Toyota The Home Depot Joe Gibbs
22 AJ Allmendinger Los Gatos, CA Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
23 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet DuPont Rick Hendrick
26 Josh Wise* Riverside, CA Ford MDS Transport Jerry Freeze
27 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Menards / Sylvania Richard Childress
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Rheem Richard Childress
30 David Stremme South Bend, IN Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing Richard Childress
32 Reed Sorenson Peachtree City, GA Ford Herr Foods / Hero Energy Shot Jack Roush
33 Stephen Leicht* Asheville, NC Chevrolet Little Joes A
utos.com
Richard Childress
34 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford Taco Bell Bob Jenkins
36 Tony Raines La Porte, IN Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing Allan Heinke
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford ModSpace Brad Jenkins
39 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Chevrolet Haas Automation Tony Stewart
42 Juan Montoya Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet Target Chip Ganassi
43 Aric Almirola Tampa, FL Ford Transportatio-
n Impact
Richard Petty
47 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Toyota Bubba Burgers Tad Geschickter
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools Jeff Gordon
51 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services James Finch
55 Mark Martin Batesville, AR Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine Bill Jenkins
56 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
74 Stacy Compton Grit, VA Chevrolet Turn One Racing / Best Western Vickie Compton
78 Regan Smith Cato, NY Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American Barney Visser
83 Landon Cassill Cedar Rapids, IA Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
87 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Andrea Nemechek
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew Rick Hendrick
93 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
98 Michael McDowell Phoenix, AZ Ford Phil Parsons Racing Mike Curb
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Kellogg’s Jack Roush
19 Mike Bliss Milwaukie, OR Toyota Humphrey Smith Racing Randy Humphrey
49 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Toyota America Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents Jay Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

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