Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pocono Driver Statistics

Not all teams announce their weekly race previews'. Here is a list of those teams that do reveal the information in the teams race preview: 

#1- Jamie McMurray - Making his 19th start at Pocono Raceway this weekend, McMurray has completed 3,406 laps of a possible 3,514 laps at the raceway.  Leading three laps at the Tricky Triangle, McMurray has earned three top-10s, has an average start of 17.2 and an average finish of 22.3.  McMurray started from the pole at the 2.5-mile tri-oval in 2005 and best finish was in 2004 and 2008.

#2- Brad Keselowski - Keselowski has four starts at Pocono and has scored one win, one top 5 and one top 10.

#5- Kasey Kahne - In 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at Pocono Raceway, Kasey Kahne has recorded one win, three top-five finishes and five top-10s. He has two career pole positions at the track and won from the top spot in June 2008 after leading 69 laps. Kahne also started on the front row in the most recent event in August 2011. He has completed 99.8 percent of laps attempted and has led 150 laps at the 2.5-mile track.

#9- Marcos Ambrose - Ambrose will make his 7th Cup start this week at Pocono. He has score one top 10, but also has 2 DNF's. He has completed 995 of 1,204 laps attempted at the Pennsylvania track. Ambrose enters this weekend’s 400-mile race in 19th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings. 

#10-Dave Blaney - Blaney will make his 25th start at the “Tricky Triangle.” He scored two top-10s in his 24 starts. He collected his best finish of ninth in the August 2003 race. The Hartford, Ohio native posted his best starting spot of 14th in the June 2007 event while driving for Bill Davis Racing.

#14-Tony Stewart - Stewart has two poles, two wins, nine top-fives, 18 top-10s and has led a total of 156 laps in his 26 career Sprint Cup starts at Pocono. His average start is 11.5, his average finish is 11.8 and he has a lap completion rate of 97.1 percent. 

#15- Clint Bowyer - Bowyer will make his 13th NSCS start at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. In his previous 12 starts Bowyer has one top-five and five top-10 finishes. His best finish at Pocono is third in August 2009 where he led 29 laps. Bowyer has led a total of 91 laps in his 12 starts, averages a 20th place starting position and finish of 17th.  

#16- Greg Biffle - In 18 Cup starts,points leader Biffle has scored one win, two top 5's and 4 top 10's at Pocono while having only 2 DNF's.

#17- Matt Kenseth - Kenseth has an average starting position of 19.2 and an average finishing position of 14.2 at Pocono, and has achieved three top-five and nine top-10 finishes at the track.

#18- Kyle Busch - In 14 Cup races Busch has one pole, four top-five finishes, five top-10s and has led a total of 63 laps in 14 career Sprint Cup starts at Pocono. His average Pocono finish is 17.4

#22- A J Allmendinger - Allmendinger has made nine starts at Pocono and has earned one top 10 at the track. 

#24- Jeff Gordon - In 38 starts at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway track, Gordon has five wins, two pole positions, 17 top-five finishes and 27 top-10s.

#27- Paul Menard - In 10 career Sprint Cup Series starts at the 2.5-mile tri-oval, Menard has finished all but one of his contested races and completed 96.7 percent of his laps (1,847 of 1,910). He has an average starting position of 22.6 and an average finishing position of 22.9. One year ago (June 2011), Menard logged his best start of second, and it was in last year’s August event that he earned his best finish of 10th at the Long Pond, Pa.-based facility.

#29- Kevin Harvick - Harvick has made 22 starts at the 2.5-mile track over the course of his Sprint Cup Series career, collecting five top-five and eight top-10 finishes. The Bakersfield, Calif., native holds a 19.7 average starting position and a 14th-place average finishing position at the “Tricky Triangle”, with his best starting and finishing position of third coming in the fall of 2003 and in the spring of 2006, respectively. Harvick has completed 4,110 of 4,289 (95.8 percent) of the contested laps.

#31- Jeff Burton - This weekend’s 400-mile event marks Burton’s 37th start at the 2.5-mile facility and 633rd-career Sprint Cup Series entry. Burton garnered seven top-five and 17 top-10 finishes at the track, leading 104 laps.

#39- Ryan Newman - In 20 races at Pocono, Newman has two poles, one win, seven top 5's, nine top 10's and only two DNF's.

#42- Juan Pablo Montoya - In 10 starts at Pocono Raceway, Montoya has completed 1,811 laps out of 1,910 laps possible or 94.8%.  He has earned one top-five, four top-10s and an average starting and finishing position of 15.4 and 18.7, respectively.  Montoya’s highest start (2010) and finish (2009) at the Tricky Triangle is second.

#43- Aric Almirola - Almirola has one prior start at Pocono Raceway in his racing career – a Camping World Truck Series event in which he finished fourth.

#48- Jimmie Johnson - At Pocono Johnson has scored two wins in 20 starts (2004 season sweep), two poles (June 2003 and July 2008), eight top-five finishes and 14 top-10s. He has an average finish of 9.0, with No DNFs.

#51- David Reutimann - In ten starts at Pocono, Reutimann has one top 5, one top 10, one DNF and a best finish of 3rd in June of 2009.

#55- Mark Martin - a In 50 starts at Pocono, Martin has yet to reach Victory Lane. However, he leads all drivers with 19 top 5's and 33 top 10's. Mark has finished 2nd many times at Pocono, most recently, August, 2004.

#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr - In 24 Sprint Cup starts at Pocono Raceway, Earnhardt has recorded one pole position, five top-five finishes and eight top-10s. He has completed 97.2 percent of all the laps he's attempted (4,556 laps of 4,689 total). The 37-year-old driver has led a total of 98 laps at the 2.5-mile track.

#99- Carl Edwards - In 14 starts at the 2.5-mile track, Edwards has two wins, five top-five and seven top-10 finishes. He has an average start of 20.4 and an average finish of 13.8.

- Reported in Team News/Press Releases

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