Thursday, August 2, 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 - McMurray has made 19 NSCS starts at Pocono, earning four top-10 finishes.  He has completed 2,566 laps out of a possible 3,674, or 97.1 percent, and has led 17 laps.  McMurray’s average start is 16.9 and his average finish is 21.7.  He boasts one pole, coming in 2005.

#2- Brad Keselowski - In five starts at Pocono Keselowski has earned one win which came last year only days after breaking a bone in his ankle in a testing accident at Road Atlanta. 

#5- Kasey Kahne - In 17 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. He has completed 99.2 percent of laps attempted and has led 150 laps at the 2.5-mile track. In the June race at Pocono, Kahne battled inside the top 10 before a cut tire sent him to the garage.

#9- Marcos Ambrose - Ambrose  has one top-10 finish at Pocono. His best finish (sixth) came in 2009 and his best start (seventh) came in last year's spring race. He has completed 1,155 of 1,364 laps attempted at the Pennsylvania track, leading one of them. Ambrose enters this weekend's 400-mile race in 18th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings.

#10-David Reutimann - Reutimann has 11 starts at pocono earning one top 5, a third place finish in June of 2009.

#14-Tony Stewart - Stewart has two poles, two wins, eight top-threes, 10 top-fives, 19 top-10s and has led a total of 156 laps in his 27 career Sprint Cup starts at Pocono. His average start is 11.9, his average finish is 11.5 and he has a lap completion rate of 97.2 percent.

#15- Clint Bowyer - Bowyer has 13 starts at Pocono and has one top 5, and six top 10's with a best finish of third in August of 2009.

#16- Greg Biffle - In nineteen starts at Pocono, Biffle has one win(August 2010), two top 5's, four top 10's and only two DNF's.

#17- Matt Kenseth - Kenseth has an average starting position of 19.0 and an average finishing position of 13.9 at Pocono, and has achieved three top-five and ten top-10 finishes at Pocono in the Cup series.

#18- Kyle Busch - Busch has four top-five finishes, five top-10s and has led a total of 63 laps in 15 career Sprint Cup starts at Pocono. His average Pocono finish is 18.3.  

#22- Sam Hornish Jr - In addition to his six career races at Pocono for Penske Racing between 2008-2010, Hornish started the June 2011 race there in the Front Row Motorsports Ford (started 26th and finished 35th). He has a 26.0 average start and 17.3 average finish at Pocono in Penske-prepared cars. His overall record in seven starts shows one top-five finish and two top-10s. His overall average start is 26.0 and average finish is 19.9. Hornish has completed 1,274 of 1,404 laps (90.7 percent lap completion average).

#24- Jeff Gordon - Gordon has made 39 starts at Pocono. He has earned two poles, five wins, most recently in June of 2011, seventeen top 5's, twenty seven top 10's and has an average finish of 10.38

#27- Paul Menard - In 11 career Sprint Cup Series starts at the 2.5-mile tri-oval, Menard has finished all but one of his contested races and completed 97 percent of his laps (2,007 of 2,070). He has an average starting position of 20.8 and an average finishing position of 21.6. Since he joined the RCR family in 2011, Menard has not qualified outside of the top 10 or finished outside of the top 15 at Pocono Raceway.

#29- Kevin Harvick - Harvick has made 23 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.

#31- Jeff Burton - This weekend’s 400-mile event marks Burton’s 38th start at the 2.5-mile facility and 640th-career Sprint Cup Series entry. Burton has garnered seven top-five and 17 top-10 finishes at the track, leading 104 laps.

#39- Ryan Newman - The Pennsylvania 400 will mark Newman’s 389th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 22nd Sprint Cup start at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. Newman has one win (2003), two poles (July 2003 and 2007), seven top-five finishes and nine top-10s in 21 starts at the 2.5-mile triangle.

#42- Juan Pablo Montoya - In his NSCS career, Montoya has made 11 starts at Pocono.  Montoya has one top-five and four top-10 finishes, with his highest finish being second in 2009.  He has completed 1,971 laps out of a possible 2,070 laps, or 95.2 percent, and has led 46 laps.  Montoya’s average start at Pocono is 15.5, while his average finish is 18.5.

#43- Aric Almirola - Almirola returns to Pocono after making his Sprint Cup debut at the Long Pond, Pa., track in June.  The No. 43 team finished 28th on the newly repaved track that proved challenging for the entire field and produced multiple wrecks.

#48- Jimmie Johnson - In 21 prior starts at Pocono, Johnson has earned two wins(2004 season sweep), two poles (June 2003 and July 2008), nine top-five finishes (42.9 percent) and 15 top-10s (71.4 percent), with an average finish of 8.8

#51- Kurt Busch - Busch has two wins, nine top-five finishes and 12 top-10s and has 446 laps led in 22 career Sprint Cup starts at Pocono. Busch scored both of his Pocono wins after starting from the outside pole, earning his first Pocono win on July 24, 2005,and his second win at the track on August 5, 2007. Busch dominated both races, leading 131 of the 203 laps run in 2005 and 175 of 200 laps in 2007. Busch’s average Pocono finish is 15.5.

#55- Mark Martin - In 51 starts Martin owns 20 top-five finishes, 34 top-10 finishes and three poles. He’s logged 10,028 miles around the Pennsylvania oval. Martin has led 448 laps.

#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr - In 25 Sprint Cup starts at Pocono Raceway, Earnhardt has recorded one pole position, five top-five finishes and nine top-10s. He has completed 97.3 percent of all the laps he's attempted (4,716 laps of 4,849 total). The 37-year-old driver has led a total of 134 laps at the 2.5-mile track.

#99- Carl Edwards - In 15 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 19.1 and an average finish of 13.6.

- Reported in Team News/Press Releases

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