Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, PA
Sunday, June 8, TBA ET
Winner: Joey Logano wins at Pocono Raceway for his second career Cup win.
White flag: Joey Logano takes the white flag and is leading the field.
Radio chatter on Lap 158: Crew chief Jason Ratcliff to Joey Logano: "Two more laps, six more turns, be perfect Joey, be perfect."
Lap 158: Joey Logano runs the fastest lap on the track. He is now almost a full half a second ahead of Mark Martin.
Radio chatter on Lap 156: Spotter tells Joey Logano, "Work on your rhythm."
Lap 156: Joey Logano moves up and inside Mark Martin, then eases past him and back into the lead.
Lap 155: Mark Martin, Joey Logano, Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson are the top five. Martin bobbles slightly, opening the door for Logano.
Lap 154: Mark Martin continues to lead Joey Logano. They have slightly pulled away from the field. Will either have a fuel issue?
Lap 153: Mark Martin, who has never won at Pocono, holds the lead but still faces a challenge from Joey Logano.
Lap 152: Mark Martin surges ahead of Joey Logano to take the lead, but Logano is still fighting for the spot.
RESTART - Lap 152: Joey Logano and Mark Martin lead the field to the green.
Radio chatter on Lap 151: Joey Logano's spotter says: "You're going to have 55 on your outside, 14 on your bumper, you know what to do."
Radio chatter on Lap 151: Denny Hamlin: "How much do you want me to go for this win?" Crew chief Darian Grubb: "Go get it! We're good by a lap."
Radio chatter on Lap 151: Joey Logano is told to stick to the pace car -- do not get behind. The team is well aware of Tony Stewart looming.
Radio chatter on Lap 150: Crew chief Rodney Childers tells Mark Martin "save all you can."
Lap 150: Joey Logano is cutting the engine off to save fuel.
Lap 150: Brad Keselowski, Regan Smith, Bobby Labonte, David Ragan, Dave Blaney pit.
Lap 150: The top 10 as the caution came out: Joey Logano, Mark Martin, Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Juan Pablo Montoya and Paul Menard.
CAUTION 7 - Lap 149: Debris.
Lap 148: Joey Logano continues to set the pace.
Radio chatter on Lap 146: Stewart on the restart "It wasn't for a lack of effort" getting to the lead.
Lap 146: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is ninth while Joey Logano continues to lead.
Lap 143: Jeff Burton slams into the rear of teammate Paul Menard in Turn 3.
RESTART - Lap 143: Mark Martin and Joey Logano battle for the lead. Tony Stewart takes a run at the leaders and begins to challenge as well. Logano escapes from the pair, then Martin will remain second at the line.
Radio chatter on Lap 141: Kasey Kahne: "We had a really good car -- probably the best car here, had a right front go down, they tried to fix it and then another tire went down."
Radio chatter on Lap 141: Dale Earnhardt Jr. said, "They just took a big 'ol (crap) on the end of this race." He wants to know if everyone is safe on gas now.
Radio chatter on Lap 140: Darian Grubb said brake rotor disintegrated in Kasey Kahne's car.
Radio chatter on Lap 140: Crew chief Darian Grubb to Denny Hamlin: "We've made our bed now, so drive the the car like you're at Phoenix."
Radio chatter on Lap 140: Jeff Gordon says, "Remind me not to run in anyone's tracks because they could run out of fuel at any time."
Lap 140: Joey Logano will lead the field on the restart. Mark Martin, Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Juan Pablo Montoya, Clint Bowyer, Paul Menard, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Burton will be the top 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will restart 16th, Jeff Gordon in 17th.
Radio chatter on Lap 139: Crew chief Alan Gustafson: "We'll battle back and get a good finish."
Lap 139: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Marcos Ambrose, Greg Biffle and Jamie McMurray pit. As the caution came out, the top 10 were Joey Logano, Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Juan Pablo Montoya and Clint Bowyer.
Radio chatter on Lap 138: Denny Hamlin says, "OK, it's not over."
CAUTION - Lap 138: Kasey Kahne hits wall off Turn 3.
Radio chatter on Lap 136: Crew chief Jimmy Fennig tells Matt Kenseth he's one lap short.
Lap 132: Joey Logano has a .861 of a second lead over Mark Martin. Dale Earnhardt Jr., in third, is 2.395 seconds off the pace. Several drivers are trying to conserve fuel to make the distance at this point.
Radio chatter on Lap 132: Spotter Billy O'Dea tells Kevin Harvick: "Be double safe in section 10" as he leaves the pits.
Lap 132: Kevin Harvick pits, car also gets a chassis adjustment.
Lap 132: Joey Logano is pacing the field, followed by Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is turning the fastest laps on the track.
Lap 131: Brad Keselowski penalized for speeding on pit road. David Reutimann pits.
Lap 131: Dave Blaney pits.
Lap 130: Brad Keselowski pits.
Lap 129: Dale Earnhardt Jr. goes three wide at the front.
RESTART - Lap 129: Joey Logano and Mark Martin lead the field. Ryan Newman takes it three wide to run up alongside the frontrunners on the restart.
Lap 128: Joey Logano, Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick will lead the field to the green on the restart.
Lap 127: Tony Stewart, Jamie McMurray pit to top off.
Radio chatter on Lap 127: Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "Don't you run me out of gas. I don't care what you have to do. I'm not going to forgive you for running me out of gas."
Radio chatter on Lap 127: Denny Hamlin says that during that last run he was shifting in all three corners about half of the time.
Radio chatter on Lap 126: Crew chief Steve Letarte said the team was five laps away
from pitting anyway.
Radio chatter on Lap 126: Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "It was driving pretty good. Two tires were so-so. ... I never really ran hard, just let him catch me."
Lap 126: Leaders pit. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin, Joey Logano and Marcos Ambrose the leaders coming in. Earnhardt Jr., Kenseth both take two tires, as does Joey Logano.
Radio chatter on Lap 123: Jeff Gordon says all the turns are loose getting in.
CAUTION 5 - Lap 123: Debris caution after Aric Almirola hit the wall.
Radio chatter on Lap 122: Crew chief Alan Gustafson tells Jeff Gordon that they're about 10 laps from a stop.
Lap 121: Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth continue to be a tight pair at the front of the field. This is familiar ground for the pair - they were rookies together in 2000 and have been going head-to-head ever since.
Radio chatter on Lap 119: Matt Kenseth reports that he's real loose.
Lap 118: Matt Kenseth, in second, continues to dog Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the front of the field.
Lap 118: What comebacks! Several of the drivers who were assessed penalties for speeding on pit road early in the race are making up tracks on the field. Ryan Newman is sixth, Jimmie Johnson - who was penalized twice - is seventh and Jeff Gordon is eighth.
Lap 117: Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s lead is in danger. Matt Kenseth is right on his tail, trailing technically by just over one-tenth of a second.
Radio chatter on Lap 115: Greg Biffle: "I'm just trying to be courteous, let guys go."
Lap 114: Greg Biffle, having engine issues, is 15th and falling further back. He entered the race with just a one-point lead over teammate Matt Kenseth.
Lap 113: Update on AJ Allmendinger, who had problems earlier in the race: “I’m just a little sore, had the wind knocked out of me. It’s kind of one of those, it seems like it took forever to get there. That was pretty hard, that might be one of the hardest hits I’ve had. Everybody at NASCAR, everybody at Penske, they do a good job with safety so I’m okay. I’ll be a little sore tomorrow but I’ll be fine.
“I’m not sure what happened. I think we blew a right front. After we got in that accident at the start of the race, I think we had something knocked off just a little bit in the right-front. The toe was out just a little bit and the car was really tight. Unfortunately, it’s one of those I said ‘we need to pit soon, I think the right-front is going away’ and it went away.”
Lap 113: Kasey Kahne, in 10th, is running the fastest laps on the track.
Lap 112: Leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. last went to Victory Lane 142 races ago.
Lap 111 - NEW LEADER: Dale Earnhardt Jr. once more takes the lead.
Radio chatter on Lap 109: Greg Biffle's car has engine issues.
Lap 109: David Gilliland continues to lead without pitting; Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth are right behind him. Earnhardt Jr. got the edge on Kenseth on the last pit stop.
Radio chatter on Lap 107: Brad Keselowski reports that he just tried to run the car wide open and it shut off.
Lap 106: Juan Pablo Montoya pits; David Reutimann leads.
Lap 105: Juan Pablo Montoya, who has not pitted, is the leader. David Reutimann, David Gilliland and Dave Blaney round out the top four - none of them have pitted.
Lap 104: Denny Hamlin and Jamie McMurray pit.
Radio chatter on Lap 103: Denny Hamlin says he's tight off the splitter, crew chief Darian Grubb says one round up on the track bar.
Radio chatter on Lap 103: Matt Kenseth tells the crew "we have to pick it up here."
Lap 103: Joey Logano pits, giving up the lead.
Lap 102: Bobby Labonte, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle, Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick among those pitting.
Lap 101: Marcos Ambrose, Ryan Newman, Paul Menard, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Regan Smith among those pitting.
Lap 100: Jeff Burton pits.
Lap 99: Carl Edwards pits in his No. 99 Ford.
Lap 99: There have been 12 lead changes among seven drivers so far.
Lap 99: Dale Earnhardt Jr., who trails leader Matt Kenseth but just over a second, again runs the fastest lap on the track.
Lap 98: The top 10 on the track now are Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle, Mark Martin, Joey Logano, Marcos Ambrose, Ryan Newman, Paul Menard, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart.
Lap 98: Kyle Busch is officially out of the race.
Lap 97: Dale Earnhardt Jr. just ran the fastest lap on the track.
Lap 96: Race leader Matt Kenseth just ran the fastest lap on the track.
Lap 95: Dale Earnhardt Jr. moves into second, passing Greg Biffle.
Radio chatter on Lap 92: Crew chief Alan Gustafson tells Jeff Gordon that they will pit in 12 laps.
Lap 92 - NEW LEADER - Matt Kenseth sweeps past Greg Biffle for the lead.
Radio chatter on Lap 91: Denny Hamlin says he's real tight, the complete opposite of Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Radio chatter on Lap 91: Jeff Gordon: "It's super (expletive) hot." He says the oil temp is 300.
Radio chatter on Lap 91: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is reporting the 88 is "free."
Lap 90: Race leader Greg Biffle has one previous win at Pocono, which came in 2010. Matt Kenseth, in second, has never won at this track.
Lap 89: In a race battle that mirrors the points standings, Matt Kenseth has moved into second just behind leader Greg Biffle.
Lap 88: Jeff Gordon ran into the back of Regan Smith. He says his car is running hot with an oil temp of 280 degrees.
Lap 85: Points leader Greg Biffle has almost a half-second lead over Mark Martin. Matt Kenseth, Biffle's teammate, is third and closing in.
Lap 83: Dale Earnhardt Jr. quickly moves up to challenge for the lead on the restart, but then falls back to third quickly.
RESTART - Lap 83: Points leader Greg Biffle leads the field to the restart.
Lap 80: Greg Biffle is ready to lead the field to the restart. Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth follow in the top five.
Radio chatter on Lap 78: Crew chief Chad Knaus called Jimmie Johnson to pit road to top off fuel and work on the bumper cover. Knaus: "The exciting news is that we're running 27th -- about where we qualified."
Lap 77: Jimmie Johnson pits.
Lap 77: Kyle Busch's car to the garage.
Radio chatter on Lap 77: Crew chief Dave Rogers to Kyle Busch: "See if you can save it and we'll get a valve spring in it."
Lap 77: Kyle Busch's car is smoking, so he pits.
Radio chatter on Lap 77: Crew chief Chad Knaus tells the crew pull out the left rear quarter panel on Jimmie Johnson's car.
Lap 76: Jamie McMurray, Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson among those pitting.
CAUTION 4 - Lap 74: Debris on the track.
Radio chatter on Lap 73: Jeff Gordon reports to his team, "I have an issue here,"
Lap 73: Jimmie Johnson pits.
RESTART - Lap 72: Jamie McMurray and Kasey Kahne lead the field to green.
Lap 71: Jimmie Johnson takes the wavearound; Jeff Gordon pits.
Lap 70: Lee Spencer reports that 14 speeding penalties in Kansas in 2006 was the record. With Jeff Burton's penalty in this sequence, this race has 17.
Radio chatter on Lap 69: Crew chief Steve Letarte to Dale Earnhardt Jr.: A lot of guys have had trouble (with) speeding -- the 48 and 24 -- you're doing a great job."
Lap 69: On the restart, Jamie McMurray will lead the field to the green. Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle, Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will round out the top five.
Radio chatter on Lap 68: Jeff Gordon asks if the crew can lower the splitter.
Radio chatter on Lap 67: Jeff Gordon asks Alan Gustafson if he wants to blow the debris out of the radiator. He reminds Gordon to turn off the radiator fan.
Radio chatter on Lap 67: Denny Hamlin's spotter is reporting brake parts all through the tunnel turn.
Lap 67: Kasey Kahne takes the lead in the pit sequence, but Jamie McMurray stayed on the track and is the leader overall.
Lap 67: Leaders pit. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Paul Menard, Kasey Kahne among those pitting. Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes four tires; Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle and Mark Martin each take two and emerge ahead of him on pit road.
CAUTION 3 - Lap 66: AJ Allmendinger crashes on the backstretch. Was running 19th. Had brake issues in the center of the tunnel turn. Prior to the crash, Allmendinger radioed his crew: " The brakes dude, they're fading. They're soft, to the floor."
Radio chatter on Lap 65: Crew chief Darian Grubb to Hamlin: "Says turn the ignition back on." Team has no problems.
Lap 65: Denny Hamlin is coasting into the pits.
Radio chatter on Lap 64: Denny Hamlin says he is out of fuel.
Lap 64: Jamie McMurray pits.
Radio chatter on Lap 63: Denny Hamlin is looking to pit in about two laps.
Lap 62: Denny Hamlin just posted the fastest lap on the track.
Lap 62: Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a 0.917-second lead. Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray and Joey Logano round out the top five.
Lap 60 - NEW LEADER - Dale Earnhardt Jr. retakes the lead from Denny Hamlin.
Lap 58: Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88 is two car lengths behind Denny Hamlin.
Radio chatter on Lap 55: Jimmie Johnson says his car is chattering on new tires.
Lap 53: Pit-road speeding penalties are wreaking havoc on the running order. Kyle Busch is 21st, Jeff Gordon is 23rd, Kevin Harvick 24th and Jimmie Johnson is 27th.
Lap 52: Denny Hamlin, on different pit sequence, has a 1.918-second lead over Dale Earnhardt Jr., who just pitted.
Radio chatter on Lap 50: Spotter Earl Barban to driver Jimmie Johnson: "Let's refocus and get this thing back on track."
Radio chatter on Lap 49: Jeff Gordon spotter Eddie D'Hondt says: "We were section 2 (timing and scoring) they were section 10."
Radio chatter on Lap 48: Jeff Gordon's crew chief Alan Gustafson says something is wrong -- they've gotten nine guys.
Lap 47: Ryan Newman assessed a speeding penalty.
Lap 46: Greg Biffle pits. David Reutimann serves a stop-and-go penalty for a speeding violation.
Lap 45: Matt Kenseth, Juan Pablo Montoya pits. Kevin Harvick serves a pass-through penalty after being caught speeding.
Lap 45: Kyle Busch caught speeding, will serve stop-and-go. Jimmie Johnson caught speeding while serving his penalty, will serve a stop-and-go.
Lap 45: Dale Earnhardt Jr. pits from the lead. Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, Kasey Kahne and Aric Almirola also pit.
Lap 44: Jimmie Johnson is assessed a speeding penalty on pit road.
Lap 44: Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer and Carl Edwards pit.
Lap 43: Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Regan Smith, Bobby Labonte, AJ Allmendinger and David Reutimann pit.
Lap 43: Jeff Gordon too fast entering pits, will serve penalty. Jimmie Johnson is pitting now.
Lap 42: Jeff Gordon pits. Marcos Ambrose also pits.
Lap 40: Hendrick Motorsports is looking strong today. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a 2.664-second lead over teammate Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson is in fifth. Joey Logano is third, Marcos Ambrose fourth.
Lap 39: Denny Hamlin just posted the fastest lap on the track at 172.470 mph. He's on fresh tires from just pitting.
Lap 39: Michael McDowell pits.
Lap 38: Casey Mears to the garage.
Lap 38: Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a 1.698-second lead over Joey Logano.
Radio chatter on Lap 35: Steve Letarte is asking Dale Earnhardt Jr., the leader, about his balance. Earnhardt Jr. last led at Pocono in 2008.
Lap 34: After the leaders have pitted, completing a long pit sequence, Dale Earnhardt Jr. moves into the lead.
Lap 34: Brad Keselowski must serve a pass-through penalty for speeding on pit road.
Radio chatter on Lap 35: Continued reminders by spotters that the left side tires must remain on the yellow.
Lap 34: Jamie McMurray pits.
Lap 33: Worth noting: Tony Raines' team drove to the track from North Carolina.
Lap 32: Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski pit.
Radio chatter on Lap 32: Leader Denny Hamlin is coming to pit.
Lap 31: Joe Nemechek pits.
Lap 30: Denny Hamlin is carrying a 1.292-second lead over Jamie McMurray. Brad Keselowski is third, followed by Joey Logano and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Radio chatter on Lap 27: Jeff Gordon has asked if he can get the windshield cleaned.
Radio chatter on Lap 26: Matt Kenseth's complaining about temps rising too. He asked crew chief Jimmy Fennig if he took tape off the front.
Radio chatter on Lap 25: Problems with Speedi-Dri. Jeff Gordon says: "I have a ton of it in the radiator. Everything is going haywire." He reports that oil temp is up.
Radio chatter on Lap 24: Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he needs a bit of an adjustment.
Lap 23 - NEW LEADER - Denny Hamlin takes the lead.
Radio chatter on Lap 21: Spotters warn drivers about Turn 3 being dirty, Speedi-Dri all over.
Lap 21: Stephen Leicht pits.
Radio chatter on Lap 20: Spotter T.J. Majors tells Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "A lot of people are getting busting by Turn 1 on pit road." Majors reminds him to be careful.
RESTART - Lap 20: Jamie McMurray will lead the field to the green flag. Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano will be the top four. Logano is the only one of the group that pitted.
Lap 19: Clint Bowyer is penalized for speeding on pit road. He pits for fuel while serving his penalty.
Lap 19: Juan Pablo Montoya to the garage.
Radio chatter on Lap 18: Team owner Roger Penske has told AJ Allmendinger's crew, "Let's move on from this."
Lap 18: Juan Pablo Montoya pits.
Lap 17 - This serves as the competition caution planned for Lap 20, so teams can take fuel. Denny Hamlin stays out. Joey Logano, Paul Menard, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, Casey Mears, AJ Allmendinger, Michael McDowell, Joe Nemechek, Marcos Ambrose among those pitting. AJ Allmendinger gets the free pass.
Radio chatter on Lap 16: Jeff Gordon says he's "pushing loose into (Turn) 3" and drivers are having difficulty finding grip through there.
Radio chatter on Lap 15: Martin Truex Jr. is back in the pits
Radio chatter on Lap 15: Denny Hamlin is reporting damage to the splitter. He sounds dejected on his radio. This has generally been a solid track for the driver - he has four wins in 12 starts there.
Radio chatter on Lap 15: Jeff Gordon says, "I'm flying through the tunnel."
CAUTION 2 - Lap 14: J.J. Yeley and Tony Raines hit the wall. Reed Sorenson, who also hit the wall, is stopped on the track.
Lap 12: Joey Logano continues to set the pace at Pocono. He has more than a two-second lead over Paul Menard.
Lap 10: Juan Pablo Montoya pits with right-side damage.
Radio chatter on Lap 8: Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he's free going into Turn 3.
Lap 8: NASCAR forces Carl Edwards, AJ Allmendinger and Martin Truex Jr. to pit for penalties. Allmendinger has to make a stop-and-go for his speeing on pit road penalty.
Lap 7: Carl Edwards is not running up to speed and NASCAR is discussing posting his car.
RESTART - Lap 6: Joey Logano and Paul Menard lead the field to the green flag.
Radio chatter on Lap 5: Denny Hamlin: "Were we able to take fuel there?" Grubb: "Negative, we're still in fuel saving mode."
Radio chatter on Lap 4: Crew chief Alan Gustafson says that what caused that was the “11 drove in deep into Carl.”
Radio chatter on Lap 3: Denny Hamlin reports issue with the splitter in the pits.
Radio chatter on Lap 2: Carl Edwards reports that he is smoking.
Lap 2: AJ Allmendinger pits for fresh right sides and has tape on the right side. Martin Truex Jr. is undergoing repairs on pit road as well.
Lap 2: Carl Edwards pits; Landon Cassill to the garage.
CAUTION 2 - Landon Cassill, AJ Allmendinger and Martin Truex Jr. are involved in an incident. Cassill gets sideways, then comes down and hits Martin Truex Jr.
Lap 1 - Denny Hamlin makes contact with Carl Edwards. Edwards' car is now smoking and he is dropping back in the field.
GREEN FLAG - Joey Logano and Carl Edwards lead the field to the start of the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway.
Prerace radio chatter: Crew chief Steve Letarte tells the Dale Earnhardt Jr. crew: "Be safe of pit road, I appreciate the cars -- both of 'em have been really good."
Prerace radio chatter: Crew chief Darian Grubb told the Denny Hamlin crew. "Take care of the car so all we have to do is wipe off the champagne so it's ready to race next week at Michigan."
Prerace radio chatter: Crew chief Steve Letarte tells spotter T.J. Majors to repeat radio transmissions here because reception is so poor.
Prerace radio chatter: Left side tires have to be on the yellow line when drivers leave pit road now. Most of the crew chiefs have told the drivers this.
Radio chatter prior to race: Jeff Gordon is asking about a big white patch in Turn 1.
Not sure if it's a repair or the drying compound.
1:15 p.m. ET: Joey Logano and Carl Edwards are leading the field to the green flag. Both of these drivers are hungering for a win. Logano has one Cup win to his credit and is in a contract season with Joe Gibbs Racing. Edwards finished second in the standings last season, but has gone more than a year since visiting Victory Lane.
1 p.m. ET: A moment of silence in honor of both Dr. Joseph Mattioli and NASCAR Hall of Famer Cotton Owens, who died earlier this week.
12:59 p.m ET: Pocono is witnessing a 21-gun salute and taps playing in honor of Dr. Joseph Mattioli, the track's patriarch who passed away in January.
12:41 p.m. ET: Lee Spencer reports that sentiment of the garage this morning is that the Hendrick and Gibbs cars are strong. There will be a competition caution on Lap 20, but after that a dominant car could check out. As the drivers have said the last few days, after the final stop it should be crazy.
This will be the first race at Pocono since the loss of its patriarch, Dr. Joseph Mattioli. The track is honoring his legacy in many ways.
Joe Gibbs Racing's Joey Logano, who has been on a tear in the Nationwide Series of late, will lead the field to the green flag today at Pocono Raceway. Logano set a new track record, as expected, in taking the spot. For the full lineup, click here. Notably absent from that lineup will be Kurt Busch, who was suspended by NASCAR for the race.
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Green flag for the race is shortly after 1 p.m. ET Sunday.