Hamlin becomes the first rookie to sweep Pocono and did it from the pole both times. Pretty impressive for a kid that never seen this track before and learned his way around it playing video games.
Dale Earnhardt finished 43rd for the second consecutive week after getting a bump from behind from Dave Blaney, knocking Jr out of the Top 10 to 11th. He's 15 pts behind Tony Stewart who moved to 10th after being penalized one lap for "aggressive" driving when he intentionally swerved into the 07 car of Clint Bowyer sending him spinning and collecting a innocent 99 Carl Edwards. Edwards also was given a one lap penalty for "aggressive" driving when he retaliated and spun Tony Stewart out going onto pit road. Carl went onto finish 39th.
Jeff Gordon had a better time at Pocono this time around. He suffered a hard hit here a couple weeks ago saying that was the hardest hit he's ever had. This time around he finished 3rd. His teammate Jimmy Johnson finished 8th giving him 16 top 10 finishes for the season.
Kevin Harvick moves up 3 spots to 5th with his 5th place finish giving him momentum for Indianapolis 500 where he always has run well. Harvick teammate Jeff Burton led 23 laps at Pocono and went onto finish 9th.
|1||1||Denny Hamlin #||200||190||10||151|
|10||17||Martin Truex Jr. #||200||134|
|11||21||J.J. Yeley #||200||130|
|26||23||Reed Sorenson #||200||85|
|29||42||David Stremme #||199||76|
|41||14||Clint Bowyer #||194||40|
|43||26||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||115||34|
Caution Flags: There were 7 cautions for 29 laps.
Lead Changes: 13 among 9 drivers
Best Finishing Rookie: Denny Hamlin
Biggest Gainer: Denny Hamlin moves up 4 spots to 8th
Biggest Loser: Dale Earnhardt Jr. drops 4 spots to 11th