Pennsylvania 500 Numbers

Denny Hamlin sweeps Pocono Raceway by getting his 2nd win of the season, both coming at the unique 2.5 mile track and both both from the pole. It was a dominating performance by the 2006 ROY candidate who led 151 of 200 laps moving the Rookie into 8th in the Nextel Chase.

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.

Fin Str Driver Laps Pts Bns Lps
          Led
1 1 Denny Hamlin # 200 190 10 151
2 7 Kurt Busch 200 175 5 4
3 5 Jeff Gordon 200 170 5 3
4 4 Brian Vickers 200 160    
5 12 Kevin Harvick 200 155    
6 15 Jimmie Johnson 200 150    
7 13 Tony Stewart 200 146    
8 27 Bobby Labonte 200 147 5 2
9 6 Jeff Burton 200 143 5 23
10 17 Martin Truex Jr. # 200 134    
11 21 J.J. Yeley # 200 130    
12 8 Kyle Busch 200 127    
13 29 Robby Gordon 200 124    
14 11 Matt Kenseth 200 121    
15 18 Ken Schrader 200 123 5 1
16 24 Dave Blaney 200 115    
17 10 Joe Nemechek 200 112    
18 2 Ryan Newman 200 114 5 12
19 30 Mark Martin 200 106    
20 28 Jamie McMurray 200 103    
21 19 Tony Raines 200 100    
22 9 Scott Riggs 200 97    
23 31 Casey Mears 200 94    
24 20 Greg Biffle 200 91    
25 37 Terry Labonte 200 88    
26 23 Reed Sorenson # 200 85    
27 40 Travis Kvapil 200 82    
28 38 Dale Jarrett 200 84 5 3
29 42 David Stremme # 199 76    
30 35 Sterling Marlin 199 73    
31 3 Kasey Kahne 199 70    
32 25 Elliott Sadler 199 72 5 1
33 36 Stephen Leicht 199 PE PE  
34 34 Kevin Lepage 199 61    
35 32 Jeff Green 199 58    
36 43 Jimmy Spencer 199 55    
37 22 Jeremy Mayfield 199 52    
38 41 Scott Wimmer 196 49    
39 16 Carl Edwards 196 46    
40 39 Michael Waltrip 195 43    
41 14 Clint Bowyer # 194 40    
42 33 Kyle Petty 117 37    
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

 

 

 

 


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