Pocono 400 Preview

Photo –  ESPN.com

By Jason Schultz


Race Info
Date- Sunday June 10th, 2012
Location- Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Start Time- 1:19 PM EST
Distance- 160 Laps, 400 Miles
Broadcast TV- TNT
Broadcast Radio- MRN

Weather Forecast
High 77 F Low 56 F
Chance of rain- 30%
Thunderstorms
Past Race Winners
2011- Jeff Gordon
2010- Denny Hamlin
2009- Tony Stewart
2008- Kasey Kahne
2007-Jeff Gordon
Notables yet to win Pocono 400
Brad Keselowski
Clint Bowyer
Greg Biffle
Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch
Kevin Harvick
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Carl Edwards
News & Notes
Jimmie Johnson looks to win fourth race in five weeks
TNT Summer Series kicks off
The Twitter.com/#NASCAR page opens
Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks for first win in almost four years
Jeff Gordon looks to get back on track
Kurt Busch suspended, Reutimann to driver No.51
Denny Hamlin looks for more success at Pocono
Brad Keselowski looks for second straight Pocono win
Matt Kenseth looks to take point’s lead from teammate Biffle
Jason’s Fantasy Racing Picks
Group A- Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski
Group B- Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Marcos Ambrose
Group C- David Ragan, Aric Almirola
Event Schedule
Cup Practice 12:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED
Cup Practice 3:30 PM EST Friday on SPEED
Qualifying 11:00 AM EST Saturday on SPEED
Cup Race 12:00 PM EST Sunday on TNT
Next Race- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan
Entry List via Nascar.com
HOMETOWN
SPONSOR
OWNER
1
Joplin, MO
Chevrolet
Banana Boat
Felix Sabates
2
Rochester Hills, MI
Miller Lite
Roger Penske
5
Enumclaw, WA
Chevrolet
Farmers Insurance
Linda Hendrick
9
Launceston, Tasmania
Ford
DEWALT
Richard Petty
10
Hartford, OH
Chevrolet
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Tommy Baldwin
11
Chesterfield, VA
Toyota
FedEx Express
J D Gibbs
13
Bakersfield, CA
Ford
GEICO
Bob Germain
14
Rushville, IN
Chevrolet
Mobil 1 / Office Depot
Margaret Haas
15
Emporia, KS
Toyota
5-hour Energy
Rob Kauffman
16
Vancouver, WA
Ford
3M / Rite Aid / NextCare
Jack Roush
17
Cambridge, WI
Ford
Ford EcoBoost
John Henry
18
Las Vegas, NV
Toyota
M&M’s
Joe Gibbs
20
Middletown, CT
Toyota
The Home Depot
Joe Gibbs
22
Los Gatos, CA
Shell / Pennzoil
Walter Czarnecki
23
Bahama, NC
Chevrolet
North Texas Pipe
Robert Richardson
24
Pittsboro, IN
Chevrolet
DuPont
Rick Hendrick
26
Riverside, CA
Ford
MDS Transport
Jerry Freeze
27
Eau Claire, WI
Chevrolet
Menards / Sylvania
Richard Childress
29
Bakersfield, CA
Chevrolet
Rheem
Richard Childress
30
South Bend, IN
Toyota
Inception Motorsports
Kevin Buckler
31
South Boston, VA
Chevrolet
Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress
32
Peachtree City, GA
Ford
Herr Foods / Hero Energy Shot
Jack Roush
33
Asheville, NC
Chevrolet
Little Joes A
utos.com
Richard Childress
34
Unadilla, GA
Ford
Taco Bell
Bob Jenkins
36
La Porte, IN
Chevrolet
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Allan Heinke
38
Riverside, CA
Ford
ModSpace
Brad Jenkins
39
South Bend, IN
Chevrolet
Haas Automation
Tony Stewart
42
Bogota, Colombia
Chevrolet
Target
Chip Ganassi
43
Tampa, FL
Ford
Transportatio-
n Impact
Richard Petty
47
Corpus Christi, TX
Toyota
Bubba Burgers
Tad Geschickter
48
El Cajon, CA
Chevrolet
Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools
Jeff Gordon
51
Zephyrhills, FL
Chevrolet
Phoenix Construction Services
James Finch
55
Batesville, AR
Toyota
Aaron’s Dream Machine
Bill Jenkins
56
Mayetta, NJ
Toyota
NAPA Auto Parts
Michael Waltrip
74
Grit, VA
Chevrolet
Turn One Racing / Best Western
Vickie Compton
78
Cato, NY
Chevrolet
Furniture Row / Farm American
Barney Visser
83
Cedar Rapids, IA
Toyota
Burger King / Dr Pepper
Thomas Ueberall
87
Lakeland, FL
Toyota
AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves
Andrea Nemechek
88
Kannapolis, NC
Chevrolet
National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew
Rick Hendrick
93
Janesville, WI
Toyota
Burger King / Dr Pepper
Thomas Ueberall
98
Phoenix, AZ
Ford
Phil Parsons Racing
Mike Curb
99
Columbia, MO
Ford
Kellogg’s
Jack Roush
19
Milwaukie, OR
Toyota
Humphrey Smith Racing
Randy Humphrey
49
Phoenix, AZ
Toyota
America Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents
Jay Robinson

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