Gander RV 400 at Pocono RacewayGander RV 400 Fact Sheet

Track facts for Pocono Raceway:

* Number of previous races: 83.
* First Cup race: August 4, 1974, won by Richard Petty.
* Last Cup race: June 2, 2019, won by Kyle Busch.
* Won from pole: 16, last time by Kyle Busch in 2017.
* Won from top-5 starting position: 49 times in 83 races (59%).
* Won from top-10 starting position: 59 times (71%).
* Won from 21st or worse starting position: 7 times (8%).
* Worst starting spot for race winner: 29th, by Carl Edwards in 2005.
* Most laps led: 175, by Kurt Busch in 2007.
* Fewest laps led by a race winner: 2, by Matt Kenseth in 2015. 

Track records:

* Fastest race: 145.384 mph by Jeff Gordon in 2011.
* Fastest qualifying speed: 183.438 mph by Kyle Larson in 2014.
* Most lead changes: 56 in 1979.
* Closest finish: Tim Richmond's .05 second margin over Ricky Rudd in 1986.
* Most caution flags: 13 in 1990 and 2005.
* From 2014-2019 a typical Pocono race had 15.0 lead changes, 7.1 cautions for 28.5 laps, and an average green-flag run of 16.0 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

* Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 32, Ford 23, Toyota 8, Dodge 7, Pontiac 6, Buick 4, Mercury 2, Oldsmobile 1.
* Most victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 17, Joe Gibbs 13, Roger Penske 7, DiGard 4, Junior Johnson 4, Harry Melling 4, Robert Yates 4, Jack Roush 4, Wood Brothers 3, Richard Childress 2, Michael Kranefuss 2, Petty Enterprises 2, Barney Visser 2, Darrell Waltrip 2.

Driver Notes:
* The most Pocono races without a:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Win: Kevin Harvick (37 races) Mark Martin (54 races)
Top 5: Jamie McMurray (32) Jamie McMurray (32)
Top 10: Reed Sorenson, J.J. Yeley (19) Jimmy Means (28)
Pole: Kevin Harvick (37) Kyle Petty (50)
Lap led: Paul Menard (25) Paul Menard (25)
Lead-lap finish: Timmy Hill (5) Jimmy Means (28)

 

* Top career marks at Pocono:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Kevin Harvick (37) Ricky Rudd (55)
Wins: Denny Hamlin (4) Jeff Gordon (6)
Top 5s: Kurt Busch (14) Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin (20)
Top 10s: Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson (20) Mark Martin (34)
Poles: Kyle Busch (4) Ken Schrader (5)
Laps: Kevin Harvick (6,289) Terry Labonte (9,884)
Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (740) Jeff Gordon (1,040)
Lead-lap finishes: Kevin Harvick (32) Mark Martin (44)

Best average finish among active drivers at Pocono (3 or more starts): 
1. Erik Jones (9.6)
2. Chase Elliott (10.9)
3. William Byron (11.0)
4. Daniel Suarez (11.2)
5. Brad Keselowski (11.2)
6. Ryan Blaney (11.7)
7. Jimmie Johnson (12.3)
8. Denny Hamlin (12.4)
9. Kevin Harvick (12.8)
10. Kyle Larson (13.1)

Worst average finish among active drivers at Pocono (3 or more starts):
1. Brendan Gaughan (35.7)
2. Timmy Hill (34.0)
3. Jeb Burton (33.2)
4. Jeffrey Earnhardt (33.0)
5. J.J. Yeley (32.4)
6. Corey LaJoie (32.0)
7. Reed Sorenson (31.9)
8. Landon Cassill (31.1)
9. Matt DiBenedetto (31.0)
10. Gray Gaulding (31.0)

 

 Current top-10 drivers at Pocono:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Joey Logano 21 1 4 8 2 3,490 275 11.4 17.0 88.8
Kyle Busch 29 3 8 14 4 4,619 404 11.6 15.9 94.6
Kevin Harvick 37 0 12 17 0 6,289 187 16.0 12.8 97.4
Denny Hamlin 27 4 10 17 3 4,439 694 7.1 12.4 104.1
Brad Keselowski 19 1 10 11 1 3,080 183 11.1 11.2 95.2
Martin Truex, Jr. 27 2 5 10 1 4,488 197 15.1 15.7 86.1
Kurt Busch 36 3 14 20 2 6,207 549 10.5 14.1 101.5
Chase Elliott 7 0 2 6 0 1,098 67 12.6 10.9 103.0
Aric Almirola 14 0 0 2 0 1,819 2 22.1 24.6 63.3
Alex Bowman 7 0 1 1 0 1,116 0 24.4 22.6 62.8

Driver Rating is based on a formula developed by NASCAR which combines "loop data" elements such as average running position, average speed under green, number of fastest laps, etc. There is a maximum of 150 points that a driver can earn for each race. Driver Rating is not available for races prior to 2005.

Other notable Driver Ratings at Pocono: Erik Jones (102.1), Jimmie Johnson (99.7), Kyle Larson (94.3), Ryan Newman (88.8), William Byron (88.8), Ryan Blaney (88.5), Daniel Suarez (87.9), Clint Bowyer (83.0).