Pocono 400 at Pocono RacewayPocono 400 Fact Sheet

Track facts for Pocono Raceway :

• Number of previous races: 82.
• First Cup race: August 4, 1974, won by Richard Petty.
• Last Cup race: July 29, 2018, won by Kyle Busch.
• Won from pole: 16, last time by Kyle Busch in 2017.
• Won from top-5 starting position: 48 times in 82 races (59%).
• Won from top-10 starting position: 58 times (71%).
• Won from 21st or worse starting position: 7 times (9%).
• 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:

o Fastest race: 145.384 mph by Jeff Gordon in 2011.
o Fastest qualifying speed: 183.438 mph by Kyle Larson in 2014.
o Most lead changes: 56 in 1979.
o Closest finish: Tim Richmond's .05 second margin over Ricky Rudd in 1986.
o Most caution flags: 13 in 1990 and 2005.
• From 2014-2018 a typical Pocono race had 15.2 lead changes, 7.0 cautions for 28.6 laps, and an average green-flag run of 16.2 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

• Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 32, Ford 23, Dodge 7, Toyota 7, Pontiac 6, Buick 4, Mercury 2, Oldsmobile 1.
• Most victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 17, Joe Gibbs 12, 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 (36 races) Mark Martin (54 races)
Top 5: Jamie McMurray (32) Jamie McMurray (32)
Top 10: Reed Sorenson (18) Jimmy Means (28)
Pole: Kevin Harvick (36) Kyle Petty (50)
Lap led: Paul Menard (24) Paul Menard (24)
Lead-lap finish: Timmy Hill (5) Jimmy Means (28)

 

* Top career marks at Pocono:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Kevin Harvick (36) 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 (6,130) 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 (11.2)
2. Ryan Blaney (11.7)
3. Brad Keselowski (11.7)
4. Kyle Larson (11.8)
5. Daniel Suarez (12.0)
6. Chase Elliott (12.0)
7. Jimmie Johnson (12.1)
8. Kevin Harvick (12.5)
9. Danny Hamlin (12.6)
10. Ryan Newman (13.0)

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. Matt DiBenedetto (32.8)
6. Bubba Wallace (32.3)
7. Reed Sorenson (32.1)
8. Landon Cassill (31.1)
9. Gray Gaulding (31.0)
10. Corey LaJoie (30.7)

 Current top-10 drivers at { }:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Kyle Busch 28 2 7 13 4 4,459 325 12.0 16.4 92.7
Joey Logano 20 1 4 7 2 3,330 275 11.2 17.5 88.7
Chase Elliott 6 0 1 5 0 938 65 12.7 12.0 103.2
Kevin Harvick 36 0 12 17 0 6,130 187 16.2 12.5 97.7
Brad Keselowski 18 1 9 10 1 2,920 179 11.4 11.7 94.7
Martin Truex, Jr. 26 2 5 10 1 4,397 097 14.9 14.9 87.1
Denny Hamlin 26 4 10 16 3 4,279 693 7.1 12.6 104.0
Kurt Busch 36 3 14 20 2 6,047 549 10.2 14.1 102.8
Ryan Blaney 6 1 1 3 1 940 21 12.5 11.4 89.6
Alex Bowman 6 0 1 1 0 956 0 26.0 23.8 60.1

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: Jimmie Johnson (100.4), Erik Jones (100.2), Kyle Larson (94.3), Ryan Newman (89.6), Daniel Suarez (87.8), Clint Bowyer (81.8).