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Jeff Gordon has six wins and is ranked first among drivers all-time at Pocono Raceway. He has led 965 laps marking the most among drivers all-time at the track. He has captured two poles, 18 top-fives and 28 top-10′s at track drivers and fans alike, call, “The Tricky Triangle.”
Gordon’s last win at the track came last August, albeit rain shortened – when he drove under crashing cars, assuming the lead, before rain began. Was it luck? Possibly, but any driver will take it.
This season Gordon is eight points out of the top ten, and without a win yet this season, finds himself in an awkward place – that if the Chase started now — he would miss it.
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Pocono gives Gordon a great shot at capturing his first win of the 2013 season, and he has momentum going into it, after capturing a third place finish at Dover International Speedway last weekend.
Gordon has three top fives, and four top tens this season.
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Gordon said of his success at Dover, that they made a pit crew change – and it seemed to give them the edge they needed to get off pit road quicker. It gave Gordon the track position to reel in a much needed top three that moved him closer to the top ten in points — but a win is ultimately what Gordon needs.
Gordon knows this weekend will be no cake walk. “Pocono is a unique track,” Gordon said.
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“You can go out there thinking you’re pushing hard and be a second off the pace. It’s a track where a lot of speed can be lost or gained based on how hard you push it. Finding the edge and the limits is a little bit tougher on such a big race track with three unique corners.
“The tunnel turn (2) has always been one of the most hair-raising experiences on our schedule. It takes full commitment.”
“When you hit it right, it’s a beautiful thing.”
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Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Race: Party In The Poconos 400 by Walmart
Track: Pocono Raceway
Defending Champion: Jeff Gordon
The Sprint Cup Series finds itself at the Tricky Triangle of Pocono Raceway after running last weekend at the Dover International Speedway.
This will be the 71st race in the history of the raceway. Richard Petty won the first race all the way...
Martinsville Speedway’s new Party Plaza will offer up a morning full of thrills and excitement with plenty of great food and a few racing celebrities thrown in before the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 on October 27.
The Party Plaza will be one big pre-race celebration for fans of all ages on race morning with a live band, a DJ, a rock-climbing wall and a bouncy house.
Chevrolet drivers have won 26 of 70 races at Pocono Raceway. Wins by active drivers are:
Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Axalta Coating Systems Chevrolet SS, has six (6) wins at Pocono Raceway (’96, ’97, ’98, ’07, ’11 & ‘12)
Kurt Busch, No. 78 Furniture Row Racing/Serta Chevrolet SS, has visited Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway twice (2) (’05 & ‘07)
Jimmie Johnson, No...
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