Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/1/14
It seems like just yesterday the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was at Pocono Raceway, and yet here we are again for the summer race. That weekend in June saw Jimmie Johnson lead practice and qualifying and win the race. It might be silly to bet against him having similar success this weekend, especially considering how well he ran at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last weekend. Last week's race at Indianapolis presented Johnson as one of the drivers to beat from the drop of the green flag. Unfortunately for fans of the No. 48, though, that fifth win wasn't to be. Instead, native Hoosier Ryan Newman took the reins of the field and led the other 42 drivers to the finish line of one of the biggest races of the season. The engineering major from Purdue University is on the hunt for a drive next season, and Sunday's win will go along way to prove that he fits on a team somewhere on the grid. That success for Newman could translate to a surge in results this week too. His Pocono...
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