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PARTY IN THE POCONOS 400 PRESENTED BY WALMART LINEUP


June 08. 2013 11:40PM

By - jerzar@civitasmedia.com - (570) 991-6394




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PARTY IN THE POCONOS PRESENTED BY WALMART 400 LINEUP

Pos. DriverNumber/MakeSpeedScouting Report


1. Jimmie JohnsonNo. 48 ChevyOwn. Pts.Has two wins, 15 top 10s in his 22 Pocono races


2. Carl EdwardsNo. 99 FordOwn. Pts.One win, seven top 10s in last 10 Pocono races


3. Clint BowyerNo. 15 ToyotaOwn. Pts.Had finishes of eighth and sixth at Pocono in 2012


4. Matt KensethNo. 20 ToyotaOwn. Pts.Solid but not spectacular is his Pocono history


5. Kevin HarvickNo. 29 ChevyOwn. Pts.Has regrouped after a 40th at Talladega four races ago


6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.No. 88 ChevyOwn. Pts.Pocono has been a mixed bag of good and bad for Junior


7. Kasey KahneNo. 5 ChevyOwn. Pts.Two DNFs in his last six Pocono races


8. Kyle BuschNo. 18 ToyotaOwn. Pts.Consistency has wavered after two wins earlier this year


9. Paul MenardNo. 27 ChevyOwn. Pts.Performed solidly in his last six Pocono starts


10. Brad KeselowskiNo. 2 FordOwn. Pts.Snapped slump by finishing fifth at Dover last Sunday


11. Jeff GordonNo. 24 ChevyOwn. Pts.Won at Pocono last August and always a threat here


12. Aric AlmirolaNo. 43 FordOwn. Pts.Two previous trips to Pocono have been uneventful


13. Greg BiffleNo. 16 FordOwn. Pts.Tailed off after starting the season on a strong note


14. Mark MartinNo. 55 ToyotaOwn. Pts.Seven-time Pocono runner-up running out of time for win


15. Martin Truex Jr.No. 56 ToyotaOwn. Pts.Has three top-10 finishes in last five Pocono races


16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.No. 17 FordOwn. Pts.Rookie has been solid, but Pocono debut could be tough


17. Denny HamlinNo. 11 ToyotaOwn. Pts.Four-time Pocono winner playing catch-up after injury


18. A.J. AllmendingerNo. 51 ChevyOwn. Pts.Fifth start of the season probably won’t amount to much


19. Tony StewartNo. 14 ChevyOwn. Pts.Win at Dover could be a breakthrough for season


20. Kurt BuschNo. 78 ChevyOwn. Pts.Has been either really good or really bad here


21. Joey LoganoNo. 22 FordOwn. Pts.Defending race champion comes here with new team


22. Jamie McMurrayNo. 1 ChevyOwn. Pts.His average Pocono finish is 21.5 in 20 races


23. Ryan NewmanNo. 39 ChevyOwn. Pts.A 36th at Dover last Sunday broke his momentum


24. Jeff BurtonNo. 31 ChevyOwn. Pts.Has 17 top 10s in 38 Pocono races, but hasn’t won here


25. Juan MontoyaNo. 42 ChevyOwn. Pts.Was the Pocono pole winner in August, but finished 20th


26. Marcos AmbroseNo. 9 FordOwn. Pts.Has improved in each of his last five Pocono races


27. Casey MearsNo. 13 FordOwn. Pts.No better than 30th in his last five starts at Long Pond


28. David RaganNo. 34 FordOwn. Pts.Surprise winner at Talladega doesn’t fare well here


29. Bobby LabonteNo. 47 ToyotaOwn. Pts.Last six years at Pocono have been a mighty struggle


30. Danica PatrickNo. 10 ChevyOwn. Pts.First race at Pocono should be quite challenging


31. David GillilandNo. 38 FordOwn. Pts.Middle-of-the-pack driver at Pocono for the most part


32. Dave BlaneyNo. 7 ChevyOwn. Pts.Former start-and-park driver putting in an honest effort


33. David StremmeNo. 30 ToyotaOwn. Pts.Pocono not a good place to get first top 10 of the season


34. David ReutimannNo. 83 ToyotaOwn. Pts.Hasn’t does much since a 16th at Daytona to open the year


35. J.J. YeleyNo. 36 ChevyOwn. Pts.Has posted seven consecutive DNFs at Pocono


36. Josh WiseNo. 35 FordOwn. Pts.Cracking the top 20 seem very unlikely based on year


37. Landon Cassill No.33 ChevyOwn. Att.Hasn’t finished better than 24th in five Pocono tries


38. Timmy HillNo. 32 FordOwn. Att.Rookie probably won’t get first career top 20 here


39. Travis KvapilNo. 93 ToyotaOwn. Att.Has one top 20 in 11 previous races at the track


40. Joe NemechekNo. 87 ToyotaOwn. Att.Leads active drivers with 17 DNFs at Pocono


41. Michael McDowellNo. 98 FordOwn. Att.Will likely be one of the first drivers to the garage


42. Jason LefflerNo. 19 ToyotaOwn. Att.Has finished 40th or worse in five trips to Pocono


43. Scott RiggsNo. 44 FordOwn. Att.Four races this season and four DNFs this season


NOTE – Qualifying was rained out. The top-36 points were set via owner points. Positions 37-43 were set via own attempts to make races.


Failed to qualify – none.


- By John Erzar | jerzar@timesleader.com




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