SHOW #475 – Guest: Erik Jones – We recap the wild Pocono weekend, Dale Jr. reveals Homestead paint, Target leaving NASCAR, more limits on Cup drivers in lower series, overtime line packs up and moves, plus a full road course action preview of The Glen. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie
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SHOW #474 – Guest: Kyle Larson – We recap the Indianapolis Motor Speedway weekend, hear from all the players in the 88 announcement, Dale Jr. needs new suits, the driver of the 2 car is…., we get out our silly season score cards, and our Nimitz Sticks, plus a full Pocono Preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie
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Rick Hendrick might as well buy Pocono Raceway.
Over the past few years, his drivers have owned it, winning the last five races at the 2.5-mile track: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2014 sweep), Kasey Kahne (2013 summer), Jimmie Johnson (2013 spring) and Jeff Gordon (2012 summer).
The last non-Hendrick Motorsports driver to win at Pocono was Joey Logano, who took the checkered flag from the pole in the spring of 2012 for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Hendrick Motorsports’ 17 victories at Pocono are the most of any race team and almost double the total of the next-best organization (Joe Gibbs Racing, nine).
Hendrick has won at Pocono with seven different drivers including Tim Richmond, Geoff Bodine, Terry Labonte, Gordon, Kahne, Johnson and Earnhardt Jr.
Richmond captured HMS’ first Pocono win in June of 1986 and returned in July to sweep the track with another victory.
August 3, 2014
By Seth Livingstone
NASCAR Wire Service
LONG POND, Pa. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. realized that it took a bit of luck for him to win at Pocono Raceway in June. But he knew his team was firing on all cylinders Sunday when he completed the season sweep. Continue reading “Earnhardt Jr. holds off Harvick to complete Sprint Cup season sweep at Pocono”
1 9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Michael Baker International Chevrolet
2 6 4 Kevin Harvick Mobil 1 Chevrolet
3 2 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford
4 14 15 Clint Bowyer RK Motors Charlotte Toyota
5 25 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford
6 5 24 Jeff Gordon Axalta Chevrolet
7 8 1 Jamie McMurray Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet
8 21 31 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevrolet
9 13 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota
10 12 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet Continue reading “2014 NASCAR CUP RACE #21 RESULTS, POCONO – DALE EARNHARDT JR. WINS”