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Stewart-Haas Racing - Pocono I Race Report
Jun. 08, 2014
Date: June 8, 2014
Event: Pocono 400 (Round 14 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Location: Pocono (Pa.) Raceway (2.5-mile triangle)
Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr. of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)
SHR Finish: Kurt Busch (Started 2nd, Finished 3rd / Running, completed 160 of 160 laps)
Tony Stewart (Started 12th, Finished 13th / Running, completed 160 of 160 laps)
Kevin Harvick (Started 4th, Finished 14th / Running, completed 160 of 160 laps)
Danica Patrick (Started 16th, Finished 37th / Running, completed 158 of 160 laps)
SHR Points: Kevin Harvick (12th with 403 points, 95 out of first)
Tony Stewart (18th with 368 points, 130 out of first)
Kurt Busch (27th with 283 points, 215 out of first)
Danica Patrick (28th with 246 points, 252 out of first)
Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS, led the four-car Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) contingent Sunday at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway by finishing third in the Pocono 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Busch led one time for five laps en route to his third top-five this season and his 11th top-five in 26 career Sprint Cup starts at Pocono. It was also his 103rd top-five in 485 career Sprint Cup starts.
Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS for SHR, started 12th and finished 13th after leading four times for 24 laps.
Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS for SHR, started fourth and finished 14th.
Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for SHR, started 16th and finished 37th after cutting a tire and getting into the wall at lap 137. It was Patrick’s 60h career Sprint Cup start and only her third at Pocono.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Pocono 400 to score his 21st career Sprint Cup victory, his second of the season and his first at Pocono.
Brad Keselowski finished .439 of a second behind Earnhardt in the runner-up spot, while Busch, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson rounded out the top-five. Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon, Martin Truex Jr. and Jamie McMurray comprised the remainder of the top-10.
There were seven caution periods for 26 laps, with three drivers failing to finish the 160-lap race.
With round 14 of 36 complete, Harvick leads the SHR contingent in the championship point standings. He is 12th with 403 points, 95 behind new series leader Gordon. Stewart is 18th with 368 points, 130 out of first. Busch is 27th with 283 points, 215 out of first. Patrick is 28th with 246 points, 252 out of first.
The next event on the Sprint Cup schedule is the Quicken Loans 400 on Sunday, June 15 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. The race starts at 1 p.m. EDT, with live coverage provided by TNT beginning with its prerace show at noon.