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2013 Pocono: Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Recap
Posted by: ASkyler on Jun 10, 2013 - 02:15 PM
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2013 Pocono: Chevrolet NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Recap


Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS, scored his third win of the season and third win at Pocono Raceway in dominating fashion today. Johnson closed the deal by leading 128 of the 160 laps in the race, and was untouchable while cruising to his 63rd career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) victory. He extended his overall lead in the series to 51 points over second place with his ninth top-10 finish of the season.

Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Dale Earnhardt Jr., in the No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet SS, finished third in today’s event and moved up two spots in the standings to fourth. This was Earnhardt’s fourth top-five finish of the season and his 10th career top-10 finish at Pocono.

 

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Last week’s race winner, Tony Stewart, posted a solid fourth-place finish in his No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS and moved up another three spots in the standings to 13th. His Stewart-Haas Racing teammate, Ryan Newman, also had a good run in today’s event and came away with his second top-five finish in fifth in the No. 39 HAAS Automation Chevrolet SS.

Kurt Busch started 20th, but drove to the front and stayed in the hunt all day long before finishing seventh in his No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet SS. Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Rheem Chevrolet, scored his sixth top-10 finish of the season with a ninth-place finish, putting six Team Chevy drivers in the Top-10. Busch moved up two positions to 15th in the standings while Harvick maintained his fifth-place point position.

Greg Biffle (Ford) was second to round out the top-five finishing order.


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