Track Data
Track Size: 1.99 miles
Race Length: 110 laps/219 miles/352 kilometers

History
The track opened as a 2.52-mile road course and drag strip in 1968.
The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was held in 1989.
The first nine races were 300 kilometers and switched to a 350k format in 1998.
The track was reconfigured to 1.949 miles in 1998 with the installation of an 890-foot chute between the original Turns 4 and 7.
The track was reconfigured to 2.0 miles in 2001 and re-measured at 1.99 miles in 2002.

Interesting Facts
There have been 22 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Infineon Raceway since the first race there in 1989.
Rusty Wallace won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole.
Ricky Rudd won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
13 different drivers have won poles; only four have won more than one.
Jeff Gordon (five) leads all pole winners. Ricky Rudd has four, including three consecutive (1990-92), Rusty Wallace and Kasey Kahne have two apiece.
There have been consecutive pole winners three times: Ricky Rudd (1990-92) and Jeff Gordon (1998-99 and 2004-05).
14 different drivers have won races; five have multiple victories there – led by Jeff Gordon with five. Ernie Irvan, Ricky Rudd, Tony Stewart and Rusty Wallace (all with two) are the other multiple-race winners.
Jeff Gordon is also the only driver with consecutive wins, winning in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Five of 22 races have been won by the pole winner, including three times by Jeff Gordon. His victory from the pole in 2004 is the most recent.
The lowest starting position by a race winner was 32nd, by Juan Pablo Montoya; it also was his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win.
Boris Said posted his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole.
Jeff Gordon is the all-time leader in road-course victories, with nine. Tony Stewart is second, with seven.

Track Records
Track qualifying record: Jeff Gordon (94.325 mph, 75.950 seconds, 6-24-05)
Track race record: Ricky Rudd (81.007 mph, 6-23-02)

Driver Rating at pocono Speedway
Tony Stewart 110.4
Juan Pablo Montoya 108.6
Marcos Ambrose 108.4
Jeff Gordon 100.2
Kurt Busch 100.0
Ryan Newman 96.3
Jimmie Johnson 91.7
Kyle Busch 91.3
Boris Said 90.0
Robby Gordon 88.3

Top Performers Statistically at Infineon:

Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 Stanley Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Ford)
·         One top five, two top 10s
·         Average finish of 17.0
·         Average Running Position of 11.9, fourth-best
·         Driver Rating of 108.4, third-best
·         43 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
·         Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 90.082 mph
Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)
·         One top five, five top 10s
·         Average finish of 20.3
·         Average Running Position of 14.7, eighth-best
·         Driver Rating of 85.5, 12th-best
·         330 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 89.499 mph, ninth-fastest
·         408 Laps in the Top 15 (61.4%), eighth-most
·         122 Quality Passes, 11th-most
Kurt Busch (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge)
·         Three top fives, three top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 20.0
·         Average Running Position of 11.2, third-best
·         Driver Rating of 100.0, fifth-best
·         14 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 89.670 mph, fourth-fastest
·         486 Laps in the Top 15 (73.1%), third-most
·         140 Quality Passes, fifth-most
Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M’s Pretzel Toyota)
·         One win, one top five, two top 10s
·         Average finish of 20.2
·         Driver Rating of 91.3, eighth-best
·         43 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 89.644 mph, fifth-fastest
Carl Edwards (No. 99 SCOTTS ORTHO Ford)
·         Two top 10s
·         Average finish of 18.8
·         Average Running Position of 16.6, 12th-best
·         Driver Rating of 83.8, 13th-best
·         22 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
·         327 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 89.379 mph, 12th-fastest
·         334 Laps in the Top 15 (50.2%), 13th-most
·         133 Quality Passes, seventh-most
Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet)
·         Five wins, 11 top fives, 14 top 10s; five poles
·         Average finish of 9.1
·         Average Running Position of 13.1, sixth-best
·         Driver Rating of 100.2, fourth-best
·         43 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
·         309 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 89.643 mph, sixth-fastest
·         432 Laps in the Top 15 (65.0%), fifth-most
·         161 Quality Passes, second-most
Robby Gordon (No. 7 Speed Energy Dodge)
·         One win, three top fives, four top 10s
·         Average finish of 21.6
·         Driver Rating of 88.3, 10th-best
·         50 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
·         331 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 89.635 mph, seventh-fastest
·         341 Laps in the Top 15 (51.3%), 10th-most
·         131 Quality Passes, eighth-most
Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s/Jimmie Johnson Foundation Chevrolet)
·         One win, three top fives, four top 10s
·         Average finish of 15.6
·         Average Running Position of 14.9, ninth-best
·         Driver Rating of 91.7, seventh-best
·         43 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
·         416 Laps in the Top 15 (62.6%), sixth-most
·         143 Quality Passes, fourth-most
Jamie McMurray (No. 1 McDonald’s Chevrolet)
·         One top five, one top 10; one pole
·         Average finish of 17.1
·         Average Running Position of 16.8, 13th-best
·         Driver Rating of 87.2, 11th-best
·         13 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 89.487 mph, 10th-fastest
·         338 Laps in the Top 15 (50.8%), 11th-most
Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 42 Cottonelle Chevrolet)
·         One win, one top five, four top 10s
·         Average finish of 5.8
·         Average Running Position of 10.4, second-best
·         Driver Rating of 108.6, second-best
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 89.801 mph, third-fastest
·         354 Laps in the Top 15 (79.6%), ninth-most
·         126 Quality Passes, ninth-most
Ryan Newman (No. 39 Haas Automation Chevrolet)
·         Two top fives, five top 10s
·         Average finish of 11.0
·         Average Running Position of 12.1, fifth-best
·         Driver Rating of 96.3, sixth-best
·         12 Fastest Laps Run, 13th-most
·         295 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 89.609 mph, eighth-fastest
·         497 Laps in the Top 15 (74.7%), second-most
·         148 Quality Passes, third-most
Boris Said (No. 32 Red Rocks Cafe Ford)
·         Five top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 19.5
·         Average Running Position of 15.3, 10th-best
·         Driver Rating of 90.0, ninth-best
·         304 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 89.471 mph, 11th-fastest
·         445 Laps in the Top 15 (66.9%), fourth-most
·         135 Quality Passes, sixth-most
Tony Stewart (No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet)
·         Two wins, four top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 9.3
·         Series-best Average Running Position of 9.2
·         Series-best Driver Rating of 110.4
·         Series-high 68 Fastest Laps Run
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 90.006 mph, second-fastest
·         Series-high 529 Laps in the Top 15 (79.5%)
·         Series-high 183 Quality Passes


Driver’s Thoughs on Pocono Raceway (embedded audio files)
Clint Bowyer
Jeff Gordon
Ryan Newman
Tony Stewart

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