Ryan Newman and his Penske Racing #12 Alltel Dodge will be racing here this weekend in the Pocono 500.
***Location : Long Pond, PA
***Completed : 1968
***Distance : 2.5 miles
***Shape : Tri-oval
***Seating : 76,812
***Nextel Cup Top Race Speed : 144.892 by Rusty Wallace on 7/21/1996
***Nextel Cup Top Qualifying Speed : 172.533 by Kasey Kahne on 6/11/2004
MANUFATURER WINS AT Pocono Raceway SINCE 2002
DODGE = 2
FORD = 3
CHEVROLET = 5
NEWMAN'S STATS AT Pocono Raceway
STARTS = 10>>>Poles = 1>>>Wins = 1>>>Top 5 = 4>>>Top 10 = 4
Avg Start = 10.4>>>Avg Finish = 15.4>>>%Laps Comp = -0.9645>>>Laps Led = 140
Crew chief Mike Nelson and the No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger team will take chassis PRS-104 to Pocono as the primary car. This car last ran during the California race in February when Newman started 19th and finished 12th.
The back-up car is PRS-097. This chassis has been tested at Kentucky and Nashville this year, but has not been raced.
Newman's Thoughts On Pocono: “We had a really strong run earlier this week at Dover and we came so close to getting a win, but we just didn’t have as fast a car as Martin [Truex Jr.] did. I’m very happy with the way this team is running and it’s just a matter of time before it’s our turn to be in Victory Lane again. The guys in the shop and at the track are working so hard and they’ve been giving me really great cars. The pit crew did an awesome job last week in Dover and I’m really looking forward to racing at Pocono and getting this Alltel Dodge back into Victory Lane.”
In the last 10 races at Pocono, all but one of the winners has started in the top 14. 7 of the wins have come from the top 5 and 4 of those have been from the pole position. Newmans win in July of 2003 came from the pole position. Denny Hamlin swept the 2006 season with poles and wins at Pocono.
NEWMAN'S STATS AT Superspeedway 's
Races = 27>>>Wins = 0>>>Top 5 = 4>>>Top 10 = 8>>>Average Start = 16>>>Average Finish = 18.8
Good luck to Ryan Newman and the Penske Racing's #12 Alltel Dodge NASCAR Nextel Cup Team at Pocono Raceway for the Pocono 500 this coming week and weekend!!!