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NASCAR Sprint Cup: Pocono 400 schedule, TV times

Thursday, Jun. 05, 2014

Points Standings

Sprint Cup

 1. Matt Kenseth463

 2. Jeff Gordon461

 3. Carl Edwards438

 4. Jimmie Johnson436

 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.429

 6. Joey Logano414

 7. Kyle Busch411

 8. Brad Keselowski404

 9. Denny Hamlin379

10. Kyle Larson377

11. Ryan Newman374

12. Kevin Harvick373

13. Brian Vickers366

14. Paul Menard362

15. Austin Dillon358

16. Greg Biffle357

17. Clint Bowyer350

18. Kasey Kahne349

19. Aric Almirola344

20. AJ Allmendinger337

21. Tony Stewart336

22. Marcos Ambrose331

23. Jamie McMurray317

24. Casey Mears301

25. Martin Truex Jr.289

26. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.261

27. Kurt Busch241

28. Danica Patrick239

29. Justin Allgaier223

30. Michael Annett188

31. Cole Whitt181

32. David Gilliland175

33. Reed Sorenson165

34. David Ragan158

35. Alex Bowman156

36. Josh Wise149

37. Ryan Truex96

38. Travis Kvapil82

39. Michael McDowell63

40. Parker Kligerman54

Nationwide

 1. Regan Smith448

 2. Elliott Sadler444

 3. Chase Elliott426

 4. Trevor Bayne421

 5. Ty Dillon414

 6. Brian Scott391

 7. Brendan Gaughan341

 8. James Buescher332

 9. Chris Buescher328

10. Dylan Kwasniewski303

Truck

 1. Timothy Peters185

 2. Matt Crafton184

 3. Johnny Sauter184

 3. German Quiroga179

 5. Ron Hornaday Jr.170

 6. Ben Kennedy169

 7. Ryan Blaney166

 8. John Wes Townley159

 8. Jeb Burton153

10. Joey Coulter142

This week’s race

Pocono 400

What: 160 laps (400 miles)

Where: Pocono Raceway, a 2.5-mile paved, flat triangular-shaped track in Long Pond, Pa.

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

TV: TNT

Radio: Motor Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Jimmie Johnson

Also this week: WinStar 400k, Camping World Truck Series, Texas Motor Speedway, 9 p.m. Friday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: For the final time, TNT kicks off its six-week “NASCAR Summer Series” this weekend, televising Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. TNT will once again follow a driver and his team over the course of the entire week as they travel and prepare for the upcoming race. The all-access pieces are featured during the prerace “Countdown to Green” show.

Who’s Hot/

Who’s Not

HOT

Jimmie Johnson: People worried about him not winning. Now it appears he may never lose.

Matt Kenseth: Getting in the top five ballpark but still lacks a win this season.

Kyle Busch: Swept the Truck and Nationwide races at Dover.

Trevor Bayne: Ran second to winner Busch in the Nationwide race. That’s still a good thing.

Timothy Peters: Takes over the Truck series points lead thanks to a wreck by Matt Crafton.

Ryan Blaney: Finishes really well (second at Dover) when he doesn’t get wrecked out of Truck races.

NOT

Dover International Speedway: If your track is coming apart, it may be time for a repave.

Kyle Busch: Wins the “double” award for also getting wrecked out of the Cup race at Dover.

Matt Crafton: Wrecked out of the Truck race and with him went the series points lead.

Jim Utter

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