GoBowling.com 400 Predictions
LONG POND, PA (ATS Consultants) - TheNASCARSprint Cup moves to Long Pond, Pa for the GoBowling.com 400 – which driver will take home the checkered flag?
This is the 21st race on the 2013 Spring Cup Series schedule. Pocono Raceway has 14 degrees of banking in turn one, eight degrees in turn 2 and six degrees in turn three. Jeff Gordon, who won the race last year, owns the record for most wins with six. Last year's race was shorted by 62 laps due to rain.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Jimmie Johnson opened as the favorite to win today’s race at 3/1, while Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart were both 7/1, respectively, and Denny Hamlin was 9/1.
Stewart finished fourth at Pocono earlier this season. In last season's races at Pocono, he finished third and fifth. He has a 6.2 average finish since August 2008. He's the only drivers with three top fives on the new surface.
Busch had a seventh-place finish here last time at Pocono. This has always been one of his better tracks. He should easily find the top 10 in this race if not better.
Juan Pablo Montoya had about a 10th place car but finished 14th here in June. Last August at Pocono he started on the pole, led the first 7 laps but faded back to a 20th place finish. Since 2009 he has 4 top tens and has only finished worse than 20th once at Pocono.
2013 GoBowling.com 400 Race Info
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Date: Sunday, August 4
Race: GoBowilng.com 400
Site: Pocono Raceway
Track: 2.5-mile oval
Start time: 1p.m. ET.
Laps: 160. Miles: 400
2012 Winner: Jeff Gordon
Runner up: Joey Logano
Radio: Motor Racing Network/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio.
Race Record: Jeff Gordon, 2011 (145.384 mph)
Qualifying Record: Joey Logano, 2012 (179.598 mph)