Pocono Race Rewind
August 2, 2010 | 9:32 A.M. EST
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Greg Biffle ended a 64-race winless streak when he scored his 15th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500. Photos
Keys to Victory Lane
Biffle and the No. 16 team took two tires on the last pit stop and that put him on the front row for the final restart. With the weather going from sunny to overcast, Biffle's car came to life when the field went back to green and he was able to quickly pass Sam Hornish Jr. and pull away to a margin of victory of 3.598 seconds over Tony Stewart. Complete Results
Zero to Hero
Carl Edwards started 25th and raced his way to a third-place finish, which marked his fourth consecutive finish of seventh or better on the season. The finish also gave Roush Fenway two cars in the top three giving owner Jack Roush the perfect medicine for injuries he sustained in a plane crash earlier this week.
Hero to Zero
Jimmie Johnson led the most laps, with 96, but when the race approached the final segement the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet lost a little speed and he finished 10th. Johnson was also involved in the Lap 166 accident when he bump drafted the No. 2 Dodge of Kurt Busch into the wall.
Jeff Gordon led 39 laps, but could not make his way back to the front after taking four tires on the last pit stop. Denny Hamlin came up short of capturing three straight Pocono wins, but did lead 19 laps en route to a fifth-place finish. And Sam Hornish Jr. was able to hold on with old tires to finish 11th.
What's the Points?
Kevin Harvick continues to lead the point standings after finishing fourth at Pocono. He has a 189-point cushion on Jeff Gordon who's in second-place. Harvick's RCR teammate Jeff Burton made the biggest gain in the points of all the Chase eligible drivers as he jumped up two spots in the standings to fifth. His gain was Kurt Busch's loss, as Busch fell two spots to seventh after being involved in an accident at Pocono. Tony Stewart was the only other driver within the top 12 to gain a spot in the standings as he moved into the position previously held by Matt Kenseth (eighth) with his runner-up Pocono finish. Clint Bowyer continues to hold down the 12th spot in the standings, with a 34-point cushion on Mark Martin in 13th. Six drivers are within 183 points of the 12th spot in the standings. Point Standings
Read all about the happenings at the Sunoco Red Cross 500 with an inside look from Motor Racing Network's Pete Pistone in his weekly Hot Laps column.
Sunoco Red Cross 500 Loop Data Leaders
• Average Running Position: Jeff Gordon - 3.0
• Fastest Early In a Run: Jeff Gordon - 162.933 mph
• Fastest Late In a Run: Jimmie Johnson - 158.923 mph
• Fastest Laps Run: Jimmie Johnson - 41
• Fastest on Restarts: Jeff Gordon - 161.700 mph
• Most Passes During Green Flag Conditions: Clint Bowyer - 87
• Laps In Top 15: Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin and Tony Stewart - 200
• Quality Passes: Carl Edwards - 64
• Speed in Traffic: Jeff Gordon - 160.953 mph
For more loop data stats from the Sunoco Red Cross 500 check out our post-race ebook.
• Greg Biffle captured his 15th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in his 279th career start. Detailed Active Driver Wins
• Biffle won the 117th race for car owner Jack Roush. Detailed Active Car Owner Wins
• Biffle was the second driver to win at Pocono from the 12th starting position. He was the 32nd driver overall to win a race from that position. Starting Position Facts
• Biffle won the 21st race for Ford at Pocono. It was the 596th all-time win for the manufacturer. All-Time Manufacturer Wins
• Tony Stewart's second-place finish was his eighth top-10 finish in the last 10 races this season.
• Carl Edwards (third) has finished in the top 10 in the last four consecutive races.
• Kevin Harvick (fourth) has finished fourth three times in the last five races at Pocono. Fourth-place is his best finish at the track.
• Denny Hamlin (fifth) has finished in the top five in seven of his 10 Pocono starts.
• Jeff Gordon's sixth-place finish was his 25th top-10 finish at Pocono in 36 starts.
• Mark Martin scored his first top-10 finish since Charlotte with his seventh-place result at Pocono.
• Jeff Burton's eighth-place finish is his fourth consecutive top-10 finish this season.
• Martin Truex Jr.'s ninth-place finish is his first top-10 result since Richmond. It's also his first at Pocono since 2007.
• Jimmie Johnson's 10th-place finish is his first top 10 since his win in New Hampshire.
• The 200-lap race saw 19 lead changes among nine drivers and an average speed of 132.246 mph.
• Five caution flags were thrown for 31 laps.
• The Sunoco Red Cross 500 lasted 3 hours, 46 minutes, 51 seconds.
• "This engine ran so good. I abused the crap out of it all day and this one is for Jack. We know he's watching and we're thinking about him." - Greg Biffle
• "I didn't leave anything on the table at the end, that's for sure. I just went as deep as I could go into (Turn) 1 and (Turn) 2 every lap and got in the gas as hard and as soon as I could every time." - Tony Stewart
• "I'm bummed out that we just can't catch a break. It just seems like when we get ourselves in position to win the race, it just seems like we can't catch that break." - Jeff Gordon
• "I told my spotter to stay on his toes because you know how these last few restarts usually are at Pocono." - Denny Hamlin
• "I got wrecked on the straightaway. Jimmie Johnson drove straight through us." - Kurt Busch
• "Last thing I wanted to do was cause a wreck or crash the No. 2 or anything like that. I feel bad about that but we were all just racing real hard down the back." - Jimmie Johnson
• "It's definitely the hardest hit I've ever had in a race car. These new cars are built to be safer and if I can get out of that and walk through that, I think it did its job." - Elliott Sadler