2017 Axalta presents the Pocono 400

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2017 Axalta presents the Pocono 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 14 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date June 11, 2017 (2017-06-11)
Location Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4 km)
Distance 160 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Average speed 142.292 miles per hour (228.997 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 50.237
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 100
Winner
No. 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Dave Moody (1), Mike Bagley (2) and Kyle Rickey (3)

The 2017 Axalta presents the Pocono 400 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on June 11, 2017 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The race was contested over 160 laps on the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) triangular superspeedway, and was the 14th race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Layout of Pocono Raceway, the track where the race was held.

The race was held at Pocono Raceway, which is a three-turn superspeedway located in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The track hosts two annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races: the Axalta presents the Pocono 400 and the Pennsylvania 400, as well as one Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series event. Since 2013, the track is also host to a Verizon IndyCar Series race.

Pocono Raceway is one of a very few NASCAR tracks not owned by either Speedway Motorsports, Inc. or International Speedway Corporation. It is operated by the Igdalsky siblings Brandon, Nicholas, and sister Ashley, and cousins Joseph IV and Chase Mattioli, all of whom are third-generation members of the family-owned Mattco Inc, started by Joseph II and Rose Mattioli.

Outside of the NASCAR races, the track is used throughout the year by Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and motorcycle clubs as well as racing schools and an IndyCar race. The triangular oval also has three separate infield sections of racetrack – North Course, East Course and South Course. Each of these infield sections use a separate portion of the tri-oval to complete the track. During regular non-race weekends, multiple clubs can use the track by running on different infield sections. Also some of the infield sections can be run in either direction, or multiple infield sections can be put together – such as running the North Course and the South Course and using the tri-oval to connect the two.

Entry list[edit]

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Toyota
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Darrell Wallace Jr. (i) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practice[edit]

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 50.758 seconds and a speed of 177.312 mph (285.356 km/h).[10]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 50.758 177.312
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 50.780 177.235
3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 50.865 176.939
Official first practice results

Qualifying[edit]

Kyle Busch scored the pole for the race with a time of 50.237 and a speed of 179.151 mph (288.316 km/h).[11]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 50.546 50.425 50.237
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 50.980 50.578 50.408
3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 51.220 50.537 50.531
4 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 51.023 50.478 50.591
5 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 50.952 50.895 50.619
6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 50.906 50.782 50.621
7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 50.385 50.903 50.688
8 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 51.119 50.866 50.742
9 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 50.797 50.473 50.774
10 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 50.952 50.936 50.840
11 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 51.331 50.975 50.871
12 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 50.737 50.560 50.974
13 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 50.949 50.982
14 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 51.298 51.003
15 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 51.151 51.075
16 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. (i) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 51.176 51.094
17 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 51.295 51.101
18 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 51.224 51.122
19 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 51.200 51.225
20 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 51.354 51.257
21 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 51.276 51.258
22 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 51.225 51.291
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 51.298 51.502
24 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 51.357 52.124
25 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 51.363
26 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 51.504
27 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 51.669
28 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 51.774
29 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 51.830
30 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 51.898
31 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 52.046
32 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 52.114
33 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 52.229
34 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 52.248
35 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 52.738
36 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Toyota 53.494
37 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 53.770
38 51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 54.108
39 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 55.825
Official qualifying results

Final practice[edit]

Final practice

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 51.305 seconds and a speed of 175.421 mph (282.313 km/h).[12]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 51.305 175.421
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 51.345 175.285
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 51.367 175.210
Official final practice results

Race[edit]

First stage[edit]

Kyle Busch led the field to the green flag at 3:22 p.m. Aside from an unscheduled pit stop by Joey Logano for a flat left-rear tire on the sixth lap, nothing unusual happened in the early stage of the race.[13] It proceeded in an orderly fashion, only interrupted by a cycle of green flag stops on lap 14. Busch pitted from the lead on lap 18, followed by Kyle Larson pitted the next lap, and the lead moved to Erik Jones. He pitted on lap 36 and the lead cycled back to Busch. During the pit cycle, Ryan Newman and Darrell Wallace Jr. were handed pass through penalties for speeding on pit road.[14] Both served them, but Wallace was hit with a second penalty – a stop and go – for speeding while completing his pass through.[15]

Busch drove on to win the first stage and caution flew for the first time in the race on lap 50 for the culmination of the stage. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took the lead under the caution by opting not to pit when the leaders did.

Second stage[edit]

When the race returned to green on lap 57, Jones – on fresher tires – took the lead from Stenhouse driving down the Long Pond Straightaway. At the start/finish line the following lap, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s engine blew up as a result of a mis-shift and transmission failure.[16] Moments later, Clint Bowyer tagged the wall with his right-rear corner exiting Turn 1. After those two events and Busch retaking the lead on lap 62, however, the second stage continued just as the first did. It was only broken up by a cycle of green flag stops on lap 91 when Busch pitted from the lead. Teammate Denny Hamlin followed suite the subsequent lap, giving the lead to Larson. On the 96th lap, Jimmie Johnson – running seventh – suffered brake failure hurdling down the frontstretch.[17] He turned his car down into the grass to bleed off speed, which then turned up the track and slammed the wall hard in Turn 1.[18] Moments later, Jamie McMurray suffered a similar brake failure going into Turn 1 and also pounded the Turn 1 wall.[19] His car continued rolling down the Long Pond Straightaway when it caught fire in the engine compartment, prompting McMurray to park it on the apron and quickly exit the burning vehicle.[20] These two events brought out the second caution, as well as a 23-minute and 25-second red flag to facilitate cleanup.

Rather than run out the remaining four laps of the stage under caution, NASCAR decided to run a one-lap shootout to end it. It restarted on lap 99, Larson won the second stage and caution flew for the third time for the conclusion of the stage. Busch bypassed pit road under the caution, having just pitted a few laps prior, and took back the lead.

Final stage[edit]

Back to green with 55 laps to go, the race settled into an orderly procession. As was the case in the first and second stage, the race was only broken up when race leader Busch commenced a cycle of green flag stops with 36 to go. Martin Truex Jr. did so as well four laps later, handing the lead to Brad Keselowski. He stayed out for 12 laps hoping to catch a caution, but didn't, pitted with 20 to go. Kasey Kahne suffered brake failure the following lap and belted the wall in Turn 1, bringing out the fourth caution.[21] Busch opted not to pit and took the lead, as did Keselowski, while rest of the field pitted and Jones exited pit road first by taking two tires, followed by Ryan Blaney and everyone else taking 4 tires.[22]

On the ensuing restart with 13 to go, Busch bolted ahead as Keselowski faltered. Blaney quickly pounced on and took second from Keselowski.[23] Blaney on his fresher tires closed the gap to Busch on worn tires coming to 10 to go. After crossing the start/finish line, Blaney dropped down to the bottom of the track to pass to give himself the preferred groove going into Turn 1, but Busch blocked his move on the frontstretch and the battle continued.[24] Blaney got to Busch's inside exiting Turn 1 and made contact going down the Long Pond Straightaway, even took the battle onto the apron.[25] Blaney backed out going into Turn 2, but Busch left the bottom open, letting Blaney get back to his inside exiting Turn 2 and lost the lead to him on the Short Chute.[26] Blaney spent the remaining nine laps holding off a charging Kevin Harvick to score his first ever victory and first for the Wood Brothers since Trevor Bayne winning the Daytona 500 in 2011.[27]

Race results[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage 1 Laps: 50

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 9
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 8
4 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 7
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 4
8 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 2
10 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 50

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 10
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 8
4 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 7
5 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 5
7 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 4
8 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage two results

Final stage results[edit]

Stage 3 Laps: 60

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 4 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 160 40
2 12 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 160 51
3 15 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 160 39
4 5 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 160 40
5 6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 160 44
6 2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 160 39
7 7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 160 47
8 25 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 160 40
9 1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 160 47
10 3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 160 31
11 23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 160 26
12 18 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 160 25
13 17 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 160 25
14 10 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 160 23
15 14 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 160 22
16 24 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 160 21
17 20 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 160 20
18 27 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 160 19
19 29 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 160 18
20 13 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 160 17
21 22 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 160 16
22 21 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 160 15
23 9 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 160 14
24 11 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 160 13
25 31 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 159 12
26 16 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. (i) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 159 0
27 34 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 158 10
28 35 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 157 9
29 33 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 156 8
30 32 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 155 7
31 36 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Toyota 154 6
32 30 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 153 5
33 39 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 153 4
34 37 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 146 3
35 26 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 140 4
36 19 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 95 7
37 8 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 95 3
38 28 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 58 1
39 38 51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 35 1
Official race results

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 9 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 4 for 18
  • Red flags: 1 for 23 minutes and 25 seconds
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 48 minutes and 40 seconds
  • Average speed: 142.292 miles per hour (228.997 km/h)

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Fox NASCAR televised the race in the United States on FS1 for the third consecutive year. Mike Joy was the lap-by-lap announcer, while six-time Pocono winner, Jeff Gordon and four-time winner Darrell Waltrip were the color commentators. Jamie Little, Chris Neville and Matt Yocum reported from pit lane during the race.

FS1 Television
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Chris Neville
Matt Yocum

Radio[edit]

Radio coverage of the race was broadcast by Motor Racing Network (MRN) and simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and four-time Pocono winner Rusty Wallace announced the race in the booth while the field was racing on the front stretch. Dave Moody called the race from atop a billboard outside of turn 1 when the field was racing through turn 1 while Mike Bagley called the race from a billboard outside turn 2 when the field was racing through turn 2. Kyle Rickey reported the race from a billboard outside turn 3 when the field was racing through turn 3. Alex Hayden, Winston Kelley and Steve Post reported from pit lane during the race.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Turn 1: Dave Moody
Turn 2: Mike Bagley
Turn 3: Kyle Rickey
Alex Hayden
Winston Kelley
Steve Post

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

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