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Pocono double for Earnhardt Jr

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Monday 4th August, 2014 - 8:47am

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The brooms were out at Pocono

The brooms were out at Pocono

Dale Earnhardt J. has beaten home Kevin Harvick to score back-to-back wins at Pocono this year.

A final restart with just three laps to run saw Earnhardt Jr. out front and through to the chequered flag.

He is the third three-time race winner in the Sprint Cup Series this season, joining Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski.

The 21st win of his career was also the first time since 2006 (Denny Hamlin) that a driver has scored the Pocono double.

“Just trying to hold those guys off at the end,” said Earnhardt Jr.

“They were faster and I was overdriving it there.

“Kevin was faster in (turns) 1 and 2 but I had the better car on the long straight.”

Harvick finished second despite a pit road speeding penalty earlier in the race. Joey Logano finished third, followed by Clint Bowyer and Greg Biffle.

One of the big dramas came with a multicar wreck when Hamlin got sideways just after a re-start.

Fourteen cars in total were involved in the wreck including Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano and Tony Stewart.

Also out due to a crash was Jimmie Johnson.

Australia’s Marcos Ambrose finished 14th and is now looking ahead to the road course at Watkins Glen next weekend.

“If you had asked me at the start of the day would I take a top-15 finish, I would have said yes but it was just a little frustrating there at the end,” said Ambrose.

“We had some issues and I probably let a few spots go, but we’ll keep digging and keep working on it.

“It’s frustrating for all of us to not be as competitive at these downforce tracks as we want, but we’ve got a good one next week coming up and hopefully we can get rolling there.”

VIDEO: Final laps

VIDEO: Victory Lane

VIDEO: Big wreck

 

RESULTS: GoBowling.com 400 – Pocono Raceway 

CAR DRIVER MANUFACTURER STARTING POS. LAPS LAPS LED FINAL STATUS POINTS  BONUS POINTS
1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 9 160 14 Running 47 4
2 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 6 160 5 Running 43 1
3 22 Joey Logano Ford 2 160 30 Running 42 1
4 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 14 160 0 Running 40 0
5 16 Greg Biffle Ford 25 160 11 Running 40 1
6 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 5 160 63 Running 40 2
7 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 8 160 0 Running 37 0
8 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 21 160 0 Running 36 0
9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 13 160 0 Running 35 0
10 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 12 160 0 Running 34 0
11 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 1 160 0 Running 33 0
12 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 24 160 0 Running 32 0
13 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 4 160 30 Running 32 1
14 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 27 160 0 Running 30 0
15 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 11 160 0 Running 29 0
16 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 22 160 0 Running 28 0
17 38 David Gilliland Ford 30 160 1 Running 28 1
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 23 159 0 Running 26 0
19 34 David Ragan Ford 39 159 0 Running 25 0
20 83 Ryan Truex Toyota 37 159 0 Running 24 0
21 26 Cole Whitt Toyota 33 159 0 Running 23 0
22 7 Michael Annett Chevrolet 38 159 0 Running 22 0
23 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 3 159 0 Running 21 0
24 98 Josh Wise Chevrolet 31 159 0 Running 20 0
25 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 34 158 0 Running 19 0
26 37 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 40 158 0 Running 18 0
27 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 35 158 0 Running 17 0
28 33 Alex Kennedy Chevrolet 42 158 0 Running 16 0
29 99 Carl Edwards Ford 26 157 0 Running 15 0
30 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 10 156 0 Running 14 0
31 23 Alex Bowman Toyota 36 154 0 Running 13 0
32 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 19 144 0 Running 12 0
33 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29 143 0 Running 11 0
34 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 20 137 2 Accident 11 1
35 43 Aric Almirola Ford 28 125 1 Accident 10 1
36 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 16 124 0 Running 8 0
37 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 15 116 0 Accident 7 0
38 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 18 116 3 Accident 7 1
39 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 17 111 0 Accident 5 0
40 66 Joe Nemechek Toyota 41 88 0 Accident 0 0
41 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 32 28 0 Accident 0 0
42 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 7 23 0 Engine 2 0
43 93 Johnny Sauter Toyota 43 11 0 Electrical 0 0

 

 STANDINGS

POS DRIVER CAR POINTS BEHIND STARTS WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 DNF
1 Jeff Gordon 24 757 Leader 21 2 7 15 0
2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88 740 -17 21 3 10 15 1
3 Brad Keselowski 2 687 -70 21 3 9 10 0
4 Matt Kenseth 20 668 -89 21 0 8 13 2
5 Ryan Newman 31 642 -115 21 0 2 8 0
6 Jimmie Johnson 48 633 -124 21 3 6 12 3
7 Joey Logano 22 633 -124 21 2 8 11 4
8 Carl Edwards 99 618 -139 21 2 4 8 2
9 Clint Bowyer 15 617 -140 21 0 3 9 2
10 Kyle Busch 18 611 -146 21 1 6 9 3
11 Kevin Harvick 4 608 -149 21 2 6 10 2
12 Kyle Larson 42 595 -162 21 0 4 9 2
13 Greg Biffle 16 590 -167 21 0 3 6 1
14 Kasey Kahne 5 589 -168 21 0 2 9 3
15 Austin Dillon 3 588 -169 21 0 1 3 0
16 Paul Menard 27 562 -195 21 0 3 9 0
17 Marcos Ambrose 9 541 -216 21 0 2 4 0
18 Brian Vickers 55 539 -218 21 0 3 6 2
19 Tony Stewart 14 537 -220 21 0 2 6 1
20 Jamie McMurray 1 536 -221 21 0 2 6 3
21 Denny Hamlin 11 532 -225 20 1 5 9 1
22 Aric Almirola 43 506 -251 21 1 2 4 4
23 Kurt Busch 41 488 -269 21 1 4 4 5
24 Casey Mears 13 487 -270 21 0 1 2 0
25 Martin Truex Jr. 78 477 -280 21 0 0 3 1
26 A J Allmendinger 47 477 -280 21 0 1 3 2
27 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 17 423 -334 21 0 1 4 1
28 Danica Patrick 10 396 -361 21 0 0 2 3
29 Justin Allgaier 51 371 -386 21 0 0 0 4
30 Michael Annett 7 347 -410 21 0 0 0 2
31 David Gilliland 38 312 -445 21 0 0 0 4
32 Cole Whitt 26 305 -452 21 0 0 0 2
33 David Ragan 34 287 -470 21 0 0 0 2
34 Reed Sorenson 36 262 -495 21 0 0 0 5
35 Josh Wise 98 259 -498 20 0 0 0 1
36 Alex Bowman 23 257 -500 21 0 0 0 4
37 Ryan Truex 83 169 -588 18 0 0 0 5
38 Michael McDowell 138 -619 10 0 0 1 3
39 Travis Kvapil 32 132 -625 14 0 0 0 1
40 Terry Labonte 77 -680 3 0 0 0 0
41 Parker Kligerman 54 -703 8 0 0 0 4
42 Bobby Labonte 54 -703 3 0 0 0 1
43 Jeff Burton 51 -706 2 0 0 0 0
44 Michael Waltrip 48 -709 3 0 0 0 1
45 Juan Pablo Montoya 47 -710 2 0 0 0 0
46 David Stremme 43 -714 6 0 0 0 2
47 David Reutimann 37 -720 3 0 0 0 0
48 Dave Blaney 37 34 -723 5 0 0 0 2
49 Brett Moffitt 32 -725 2 0 0 0 0
50 Alex Kennedy 33 26 -731 3 0 0 0 1
51 Timmy Hill 22 -735 5 0 0 0 3
52 Eddie MacDonald 9 -748 1 0 0 0 0
53 Boris Said 9 -748 1 0 0 0 0
54 Tomy Drissi 6 -751 1 0 0 0 0
55 J.J. Yeley 6 0 0 0 3
56 Blake Koch 3 0 0 0 0
57 Johnny Sauter 93 1 0 0 0 1
58 Mike Bliss 2 0 0 0 2
59 Ryan Blaney 1 0 0 0 0
60 Matt Crafton 0 0 0 0 0
61 Landon Cassill 40 19 0 0 0 4
62 Eric McClure 0 0 0 0 0
63 Sam Hornish Jr 1 0 0 0 0
64 Morgan Shepherd 2 0 0 0 1
65 Trevor Bayne 8 0 0 0 3
66 Joe Nemechek 66 10 0 0 0 3
67 Brian Scott 5 0 0 0 1

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