Martin Truex Jr breaks a 69-race winless streak at Pocono Raceway

CG7OgS6UIAAKwTfIt was a battle between NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) points leaders Sunday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, as No. 2 in the points, Martin Truex Jr., kept No. 1 – Kevin Harvick – at bay to win the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400.

Truex, who broke a 69-race winless streak and led the most laps today – 97 out of 160, received his first series win and 13th top-10 finish in the 2015 season, his third series career win in 347 races and his first series win and seventh top-10 finish at “the Tricky Triangle.”

Six-time series champion, Jimmie Johnson finished third behind Truex and Harvick, and they were followed by Joey Logano finishing fourth and pole-sitter Kurt Busch finished fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishing positions were Matt Kenseth taking sixth, Jamie McMurray seventh, Kyle Larson eighth, Kyle Busch ninth and Denny Hamlin brought home 10th-place.

With his second-place finish, Harvick leaves Pocono with a 39-point lead over Martin Truex Jr.

RACE NOTES:
Average Speed: 134.266 MPH
Time of Race: 02 Hrs, 58 Mins, 45 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 1.346 Seconds
Lead Changes: 12 among 6 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 31 laps

Next Up: The series head to the “Irish Hills” of Michigan for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, June 14th, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 p.m. (ET), and television coverage will be provided by FOX Sports 1.

Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 Race Results
Pos. Car # Driver Laps Status Laps Led Points Bonus Points
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. 160 Running 97 48 5
2 4 Kevin Harvick 160 Running 39 43 1
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 160 Running 0 41 0
4 22 Joey Logano 160 Running 0 40 0
5 41 Kurt Busch 160 Running 0 39 0
6 20 Matt Kenseth 160 Running 0 38 0
7 1 Jamie McMurray 160 Running 0 37 0
8 42 Kyle Larson 160 Running 0 36 0
9 18 Kyle Busch 160 Running 0 35 0
10 11 Denny Hamlin 160 Running 0 34 0
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 160 Running 0 33 0
12 16 Greg Biffle 160 Running 0 32 0
13 5 Kasey Kahne 160 Running 2 32 1
14 24 Jeff Gordon 160 Running 1 31 1
15 19 Carl Edwards 160 Running 16 30 1
16 13 Casey Mears 160 Running 0 28 0
17 2 Brad Keselowski 160 Running 0 27 0
18 33 Ty Dillon (i) 160 Running 0 0 0
19 3 Austin Dillon 160 Running 5 26 1
20 51 Justin Allgaier 160 Running 0 24 0
21 14 Tony Stewart 160 Running 0 23 0
22 15 Clint Bowyer 160 Running 0 22 0
23 55 David Ragan 160 Running 0 21 0
24 6 Trevor Bayne 160 Running 0 20 0
25 40 Landon Cassill (i) 160 Running 0 0 0
26 7 Alex Bowman 160 Running 0 18 0
27 38 David Gilliland 160 Running 0 17 0
28 35 Cole Whitt 160 Running 0 16 0
29 98 Josh Wise 159 Running 0 15 0
30 34 Brett Moffitt # 158 Running 0 14 0
31 27 Paul Menard 158 Running 0 13 0
32 83 Matt Dibenedetto # 158 Running 0 12 0
33 26 Jeb Burton # 158 Running 0 11 0
34 46 Michael Annett 158 Running 0 10 0
35 32 Travis Kvapil (i) 157 Running 0 0 0
36 23 J.J. Yeley (i) 155 Running 0 0 0
37 10 Danica Patrick 153 Running 0 7 0
38 47 AJ Allmendinger 143 Radiator 0 6 0
39 31 Ryan Newman 141 Accident 0 5 0
40 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) 129 Electrical 0 0 0
41 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 120 Accident 0 3 0
42 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 105 Running 0 2 0
43 43 Aric Almirola 88 Engine 0 1 0

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Unofficial Point Standings
After Race 14 at Pocono Raceway
Pos. Car # Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s DNF
1 4 Kevin Harvick 559 Leader 14 2 10 13 0
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. 520 -39 14 1 4 13 0
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 481 -78 14 4 9 10 0
4 22 Joey Logano 480 -79 14 1 7 10 0
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 465 -94 14 1 7 8 1
6 2 Brad Keselowski 441 -118 14 1 3 8 1
7 1 Jamie McMurray 427 -132 14 0 2 6 1
8 5 Kasey Kahne 417 -142 14 0 2 5 1
9 20 Matt Kenseth 415 -144 14 1 4 8 1
10 24 Jeff Gordon 411 -148 14 0 2 8 1
11 27 Paul Menard 385 -174 14 0 2 3 1
12 41 Kurt Busch 379 -180 11 1 4 6 0
13 11 Denny Hamlin 379 -180 14 1 3 6 1
14 43 Aric Almirola 379 -180 14 0 1 1 1
15 31 Ryan Newman 374 -185 14 0 4 8 1
16 19 Carl Edwards 368 -191 14 1 1 2 0
17 15 Clint Bowyer 354 -205 14 0 0 3 0
18 16 Greg Biffle 343 -216 14 0 1 2 0
19 42 Kyle Larson 333 -226 13 0 1 5 2
20 10 Danica Patrick 328 -231 14 0 0 2 0
21 13 Casey Mears 308 -251 14 0 0 1 1
22 47 AJ Allmendinger 300 -259 14 0 0 2 3
23 55 David Ragan 290 -269 14 0 1 1 1
24 3 Austin Dillon 290 -269 14 0 0 1 2
25 38 David Gilliland 260 -299 14 0 0 0 0
26 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 255 -304 14 0 0 1 1
27 14 Tony Stewart 253 -306 14 0 0 1 3
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 243 -316 14 0 1 1 1
29 51 Justin Allgaier 234 -325 14 0 0 1 3
30 6 Trevor Bayne 228 -331 14 0 0 0 1
31 35 Cole Whitt 227 -332 14 0 0 0 1
32 34 Brett Moffitt # 204 -355 12 0 0 1 0
33 7 Alex Bowman 192 -367 13 0 0 0 2
34 46 Michael Annett 162 -397 14 0 0 0 1
35 98 Josh Wise 144 -415 13 0 0 1 3
36 83 Matt Dibenedetto 143 -416 11 0 0 0 0
37 95 Michael McDowell 101 -458 7 0 0 0 0
38 26 Jeb Burton # 78 -481 10 0 0 0 2
39 18 Kyle Busch 77 -482 3 0 0 1 1
40 33 Alex Kennedy # 48 -511 6 0 0 0 0
41 32 Bobby Labonte 38 -521 2 0 0 0 0
42 55 Brian Vickers 32 -527 2 0 0 0 0
43 55 Michael Waltrip 26 -533 2 0 0 0 0
44 44 Reed Sorenson 22 -537 2 0 0 0 0
45 66 Mike Wallace 8 -551 1 0 0 0 0
46 30 Ron Hornaday Jr. 2 -557 1 0 1 0 1

# – Rookie

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Owner Standing 
After Race 14 at Pocono Raceway
Pos. Owner Car # Wins Points Behind Attempts
1 Tony Stewart 4 2 473 Leader 14
2 Barney Visser 78 1 432 -41 14
3 Jeff Gordon 48 4 410 -63 14
4 Walter Czarnecki 22 1 407 -66 14
5 Rick Hendrick 88 1 401 -72 14
6 Gene Haas 41 1 393 -80 14
7 Roger Penske 2 1 381 -92 14
8 Felix Sabates 1 0 372 -101 14
9 Linda Hendrick 5 0 353 -120 14
10 Joe Gibbs 20 1 346 -127 14
11 Rick Hendrick 24 0 345 -128 14
12 Richard Childress 27 0 343 -130 14
13 J D Gibbs 11 1 339 -134 14
14 Richard Petty 43 0 336 -137 14
15 Richard Childress 31 0 321 -152 14
16 J D Gibbs 19 1 312 -161 14
17 Chip Ganassi 42 0 296 -177 14
18 Rob Kauffman 15 0 292 -181 14
19 Jack Roush 16 0 284 -189 14
20 Tony Stewart 10 0 284 -189 14
21 Bob Germain 13 0 274 -199 14
22 Joe Gibbs 18 0 263 -210 14
23 Tad Geschickter 47 0 261 -212 14
24 Richard Childress 3 0 253 -220 14
25 Brad Jenkins 38 0 234 -239 14
26 Michael Waltrip 55 0 230 -243 14
27 Richard Petty 9 0 224 -249 14
28 Margaret Haas 14 0 208 -265 14
29 John Henry 17 0 207 -266 14
30 Harry Scott Jr 51 0 204 -269 14
31 John Henry 6 0 202 -271 14
32 Bob Jenkins 35 0 193 -280 14
33 Jerry Freeze 34 0 188 -285 14
34 Tommy Baldwin 7 0 150 -323 14
35 Michael Hillman 40 0 144 -329 14
36 Joe Falk 33 0 136 -337 14
37 Ron Devine 83 0 134 -339 14
38 Harry Scott Jr 46 0 131 -342 14
39 Ron Devine 23 0 125 -348 14
40 Mike Curb 98 0 123 -350 14
41 Archie St Hilaire 32 0 106 -367 14
42 Bob Leavine 95 0 101 -372 8
43 Glen Wood 21 0 74 -399 5
44 Anthony Marlowe 26 0 60 -413 14
45 Rick Hendrick 25 0 47 -426 3
46 Jay Robinson 62 0 36 -437 14
47 John Cohen 44 0 12 -461 4
48 Jay Robinson 66 0 8 -465 4
49 Curtis Key 30 0 6 -467 7
50 Robby Benton 129 0 0 -473 4
51 Gordon Smith 139 0 0 -473 2

 

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Standings
After Race 14 at Pocono Raceway
Pos. Manufacturer Wins Points Behind
1 Chevrolet 9 636 Leader
2 Ford 2 577 -59
3 Toyota 3 544 -92

 

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