Chevrolet looking for five in a row at Pocono

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Hendrick has led the way at the 'Tricky Triangle.'

Coming off the heels of making history on hallowed ground at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Team Chevy looks to continue its winning ways at Pocono.  Last weekend, when Jeff Gordon took the checkered flag to win his fifth race at the Brickyard, he gave Chevrolet its 12th consecutive victory at the legendary track.  Although not as many as 12, the Bowtie Brand has enjoyed a four-race winning streak at Pocono Raceway. 

Hendrick Motorsports has led the way at the 2.5-mile, three-turn track dubbed as the ‘Tricky Triangle’.  Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (in photo above) have all visited Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway over the course of the last four races.  

This weekend, drivers will be faced with an oval track that drivers liken to a road course.  Shifting, wide corners, and fast speeds lead to potential peril during each lap.  If another Chevrolet driver and team hope to make their way to Victory Lane at Pocono and extend the winning streak to five, they will have to have flawless pit strategy and no mechanical failures. 

Six races left before the Chase

With only six races left to determine this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup competitors, the intensity at each race is heating up.  Drivers and teams are willing to take more risks to get a win that will lock them into a Chase position.  To date, three Chevrolet drivers are assured playoff berths: Earnhardt, Jr., Gordon, and Johnson. 

As the Chevrolet SS drivers and teams focus on bringing home the trophy for Chevrolet, fans will have several opportunities to meet with their favorite drivers.  This weekend marks one of several companion weekends the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) shares with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and the ARCA racing series.

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Series NASCAR-CUP
Event Pocono II
Track Pocono Raceway
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson
Article type Preview
Tags bowtie brand, chevrolet ss