Long Pond II: Chevy pre race notes

**The last Chevrolet victory at this track was by Jeff Gordon, in the No. 24 DuPont Chevy Monte Carlo, in the 1998 Pennsylvania 500. **Chevrolet is tied with Ford for most wins at Pocono in the Modern Era (1972-present), with 17. Pontiac is...

**The last Chevrolet victory at this track was by Jeff Gordon, in the No. 24 DuPont Chevy Monte Carlo, in the 1998 Pennsylvania 500.

**Chevrolet is tied with Ford for most wins at Pocono in the Modern Era (1972-present), with 17. Pontiac is next best with six.

**Chevrolet team owner Rick Hendrick has the most victories at Pocono, eight.

**In 2002 so far, Chevrolet has won five races, Ford seven, Dodge four, Pontiac three.

**Chevrolet has six poles in 2002 so far, Ford seven, Dodge five and Pontiac one.

**Michael Waltrip starts third in the No. 15 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The third-place starting position has been the most productive at Pocono, producing eight race winners.

**The farthest back that a race winner at Pocono has started was 27th by Chevy driver Terry Labonte (No. 5 Kellogg¹s Chevy Monte Carlo) in the 1995 Pocono 500.

**Jeff Gordon finished first or second in seven of the eight NASCAR Winston Cup races at Pocono between July 1995 and June 1999 and seventh in the other. In the six races since he has finished eighth or better in five races and 32nd in the other, his only finish outside the top 10 in the 14-race span.

**Jeff Gordon has an average finish of 9.00 at Pocono, better than any other active driver with more than 10 starts.

**Jeff Gordon has finished eighth or better, including three victories, in 15 of his 19 races at Pocono.

**Jeff Gordon has led the most laps of any active driver at Pocono, 811, in his 19 races here.

**Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin have each scored 13 top-10 finishes in the last 14 races at Pocono.

**Jeff Gordon has been running at the finish in 50 consecutive races. His last DNF came at Darlington in March 2001. However, he has remained winless in 27 straight races (since Kansas, 9/01).

**Headache: Michael Waltrip has posted only four top-10 finishes in 33 races at Pocono.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Terry Labonte , Michael Waltrip , Mark Martin