Sprint Cup Series Axalta We Paint Winners 400

Axalta We Paint Winners 400

Track: Pocono Raceway

Date and Time: Sunday, June 7 at 1 p.m. ET

Tune-in: FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 400 miles (160 laps)

What To Watch For: Dale Earnhardt Jr. will attempt to become just the third driver to win three consecutive races at Pocono after sweeping the track last season. None of the seven drivers to sweep Pocono have done it twice … After earning his 74th career victory at Dover, Jimmie Johnson is two checkered flags away from tying Dale Earnhardt for seventh on the all-time wins list … Hendrick Motorsports will attempt to continue its run of five straight wins at Pocono. Its 17 Pocono victories are almost double the total of the next-best organization (Joe Gibbs Racing’s nine) … Martin Truex Jr. is still hunting for his first win of the season even though he has led the most laps in each of the last three races … Denny Hamlin’s four Pocono wins tie him for third on the all-time list and his three Coors Light Pole Awards at the Tricky Triangle are the most among active drivers.

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