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Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 - Pocono Raceway

Edwards Makes Right Call to Win at Pocono
During a rain delay that stopped the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 for 41 minutes, driver Carl Edwards and crew chief Bob Osborne argued loudly about who made the call to come to the pits after an afternoon thunderstorm began to soak Pocono International Raceway. In retrospect, both should be willing to take the credit, because the strategy earned Edwards his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the year and the 11th of his career. Tony Stewart came home second, 3.858 seconds back. Polesitter Jimmie Johnson was third, coasting across the finish line at the 2.5-mile triangular track after running out of fuel in the final corner. Kevin Harvick rallied from a first-lap spin to finish fourth. David Ragan was fifth, followed by Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin, Jamie McMurray and Jeff Gordon. Edwards’ chances of winning hinged on the race resuming after the rain delay, which came on lap 131. Edwards, Johnson and Stewart were among those who had come to the pits on Lap 128, while 19 other cars remained on the track.
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· Practice 1
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· Team Red Bull Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Denny Hamlin Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Clint Bowyer Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· David Ragan Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Martin Truex Jr. Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Bobby Labonte Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Elliott Sadler Notes
· Juan Pablo Montoya Notes
· Travis Kvapil Notes
· David Gilliland Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Paul Menard Notes
· Robby Gordon Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Reed Sorenson Notes
· Sam Hornish Jr. Notes
· J.J. Yeley Notes
· Joe Nemechek Notes
· Terry Labonte Notes
· Chad McCumbee Notes

Brickyard Winner Jimmie Johnson Takes Second Straight Pole
If the front row for Sunday's race at Pocono looks familiar, it should. The top two qualifiers are the same as last week at Indianapolis. Jimmie Johnson won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 with a lap of 53.503 seconds, at an average speed of 168.215 mph. This is his 16th pole in 240 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and his third pole in 2008. This is his second pole in 14 races at Pocono Raceway. Mark Martin qualified on the outside pole for the second consecutive week, posting his ninth top-10 start of 2008 and his 30th in 44 races at Pocono Raceway. David Gilliland turned in a third-place qualifying effort, earning his first top-10 start at Pocono Raceway. It is his first top-ten start in 21 races this season. Sam Hornish Jr. (26th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

NASCAR Newscast: Pocono Review

  • Carl Edwards tells you how he had enough fuel to win his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season and climb to third in the point standings. Also, hear from runner-up Tony Stewart and third-place Jimmie Johnson, who has three consecutive podium finishes.
    [Watch Video]

    Pocono Raceway Photos

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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences from Pocono

  • Carl Edwards says "there's nothing like winning" (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jack Roush praises crew chief Bob Osborne for making right decision (50 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Runner-up Tony Stewart appreciates a second-place finish (44 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Third-place finisher Jimmie Johnson felt like it was a solid day (21 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Post-Qualifying News Conferences from Pocono

  • Jimmie Johnson talks about his Pocono pole-winning lap. (28 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson talks about his competition for a third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. (58 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin explains what he needs to do to turn a front-row start into a win at Pocono (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin talks about his love for Pocono Raceway (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Gilliland talks about the third-fastest lap in qualifying (15 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Friday News Conferences from Pocono

  • Jeff Burton talks about putting on the best racing for fans (22 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says he is focused on the Race to the Chase while testing for the Chase (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin talks about why he has the best Driver Rating at Pocono Raceway. (14 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin talks about making his 100th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Pocono. (6 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne talks about returning to Pocono with the car that won there in June (23 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne is confident that his team is the best in the bottom half of those competing in the Race to the Chase (20 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson says wins are important, but he's focused on making the Chase (20 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson explains why he's running in the NASCAR Nationwide and Craftsman Truck Series (43 seconds) [Watch Video]

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