Ryan Blaney won his 1st Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway

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Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Axalta presents the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 11, 2017 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

Starting from 4th place Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford won the 36th Annual Pocono 400, his 1st win in 68 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. This is his 1st win & 5th Top 10 finish in 2017. This is his 1st win & 2nd Top 10 finish in three races at Pocono Raceway. 2nd Place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Beer Ford, started from 12th place posted his 14th Top 10 finish in 33 races at Pocono Raceway. It is his 9th Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Car 77 Erik Jones # GameStop/Cars 3 – Driven to Win Toyota, started from 15th place posted his 1st Top 10 finish in 1 race at Pocono Raceway. Erik Jones was also the highest finishing rookie.

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Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, takes the checkered flag ahead of Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Beer Ford, to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Axalta presents the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 11, 2017 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

4th Place Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, started from 5th place followed by 5th place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford, started from 6th place. 6th Place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota, started from 2nd place followed by 7th place Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet, started from 7th place. 8th Place Car 24 Chase Elliott SunEnergy1 Chevrolet, started from 25th place followed by 9th place Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Red, White, & Blue Toyota, started from pole. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Flexvolt Toyota, in 10th place, started from 3rd place. Martin Truex Jr. leads the point standings by 1 point over Kyle Larson.

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Red, White, & Blue Toyota, leads the field to the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Axalta presents the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 11, 2017 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

The race had 4 Cautions for 18 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 52 for Stage 1. 2nd Caution on lap 97 for Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet Crash in Turn 1 [Red: 23:25]. 3rd Caution on lap 102 for Stage 2 Conclusion. 4th Caution on lap 142 for Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet Crash in Turn 1.

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Erik Jones, driver of the #77 GameStop/Cars 3 – Driven to Win Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Axalta presents the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 11, 2017 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

The race had 13 Lead Changes among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: Kyle Busch 1-17; E. Jones # 18-34; Kyle Busch 35-53; R. Stenhouse Jr. 54-56; E. Jones # 57-59; Kyle Busch 60-90; D. Hamlin 91; D. Suarez # 92; K. Larson 93-101; Kyle Busch 102-124; M. Truex Jr. 125-129; B. Keselowski 130-140; Kyle Busch 141-150; R. Blaney 151-160. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): Kyle Busch 5 times for 100 laps; E. Jones # 2 times for 20 laps; B. Keselowski 1 time for 11 laps; R. Blaney 1 time for 10 laps; K. Larson 1 time for 9 laps; M. Truex Jr. 1 time for 5 laps; R. Stenhouse Jr. 1 time for 3 laps; D. Hamlin 1 time for 1 lap; D. Suarez # 1 time for 1 lap.

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Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, poses with the Monster Girls in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Axalta presents the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 11, 2017 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

Stages
Stage #1 Top Ten: 18,4,2,42,48,24,41,20,1,3
Stage #2 Top Ten: 42,18,78,4,24,77,2,41,5,20

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Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, acknowledges the crowd after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Axalta presents the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 11, 2017 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

Ryan Blaney won the race with a Margin of Victory: 0.139 Seconds over Kevin Harvick. Blaney said “I think it exceeds the dream a little bit, I grew up watching my dad race on this race track, and it’s so cool to get the Wood Brothers in Victory Lane, number one, and to do it here at a race track that is really close to Ohio – a home to me – is pretty awesome.”

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 14
Unofficial Race Results for the 36Th Annual Pocono 400 – Sunday, June 11, 2017
Pocono Raceway – Long Pond, PA – 2.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 160 Laps – 400 Miles

Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 4. Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 160 Running
2. 12. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Beer Ford 160 Running
3. 15. Car 77 Erik Jones # GameStop/Cars 3 – Driven to Win Toyota 160 Running
4. 5. Car 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford 160 Running
5. 6. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 160 Running
6. 2. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Toyota 160 Running
7. 7. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 160 Running
8. 25. Car 24 Chase Elliott SunEnergy1 Chevrolet 160 Running
9. 1. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Red, White, & Blue Toyota 160 Running
10. 3. Car 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Flexvolt Toyota 160 Running
11. 23. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Little Hug Ford 160 Running
12. 18. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 160 Running
13. 17. Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet 160 Running
14. 10. Car 31 Ryan Newman Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Chevrolet 160 Running
15. 14. Car 19 Daniel Suarez # ARRIS Toyota 160 Running
16. 24. Car 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Ford 160 Running
17. 20. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas-Automation Ford 160 Running
18. 27. Car 13 Ty Dillon # GEICO Chevrolet 160 Running
19. 29. Car 37 Chris Buescher Scott Products Chevrolet 160 Running
20. 13. Car 27 Paul Menard Dutch Boy/Menards Chevrolet 160 Running
21. 22. Car 6 Trevor Bayne Ford EcoBoost Ford 160 Running
22. 21. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger ClickList Chevrolet 160 Running
23. 9. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 160 Running
24. 11. Car 95 Michael McDowell FDNY Foundation Chevrolet 160 Running
25. 31. Car 38 David Ragan Overton’s Ford 159 Running
26. 16. Car 43 Darrell Wallace Jr.(i) Smithfield Ford 159 Running
27. 34. Car 34 Landon Cassill CSX Play It Safe Ford 158 Running
28. 35. Car 83 * Corey LaJoie # Dustless Blasting Toyota 157 Running
29. 33. Car 23 Gray Gaulding # Addiction Campuses Toyota 156 Running
30. 32. Car 72 Cole Whitt Chevrolet 155 Engine
31. 36. Car 15 Reed Sorenson Energex Wood Pallet Fuel Toyota 154 Running
32. 30. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto IncredibleBank.com Ford 153 Drive Shaft
33. 39. Car 55 * Derrike Cope StarCom Fiber Chevrolet 153 Running
34. 37. Car 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Hulu Chevrolet 146 Brakes
35. 26. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 140 Accident
36. 19. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 95 Accident
37. 8. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet 95 Accident
38. 28. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Axalta Chevrolet 58 Engine
39. 38. Car 51 * Cody Ware Clemson Tigers Chevrolet 35 Vibration

Race Comments: Before the start of the event, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field reasons indicated: No. 78 and 88 (engine change) and No.17 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: N/A.

Caution Flags: 4 for 18 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 9 drivers.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch, #18. Coors Light Pole Award: Kyle Busch, #18 179.151 mph. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Ty Dillon, #13 5 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Toyota Racing Development (TRD), #18. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Kevin Harvick, #4. Moog Go the Extra Mile: Kurt Busch, #41 crew chief Tony Gibson, 0.385 seconds. Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Kyle Busch, #18. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Erik Jones, #77.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Jun. 18, 2017 – Michigan International Speedway

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