This week’s race
What: 160 laps (400 miles)
Where: Pocono Raceway, a 2.5-mile flat, paved trianuglar-shaped track in Long Pond, Pa.
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When: 1 p.m. Sunday
Radio: Motor Racing Network
Last year’s winner: Kasey Kahne
Also this week: Pocono Mountains 150, Camping World Truck Series, Pocono Raceway, 1 p.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1.
• U.S. Cellular 250, Nationwide Series, Iowa Speedway, 8 p.m. Saturday, ESPN.
Worth mentioning: Jeff Gordon continues to lead the Sprint Cup Series points standings and holds a 24-point advantage over Dale Earnhardt Jr. Brad Keselowski is third, Matt Kenseth fourth and Jimmie Johnson fifth.
Who’s Hot/Who’s Not
Jeff Gordon: Five-time Brickyard winner. Will he be a five-time championship winner?
Kyle Busch: His run of second-place finishes may not be his preference, but that type of consistency is what wins championships.
Joe Gibbs Racing: As a whole, the organization appears to be headed in the right direction to competing regularly with Hendrick Motorsports and Team Penske.
Kevin Harvick: Leads the Cup series with four poles – and has 10 in his entire career.
Ty Dillon: Is there a better place to earn a first series victory than the Brickyard?
Darrell Wallace Jr.: He’s amassing quite the impressive driver resume, picking up a win on dirt at Eldora Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson: Curiously not a factor in Sunday’s race at Indy.
Tony Stewart: Please see Jimmie Johnson.
Kasey Kahne: Could he have a more frustrating season?