Jimmie Johnson led 80 laps on his way to his 82nd career Cup win and his second victory at the Bristol track. The victory moved Johnson another step up NASCAR's all-time win list, putting him win behind Cale Yarborough and two back from Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip.
“This track has been difficult
The finish of the race was overshadowed by a scary crash that sent Austin Dillon's car flying into the catchfence. Dillon was helped from his car by crew members and safety workers and walked away, waving to the crowd. He suffered a bruised tailbone and forearm and was released from the infield
Kevin Harvick completed a 1-2 finish for Stewart-Haas, Jimmie Johnson ran third and Jamie McMurray fourth.
Harvick was slowed by a bad set of tires that set him back to midfield in the middle of the race, Johnson couldn't overcome a poor 36th-place qualifying effort, and McMurray had perhaps the fastest car over a long run,
Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski for the lead with just five laps to go and then held off Keselowski at the finish to snare the victory at Pocono.
Brad was leading late in Sunday's race at Pocono. He had no one in front of him and Dale Earnhardt Jr. behind
The frustration had been piling up for Kevin Harvick after winning the second race of the second of the year. In the past five weeks he had endured a bunch of mishaps and poor finishes. Darlington was a great turnaround for him however,pretty much dominating the Bojangeles Southern 500 leading
It took Dale Earnhardt Jr ten years to win his second Daytona; he finished second three of the last four Daytona’s. NASCAR’s most popular driver held off challengers Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski for the victory, the push from Jeff Gordon at the line gave him the boost he needed.