RCR Post Race Report — Pocono Raceway–Sprint Cup

RCR Post Race Report — Pocono Raceway  
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series   
RACE:      Pennsylvania 400           
TRACK:    Pocono Raceway   
DATE:       August 5, 2012  
Race Highlights:        
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished 11th (Paul Menard), 16th (Kevin Harvick) and 22nd (Jeff Burton).  
Menard tied for seventh in NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics category Closers, gaining five positions in the final 10 percent (16 laps) of the race.
Menard tied for fourth in the category Green Flag Passes with 67 and ranked 10th in Quality Passes with 27 made while running in the top 15.
Kevin Harvick gained two positions in the final 10 percent of the race and made 56 green-flag passes during the 98-lap event.
Burton ran as high as second and as low as 33rd in the Pennsylvania 400, with 18 Quality Passes.
Jeff Gordon notched his first win of 2012 season and was followed to the finish line by Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart.  
The next scheduled Sprint Cup Series race is at Watkins Glen International on Sunday, August 12. The race is scheduled to be televised live on ESPN beginning at 12 p.m. Eastern Time and broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.