Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins Pocono 400
Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski for the lead with half a dozen laps to go and then held off Keselowski to win Sunday’s Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway.
It’s the first time that Earnhardt has won a Sprint Cup Series race at triangle-shaped track, coming in his 29th start. He also claimed his second win of the season and the 21st of his career in the series. Earnhardt began the season by winning the Feb. 23 Daytona 500.
Kurt Busch finished third, followed by Denny Hamlin, the pole sitter, and rookie Kyle Larson. Jimmie Johnson, who had won the last two races, placed sixth. Johnson won this race last year.