|Look for Joey Logano to have a strong Sunday...or maybe Monday (rain).|
Team Penske with Joey Logano and pole sitter Brad Keselowski start on the front row where the most winners in Pocono history (24 wins in 76 races, 31.5%) have started from. Logano had the best car last fall leading 97 laps before running out of fuel and Keselowski was runner-up. Yes, the new low downforce package discounts what happened last fall, but the duo should find themselves out front for most of the race where passing is extremely difficult.
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Micah Roberts' Top-10 Rated NASCAR Drivers
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 1:20 pm (ET)
Rating Driver Odds Practice 1 Qualified Practice 2 *Pocono '15
1. Joey Logano 8/1 8th 2nd 7th 20th
2012 winner; led most laps (97) last fall but ran out of fuel in finals laps while leading.
2. Brad Keselowski 10/1 12th 1st 6th 2nd
2011 winner, runner-up in two of past four starts. Pole sitter has won 15 times at Pocono.
3. Kevin Harvick 6/1 2nd 4th 5th 42nd
No wins in 30 starts, Pocono's longest active streak, but was runner-up in two of past three.
4. Kurt Busch 12/1 3rd 9th 2nd 37th
Two-time winner, five time runner-up; third-best 10-consecutive lap average in practice 2.
5. Kyle Busch 8/1 5th 12th 1st 21st
One of two Cup tracks with no wins, but had best 10-consecutive lap average in practice 2.
6. Jimmie Johnson 7/1 6th 7th 3rd 6th
Three-time winner with 9.5 average finish in 28 starts; series leader with 728 laps led.
7. Carl Edwards 10/1 1st 5th 12th 10th
Two-time winner, the last coming in 2008, with 15.2 average finish. No top-fives since 2010.
8. Matt Kenseth 10/1 31st 3rd 8th 1st
First career win in 32 starts last fall fell into his hands when three contenders ran out fuel late.
9. Martin Truex Jr. 9/2 22nd 17th 4th 19th
Won this race in 2015, comes in hot off Coca-Cola win. Led 611 laps in past three on schedule.
10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 18/1 14th 8th 17th 4th
Swept 2014 season after no wins in first 28 starts; top-five finishes in five of past six starts.
* Results from the August 2, 2015 race at Pocono, the last time the Cup series visited.
Note: There were only two scheduled practice sessions and the first one was limited due to fog and rain. There is a 100 percent chance of rain on Sunday.
Odds courtesy of the Westgate SuperBook.
Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director, has been setting NASCAR odds since 1994. Follow him on twitter @MicahRoberts7