Jimmie Johnson Breaks Another Track Record at Pocono Raceway

By Brian Berg Jr.
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Jimmie Johnson is picking up right where he left off in June at Pocono Raceway. This week NASCAR is at the Pocono Raceway for the GoBowling.com 400. Jimmie Johnson won the race at Pocono last June in a dominating fashion. Jimmie was looking to continue that trend and boy does he have a great start to that goal.

Jimmie Johnson was not the fastest in the one and only practice at Pocono but he was able to pick up his time by over a second earning the Coors Light Pole Award.

“Yeah, it might even be more than that. I think we were like a 51.15 was my fastest lap in qualifying runs and then just to run a 49.80-something; so (laughs).” Johnson said, “I’d like to have another shot at it. I think I could do a better job. But all of my senses said that was awesome and my fun meter was certainly pegged. It was a lot of fun to drive a car that good on a track with so much grip.”

Jimmie not only starts the race from the pole but also set a new track record of 49.819 seconds (180.654 MPH). This has been a trend this year with the new generation six cars as it is the 11th track qualifying record broken to date. Johnson also brook the track record at Martinsville Speedway this spring.

The competition should be worried, after having a dominating run last week at Indianapolis with the race winning chassis from this race in June to come here with a different car and pick up like nothing is different is scary.

To make matters worse give the five time champion and the best team in NASCAR the best pit stall and look out he will be seemingly unstoppable.

Kyle Busch will start second, Carl Edwards third, Last week’s winner Ryan Newman fourth and Kurt Busch fifth.

Brian Berg Jr. is a NASCAR writer for RantSports.com.

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