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Minute-by-Minute updates: Sunday at Pocono

August 04, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

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4:31 p.m. ET: Thanks for joining us today. Head on over to Press Pass to hear today's race winner and near-winners speak to the media.

4:30 p.m. ET: Unofficial top ten: Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle.

4:28 p.m. ET: Kasey Kahne takes the checkered flag at Pocono.

4:27 p.m. ET: Kasey Kahne takes the lead from Jeff Gordon with two laps to go.

4:26 p.m. ET: Back to green. Jeff Gordon choses the outside lane, followed by Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

4:23 p.m. ET: Matt Kenseth spins with four laps to go. Ninth caution of the day.

4:22 p.m. ET: With five to go, the top ten holds Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, Joey Logano and Greg Biffle.

4:20 p.m. ET: Back to green with 8 laps to go, and Gordon takes the lead from Kasey Kahne.

4:17 p.m. ET: Lots of different strategies here.

4:13 p.m. ET: The caution flag comes out for debris in Turn 2 with 11 laps to go.

4:10 p.m. ET: With 15 laps to go, the current top 10 are Kahne, Gordon, Earnhardt, Newman, Kurt Busch, Keselowski, Stewart, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle and Joey Logano.

4:03 p.m. ET: Some more pit stop updates.

3:55 p.m. ET: Green flag pit stops are starting with 32 laps to go. Leader Kasey Kahne pits for four tires.

3:51 p.m. ET: Which side will he end up on today?

3:45 p.m. ET: We're back to green, with Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Junior and Jeff Gordon in the top five.

3:40 p.m. ET: How far can Jimmie drive through the field now? We're about to find out. With 45 laps to go, the track is being cleared of debris.

3:31 p.m. ET: Danica Patrick, Travis Kvapil and Jeff Burton make contact, sending out the caution flag. Looks like Menard may have gotten a tap, too. Watch the video below.

3:30 p.m. ET: Going to the green flag, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Greg Biffle lead.

3:19 p.m. ET: Shortly after going to green, Almirola loses his grip and spins, bringing out the sixth caution.

3:14 p.m. ET: In case you missed it, here's the fifth caution flag of the day.

3:07 p.m. ET: Another caution flag comes out as David Stremme scrapes the wall. Pack heads down pit road.

2:57 p.m. ET: With 75 laps to go, the top ten spots are held by Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Aric Almirola, Jamie McMurray and Kurt Busch. See real-time standings with our live leaderboard.

2:52 p.m. ET: Debris has been cleared from the track, top five going to green: Kahne, Keselowski, Gordon, Earnhardt, Newman. See Johnson's mishap below.

2:46 p.m. ET: Johnson hits the wall. Caution flag is out; Johnson heads to pit road for repairs.

2:43 p.m. ET: Here's what's going on during green flag pit stops.

2:40 p.m. ET: Dane Cook appears to be enjoying his first NASCAR race.

2:36 p.m. ET: Kasey Kahne takes the lead from Keselowski.

2:29 p.m. ET: On the restart, Keselowski leads Kahne, Logano, Gordon and Menard.

2:23p.m. ET: David Gilliland's car catches fire after he hits the wall; appears to be OK. Watch the video below.

2:22 p.m. ET: He's managed to keep himself in the top five, though. Both Buschs and Johnson coming off pit road, Kurt takes the top spot.

2:15 p.m. ET: 50 laps in, your top ten features Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Paul Menard, Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman. Ricky Stenhouse is back out on the track.

2:12 p.m. ET: And the leaders have now also made a trip down pit road.

2:09 p.m. ET: Here's what's going on during green flag pit stops.

2:04 p.m. ET: Gordon needs a good finish if he wants to hold on to his spot in the standings.

1:57 p.m. ET: It will be hard for Denny Hamlin to continue being optimistic about his Chase hopes after this race.

1:53 p.m. ET: After a few green flag laps, Johnson still leads Kyle Busch, with Brad Keselowski, Paul Menard and Carl Edwards rounding out the top five.

1:49 p.m. ET: Hamlin says "these things are un-drivable" after hitting the wall. See the video of the crash below.

1:46 p.m. ET: NASCAR officials have decided this caution will replace the competition caution. Johnson, Kyle Busch, Keselowski and Menard stay out.

1:44 p.m. ET: Caution comes out as Denny Hamlin slides into the wall and heads to the garage. Lot of drivers head to pit road.

1:39 p.m. ET: As the competition caution approaches, some updates on how the cars are driving.

1:35 p.m. ET: Montoya, Kenseth already made some quick repairs. We're back to green; Kenseth is in 30th, Montoya sits in 42nd as the last car on the lead lap.

1:30 p.m. ET: Stenhouse is in the garage making repairs. Here's the wreck that sent him there.

1:27 p.m. ET: Some details about today's race.

1:24 p.m. ET: The caution comes out on Lap 1, as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Juan Pablo Montoya tangle.

1:22 p.m. ET: We're green at Pocono! Top five to start it off are Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch. Johnson chose the outside position.

1:17 p.m. ET: There will be a competition caution on Lap 20. Find out where your driver will be pitting using this chart.

1:10 p.m. ET: Engines have been fired. Ten minutes to green. For real-time, on-track updates, follow lap-by-lap.

1:04 p.m. ET: If you're not watching ESPN right now, you're about to miss a flyover by "Dusty" from "Planes."

1 p.m. ET: Some intimidating stats. A Hendrick Chevy will lead off the race.

12:54 p.m. ET: Looks like there's sunshine over Pocono.

12:49 p.m. ET: Will we see candles or cake in Victory Lane?

12:37 p.m. ET: You have until 1:14 p.m. ET to set your fantasy lineup. Watch the video below for weekly advice for your team.

 

12:30 p.m. ET: Thanks for joining us today for the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway! Green flag is at 1:21 p.m. ET.