Even before the smoke dissipated from Jeff Gordon’s celebratory donuts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, the other 42 teams of the Sprint Cup Series had turned their attention to the coming weekend’s return to Pennsylvania’s "Tricky Triangle"—Pocono Raceway.
The GoBowling.com 400 marks the return to the race track where they raced as recently as June. With a notebook full of information from that race, the second Pocono race is often far more competitive than the first.
But, before practice begins on Friday, there are several storylines demanding attention in NASCAR.
Team Penske’s Indy disappointment, the re-emergence of the Joe Gibbs Racing teams in the Brickyard 400 and Jack Roush’s Sunday-morning carnival show are some of the storylines we’ll be following this week.
First, up, however—Dominance, thy name is Hendrick.