Dale Jr. started out at 7th in Pocono. He stayed up in the top ten most of the race until about lap 113 when he was having trouble getting down on his left front tire. He soon fell far back into the pack. The National Guard team made a few wedge adjustments on Jr.'s car and he started advancing back up through the pack at a pretty good pace. Jr. wound up at 2nd with about 19 laps to go. He then fell back to 4th being passed by Kasey Kane and Denny Hamlin. He was then challenged by Jeff Burton in the 31 car. He passed Jr. once, but Jr. immediatly shot right back by him and didn't give up anymore ground finishing 4th at Pocono.