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NASCAR At Pocono Update: Joey Logano Leads Under Red Flag For Rain

Joey Logano's only prior Sprint Cup victory came courtesy of the rain at Loudon, New Hampshire in July 2009. He could have his second, as rain has drenched the Pocono Raceway and put the race under the red flag with 124 laps complete.

Jimmie Johnson had caught Logano for the top spot, but he was unable to grab the lead before the caution flew. Denny Hamlin, who has led the most laps at 65, sits third. Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. round out the top-five. The top-10 is filled out by Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer, Carl Edwards, Mark Martin, and Ryan Newman.

Logano picked up the lead under the previous caution for debris when crew chief Greg Zipadelli called for a two-tire pit stop.

Georgia's David Ragan, who crashed 20 laps into the race, has returned to the event. His Chase hopes, looking dim as he sat in the garage earlier, are now looking better thanks to a flat left-front tire by Tony Stewart. Stewart's problem moved Denny Hamlin into the top-10 in points, which currently makes Ragan the second-highest driver outside the top-10 in points without a victory.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.