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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Go Uphill to Pocono with 6 Races to Chase

Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Chevrolet team roar out of historic Indianapolis uphill to the Pocono Mountains with a 75 point lead in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. That’s big math for the new NSCS point scheme, which only allows 48 possible points per race. Johnson and team aren’t likely to be giddy over a big point lead. They are more likely to be thrashing to get more wins out of the six regular season races remaining before NASCAR resets all points to playoff configuration for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.  A lot of math defines the 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., Sunday, August 4.  Johnson’s hauler with two ready race cars probably won’t strain much motoring from Indianapolis Moto...

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