Martin is all too familiar with his runner-up spot at Pocono. He has yet to win in 51 career Cup races at Pocono and has finished second seven times.
"You're not owed this stuff, man," Martin said. "I've earned all those second-place finishes and I'm proud of that. You're not entitled. You've got to go get them."
Clint Bowyer was sixth. Matt Kenseth finished seventh and wrested the points lead away from Greg Biffle. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the dominant car most of the race and finished eighth. Paul Menard and Jamie McMurray rounded out the top 10.
The first repave at Pocono since 1995 produced record speeds in qualifying — 36 cars bettered the previous track record. And they flew on Sunday — just a little too fast on pit road. Drivers were hit with a Cup record 22 speeding violations entering or exiting pit road.
"I was extra careful," Earnhardt said. "I was probably really ridiculously slow coming onto pit road. But I just don't want to get popped."
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