Race Weekend Central

Frontstretch Fantasy Insider: Jeff Gordon Has Momentum Entering Pocono

Entering 2011, *Trevor Bayne*, *Regan Smith* and *Paul Menard* had combined to score just two top-5 finishes in 244 starts. Twenty races later, they have more wins (three) than they had _top-5s_ before this season in what’s been a watershed year for first-time winners. These three underdog drivers, in particular have shined, sweeping arguably NASCAR’s biggest three races — the Daytona 500, the Southern 500 and Sunday’s Brickyard 400.