Kyle Busch wins Pocono 400




  • In Sports
  • 2019-06-02 21:09:51Z
  • By NBC Sports
 

Kyle Busch won Sunday's Pocono 400 to claim his fourth Cup win of the year and his third Pocono win in the last four races at the track.

Busch outran Brad Keselowski in a nine-lap shootout and beat him by two seconds. The top five was completed by Erik Jones, Chase Elliott and Clint Bowyer.

Though he didn't win either of the first two stages of the race, Busch dominated by leading 79 of the race's 160 laps.

"I passed one guy on the outside in Turn 3 (Bowyer in Stage 2) and that was the only guy I needed to pass I guess," Busch told FS1. "It was hard otherwise. We kind of got stuck in traffic back there a little bit earlier in the race, we were about fifth or sixth and couldn't really do anything. But overall my guys on pit road were awesome. Got some spots there."

Busch broke a tie with Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. for most wins this year.

The final nine-lap shootout was set up by a caution for a Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wreck.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Kyle Larson

STAGE 2 WINNER: Kyle Larson

WHO HAD A BAD DAY: Austin Dillon wrecked out on Lap 30 when he was tagged from behind by Paul Menard and backed into the Turn 3 wall … Corey LaJoie finished 36th after he cut a tire and hit the wall on Lap 18 of Stage 2 …. Martin Truex Jr.'s day ended near the end of Stage 2 when his engine expired … After winning both stages, Kyle Larson slapped the wall on the final restart and had to pit. He finished a lap down in 26th.

WHAT'S NEXT: FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway at 2 p.m. ET on June 9 on FS1

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