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NASCAR

Jun 2 - 2019

Kyle Busch Perfects Pocono

June 02, 2019, Kyle Busch made it two-in-a-row at Pocono Raceway, capturing his 55th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory on Sunday afternoon after winning at the 2.5-mile track last fall. Kyle Busch Perfects Pocono
Kyle Busch made it two-in-a-row at Pocono Raceway, capturing his 55th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory on Sunday afternoon after winning at the 2.5-mile track last fall.

Busch and his team played strategy all day, working to stay out in the front of the field when it mattered the most. The clean air and top line proved fruitful to Busch who led 79 of 160 laps.

“We kind of got stuck in traffic back there a little bit earlier in the race,” said Busch. “We were about fifth or sixth and couldn't really do anything, but overall my guys on pit road were awesome. We got some spots there, track position. Adam Stevens (crew chief) and some of our race calls got us further up towards the front, so it's cool to get a win here.”
June 02, 2019, Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) placed three drivers in the top-10, including Erik Jones who tied a season-best third-place finish at Pocono Raceway
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) placed three drivers in the top-10, including Erik Jones who tied a season-best third-place finish.  Jones remains the only JGR driver who has yet to lock in a spot in the playoffs, but a recent string of good finishes has him hopeful for what’s to come.
 
“We need to keep doing this,” said Jones. “We need to keep running well and having days where there’s nothing crazy happening, nothing outstanding, we’re just going up and doing what we’re doing. If we keep running in these spots, the wins will come.”
 
Denny Hamlin (sixth) also finished in the top 10.
June 02, 2019, Busch and his team played strategy all day, working to stay out in the front of the field when it mattered the most at Pocono Raceway
The Cup Series moves on to Michigan International Speedway where they’ll race next weekend.