By: Reno Del Toro | June 3, 2019
Kyle Busch captured his fourth victory of the season Sunday after winning at Pocono Raceway. The victory puts Busch in a tie for ninth on the NASCAR Cup Series victory list.
There is no surprise that Busch is already inside the top ten. Earlier this season, Busch topped 200 career wins across all three national series. As mentioned he is tied at ninth on the list with NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace with 55 career victories.
Joe Gibbs Racing as now won four of the last six races.
With a restart with nine laps to go, Busch took off and cruised to the victory for his 13th top-10 finish in the last 14 races. The other two dominate cars in the race were Kyle Larson and Martin Truex Jr. Both of them ending up having problems in stage 3 of the race.
Larson was running towards the front until he made contact with Clint Bowyer on the restart, sending him into the wall causing the No.42 car to have a flat tire. Larson won the first two stages of the race. Truex, who has been the class of the field winning three of the past five races, was taken out of the race with an engine issue.
Kevin Harvick had another great car to win the race, but after a mistake on pit road and a cracked steering box, it took him out of the race.
After Busch was Brad Keselowski who finished second and Erik Jones finished third.
This will be the last race that Pocono will host one race this weekend as next year it will be a double-header. The track traditionally has had two NASCAR weekends, but due to the changes to the 2020 schedule, Pocono will do a double-header on June 27-28, 2020. The weekend will also include the Xfinity and the Truck series.
Next for the Cups Series is a trip to the Irish Hills of Michigan. Clint Bowyer is the defending race winner.
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