The Axalta 400 at Pocono as it happened

The field takes the green during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta 'We Paint Winners' 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 7, 2015 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

The field takes the green during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 7, 2015 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

Martin Truex Jr. scored an emotional win Sunday at Pocono Raceway. It was his first win in 69 races dating back to Sonoma in 2013. In the last three consecutive races, Truex has led the most laps only to lose the race. Sunday it was different story as he led the most laps on the day and scored the victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway. Here’s how it all went down for 400 miles at the 2.5 mile track known as the Tricky Triangle:

Polesitter Kurt Busch led to the green but was soon flanked by Carl Edwards and Truex Jr. entering turn 1.  By turn two Edwards was leading, Jeff Gordon was second, Truex third, with Kurt Busch fourth and Kevin Harvick fifth.

Truex moved to second by lap 5, Gordon fell to third complaining that he was loose; he was passed by Harvick a lap later to fall into fourth. By lap 14, Truex was looking for the lead and was side by side with Edwards. On lap 15, Truex got underneath and got the lead for the first time exiting turn 3; Harvick slid by for second.  MORE>>>

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