The skies were not cloudy for Kurt Busch Monday. Busch was able to stretch out his fuel after taking the lead late in the rescheduled NASCAR Sprint Cup Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Raceway. Busch saved fuel and held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to score his first win of the season, the 28th of his career and his third at Pocono. Here’s how it all went down Monday.
What a difference a day makes. Under sunny blue skies, 23 hours after the original Sunday start was delayed due to rain Brad Keselowski led the field to the green with his teammate Joey Logano alongside on the front row. Keselowski was on the outside, Logano on the inside.
Logano dove to the inside across the line to protect his line and by the time the field was in 2, Logano had the lead, Keselowski was second; Harvick had second by the time the field entered turn 3. On lap 2 it was a three wide battle for second with Matt Kenseth grabbing the spot from Harvick and Keselowski. Carl Edwards tried to get by Keselowski but settled in fifth.