Managing fuel mileage and seizing on an opportunity on the final restart.  That's the story of Kurt Busch's victory at the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Pocono Speedway on Monday.  With Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Chase Elliott battling for the lead on the 10th and final restart, Kurt Busch was able to find a way past both of them and led the final 32 laps for his first victory of the season, his 28th Sprint Cup win and third at Pocono.

Once he had the lead, Busch not only had to keep Earnhardt in his rearview mirror, but somehow conserve fuel.  He was told early in the final green flag run that he was two laps short on fuel.  He not only had enough to finish the race, but to do a couple of burnouts to celebrate.

For the fourth time this season, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished second.  Brad Keselowski came in third with rookie Chase Elliott and Joey Logano completing the Top 5.

Keselowski was black-flagged for an illegal body modification apparently after a crew member used his shoulder to flatten out a dented door panel.  He was ordered to serve a drive thru penalty.

Elliott led a race-high 51 laps and said that final restart battle with Earnhardt was a learning experience for him.  He said in the future he'll handle it differently.

An early exit for Jimmie Johnson.  He spent most of the day running in the Top 5 but he spun on Lap 125, hit the wall and drove straight to the garage.

The series moves on to Michigan next weekend.


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