Kyle Busch Completes A Sweep at Pocono
It was an incredible weekend for Kyle Busch at Pocono Speedway. He won Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race while tying Ron Hornaday, Jr. for all-time Truck Series career wins with 51. Then on Sunday he won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race tying Tony Stewart for 8th place on the all-time Cup Series career wins with 49.
Busch had a comfortable lead over teammate Daniel Suarz late in the race when Bubba Wallace lost the brakes on his car and slammed into the Turn 1 wall in one of the hardest hits of the season. It took awhile for Wallace to lower his window net to signal he was ok, but he needed help getting out and sat on the track for a moment before being helped into an ambulance. Wallace was checked out in the infield care center and released.
That crash set up a pair of late restarts and Busch was equal to both of them. He held off the rest of the field and beat Suarz to the finish line by 1.788 seconds. Alex Bowman ran third with Kevin Harvick and Erik Jones completing the Top 5.
It's the second career win at Pocono for Busch and his sixth win of the season. That ties him with Harvick for victories this season.
What's amazing for both Busch and Harvick is that they were forced to start from the back after failing inspection following qualifying. Both posted the fasted qualifying laps on Saturday, but 11 other drivers also failed inspection so Busch started 28th and Harvick 29th. None of that mattered to the season's most dominant drivers.