It's probably not the way Chris Buescher envisioned winning his first Sprint Cup race, but he'll take it anyway.  Buescher was declared the winner after NASCAR called Monday's race at Pocono with 22 laps left because of weather.  He inherited the lead a few laps earlier during a cycle of green-flag pit stops and when dense fog moved across the track the race was red-flagged, then finally called when a line of thunderstorms made a restart impossible.

Brad Keselowski finished second, with Regan Smith, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart completing the Top 5.  The start of Monday's race was delayed by fog after it was rained out the day before.

Buescher's win could have a huge impact on the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship if he's able to battle his way into the Chase Top 30.  Monday's victory would give him an automatic spot in the championship, but he currently stands 31st in the standings, six points out of 30th place.

There are five races left before the Chase begins, but if the standings were reset today, Tony Stewart would be in the Top 16 by virtue of his victory at Sonoma, meaning Kasey Kahne would be out.  And if Buescher is able to battle his way into the Top 30 over the next five races, he would be in the mix and Kyle Larson would be out.

Nascar's annual visit to Watkins Glen is up next on the schedule with the Xfinity race on Saturday and the Sprint Cup race on Sunday.  Joey Logano swept the weekend last year.

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