What was shaping up to be another win by Kyle Busch, what would be his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win, ended suddenly on the last lap during Sunday, August 2nd’s “Windows 10 400″ at Pocono Raceway. Instead, Matt Kenseth, one of Busch’s teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing, was celebrating in victory lane.
After Joey Logano ran out of gas while leading, Busch took the lead and appeared to be headed to the win until Busch ran out of gas as well on the Long Pond straightaway approaching the Tunnel Turn. Busch summed it up pretty well
“Man, that’s a bummer.”
However, the recent success Busch and his team has had, might have been the reason he gambled on fuel
“We got greedy. I don’t know how greedy, but that’s the position we’re in. If it came down to other things that we haven’t had the success that we’ve had here lately, we would’ve had to have pitted and just made the opportunity of it and made the best finish that we could. But, we went for broke today and come up a little bit short, so can’t fault the team.”
So one man’s misfortune, led to another man’s fortune, although it was a gift, the No. 20 of Kenseth became the man to take the lead and go on to win, as he had saved enough fuel over the last green flag run. With the win, Kenseth one for the first time at Pocono Raceway, which was one of six tracks on the circuit he had yet to win.
Kenseth however realized you take the wins as you can get them
“There’s nothing like wins. We had a lot of wins in 2013 and were pretty spoiled and last year we had a big dry spell, and this year we were able to win Bristol. We’ve been up front a lot, so just really, really thankful to be with these guys and to get the win. I never thought I’d ever win at Pocono, and I never ever thought I’d win a fuel mileage race, so we did both today.”
There were 18 lead changes among 13 drivers. There were 8 cautions for 32 yellow flag laps.
The average speed was 132.159mph.
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