Busch ends yearlong drought
LONG POND, Pa. — Kyle Busch used a bump-and-run on Kevin Harvick to take the lead and held on to snap a 36-race losing streak and win the NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.
Busch won for the first time this season in the No.
18 Toyota and for the first time ever at Pocono.
Busch, the 2015 Cup champion, has never gone a full season without winning a race.
It’s been a frustrating year, but an awesome day today.” Harvick finished second, followed by Truex, Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski.
Harvick, who hasn’t won in 34 career races at Pocono, said he had nothing for Busch down the stretch.
He won for the first time since the 2016 Brickyard 400.
An eight-car wreck on the first lap knocked Aric Almirola and Matt DiBenedetto out of the race.
Jimmie Johnson wrecked and did not finish for the third time in the last four races.
NASCAR will try the two-day show again next week at Watkins Glen and Oct. 29 at Martinsville.