Busch Takes First Win at Pocono

Kurt Busch overcame two botched up pitstops to take his first victory at Pocono Raceway, winning the Pennsylvania 500 on Sunday

Busch Takes First Win at Pocono

Busch, who started from second, took the lead right at the start and kept the lead for more than half the race. He overcame one bad pitstop to maintain the lead, but eventually had to relinquish it when problems replacing his rear left wheel relegated him to eighth.

But after 203 laps and 12 caution periods - the last on the 203rd lap - the defending Nextel Cup champion took the green-white-checkered flag to claim his first ever win at the Pocono track.

Busch finished ahead of Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin, who each lead parts of the race in Busch's absence at the front.

Crucially, though, points leader Jimmie Stewart finished 12th while Greg Biffle finished 17th. This moved Tony Stewart, who finished seventh, into second place in the championship standings - only 66 points behind Johnson and just 21 points behind relegated Biffle.

Pos  Driver               Make        Laps
 1.  Kurt Busch           Ford        203
 2.  Rusty Wallace        Dodge       203
 3.  Mark Martin          Ford        203
 4.  Carl Edwards         Ford        203
 5.  Ryan Newman          Dodge       203
 6.  Kevin Harvick        Chevrolet   203
 7.  Tony Stewart         Chevrolet   203
 8.  Bobby Labonte        Chevrolet   203
 9.  Mike Bliss           Chevrolet   203
10.  Ricky Rudd           Ford        203
11.  Jamie McMurray       Dodge       203
12.  Jimmie Johnson       Chevrolet   203
13.  Jeff Gordon          Chevrolet   203
14.  Brian Vickers        Chevrolet   203
15.  Dale Jarrett         Ford        203
16.  Elliott Sadler       Ford        203
17.  Greg Biffle          Ford        203
18.  Jeremy Mayfield      Dodge       203
19.  Jeff Green           Dodge       203
20.  Casey Mears          Dodge       203
21.  Dave Blaney          Chevrolet   203
22.  Joe Nemechek         Chevrolet   203
23.  Bobby Hamilton Jr.   Chevrolet   203
24.  Jason Leffler        Chevrolet   203
25.  Scott Wimmer         Dodge       203
26.  Michael Waltrip      Chevrolet   203
27.  Kasey Kahne          Dodge       202
28.  Sterling Marlin      Dodge       202
29.  Mike Wallace         Chevrolet   202
30.  Kyle Petty           Dodge       202
31.  Ken Schrader         Dodge       202
32.  Dale Earnhardt Jr.   Chevrolet   201
33.  Scott Riggs          Chevrolet   201
34.  Mike Garvey *        Ford        201
35.  Kevin Lepage         Dodge       201
36.  Matt Kenseth         Ford        195
37.  Jeff Burton          Chevrolet   192
38.  Travis Kvapil *      Dodge       179
39.  Kyle Busch *         Chevrolet   150
40.  Robby Gordon         Chevrolet   143
41.  P.J. Jones           Chevrolet    23
42.  Kirk Shelmerdine     Ford         11
43.  Greg Sacks           Dodge         5
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