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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