Pocono NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr and Furniture Row finally win

Martin Truex Jr and Furniture Row finally took their first victory of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season at Pocono after a run of near-misses

Pocono NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr and Furniture Row finally win

Truex had led the most laps in each of the last three Cup rounds but could not turn those performances into victories.

His Pocono win was his first since the 2013 Sonoma race and Furniture Row's first since Regan Smith took its only previous Cup victory at Darlington in '11.

Champion Kevin Harvick was Truex's main opposition, the pair taking turns in the lead.

But Truex took control in the final stages and pulled clear as Harvick lost ground at restarts during a run of late yellows.

By the time Harvick got back through to second, Truex was long gone and he maintained a 1.3-second lead to the flag.

Jimmie Johnson recovered from a puncture to take third, with Joey Logano coming through to fourth despite starting last following a transmission change and also getting a pitlane speeding penalty.

Polesitter Kurt Busch ended up fifth ahead of Matt Kenseth.

Carl Edwards led for a spell early on after passing Busch, but faded to 15th at the finish.

RESULTS - 160 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Car
1 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
2 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
3 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
4 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
5 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
6 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
7 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
8 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
9 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
10 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
11 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
12 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
13 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
14 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
15 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
16 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
17 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
18 Ty Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
19 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
20 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
21 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
22 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
23 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
24 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
25 Landon Cassill Hillman Smith Motorsports Chevrolet
26 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
27 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford
28 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford
29 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford
30 Brett Moffitt Front Row Motorsports Ford
31 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota
33 Jeb Burton BK Racing Toyota
34 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
35 Travis Kvapil Go FAS Racing Ford
36 J.J. Yeley BK Racing Toyota
37 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
38 A.J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
39 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
40 Brendan Gaughan Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
41 Sam Hornish Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
42 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford

PROVISIONALLY IN THE CHASE: Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr

LEADING CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Kevin Harvick 559
2 Martin Truex Jr. 520
3 Jimmie Johnson 481
4 Joey Logano 480
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 465
6 Brad Keselowski 441
7 Jamie McMurray 427
8 Kasey Kahne 417
9 Matt Kenseth 415
10 Jeff Gordon 411
11 Paul Menard 385
12 Kurt Busch 379
13 Denny Hamlin 379
14 Aric Almirola 379
15 Ryan Newman 374
16 Carl Edwards 368
17 Clint Bowyer 354
18 Greg Biffle 343
19 Kyle Larson 333
20 Danica Patrick 328
21 Casey Mears 308
22 A.J. Allmendinger 300
23 David Ragan 290
24 Austin Dillon 290
25 David Gilliland 260
26 Sam Hornish Jr. 255
27 Tony Stewart 253
28 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 243
29 Justin Allgaier 234
30 Trevor Bayne 228

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