Rookie Chris Buescher Wins Foul Weathered Race at Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) – Chris Buescher waited out a foul-weathered end on pit road to become a stunning winner in Monday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
Buescher, who drives for underfunded Front Row Motorsports and hadn’t finished better than 14th all season, was the beneficiary of bad weather on a rare Monday race that had been postponed a day by rain.
Buescher will need to find a way to wrangle a spot in the top 30 over the final five races before the Chase for the Championship field is set. He is still six points behind David Ragan for 30th.
Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Regan Smith, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart. Jeff Gordon finished 28th driving for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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