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NASCAR results at Pocono: Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kyle Larson for victory

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42   //    04 Jun 2018, 02:51 IST
Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.

Kyle Busch thought all the drama was taken out of the race in Stage 3. 

He couldn't have been anymore wrong.

When Kyle Larson clipped Derrick Cope resulting in a caution late in the race, every driver got an opportunity to go into pit road and change their tires. What could have resulted was a stagnant last 35 laps of the race or so. What actually ensued was a run of cautions and numerous lead changes. One driver described it as a "s— show."

It was a battle Martin Truex Jr. was able to win. It was his second win in three races at Pocono and his second win of the season. It was the 17th win of his career.

"The No. 4, the 18, the 78, we went at it all day long," Truex told FS1 after the race. "Fortunately we came out on top today so it was pretty awesome."

In all the craziness in the final laps Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones and Alex Bowman were all involved in wrecks. Kyle Larson finished second while Kyle Busch was third and Kevin Harvick was fourth.

A little further back in the pack was William Byron who finished a solid 18th. Byron is in the running for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year with Bubba Wallace Jr. Wallace was unable to finish the race as he shifted into the wrong gear and messed up his engine in Stage 3.

Pocono 400 finishing order

1. Martin Truex Jr. 
2. Kyle Larson
3. Kyle Busch
4. Kevin Harvick
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Ryan Blaney
7. Aric Almirola
8. Jimmie Johnson
9. Joey Logano
10. Chase Elliott
11. Paul Menard
12. Austin Dillon
13. Matt Kenseth
14. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
15. Jamie McMurray
16. David Ragan
17. Chris Buescher
18. William Byron
19. Kurt Busch
20. Clint Bowyer
21. Michael McDowell
22. AJ Allmendinger
23. Ty Dillon
24. Daniel Suarez
25. Ryan Newman
26. Cole Custer
27. Alex Bowman
28. Ross Chastain
29. Erik Jones
30. Cole Whitt
31. Landon Cassill
32. JJ Yeley
33. Derrick Cope
34. Denny Hamlin
35. Kasey Kahne
36. Matt DiBenedetto
37. Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.

 

 
 
 
 
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