Busch Goes For Second Straight Win

Busch Goes For Second Straight WinKyle Busch notched his first win of the season – and first in 36 races – in Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway. By capturing the checkered flag at Pocono, Busch has now won a points race at every Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series track but Charlotte. By the way, he became the 13th driver to punch his ticket to the playoffs by virtue of winning a race.

The win was the 100th for Toyota in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Busch ranks tied for third in playoff points with Kyle Larson and Brad Keselowski at 13. His eight stage wins trail only Martin Truex Jr.’s 14.

The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing driver will go for his second straight win in Sunday’s I LOVE NEW YORK 335 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Busch boasts two wins, five top fives and 10 top 10s in 12 starts at the Central New York road course. Among active drivers at WGI, Busch has the top average running position (11.2), best driver rating (110.4) and second-best average finish (10.0).

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Next Race: I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at The Glen
The Place: Watkins Glen International
The Date: Sunday, August 6
The Time: 3 p.m. ET
TV: NBCSN, 2:30 p.m. ET
Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 220.6 miles (90 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on lap 20),
Stage 2 (Ends on lap 40), Final Stage (Ends on lap 90)

Source & Photo Credit: NASCAR

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