Buescher wins in surprise NASCAR Sprint Cup result

Chris Buescher takes a surprise Pocono win

Chris Buescher takes a surprise Pocono win

Chris Buescher has taken his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win in a shortened Pocono race.

Buescher (Front Row Motorsports) found himself in the lead in the already postponed race when the yellow flag was waved 31 laps short of the 160 lap journey when fog descended on the track.

Eventually officials waved the red flag to call the race at 138 laps which provided the reigning Xfinity Series champion with victory.

Fellow Ford driver Brad Keselowski was second while Regan Smith was third.

Kevin Harvick was fourth ahead of Stewart-Haas team-mate Tony Stewart with Kyle Larson sixth.

Earlier Buescher lost the lead lap after 94 laps after a pit lane speeding violation before he regained it by lap 109.

“I tried not to get my hopes up because I know how these things can play out. Mother Nature can be really nice sometimes and really mean,” Buescher said.

“If that sun would have come out, it would have changed our whole day.”

Buescher stands to win a Chase berth by finishing the regular season in 30th or higher. He is currently 31st, six points behind David Ragan.

VIDEO: Race recap

RESULT: Pennsylvanoa 400 – Pocono Raceway

POS. CAR # DRIVER MAKE START LAPS LAPS LED FINAL STATUS POINTS BONUS POINTS
1 34 Chris Buescher Ford 22 138 12 Running 44 4
2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 7 138 8 Running 40 1
3 7 Regan Smith Chevrolet 30 138 0 Running 38 0
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 17 138 7 Running 38 1
5 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 6 138 0 Running 36 0
6 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 11 138 37 Running 36 1
7 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 4 138 0 Running 34 0
8 19 Carl Edwards Toyota 2 138 0 Running 33 0
9 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 16 138 1 Running 33 1
10 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 15 138 0 Running 31 0
11 21 Ryan Blaney Ford 18 138 0 Running 30 0
12 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 5 138 1 Running 30 1
13 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 12 138 3 Running 29 1
14 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 13 138 1 Running 28 1
15 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 23 138 0 Running 26 0
16 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 21 138 0 Running 25 0
17 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 9 138 0 Running 24 0
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 14 138 0 Running 23 0
19 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 31 138 0 Running 22 0
20 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 19 138 0 Running 21 0
21 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 20 138 0 Running 20 0
22 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 26 138 0 Running 19 0
23 95 Michael McDowell Chevrolet 29 138 0 Running 18 0
24 44 Brian Scott Ford 35 138 0 Running 17 0
25 16 Greg Biffle Ford 25 138 14 Running 17 1
26 15 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 28 138 0 Running 15 0
27 88 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 24 138 0 Running 14 0
28 83 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota 34 138 0 Running 13 0
29 46 Michael Annett Chevrolet 39 137 0 Running 12 0
30 38 Landon Cassill Ford 32 137 0 Running 11 0
31 98 Cole Whitt Chevrolet 36 137 0 Running 10 0
32 23 David Ragan Toyota 33 135 0 Running 9 0
33 24 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 8 134 0 Running 8 0
34 30 Josh Wise Chevrolet 38 132 0 Running 7 0
35 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 3 119 0 Running 6 0
36 32 Jeb Burton Ford 37 117 0 Running 0 0
37 22 Joey Logano Ford 10 115 38 Running 6 2
38 78 Martin Truex Jr Toyota 1 82 16 Accident 4 1
39 43 Aric Almirola Ford 27 66 0 Accident 2 0
40 55 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 40 29 0 Engine 1 0

STANDINGS

POS DRIVER POINTS BEHIND STARTS WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 DNF
1 Kevin Harvick 709 Leader 21 1 9 17 1
2 Brad Keselowski 687 -22 21 4 9 13 0
3 Kurt Busch 658 -51 21 1 6 16 0
4 Kyle Busch 634 -75 21 4 11 14 4
5 Carl Edwards 626 -83 21 2 7 13 4
6 Joey Logano 612 -97 21 1 8 13 3
7 Jimmie Johnson 577 -132 21 2 7 8 3
8 Martin Truex Jr 577 -132 21 1 3 9 1
9 Denny Hamlin 576 -133 21 1 6 10 3
10 Matt Kenseth 569 -140 21 2 4 9 2
11 Austin Dillon 549 -160 21 0 3 9 1
12 Ryan Newman 537 -172 21 0 1 7 2
13 Chase Elliott 533 -176 21 0 6 11 1
14 Jamie McMurray 517 -192 21 0 1 5 1
15 Kyle Larson 508 -201 21 0 4 7 2
16 Kasey Kahne 488 -221 21 0 2 6 1
17 Trevor Bayne 480 -229 21 0 2 4 0
18 Ryan Blaney 480 -229 21 0 1 6 2
19 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 472 -237 21 0 2 4 2
20 Dale Earnhardt Jr 461 -248 18 0 5 6 4
21 AJ Allmendinger 449 -260 21 0 1 3 3
22 Greg Biffle 414 -295 21 0 1 3 4
23 Paul Menard 403 -306 21 0 0 2 4
24 Danica Patrick 392 -317 21 0 0 0 3
25 Clint Bowyer 374 -335 21 0 0 3 2
26 Aric Almirola 365 -344 21 0 0 0 4
27 Tony Stewart 353 -356 13 1 4 6 2
28 Casey Mears 330 -379 21 0 0 0 0
29 Landon Cassill 316 -393 21 0 0 0 0
30 David Ragan 287 -422 21 0 0 0 3
31 Chris Buescher 281 -428 21 1 1 1 4
32 Regan Smith 272 -437 21 0 1 2 4
33 Brian Scott 251 -458 21 0 0 0 3
34 Michael McDowell 232 -477 17 0 0 1 2
35 Cole Whitt 212 -497 18 0 0 0 4
36 Matt DiBenedetto 203 -506 21 0 0 1 7
37 Michael Annett 198 -511 21 0 0 0 3
38 Josh Wise 100 -609 17 0 0 0 5
39 Reed Sorenson 94 -615 14 0 0 0 4
40 Brian Vickers 86 -623 5 0 0 1 1
41 Jeffrey Earnhardt 61 -648 10 0 0 0 1
42 Bobby Labonte 51 -658 3 0 0 0 0
43 David Gilliland 46 -663 2 0 0 0 0
44 Michael Waltrip 42 -667 2 0 0 0 0
45 Jeff Gordon 42 -667 2 0 0 0 0
46 Patrick Carpentier 11 -698 2 0 0 0 0
47 Eddie MacDonald 5 -704 1 0 0 0 0
48 Robert Richardson 3 -706 1 0 0 0 1
49 Ty Dillon 0 -709 8 0 0 0 0
50 Alex Bowman 0 -709 1 0 0 0 0
51 Jeb Burton 0 -709 2 0 0 0 0
52 Joey Gase 0 -709 3 0 0 0 0
53 Ryan Ellis 0 -709 3 0 0 0 0
54 Dylan Lupton 0 -709 1 0 0 0 0
55 Cody Ware 0 -709 0 0 0 0 0

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