Kurt Busch won the rain postponed NASCAR Sprint Cup 35th Annual Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway

 

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 06: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

Starting from 9th place Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet won the 35th Annual Axalta We Paint Winners 400, his 28th win in 554 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. With the win, Busch moves into a tie for 25th on the all-time series wins list with NASCAR Hall of Famer Rex White. This is his 1st win & 12th Top 10 finish in 2016. Busch’s last win came at Michigan on June 14, 2015, 34 races ago. This is his 3rd win & 17th Top 10 finish in 30 races at Pocono Raceway. 2nd Place Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Axalta Chevrolet, started from 8th place posted his 15th Top 10 finish in 33 races at Pocono Raceway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2016. 3rd Place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford, started from pole posted his 6th Top 10 finish in 13 races at Pocono Raceway.

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 06: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

4th Place Car 24 Chase Elliott # NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, started from 13th place was the highest finishing rookie. 5th Place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, started from 2nd place. 6th Place Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, started from 11th place followed by 7th place Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota, started from 3rd place. 8th Place Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota, started from 5th place followed by 9th place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, started from 4th place. Lastly in the Top 10 Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, in 10th place, started from 14th place.

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 06: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, lead the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, lead the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

The race had 10 Cautions for 40 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 5 for Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto E.J. Wade Construction Toyota spin turn 3. 2nd Caution on lap 17 for Competition. 3rd Caution on lap 23 for Car 44 Brian Scott Medallion Financial Ford crash turn 1. 4th Caution on lap 60 for Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto E.J. Wade Construction Toyota crash turn 1. 5th Caution on lap 89 for Debris turn 2. 6th Caution on lap 94 for Car 10 Danica Patrick Nature?s Bakery Chevrolet, Car 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Chevrolet, 38 crash Long Pond straight. 7th Caution on lap 104 for Car 46 Michael Annett All State Peterbilt Chevrolet crash turn 1. 8th Caution on lap 111 for Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s 75th Anniversary Toyota, Car 31 Ryan Newman Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Chevrolet crash turn 1. 9th Caution on lap 119 for Car 3 Austin Dillon Dow (STEM) Chevrolet crash turn 1. 10th Caution on lap 124 for Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet, Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet crash turn 1.

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 06: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Nature's Bakery Chevrolet, drives to pit road after being involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 Nature’s Bakery Chevrolet, drives to pit road after being involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

The race had 14 Lead Changes among 10 drivers: Lap Leaders: 0; J. Logano 1-17; K. Larson 18-25; M. Kenseth 26-53; K. Harvick 54-62; M. Kenseth 63-65; C. Elliott # 66-86; Kyle Busch 87-89; C. Elliott # 90-118; A. Allmendinger 119-120; T. Dillon(i) 121-123; D. Earnhardt Jr 124-126; C. Elliott # 127; D. Earnhardt Jr 128; Kurt Busch 129-160. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): C. Elliott # 3 times for 51 laps; Kurt Busch 1 time for 32 laps; M. Kenseth 2 times for 31 laps; J. Logano 1 time for 17 laps; K. Harvick 1 time for 9 laps; K. Larson 1 time for 8 laps; D. Earnhardt Jr 2 times for 4 laps; T. Dillon(i) 1 time for 3 laps; Kyle Busch 1 time for 3 laps; A. Allmendinger 1 time for 2 laps.

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 06: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's 75th Anniversary Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s 75th Anniversary Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

Top 16 in Points: K. Harvick – 490; Kurt Busch – 465; B. Keselowski – 442; C. Edwards – 437; Kyle Busch – 416; J. Johnson – 415; C. Elliott # – 413; J. Logano – 410; M. Truex Jr – 403; M. Kenseth – 382; D. Earnhardt Jr – 381; D. Hamlin – 372; A. Dillon – 348; J. Mcmurray – 342; *. Blaney # – 340; R. Newman – 338.

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 06: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

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Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 6, 2016 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 14
Unofficial Race Results for the 35Th Annual Axalta We Paint Winners 400 – Sunday, June 5, 2016
Pocono Raceway – Long Pond, PA – 2.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 160 Laps – 400 Miles

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Finish Start Car Driver Team Laps Status
1. 9. Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet 160 Running
2. 8. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Axalta Chevrolet 160 Running
3. 1. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 160 Running
4. 13. Car 24 Chase Elliott # NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 160 Running
5. 2. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 160 Running
6. 11. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 160 Running
7. 3. Car 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 160 Running
8. 5. Car 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota 160 Running
9. 4. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Chevrolet 160 Running
10. 14. Car 21 * Ryan Blaney # Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 160 Running
11. 21. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 160 Running
12. 22. Car 31 Ryan Newman Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Chevrolet 160 Running
13. 24. Car 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 160 Running
14. 10. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 160 Running
15. 25. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr SunnyD Ford 160 Running
16. 32. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Bush’s Grillin Beans Chevrolet 160 Running
17. 26. Car 1 Jamie McMurray Cessna Chevrolet 160 Running
18. 23. Car 15 Clint Bowyer Visine Chevrolet 160 Running
19. 17. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr Furniture Row Toyota 160 Running
20. 16. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 160 Running
21. 28. Car 95 Ty Dillon(i) BVT/Blake’s Snow Shack Chevrolet 160 Running
22. 35. Car 7 Regan Smith APC Chevrolet 160 Running
23. 34. Car 23 David Ragan Dr Pepper Toyota 160 Running
24. 29. Car 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 160 Running
25. 18. Car 34 Chris Buescher # Dockside Logistics Ford 159 Running
26. 15. Car 16 Greg Biffle Ford EcoBoost Ford 159 Running
27. 38. Car 30 * Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevrolet 159 Running
28. 40. Car 98 * Reed Sorenson Hilton Scranton & Conference Center Chevrolet 159 Running
29. 39. Car 32 Jeb Burton(i) Rocky Ridge Custom Trucks Ford 158 Running
30. 37. Car 55 * Cole Whitt Vydox Plus Chevrolet 155 Rear Gear
31. 12. Car 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s 75th Anniversary Toyota 150 Running
32. 33. Car 10 Danica Patrick Nature?s Bakery Chevrolet 145 Running
33. 20. Car 27 Paul Menard Richmond/Menards Chevrolet 135 Running
34. 6. Car 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Chevrolet 131 Running
35. 7. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 125 Accident
36. 31. Car 38 Landon Cassill MDS Transport Ford 121 Running
37. 19. Car 3 Austin Dillon Dow (STEM) Chevrolet 117 Accident
38. 36. Car 46 Michael Annett All State Peterbilt Chevrolet 102 Accident
39. 30. Car 44 Brian Scott # Medallion Financial Ford 81 Running
40. 27. Car 83 Matt DiBenedetto E.J. Wade Construction Toyota 57 Accident

Race Comments: Failed to Qualify: N/A. Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 11 Mins, 15 Secs. Average Speed: 125.490 MPH. Margin of Victory: 1.126 Seconds.

American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award: Kyle Busch, #18. Coors Light Pole Award: Brad Keselowski, #2 181.726 mph. Duralast Brakes “Brake in the Race”: Joey Logano, #22. Ingersoll Rand Power Move: Ryan Newman, #31 4 positions. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush-Yates Engines, #2. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race : Kurt Busch, #41. Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Joey Logano, #22 T Gordon, 0.260 sec. Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap: Matt Kenseth, #20. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Elliott, #24

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Jun. 12, 2016 – Michigan International Speedway

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