NASCAR: Pocono 400

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Truex Wins NASCAR Race At Pocono Raceway

June 04, 2018 - 5:53 am

Martin Truex Jr. pulled away off a restart with seven laps left to win the NASCAR Cup race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.

Truex held off championship favorites Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick down the stretch and won for the second time this season.

Busch and Harvick had combined to win nine races already this season and each driver spent time in front and battled for the lead over the final laps. But this one belonged to Truex, the defending Cup series champion, in the No. 78 Toyota, and he took the checkered after two straight runner-up finishes.

Busch won the Xfinity Series race Saturday to help Toyota sweep the weekend.

Kyle Larson was second Sunday, followed by Busch and Harvick. Brad Keselowski was fifth.