Monday, June 7, 2010

Busch vs. Busch: Pocono

Kyle Busch

Busch shut down operations of his No. 56 truck this week and with the trucks in Texas and Cup in Pocono, had Johnny Benson in the driver's seat. Benson brought the truck home 10th.

Nationwide: Busch announced several weeks ago he would not run the entire Nationwide season, especially on split weekends. This weekend, Brad Coleman took over the wheel of the No. 18 and finished sixth.

Cup: Busch had a great weekend at Pocono, where he was making his 200th start. He finished sixth, fifth and fourteenth in practices. He topped that off by qualifying on the pole next to Clint Bowyer. He led four times for 32 laps, although at one point fell to around 14th position. However, he stayed in the top five for most of the race and came to the checkered flag 2nd, behind teammate Denny Hamlin. This is his third top 10 in 11 races at Pocono and his ninth top 10 of 2010. Busch remains second in the point standings, now only 19 behind leader Kevin Harvick.

Kurt Busch

The elder Busch had a roller coaster of a weekend. In practices, he finished 10th, 10th and 20th and qualified fourth.

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Article originally published at LV NASCAR Examiner and republished with permission of author.

Photo Courtesy: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images for NASCAR


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