David Ragan, with an essential assist from teammate Matt Kenseth, got some sweet redemption after his miscue shifting lanes prior to a restart at the Daytona 500.
Kurt Busch started Sunday’s race in the 11th position. By lap 13, the elder Busch dove under Denny Hamlin in turn 7 and took the lead. Short of pit stops cycling through, the lead was not a position Busch relinquished for long.
Denny Hamlin emerged first from the pits on the final caution and held off a determined Matt Kenseth for the final five laps.
Champagne showered down on Jeff Gordon at Pocono Sunday, marking his second Cup victory of 2011 and the first multi-win season in four years for the Rainbow Warrior.”
Brad Keselowski milked 57 laps out of a tank of fuel to win the Kansas race on fuel mileage.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of gas exiting the fourth corner on the final lap, allowing Kevin Harvick to streak by and claim his third win of the season.
Carl Edwards’ crew got him off pit road first after the final mandatory four-tire stop with ten to go. The No. 99 cruised to an All-Star Race victory from there.
Matt Kenseth took two tires and Mark Martin stayed out while leaders Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer all took four during pit stops under caution on lap 364 after Juan Pablo Montoya backed into the turn 4 wall. Hey, being on probation and unable to hit other drivers, he needed to hit something.
Brad Keselowski gave Regan Smith just enough of a shove on the final restart to keep him ahead of Carl Edwards on two fresher tires for the final two laps.
Kyle Busch was able to stretch 107 laps out of a tank of fuel to drive to victory Saturday night.