Buescher takes first career victory in fog-shortened race at Pocono
“I think it was relatively quiet, just trying to assess how bad the fog was,” Buescher said in reference to communication between he and crew chief Bob Osborne while leading under caution. “I was a little biased, and so from my eyes it was getting worse every lap, and in the spotter's eyes it was getting worse every lap.”
Buescher sits 31st in the standings, six points outside of the top-30 which is required, with a win, to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
THROUGH THE FIELD
Brad Keselowski finished second after playing different strategy throughout the event. On the final pit stop of the day, Keselowski brought his No. 2 Team Penske Ford in before many of the other competitors, taking advantage of fresh tires to get to the front of the leaders. Keselowski passed Regan Smith, who finished third, just before the race was brought to a halt for the final time.
Martin Truex Jr. started on the pole, but found bad luck early after a broken valve stem caused the No. 78 Furniture Row Toyota to hit the Turn 2 wall. Truex Jr. would hit the wall a few more times and wound up behind the wall, finishing 38th.
Kevin Harvick, who finished fourth, maintains his point lead by 22 points over Keselowski. Next week, the series heads to Watkins Glen International for the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen.