Monday, August 1, 2016

Chris Buescher, a 1,000-to-1 long shot, wins first career Cup race at foggy Pocono

The fog rolled into Pocono Raceway hard Monday during the Pennsylvania 400 and when visibility became a problem, NASCAR brought out the caution flag on lap 133. Rookie Chris Buescher, after a series of pit stops happened to be the leader when the yellow flag came out. And then the red flag appeared with only 22 laps remaining, giving him some hope as he was running out of fuel. When the fog didn't lift and another storm front through ran through the area, NASCAR called the race official giving Buescher his first career Sprint Cup win.

His 1,000-to-1 odds to win before the race make him the longest shot to ever win a NASCAR race in Las Vegas sports book history.

Race Fast Facts - Pocono Raceway:
* Chris Buescher won the 43rd Annual Pennsylvania 400, his first victory in 27 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
* This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2016.
* This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in two races at Pocono Raceway.
* Brad Keselowski (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 14 races at Pocono Raceway. It is his 13th top-10 finish in 2016.
* Regan Smith (third) posted his second top-10 finish in 11 races at Pocono Raceway.
* Chris Buescher (first) was the highest finishing rookie.
* Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 22 points over Brad Keselowski.
* Buescher is the first Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race since Joey Logano in 2009.
* Buescher's win is the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win for Front Row Motorsports - the first was with driver David Ragan at Talladega in 2013.

Pocono Results

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