Long Pond, PA – Rain and fog caused the postponement of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race. Monday it was 10-15 mph winds at the beginning and conserving fuel at the end that the drivers had to deal with. Kurt Busch had the best strategy.
Busch was urged to save fuel and go hard on the final lap. The 2004 champion did all he could to save fuel in the No. 41 Chevy and shut off the engine headed into the turns.
Told he was two laps shy, Busch not only had enough fuel left to win his first race of the season, but he had more than enough for victory burnouts and a celebratory lap around the track.
Busch won with interim crew chief John Klausmeier calling the shots as Tony Gibson served a one-race suspension.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second, and Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott, and Joey Logano rounded out the top five in a race postponed one day because of rain.
(the Associated Press contributed to this post)