Kyle Busch ended his year-long winless streak in dominating fashion Sunday at Pocono Raceway – starting from the pole, winning Stage-1 and leading a race-high seventy-four laps in claiming his thirty-ninth career victory. Busch passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin for his final lead seventeen laps from the finish and kept the Number-18 Toyota in front the rest of the way to notch his first Cup Series win since the 2016 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, a thirty-six-race dry spell. It’s also Busch’s first victory at Pocono behind the wheel of a Cup Series racecar. Kevin Harvick was the runner-up, followed by series point leader Martin Truex, Jr. Sunday’s race had sixteen lead changes among nine drivers.
Josef Newgarden won his second consecutive IndyCar race Sunday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Pole-Sitter Will Power was the runner-up.