Sunday June 8, 2008
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Kasey Kahne continues his torrid
run on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit. Kahne dominated at Pocono Raceway for his second victory in the last three Sprint Cup Series points races. Counting his win in the All-Star race last month, Kahne has been to Victory Lane three times in the past four events.
Kahne started from the pole, overcame an early pit road penalty
that dropped him to 38th and led a race-high 69 of the 200 laps in
rian Vickers was second for his best finish since joining Red
Bull Racing at the start of last season. Denny Hamlin was third to
give Toyota two cars in the top three.
Kyle Busch successfully became the first driver to compete in
all three of NASCAR's national series at three different race
tracks on the same weekend. He finished 43rd. Busch was second in
Friday night's Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. He was a
distant 20th in the Nationwide Series race at Nashville on Saturday
But even worse, his cozy lead in the Sprint Cup Series standings
was gobbled up as Busch lost 121 points of his lead. Jeff Burton
now trails him by just 21 points.
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