Busch Nails a Win at Pocono

Big win puts Busch in 12th and final spot of standings with 5 races to go before Chase begins
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Aug 6, 2007 6:42 AM CDT
NASCAR driver Kyle Busch races through Turn 3 during the Pennsylvania 500 NASCAR auto race in Long Pond, Pa., at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Kurt Busch picked up a much-needed first place finish at Pocono on Sunday, his first win since March 26, 2006.  Busch dominated the race, leading for all but 25 laps.  The win moved him into the 12th and final spot in the Chase for the Nextel Cup rankings with just 5 races left before the championships begin. "I feel like a newborn," Busch told the AP. "I'm ready to run for the Chase."

Busch would have already been in possession of 12th place, but Nascar docked him 100 points after he clipped Tony Stewart at Dover and nearly ran over one of Stewart's pit crew members. Busch has been on a hot streak since new crew chief Pat Tryson joined the Penske team six races ago.