Kyle Busch was untouchable on his way to take his fourth win of the season in Sunday's Pocono 400 at the Pocono Raceway.

The Las Vegas, Nevada born driver led 79 laps and prevailed in a ten lap shootout to the checkered flag to score his 55th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win.

Kyle Larson won the race's opening two stages with Busch leading 37 laps in Stage 2. Pole sitter William Byron also flexed some muscle early as he led the opening 22 laps.

Busch rose the fore at the beginning of the 60-lap final stage by pitting before the stage break.

The driver of the No. 18 M&Ms Hazelnut Spread Toyota Camry led Kevin Harvick down to the Lap 106 restart and received a shove from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin to hang on to the top spot. He kept Kevin Harvick at bay throughout the run with Hamlin riding in third ahead of Clint Bowyer and Erik Jones.

The top two made their final trek down pit road on Lap 123 which moved Hamlin to the lead. Busch had a clean stop while Harvick was dealt a crippling blow when he was penalized for an uncontrolled tire.

Hamlin stopped a lap later which moved Harvick's Stewart Haas Racing teammate Daniel Suarez to the front. The Mexican, who finished second in last July's round at the 2.5-mile oval, led a quartet of drivers who hadn't pitted including Paul Menard, William Byron and Daniel Hemric.

Suarez stopped on Lap 134 with Menard and Byron and Hemric led three laps each before making their final stops.

Hemric's stop on Lap 140 cycled Busch back to the front with a massive three-second advantage over teammate Jones. That all changed when Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. crashed in Turn 2 on Lap 146 and brought out the yellow flag.

Busch lined up for the restart ahead of Jones with Bowyer, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin lining up behind the pair of JGR Camrys. The couple restarted cleanly while some jostling occurred behind them. Kyle Larson became a passenger when he and Clint Bowyer came together coming off Turn 1 which sent Larson into the outside wall.

Keselowski managed to move into second place but it was all for naught as Busch set sail and crossed the line 2.224 seconds ahead.

The win solidifies Joe Gibbs Racing's stronghold in the series having won nine out of 14 races.

"We've had an amazing roll this year here so far," said Busch. "We've been really doing well, and we feel like we've kind of given away a couple of wins that we thought we had a shot for, but overall, it's awesome to be able to get back to Victory Lane here. Pocono has been a struggle, but it's a lot better now."

Brad Keselowski netted his second runner up finish of the season followed by Jones. Chase Elliott was the leading Hendrick Motorsports driver in fourth while Clint Bowyer ended up fifth.

Denny Hamlin ended up where he started in sixth ahead of Team Penske's Joey Logano and SHR's Daniel Suarez.

Byron finished ninth after making a stop for tires on the final caution while of Aric Almirola.

Kevin Harvick was the lone SHR Ford Mustang outside the top ten having never recovered from his late pit miscue and finished 22nd.

Fresh off his Coca Cola 600 win, Martin Truex, Jr. saw his race cut short by a mechanical issue after just 91 laps. He finished 35th.



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