LONG POND, Pa. — Kyle Busch’s streak of perfection in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway continued in the second stage of the Overton’s 150, as he led every lap to double up on stage wins.
Busch, who took two tires on his first pit stop, held off a tenacious restart by Ryan Truex to hold the point on the outside of the Tunnel Turn and went on to a one-second margin at the green-checkered flag.
Saturday marked the fifth time one driver has swept the first two stages of a Truck race this season, with Busch accounting for three of those occurrences (Kansas, Charlotte, Pocono).
In both of Busch’s prior stage sweeps in the Truck Series, he went on to win the race.
Truex capitalized on the restart with five laps complete in the second stage to take and hold on to the runner-up spot, chased all the way by Bell and his four tires in third.
Ben Rhodes and Chase Briscoe crossed the line fourth and fifth, respectively.
John Hunter Nemechek, Kaz Grala, Stewart Friesen, Austin Cindric and T.J. Bell completed the points-scoring drivers in the top 10.
Several drivers took advantage of pitting prior to the two-to-go mark in the stage in an attempt to gain track position for the start of the final stage, including Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter, who were running in points-paying spots prior to their planned final pit stops.
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