Busch Wires First Stage Of Pocono Truck Race

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Kyle Busch won the first stage of Saturday’s Overton’s 150 at Pocono Raceway. (NASCAR photo)

LONG POND, Pa. — Kyle Busch dominated the opening stage of Saturday’s Overton’s 150, leading the entirety of the 15-lap dash to notch his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stage win of the season.

Busch passed polesitter Ben Rhodes on the outside of the Tunnel Turn (Turn 2) and took off from the field, opening up a one-second gap in less than five laps and taking the green-checkered flag nearly three seconds clear of teammate Christopher Bell.

Bell passed Rhodes at the mid-point of the stage and ended up as the best of the series regulars in second, while Rhodes hung on for third at the stage break ahead of Ryan Truex and Matt Crafton.

Toyota Tundras swept the top five positions in the opening stage.

Chase Briscoe was the highest-running Ford driver in sixth, followed by the Chevrolet of John Hunter Nemechek in seventh.

Noah Gragson, Grant Enfinger and Kaz Grala completed the points-scoring drivers in the top 10.

Johnny Sauter, who started last due to unapproved adjustments before the green flag, charged up to 11th in just 15 laps.


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