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Last Lap Pass at Pocono Gives Kyle Busch 100th Truck Win for KBM

Kyle Busch passed Corey Heim on the last lap at Pocono Raceway to score his second NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win of the season. This is Busch’s 64th career win and the 100th team win for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

Heim led the race after a restart with five laps to go, and Busch waited until the final two turns to pounce. Coming out of turn 1. Busch used the draft and made the pass on Heim in turn 2 to drive away to the win.

Heim finished second to add to his regular season points lead, while Taylor Gray scored a career best finish of third. Christopher Bell and Grant Enfinger completed the top five.

Ty Majeski, Christian Eckes, Dean Thompson, Ben Rhodes and Matt DiBenedetto rounded out the top 10.

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“I mean [100] it’s pretty cool.” Busch told FS1 after the race. “We’ve been around for a long time, not as long as others, obviously, they’ve withstood a little bit longer. It’s been fun, just a great ride, obviously, this Silverado was really fast.”

Nick Sanchez led the field to the green flag in the 60-lap race via his fourth pole of the season. On lap 3, Tanner Gray hit the wall hard in turn 1 to bring out the first caution of the race. Zane Smith took the lead on the restart at lap 8 and won stage 1 from there.

During stage 2, Busch made the pass on Smith to take the lead before pitting with three laps to go in the stage. Smith stayed out to sweep the first two stages of the race.

The field shuffled as those who did not pit before the end of stage 2 came to pit road for the beginning of stage 3. Corey Heim and Busch first battled for the lead at the start of the stage, and Heim went to the point for the first time in the race.

A lap 45 crash ended the day for Jake Garcia after pole-sitter Sanchez got loose below him, and field was reset for another restart.

The ensuing restart on lap 51 led to a big wreck in turn 1, as Carson Hocevar got loose and made contact with Kaz Grala. Austin Hill, Smith, Ross Chastain and Stewart Friesen all suffered heavy damage from the accident, which led to a red flag.

Heim had led most of the final stage and kept the lead on the restart with five laps to go until Busch patiently waited to make his move for the win on the last lap.

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The Craftsman Truck Series returns to Richmond Raceway on Saturday, July 29. You can watch the race at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1.

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