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Kahne wins Sprint Cup race at Pocono


August 04. 2013 11:18PM

By - jerzar@civitasmedia.com - (570) 991-6394




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Lap highlights from Kasey Kahne’s victory in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway.


LAP 1 — Three-car pile-up in turn one as Juan Pablo Montoya clips the rear of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Matt Kenseth is also involved.


LAP 5 — Restart with Jimmie Johnson leading. Stenhouse Jr. is the only driver off the track.


LAP 14 — Caution as Denny Hamlin hits the wall.


LAP 16 — Several drivers pit under caution. Johnson and a few other frontrunners stay out and Johnson leads when the race resumes.


LAP 17 — Joe Nemechek is the first start-and-park driver off the track.


LAP 35 — Johnson pits under green, surrendering the lead to Brad Keselowski.


LAP 40 — Kurt Busch has the lead followed by Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon. Johnson, who is on another put sequence, is 18th but working through the field.


LAP 47 — Johnson is back out front as drivers cycle through green-flag pit stops. Kenseth is assessed a penalty for speeding on pit road.


LAP 53 — Caution as David Gilliland hits the wall. After pitting under yellow, Keselowski has the lead followed by Kahne and Gordon. Keselowski didn’t pit while Johnson pitted and took four tires.


LAP 57 — Restart with Keselowski leading. Johnson is 13th. Tony Stewart was 15th, but penalized for being too fast on pit road and starts at the rear of the field.


LAP 75 — Johnson shreds his right front tire coming out of turn one and slaps the wall. He was leading at the time.


LAP 82 — Restart just past the midway point with Kahne leading followed by Keselowski, Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ryan Newman. Johnson is on pit road several times for repairs and is in 28th.


LAP 94 — Kakne leads Keselowski after a good battle for first. Gordon is third. Johnson hasn’t picked up any positions and is still 28th.


LAP 95 — Caution as David Stremme has a right tire go down and hits the wall.


LAP 99 — Restart with Martin Truex Jr. leading. Kahne is second followed by the Busch brothers — Kurt and Kyle. Truex Jr. was the only lead-lap car not to put during the caution period.


LAP 102 — Caution as Aric Almirola hits the wall. Another tire issue, this time on the right rear. Truex Jr. has to pit since he is on another pit strategy and surrenders the lead to Kahne. Kahne and others don’t pit.


LAP 109 — After a brief green-flag segment, there’s another caution as Danica Patrick spins and collects Jeff Burton and Paul Menard.


LAP 120 — Kahne starting to pull away from Kyle Busch.


LAP 123 — Kahne had a 4.2-second lead over Kurt Busch. No one else is within five seconds of Kahne.


LAP 130 — Kahne and the rest of the top drivers begin their final green-flag stops. All take four tires.


LAP 137 — Green-flag stops cycle around. Kahne is back out front with a lead of nearly five seconds over Earnhardt Jr.


LAP 148 — A caution for debris erases Kahen’s 7.6-second lead over Gordon.


LAP 153 — Two laps after the restart Gordon passes Kahne for the lead.


LAP 155 — Caution as Matt Kenseth spins in turn two.


LAP 158 — On the restart Kahne passes Gordon in turn two.


LAP 160 — Kahne holds on for his second victory of the season.




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