Blaney Gets First Cup Win
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Blaney has earned his first career NASCAR Cup victory by holding off Kevin Harvick down the stretch at Pocono Raceway.
Blaney was exhilarated following a frenetic final 10 laps in which he needed to pass a blocking Kyle Busch with about nine laps left. The 23-year-old Blaney won for the first time in 68 career starts, doing it without a working team radio.
Erik Jones was third, followed by Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr.
Darrell Wallace Jr. finished a lap down in 26th in the first start by a black driver in the Cup series since 2006.