Kurt Busch was the winner at the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, edging out St. Louis native Rusty Wallace, who finished in second place. It was Busch’s second win of the season and he remained in fifth place in the points standings. Wallace, who hasn’t won yet this season, notched his seventh top-five finish and is still in fourth place in points.
Columbia native, Carl Edwards, finished in fourth place on Sunday, to get his sixth top-five finish and his eighth top-ten finish. Joplin’s Jamie McMurray earned 134 points with his 11th place finish. Edwards and McMurray are the top two drivers, who are outside of the qualifying for the cup race.
To qualify for the championship, drivers must either be in the top ten in points or within 400 points of the leader after 26 races. After 20 races, McMurray is 436 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson, but just nine points in back of Dale Jarrett, who currently holds the 10th spot. Edwards is in 12th and trails Johnson by 439 and Jarrett by 12.
St. Louis native Mike Wallace finished 29th on Sunday, and Ken Schrader of Fenton was 31st.