LONG POND, PA - JULY 30: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Caramel Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton's 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 30, 2017 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Former champion ends winless streak and secures a playoff berth at Pocono


Despite being near the top of the standings in points, it's been a frustrating year for Kyle Busch.

Entering Sunday's Overton's 400 at Pocono Raceway, Busch hadn't won in his last 36 races even though he was second in most laps led this season. That streak ended Sunday as he finally broke through and won at Pocono.

Busch took the lead from Kevin Harvick late and never looked back.

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Busch said sarcastically after the race he "never thought this day would happen," and he said it is a great day for his team and all of his fans.

Busch led for 74 of the 160 laps, and it was Toyota's 100th win in the Cup Series.

Harvick finished second, and Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five.

Only five races remain in the regular season, and the next is on Sunday at Watkins Glen International at 3 p.m. ET.

(h/t NBC Sports)