Chase Elliott is halfway leader at Pocono with Kyle Busch a close second


Chase Elliott is halfway home to what potentially may be his first career Sprint Cup win.

Elliott leads Monday’s rain-rescheduled Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway. He’s led 15 of the first 80 laps.

Kyle Busch is running second, followed by Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson.

Kenseth has led the most laps thus far (31).

Pole sitter Brad Keselowski is back in 17th position (due primarily to a penalty for illegal body modification during a pit stop), while teammate and outside pole-sitter Joey Logano is running one spot ahead in 16th.

Matt DiBenedetto was involved in three incidents in the first 58 laps. He had two spins and also ran into Martin Truex Jr.’s car on pit road.

DiBenedetto’s car was towed off the track after the Lap 58 incident.

Brian Scott also spun on Lap 22 and hasn’t been back on-track since. He’s scored in 40th (last).