Even though the early call of the race deprived Stewart of a chance to win, he wished the best for Buescher during the red-flag period. I hope it works out for him right now." For Buescher, the long, tense wait for NASCAR to call the event was well worth it."He's a good kid and an XFINITY champion (2015)," Stewart said during the red-flag period. "It was stressful," said Buescher, who lost a lap because of a pit road speeding penalty on Lap 94 and regained it as the highest-scored lapped car under caution on Lap 109.I can't thank all these guys at Furniture Row Racing enough. I knew we had the team and knew we had what it took. Crew chief Cole Pearn got his first career win as a Cup crew chief and received congratulations along pit road from team owner Rick Hendrick, Jimmie Johnson crew chief Chad Knaus and many other notables. COME ON, MAN: On a restart with 22 laps to go, AJ Allmendinger got loose while battling Ryan Newman and scooted up the track, tagging Newman's left rear and sending him spinning. TOP FIVE: Kevin Harvick finished second, Johnson third, Joey Logano fourth and Kurt Busch fifth. Newman crashed into the wall, spoiling what seemed like a sure top-10 result. The Blue Route passes through suburban areas, while the Northeast Extension predominantly runs through rural areas of mountains and farmland, with development closer to Philadelphia and in the Lehigh Valley and the Wyoming Valley.
The Northeast Extension was built between 19 and was originally projected to continue past Clarks Summit to the New York border; however, I-81 was built between these two points instead.
GOOD DAY GONE BAD: Brad Keselowski was in the top five when he made contact with Brett Moffitt under green with just more than 30 laps left.
The incident brought out a caution and required Keselowski to spend extended time on pit road.
While proposed as early as 1929, the construction of the Mid-County Expressway did not begin until 1967 and was not completed until 1992 due to massive community and environmental opposition during the freeway revolts of the 1960s and 1970s, leading The Philadelphia Inquirer to dub it "the most costly, most bitterly opposed highway in Pennsylvania history." In order to get the route through Delaware County, it was built with many environmental compromises such as a parkway design and four lanes south of the Pennsylvania Route 3 interchange.
The Mid-County Expressway received its "Blue Route" nickname from the chosen route through Delaware County on planning maps on which it was differentiated from the other proposed routes by its color.