Denny Hamlin Wins Again
He Wins For 6th Time At Pocono
Hamlin raced to his fourth victory of the season -- and sixth at Pocono -- to cap a wild, marathon day of racing at the track, with three NASCAR races and a near-darkness Cup finish. Pocono doesn't have lights -- but the pit road numbers were lit up and glowed as Hamlin took the checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Hamlin had a late vibration in his No. 11 Toyota on Saturday that hindered his attempt to catch Harvick down the stretch. About 25 hours later, Hamlin surged past Harvick and built a nearly three-second lead; Harvick's serious run at the victory slowed because of a loose wheel.
The Daytona 500 champion won the finale of the first NASCAR tripleheader at one track. The race was delayed by lightning and rain, as much a part of Pocono as a JGR driver taking the checkered flag. Gibbs' roster has six of the past seven winners at the 2-plus-mile tri-oval track.
Hamlin has 41 career victories to move to 19th on NASCAR’s career list.
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