Hamlin wins for sixth-time at Pocono

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Denny Hamlin won the Pocono 350 on Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. One day after finishing second during the Pocono Organics 325, Hamlin was able to tame the tricky triangle.

This is Hamlin’s fourth win of the season. And the third win since the May 17th restart due to the coronavirus outbreak.

FedEx Ground Toyota driver Denny Hamlin celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 350
Denny Hamlin celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 350 (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The Chesterfield, Virginia native now has 10 wins over the last 51 races. This is his 41st NASCAR Cup Series win

The FedEx driver now has six career wins in the Cup Series at Pocono. He has won at the track the last two seasons.

With the six wins, he is now tied with Jeff Gordon for the most wins at the track.

“It’s awesome,” Hamlin said. “I think that’s the most wins I’ve got at any track now. It’s hard to believe because we went through such a dry spell there kind of the middle of my career.  We’ve just been on a run here lately.  Our cars have been really good.  

“Chris [Gabehart, Crew Chief] has been doing a phenomenal job on his side of things.  I feel like I’ve been doing okay on my side.  Any time you have something like that happen, you’re going to have great success.

Hamlin defeated Kevin Harvick by 3.068 seconds. These two drivers reversed the finishing order of Saturday’s race. Erik Jones finished in third place.

This was the first-time that NASCAR had two Cup Series events at the same track on the same weekend.

Hamlin led a race-high 49 laps, while Kurt Busch also had 35 laps led. Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Aric Almirola, and Kyle Busch led laps at the 2.5-mile track.

Three drivers did not finish the race. This list includes Ky. Busch, Christopher Bell and Michael McDowell.

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