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Sport Denny Hamlin turns tables on Harvick, caps Pocono doubleheader in Victory Lane

04:20  29 june  2020
04:20  29 june  2020 Source:   nascar.com

Kevin Harvick wins Saturday Cup race at Pocono

  Kevin Harvick wins Saturday Cup race at Pocono Kevin Harvick finally cashed in to earn his first career Cup win at Pocono Raceway in his 39th start at the so-called 'Tricky Triangle.'That’s the situation for Kevin Harvick, who earned his first career NASCAR Cup win in his 39th start at Pocono Raceway on Saturday.

Hamlin ’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team used a clever pit strategy to cycle out in front of Harvick during a 51-lap green-run to the finish and easily came away with the victory in The win is Hamlin ’s sixth at Pocono , tying him with Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon for the most series wins at the track.

Harvick cycled through a late-race run of green flag pit stops to emerge the leader and then held off a determined challenge from Denny Hamlin to win Saturday’s 325-mile race at Pocono – part of the track’s unique doubleheader weekend. The victory is Harvick ’s third this season – all coming in the

Denny Hamlin scooted to victory Sunday at Pocono Raceway, using some pit-strategy savvy to outrun Kevin Harvick as the NASCAR Cup Series capped a weekend doubleheader.

a car parked on the side of a road: Denny Hamlin turns tables on Harvick, caps Pocono doubleheader in Victory Lane © Jared C. Tilton Getty Images Denny Hamlin turns tables on Harvick, caps Pocono doubleheader in Victory Lane

Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota led a race-high 49 of the 140 laps in the Pocono 350. His fourth win of the season was his sixth at the 2.5-mile Pocono track and the 41st of his Cup Series career.

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Kevin Harvick, who won Saturday’s doubleheader opener, led 11 laps and finished second after starting 20th in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford after an inversion of the Saturday order to set the Sunday lineup. Hamlin was second to Harvick on Saturday, so their 1-2 finish was reversed a day later.

NASCAR Pocono 2: Denny Hamlin achieves revenge

 NASCAR Pocono 2: Denny Hamlin achieves revenge © Motorsport Images Fourth win of the season 2020 and sixth Pocono victory for Denny Hamlin The Pocono 350 - part 2 of the historic double header of the NASCAR Cup Series at the Pocono Raceway - was on Sunday was marked by a half-hour delay due to lightning, an hour-long interruption due to rain and should have been canceled almost prematurely because darkness fell.

This year's Pocono doubleheader preserves the track's two dates on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule but squeezes them into one weekend. NASCAR at Pocono results. Harvick held off a charging Denny Hamlin in the closing laps, but those were the only two drivers who had a shot at the

Kevin Harvick claimed his first ever Pocono victory in the first of two NASCAR Cup races at the Pennsylvania circuit this weekend. Harvick had relatively fresh tyres in the closing stages of the race and a comfortable lead ahead of Denny Hamlin in second.

Erik Jones, Chase Elliott and Aric Almirola finished out the top five in that order.

Sunday’s race — the second of two Cup Series events on back-to-back days — was delayed 30 minutes by lightning before the start and then for an additional 50 minutes, 50 seconds after just six laps were complete. The race didn’t resume in earnest until nearly 6:15 p.m. ET, and the laps wound down as darkness neared.

Kyle Busch crashed late in Stage 2, ending the day for the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota with a 38th-place finish. The incident pushed the defending Cup Series champion’s winless streak to 15 races to start the season.

The NASCAR Cup Series’ next race is scheduled Sunday, July 5 (4 p.m. ET, NBC, IMS, SiriusXM) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This story will be updated.

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