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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

Denny Hamlin holds on at Homestead-Miami for 40th Cup Series win

  Denny Hamlin holds on at Homestead-Miami for 40th Cup Series win Denny Hamlin scored his third NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Sunday with a sweeping performance in the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. RELATED: Unofficial race results Hamlin led a race-best 137 of the 267 laps on the 1.5-mile Florida track. His Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota was .895 seconds ahead at […]Hamlin led a race-best 137 of the 267 laps on the 1.5-mile Florida track. His Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota was .895 seconds ahead at the drop of the checkered flag, securing his third win at Homestead and the 40th of his Cup Series career.

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.

RELATED: Unofficial race results | Stage recaps

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 at Pocono live race updates, results, highlights from Saturday

  NASCAR at Pocono live race updates, results, highlights from Saturday Saturday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway is the first in a two-day doubleheader.The last time the NASCAR Cup Series raced on back-to-back days was in August of 1971, but the events took place at two different tracks — the first at Columbia Speedway in Columbia, S.C., and second at Hickory Speedway in Hickory, N.C.

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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The Action Network specializes in providing sports betting insights/analytics and is a content partner with NASCAR. Check out more NASCAR betting analysis here. The first-ever IndyCar and NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader takes place this weekend with Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, followed by the Cup Series’ Big Machine […]Indianapolis is very unique, with Pocono Raceway its closest comp on the current Cup Series schedule.

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