Denny Hamlin Gets Overtime Win at Pocono

Denny Hamlin scored his fifth win at Pocono Raceway, and third of the season, in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander RV 400. Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr. followed Hamlin across the finish line for the JGR sweep of the top three spots.

It all came down to an overtime finish when Josh Bilicki brought out a late caution when he came to a stop on the backstretch. As he was nursing fuel, Hamlin got a great jump on the final restart of the day and once he cleared the field heading into the tunnel turn it was smooth sailing for the Daytona 500 winner to put win number three on the board.

Hamlin’s five Pocono wins are tied with how many he’s won at Martinsville…His 34 wins rank 23rd all-time and fourth among active drivers…It was the 168th win for Joe Gibbs Racing..

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– story by Pete Pistone
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Top 10 Drivers in the Standings as of 7/28/2019

1. Joey Logano @ 824 points
2. Kyle Busch (-6)
3. Kevin Harvick (-85)
4. Denny Hamlin (-102)
5. Martin Truex, Jr. (-123)
6. Brad Keselowski (-129)
7. Kurt Busch (-174)
8. Chase Elliott (-208)
9. Aric Almirola (-210)
10. Ryan Blaney (-225)

For the complete driver standings, please visit the official page on nascar.com.