Denny Hamlin wins 50th NASCAR Cup Race, Sets Pocono Record

Denny Hamlin Wins 50th NASCAR Cup Race, Sets Pocono Record

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Denny Hamlin won his 50th NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, July 23, 2023, at Pocono Raceway. Hamlin passed Kyle Larson on a late restart and held on to win the race, becoming the all-time winningest driver at Pocono.

Hamlin started the race from the pole position and led for 49 laps. He was passed by Larson with 10 laps to go, but Hamlin was able to get back by Larson on the final restart.

The win is Hamlin’s second of the 2023 season and his 50th overall. He is now tied with Jimmie Johnson for 19th on the all-time wins list.

Hamlin’s win was also a big moment for his team, Joe Gibbs Racing. JGR has now won 11 races this season, the most of any team in the Cup Series.

Hamlin is still looking for his first NASCAR Cup Series championship. He has finished as the runner-up three times, most recently in 2010.

Here are some other details about the race:

  • The race was 400 laps long.
  • There were 12 cautions for 62 laps.
  • The average speed was 152.44 mph.

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