NASCAR at Pocono Results Highlights Denny Hamlin Claims Controversial No

NASCAR at Pocono Results, Highlights: Denny Hamlin Claims Controversial No. 7 Victory at Pocono – Sporting News

Denny Hamlin always seems to put on a show when the NASCAR Cup Series arrives at Pocono Raceway.

And yet it was the lucky No. 7 on-track win that drew the Joe Gibbs Racing star the wrath of the Tricky Triangle’s lively fanbase.

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Hamlin impressed for much of Sunday’s race and ended up passing teammates Martin Truex Jr. and Tyler Reddick to take gold in Pennsylvania.

But it was a race marred by what fans felt was an unseemly move by Hamlin. And as he made his parade down the slippery pavement, the corridors burst with poison.

The move in question was a confrontation between Hamlin and Kyle Larson. Deep in the final stage, Hamlin appeared to be making contact with Larson, who had spent much of the last two stages fighting for victory. His love tip forced the #5 car into the wall. And although at first it looked as if it had hardly suffered any damage, the devil was in the details. Larson fell from a top three race to a 21st place finish and was unable to recover as Hamlin besieged the rest of his competitors.

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“It is what it is,” Larson said after the race. β€œI won’t let it damage our friendship on track, but I’m pissed. And I feel like I should be mad.”

Hamlin was in a much happier mood at the end of the celebrations. Holding his signature Coca-Cola bottle after the race, he implied he hadn’t touched, let alone ruined, Larson. He added that the Hendrick Motorsports star is not the type to talk about aggressive driving, especially given his track record.

“In those positions you have a choice of either holding the ball wide open and hitting the fence or lifting it and running out,” said Hamlin, who was in contact with Larson’s teammate Alex Bowman early in the race. “These are choices they made… I didn’t touch them.”

Hamlin sparked a similar incident with Ross Chastain at Pocono last season.

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Love him or hate him, Hamlin is a born entertainer. And he’s made sure to express his flair for the dramatic in one of NASCAR’s most treacherous places: he’s now racked up 50 career Cup Series wins.

The Sporting News followed live updates from this year’s 400 at Pocono Raceway. Below are some of the highlights and live results from the Cup Series’ return to the Tricky Triangle.

NASCAR results at Pocono

(Official Results)

1Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Racing
2Tyler Reddick4523XI race
3Martin Truex Jr.19Joe Gibbs Racing
4Kevin Harvick4Stewart Haas Racing
5Ty Gibbs54Joe Gibbs Racing
6Christopher Bell20Joe Gibbs Racing
7Ricky Stenhouse Jr.37JTG Daugherty Racing
8thHarrison Burton21Wood Brothers Racing
9Eric Jones43Legacy Motor Club
10Chase Elliot9Hendrick Motorsports

NASCAR at Pocono live updates, highlights from the 2023 race

(All times East)

6:10 p.m.: Hamlin leads with one lap to go! Ryan Preece spins and after a while the umpires wave the yellow flag. Hamlin will secure win #50, including seven in Pocono! The crowd isn’t too happy with how things are going.

18:08: Four more rounds. Here we go! Green flag waved! Hamlin’s line is currently doing a lot of work.

6:02 p.m.: CAUTION! Hard racing from the likes of Hamlin, Larson, Truex and Harvick. But just when things get interesting, Haley falters. It looks like Larson is mad at Hamlin for competing against him. Hard contact to the point of forcing the #5 car out of its lane. Larson comes under yellow in the number 11.

5:53 p.m.: CAUTION! Bowman goes in the corner! Hamlin gave him some time to move but it looks like the No. 48 simply lost control. Bowman seems to think Hamlin ruined him, but the No. 11 had no contact with the No. 48.

5:52 p.m.: Hamlin falls away. First it’s Larson vs. Truex. Larson is currently winning the fight.

5:51 p.m.: 13 more laps and we’re back in the green! Larson and Hamlin set the pace!

5:46 p.m.: Lots of cars pit with the focus apparently being on the tyres: numerous four tire stops to freshen things up.

5:44 p.m.: LaJoie, Almirola and Gilliland made their way to the pit lane. That will put Larson back on top.

5:42 p.m.: CAUTION! Chase Briscoe spins around! Ty Dillon grabs him from behind and sends him pounding towards the wall. That looked very intentional.

5:36 p.m.: Larson still held up well among cars that had enough fuel to make it to the finish line. However, Hamlin and Truex are not too far behind. Larson and Hamlin with two new tires; Truex has four. It will be a tough comeback for the No. 19, although he should certainly have better traction than his peers.

5:27 p.m.: Larson will eventually fight for the lead. He is currently in tenth place but all nine cars in front of him need refueling before the end of the race.

5:22 p.m.: Pit stops are underway as the final stage has 40 laps to go. Truex retains the lead but is ousted when he makes his way to this force.

5:13 p.m.: It is not entirely clear whether Reddick is responsible for the accident. However, one person is not on his side: Richard Childress. Apparently the boss isn’t happy with car #45.

5:07 p.m.: And Dillon throws his helmet at his former teammate Reddick!

5:05 p.m.: CAUTION! It’s Dillion again! He lands in the wall at Turn 1. Hard contact with the outer wall. The No. 3 is in ruins. Dillon is not happy at all.

4:44 p.m.: Bell’s caution gets Larson in trouble. His fuel is dangerously low. He might have enough to reach the end of the stage. But that’s no guarantee. Even then, he would still have to cover a few miles to get to the pit lane. Could be a difficult time for the No.5.

4:42 p.m.: CAUTION! Bell turns! He can do evil all by himself. He was in P11 in the corner. Sixth warning of the day.

4:32 p.m.: The guys in front are on their way to the pit lane. 14 laps left in Stage 2. That puts Larson and Harvick in the lead.

4:21 p.m.: Wallace to the pits.

4:18 p.m.: Allmendinger to the pit road. It will be interesting to see if other drivers try their luck soon.

4:16 p.m.: It’s been a strong run for Ty Gibbs, who is third in stage two with 31 laps to go. The rookie has been a fixture in and around the top 10 all season. But could he claim his first Cup Series win?

4:10 p.m.: Kyle Busch pushes hard. However, he may have been a little overzealous: when trying to get around the corner, he almost brushes against the wall. Not a great day for the No. 8.

4:08 p.m.: Cindric waves to Stenhouse, leading to a minor confrontation between the #2 and the #47. You will have to pay attention to that. Logano retired after failing to reach the pit lane.

4:05 p.m.: Cindric fails to get off the ground. There is no momentum for the #2 car. He’s dropped to 15th place.

4:03 p.m.: Back to green! Let’s hope we get through Turn 1 without any problems! Byron and Bell lead the charge.

4:00 p.m.: Suarez retired from today’s race. Another disheartening run for the Trackhouse star, who is almost certain to fall further down as his playoff hopes quickly fade.

3:50 p.m.: CAUTION! It happens again! The restart of the race brings another warning, this time thanks to Larson. Christopher Bell gives Larson a late push and sends the back of car #5 into the wall!

3:40 p.m.: CAUTION! This time it’s Austin Dillon spinning around after a slight touch at Turn 1. Things get wild in the Tricky Triangle.

3:34 p.m.: CAUTION! Rebooting gets hectic! Logano and Daniel Suarez leave laundry on the track after spinning at Turn 1. Logano has four flat tires while Suarez – sitting right on the cut line – looks like he could really be in danger of breaking out in the race.

3:21 p.m.: Steady stream of cars pour into pit lane after Larson exits circuit. However, Logano will remain in front. Playoff contenders Allmendinger, McDowell and Wallace will stay with him for stage points.

3:18 p.m.: Difficult start for Corey LaJoie, who is P35 after a flat tire early in stage one. The Spire Motorsports driver started the day P12 and had high hopes for his chances. However, things are not looking very good now.

3:15 p.m.: Logano still holds its own at the top of the track. We’re just eight laps from the end of stage one. Except for Yeley’s wreck everything was pretty clean.

3:06 p.m.: At the restart of the race, Joey Logano races to the front. Kyle Larson was second followed by pole winner Byron. Wallace falls quickly. He dropped to 13th place.

2:55 p.m.: CAUTION! The first canary emblem of the day was waved after JJ Yeley spun into the inside barrier. Had pretty big contact with the bunker.

2:52 p.m.: Three laps later and not much carnage so far. Ty Gibbs made light contact with the wall in a turn. But it was pretty quiet. Byron and Truex are still ahead. Wallace improved four places to P6.

2:50 p.m.: At Pocono we are green! William Byron and Martin Truex Jr. lead from the front!

2:40 p.m.: There are about 10 minutes left until the green flag is raised. Driver commands are read out. In the words of Marvin Gaye, “Let’s Get It On.”

2:20 p.m.: There have been a lot of collisions in Pocono’s dirty history. Drivers need to be aware of how difficult the Tricky Triangle can be.

14:00 clock: Close race at the Equator with Bubba Wallace and Michael McDowell fighting to the death on final playoff plans.

1:20 p.m.: For the first time in a long time it looks like a Cup Series race will not be held at a track that will be significantly affected by rain. Oh joy!

What channel is NASCAR racing on today?

  • TV channel: United States (United States) | TSN5 (Canada)
  • Live broadcast: Peacock, Fubo

The 400 airs on the USA Network in the United States. Canadian viewers can follow the action on TSN5.

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Veteran broadcaster Rick Allen will direct NBC’s coverage and serve as lap-by-lap announcer of the race. He will be joined at the booth by Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Steve Letarte.

Fans can watch the film online through Peacock or Fubo who offer a free trial.