Denny Hamlin won the Pocono 400 on Sunday, July 24, 2023, becoming the all-time winningest driver at the track with his sixth victory. Hamlin led 104 laps in the race, which was halted for two rain delays totaling more than two hours. He passed Kyle Busch with 10 laps to go to take the lead for good.
Hamlin’s win came in his 200th start at Pocono. He is now tied with Jeff Gordon for the most wins at any track in NASCAR Cup Series history. Hamlin also became the first driver to win three Pocono races in a single season since Gordon did it in 1999.
Hamlin’s win was also his third of the season, and it moved him into second place in the Cup Series standings. He is now 14 points behind leader Martin Truex Jr.
The Pocono 400 was a close race throughout, with several drivers swapping the lead. Busch led the most laps with 115, but he was unable to hold off Hamlin in the end.
Hamlin’s win was a major victory for Joe Gibbs Racing. The team has struggled this season, but Hamlin’s win is a sign that they are starting to turn things around.
The Pocono 400 was a thrilling race, and Hamlin’s win was a fitting conclusion. He is now the all-time winningest driver at Pocono, and he is one of the hottest drivers in NASCAR right now.