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Pocono, Iowa winners and losers

See which Cup Series drivers were among the winners and which ones were among the losers after the dust settled at Pocono Raceway.


Joe Gibbs Racing — Scores its second 1-2-3 finish fo the season. The other 1-2-3 finish the team had this year was in the Daytona 500. Denny Hamlin won both of those races. Erik Jones was second at Pocono for this third consecutive top-three finish. Martin Truex Jr. placed third.

Kyle Larson — Weekend started poorly when he wrecked in practice on Friday and ended with him placing fifth in a backup car. It is his third top-five finish in the last five races.

Daniel Hemric — His seventh-place finish was best result since placing a career-best fifth at Talladega in April.

Chase Briscoe — He scored his first Xfinity win of the season this past weekend at Iowa.


Chase Elliott — You wonder if it can get worse and it can. Elliott crashed and finished last at Pocono. He has finished 20th or worse in four of the last six races. He has not had a top-10 finish in the last seven races.

David Ragan — It has been a rough month for Ragan, who has finished no better than 29th in the last four races.

Stewart Friesen — Crash on the first lap of the Truck race at Pocono left him with a last-place finish. He holds the final playoff spot with two races to go. He leads Harrison Burton by 13 points.