Results, points report from Pocono Cup race
Denny Hamlin scored his third victory of the season, holding off the field in an overtime finish Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
Hamlin was followed by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr. It was the second time this season that JGR has taken the top three spots in a Cup race. JGR also went 1-2-3 in the Daytona 500 won by Hamlin. William Byron and Kyle Larson completed the top five Sunday. Both Byron (inspection failure) and Larson (backup car) started from the back of the field.
Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman hold the final two playoff spots with 532 points each. Seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson is 12 points behind them. Daniel Suarez is 31 points behind Bowyer and Newman.
Joey Logano remains the points leader. He entered the race with a three-point lead on Kyle Busch and now leads Busch by six points.