2020 NASCAR Cup Pocono 350 Sunday race results

Denny Hamlin avenged his NASCAR Cup Series defeat by Kevin Harvick on Saturday to win Sunday’s Pocono 350.

The 350-mile race was the second leg of the Cup Series double-header at Pocono.

Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driver Hamlin executed a long-haul fuel strategy plan in the final stage that meant he spent less time in pit road, as Stewart-Haas Ford’s Harvick got stuck in traffic in the crucial final run. Erik Jones made a late surge to finish third, while Chase Elliott and Aric Almirola rounded out the top five.

Kurt Busch won Stage 1, after a fierce duel with Ryan Blaney was disrupted by Jimmie Johnson, who was battling to ensure he’d get his lap back at the stage break on a strategy gamble. Blaney suffered a big slide, and was forced to settle for second.

Brad Keselowski won Stage 2, ahead of Almirola, in a two-lap shootout after a series of late yellows. The last of these for for Chris Buescher spinning and almost taking out Bubba Wallace.

The shock news from this stage was Kyle Busch crashing out with nine laps to go, wrecking on the exit of Turn 2 after contact from Blaney as they were racing hard for position and came up to lap Garrett Smithley. Following the incident, Busch declined to discuss it with reporters as his view would “come across in a bad way”.

The race was delayed by weather, as lightning in the vicinity sent the cars to pit road after a handful of laps. After a further delay for rain showers, the race restarted and ran for its full duration into the evening, despite fears that it might have to end early due to a lack of daylight.

Big wrecks for Michael McDowell and Christopher Bell took them out of the race in Stage 1 and 2 respectively.

Pos#DriverManufacturerLapsTimeLaps Led
111 Denny HamlinToyota140 49
24 Kevin HarvickFord1403.068 11
320 Erik JonesToyota14016.756  
49 Chase ElliottChevrolet14023.298  
510 Aric AlmirolaFord14025.305 4
621 Matt DiBenedettoFord14025.656  
724 William ByronChevrolet14027.621  
814 Clint BowyerFord14028.385  
988 Alex BowmanChevrolet14028.388  
1019 Martin Truex Jr.Toyota14028.499 5
112 Brad KeselowskiFord14029.551 13
1242 Matt KensethChevrolet14032.658  
131 Kurt BuschChevrolet14034.658 35
143 Austin DillonChevrolet14045.599  
1547 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Chevrolet14047.996  
1648 Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet14050.622  
1741 Cole CusterFord14053.460  
186 Ryan NewmanFord1391 lap  
1938 John Hunter NemechekFord1391 lap  
2043 Bubba WallaceChevrolet1391 lap  
2132 Corey LajoieFord1391 lap  
2212 Ryan BlaneyFord1391 lap 21
2313 Ty DillonChevrolet1391 lap  
2422 Joey LoganoFord1391 lap  
2537 Ryan PreeceChevrolet1391 lap 1
2696 Daniel SuarezToyota1391 lap  
2715 Brennan PooleChevrolet1382 laps  
2827 J.J. YeleyFord1382 laps  
2966 Timmy HillToyota1373 laps  
3077 James DavisonChevrolet1364 laps  
3100 Quin HouffChevrolet1364 laps  
3253 Garrett SmithleyChevrolet1364 laps  
3351 Joey GaseFord1364 laps  
347 Josh BilickiChevrolet1364 laps  
358 Tyler ReddickChevrolet1355 laps  
3617 Chris BuescherFord1355 laps  
3778 B.J. McLeodChevrolet1337 laps  
3818 Kyle BuschToyota7466 laps 2
3995 Christopher BellToyota39101 laps  
4034 Michael McDowellFord15125 laps  

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