Denny Hamlin Scores 7th Pocono Win In NASCAR Cup

Denny Hamlin recorded his record seventh win at Pocono Raceway.

Hamlin said "nothing more than to come out ahead after a tough, respectable duel in the fiery final moments with Kyle Larson."

On July 23, a year after being out of first place, Hamlin returned to winning ways.

Hamlin holds the record for most wins at the track with seven.

Hamlin said, "I'm not here to defend anything." "How can you ruin someone you don't touch?"

Hamlin also gave Toyota its 600th NASCAR victory.

For the second year in a row, Hamlin passed Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon for most wins at the tri-oval track.

"It was a bitter disappointment for us last year," said team boss Gibbs. "Hopefully that will not happen today and we will observe."