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Hamlin leads Joe Gibbs racing to Poconos sweep
Elliott’s early exit continues summer slump
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Denny Hamlin led a trio of Toyotas across the finish line of the Gander RV 400 at Poconos Super Speedway on Sunday as Joe Gibbs racing swept the top three spots for the second time this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the first being the season opener at Daytona. “I’m so proud of the whole team for putting me on a great strategy there, pit stops, everything.” Hamlin said. “This was a perfect team effort this weekend. We really identified our weaknesses from the first race, and we went to work as a driver and a team, and I think we’re better for it.” Hamlin didn’t make his move to the front until lap 131 of a scheduled 163, but once he gained the front-row view he held on for the final 32 laps to win his third checkered flag of the year by a slim margin over teammates Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr.