Harvick holds off late Hamlin charge to win
Kevin Harvick held off a late charge from Denny Hamlin to win the NASCAR Cup race at Pocono on Saturday as the stock car series got back on the track after a turbulent week. Harvick, 44, had won at every track except Pocono in NASCAR’s current rotation, but he’d come up short in 38 prior appearances at Pocono in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
The 2014 series champion won his third race for StewartHaas Racing this season. Saturday’s race was the first of two scheduled this weekend as NASCAR seeks to get the focus back on racing after a week that opened with a federal investigation into a noose found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace.