More Pocono Magic For Hamlin

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Denny Hamlin continued his mastery of Pocono Raceway scoring his fourth career Sprint Cup Series win at the 2.5-mile track when he took the checkered flag in Sunday's Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500.

Hamlin stayed in front on a green-white-checkered finish as a huge crash broke out on the backstretch. Kasey Kahne ran into the infield grass racing with teammate AJ Allmendinger and slid up the track where he was rammed by Mark Martin and others, the impact send Kahne's No. 9 Ford up on top of the wall before sliding back down across the track.

By the time the melee ended a dozen cars were involved in the accident including Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle, Marcos Ambrose and Ryan Newman.

While that was happening it was Hamlin streaking across the finish line for his fourth victory of the season.

"We just flat out drove through those guys," Hamlin said. "It was similar to what our win was last year and it was just a great car. The best it was all day was that last run."

Hamlin's Joe Gibb Racing teammate Kyle Busch finished second for his second top five in 11 starts at Pocono.

"I did the best I could," Busch said. "I went from about an F at knowing how to get around here today to about an A, and an A didn't get it done."

Tony Stewart, who was the defending race winner, finished third for his first top of the season since finishing second at Bristol in March.

The last lap accident wasn't the only fireworks of the race, which was delayed nearly two hours by a rainstorm that hit the track just before the scheduled green flag. Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano, who were involved in a controversial Nationwide race incident at Bristol earlier this year, made contact while racing for a top five spot in the closing stages of the race which set off a war of words.

Logano's car spun out in turn four after the contact and although he rallied for a 13th place finish, the sophomore driver was fuming when the race ended.

He parked his car on pit road and attempted to confront Harvick but was swept up in a sea of crew members and both teams converged to the scene.

Harvick, who went on to finish fourth, maintained the incident was unintentional.

"I just got in there and we wound up getting together," Harvick said. "It was just two cars going for the same space."

Jimmie Johnson started 25th and finished fifth.

Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton, Juan Pablo Montoya, Clint Bowyer and Allmendinger completed the top ten finishers.

The Sprint Cup Series now heads to Michigan International Speedway next Sunday.

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