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Joe Gibbs Racing declined to attraction the penalties levied by NASCAR that stripped Denny Hamlin of his Pocono Raceway victory and price Kyle Busch his runner-up end. The win was awarded to Chase Elliott.
Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota and Busch’s No. 18 Toyota each flunked postrace inspection Sunday night time when NASCAR discovered points in each automobiles that affected the aerodynamics. JGR had till Monday afternoon to file a proper attraction of the disqualifications. Joe Gibbs Racing didn’t instantly say why it declined to attraction the infractions.
Hamlin was the primary Cup winner to be disqualified since April 17, 1960, when Emanuel Zervakis’ victory at Wilson Speedway in North Carolina was thrown out due to an outsized gasoline tank.
Elliott completed in third place and was awarded the win with out the Hendrick Motorsports driver ever main a lap in his No. 9 Chevrolet.
Hamlin was stripped of his third Cup Sequence win of the season and a track-record seventh at Pocono.