Who won the NASCAR race yesterday? Complete results for Homestead race

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The driver who won the NASCAR race yesterday now has three victories in 2020, the most of any driver in the Cup Series.

Denny Hamlin passed Chase Elliott with 29 laps to go and never relinquished his lead. Elliott pressured Hamlin in the closing laps but scraped the wall, allowing the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota a chance to cruise to the win. It marked the 40th victory of Hamlin's Cup Series career.

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Elliott held on to finish second, just ahead of Ryan Blaney, Tyler Reddick and Aric Almirola. Reddick's fourth-place finish combined with teammate Austin Dillon's seventh-place finish made for a great night for Richard Childress racing. Similarly surprising was rookie Christopher Bell's eighth-place finish ahead of William Byron and Brad Keselowski.

Below are the complete results from Sunday's race at Homestead, which was delayed by weather (rain once and then lightning twice) multiple times.

Who won the NASCAR race at Homestead?

Hamlin's win Sunday marked his third career Cup Series victory at Homestead, breaking a tie with teammate Kyle Busch for the most at the track among active drivers.

Hamlin also won the first two stages Sunday.

The win was somewhat predictable considering how good Joe Gibbs Racing has been since NASCAR's return to live action last month (even though Hamlin one of only two JGR drivers who have won in 2020).

Through the first four races, the four Gibbs teams had an average finish of 24.5 and didn’t crack the top 10. But going into the Homestead race, in the seven races back, their average finish has been 7.86, with a 20th-place effort at Bristol being the only result outside the top 10.

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NASCAR at Homestead results

Hamlin benefited from what became a race that featured long runs. Elliott had good long-run speed, too, but just not enough.

The two favorites entering Sunday's race, Kevin Harvick, struggled uncharacteristically. Harvick had issues on pit road that snowballed into a nightmare of a race, and Truex simply didn't have enough speed to compete.

Below are the complete results from Sunday's Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Pos.

Driver

1

Denny Hamlin

2

Chase Elliott

3

Ryan Blaney

4

Tyler Reddick

5

Aric Almirola

6

Kyle Busch

7

Austin Dillon

8

Christopher Bell

9

William Byron

10

Brad Keselowski

11

Clint Bowyer

12

Martin Truex Jr.

13

Bubba Wallace

14

Matt DiBenedetto

15

Michael McDowell

16

Jimmie Johnson

17

Kurt Busch

18

Alex Bowman

19

John Hunter Nemechek

20

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

21

Erik Jones

22

Cole Custer

23

Chris Buescher

24

Ryan Preece

25

Matt Kenseth

26

Kevin Harvick

27

Joey Logano

28

Ty Dillon

29

Corey LaJoie

30

Ryan Newman

31

Daniel Suarez

32

Brennan Poole

33

Quin Houff

34

Timmy Hill

35

BJ McLeod

36

Joey Gase

37

Josh Bilicki

38

JJ Yeley

Time of race (not including red flags): 3 hours, 8 minutes, 6 seconds

Average speed: 127.751 mph

22 Cole Custer

Margin of victory: 0.985 seconds

Stage 1 top 10: Hamlin, Blaney, Reddick, Elliott, Almirola, Keselowski, Bowman, Byron, Bowyer, Buescher

Stage 2 top 10: Hamlin, Reddick, Elliott, Blaney, Byron, Bowman, Truex, A. Dillon, Ky. Busch, Almirola

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