Denny Hamlin found the magic once again at Homestead-Miami Speedway.  Hamlin went to the lead for the final time with 30 laps left and held off Chase Elliott for his record-tying third NASCAR Cup Series victory at Homestead.  Former drivers Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle are the other three-time winners. Hamlin is in the club now after battling Elliott most of the night.

Hamlin raced to his third victory of the season and 40th overall. He opened the season with a victory in the Daytona 500 and won last month at Darlington. When the night was over, Hamlin — who wears the Michael Jordan “Jumpman” logo on his race suit — made no secret that he’s racing with some extra energy these days.

He led 137 of 267 laps on the 1 1/2-mile track in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 11 Toyota, finishing 0.895 ahead of Elliott.

Ryan Blaney was third in a race oft-delayed by rain and lightning. Tyler Reddick finished fourth.