Cup Series Recap: 2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (Bristol Motor Speedway)

Kyle Busch clinched victory after starting 18th, demonstrating efficient lap management amidst multiple cautions. Erik Jones secured 2nd, while Denny Hamlin finished 3rd. Notable gains were made by Kevin Harvick, ending 8th.

Cup Series Recap: 2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (Bristol Motor Speedway)

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The race saw Kyle Busch emerge victorious after starting in 18th and finishing in 1st place. His performance on the track was consistent, maintaining a solid run despite the cautions that marked the race's flow. Busch demonstrated efficient lap management and strategy, enabling him to secure the top position by the end of the 500 laps.

Erik Jones, who started from the pole position, managed to hold a strong position throughout the race and finished in 2nd place. His average running position was strong but not enough to reclaim the lead from Busch. Denny Hamlin improved upon his 7th starting position to finish in 3rd, showcasing his ability to maneuver through the field despite the various cautions, including the laps 63 and 202 bonanza incidents.

Kevin Harvick, starting from 29th, made significant strides to finish in 8th place, illustrating his ability to gain positions. However, drivers like Martin Truex Jr., who began in 6th, and Chase Elliott, who started in 4th, experienced wild swings during the race, finishing 21st and 18th, respectively, likely due to incidents at laps 355 and 397. Despite their efforts, the race strategy couldn't overcome the impact of these cautions and the high competitive field.

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