Cup Series Recap: 2017 Camping World 500 (Phoenix Raceway)

Ryan Newman claimed victory after starting 22nd in a 314-lap race. Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch followed in second and third positions. Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth had disappointing finishes due to late incidents.

Cup Series Recap: 2017 Camping World 500 (Phoenix Raceway)

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Ryan Newman claimed victory despite starting in 22nd position, demonstrating a strategic climb throughout the 314-lap race. Kyle Larson, who began in the 4th position, secured the second spot, maintaining a consistent performance. Kyle Busch placed third, starting from 9th, ending up strongly in the top five. These final standings indicate an efficient race management from these drivers, particularly Newman, whose improvement of 21 positions from start to finish is notable.

Incidents significantly impacted the race for several drivers. Joey Logano, who started on pole, was involved in an incident at lap 308, spoiling his chances for a strong finish and resulting in a disappointing 31st place. Late-race cautions also led to notable shifts in average running positions. Matt Kenseth, originally in the 12th spot, finished 37th following a lap 193 incident, signaling a spoil to his race due to the impacts on his ARP.

There was a wild performance shift for some drivers. Kevin Harvick started from the 23rd position and finished 6th, illustrating a positive net rating. On the other hand, drivers like Corey LaJoie, who were involved in accidents, faced a severe drop in positions. Despite the bonanza of incidents, many drivers under the DVP still managed to navigate through the turbulent race and successfully cross the finish line.

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