Cup Series Recap: 2017 Can-Am Duel at Daytona 2 (Daytona International Speedway)

Denny Hamlin clinched victory in the 60-lap race starting from third. Notable performances included Kurt Busch's climb to third from 11th and Danica Patrick advancing from 12th to sixth. Clint Bowyer secured second place.

Cup Series Recap: 2017 Can-Am Duel at Daytona 2 (Daytona International Speedway)

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Denny Hamlin, who started in third, secured the win in the 60-lap race. Hamlin's performance remained consistent, although he didn't record any notable ARP or net gain rating changes. Clint Bowyer maintained his second-place starting position and finished in the same spot, also showing no net gain or loss. Kurt Busch started 11th and climbed to finish third. His movement from 11th to third indicates solid advancement, yet his ARP was not provided to gauge his consistency.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., who led the race initially by starting from the pole, finished fifth. This downward move could be linked to ARP volatility, especially given the late caution on lap 48. Ryan Blaney, who began in ninth, encountered an accident resulting in a 19th-place finish, showing a significant drop in positions. His ARP would be noticeably higher due to the incident spoiling his race.

The wild finish saw multiple drivers swapping positions, but Danica Patrick, starting from 12th, advanced to finish in sixth place. Notable improvements included David Ragan and Michael McDowell, finishing in 10th and 11th, respectively, after starting from mid-pack positions. The race also had a bonanza of movements in the middle order, which underscored the competitive nature and strategic decisions made during the laps.

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