Cup Series Recap: 2017 Monster Energy Open (Charlotte Motor Speedway)

Daniel Suarez triumphs from sixth position, Austin Dillon secures second, while Chase Elliott locks third. Despite setbacks, Erik Jones plummets to 19th. Notable gains for Regan Smith and Danica Patrick.

Cup Series Recap: 2017 Monster Energy Open (Charlotte Motor Speedway)

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Daniel Suarez clinched the win after starting in sixth position and finishing first, marking a successful race with no changes to his net gain rating. Austin Dillon also had a strong performance, moving from a starting position of fourth to finish in second place.

Chase Elliott maintained his starting position, finishing third. Regan Smith and Danica Patrick made notable gains, finishing in fourth and fifth, respectively. Smith started in 13th, resulting in an average running position change worth mentioning.

Erik Jones and AJ Allmendinger were involved in incidents that slowed their race. Jones had an accident late, causing him to finish 19th after starting seventh, a wild shift. Ryan Blaney and Clint Bowyer also experienced significant drops. The late caution notably impacted Jones' average running position, spoiling his race in the final laps. Despite the bonanza of cautions in the final stages, the top contenders managed to maintain their positions.

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