Cup Series Recap: 2017 Toyota - Save Mart 350 (Sonoma Raceway)

Kevin Harvick won from 12th position in a race filled with positional shifts, while Clint Bowyer and Brad Keselowski secured 2nd and 3rd. Kyle Larson struggled, finishing 26th after a front-row start.

Cup Series Recap: 2017 Toyota - Save Mart 350 (Sonoma Raceway)

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Kevin Harvick secured victory after starting in the 12th position, ending with an impressive first-place result. His finish underscores his efficiency in handling the race as he had no notable gain rating adjustments. Clint Bowyer also demonstrated a strong performance, advancing from 13th to finish 2nd, matching Harvick’s zero net gain rating. Notable performance came from Brad Keselowski, who climbed from 23rd to 3rd.

Kyle Larson, who began the race in first, faced setbacks and finished in 26th place. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick had incidents at laps 16 and 32, likely contributing to their finishes of 6th and 17th, respectively. A late caution involving Kasey Kahne at lap 110 placed him in an accident-affected 24th place finish, despite starting 21st.

Martin Truex Jr. initially started strong in 3rd but encountered engine issues, leading to a 37th place finish, signaling a wild end to his run. Matt Kenseth, starting deep in the field at 38th, fought his way up to finish 20th, showing significant improvement despite a low gain rating. Overall, the race presented a bonanza of positional shifts and performance discrepancies, reflective of early and late race incidents.

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