Cup Series Recap: 2018 Bank of America ROVAL 400 (Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course)

Ryan Blaney wins after starting 9th, with Jamie McMurray and Clint Bowyer completing the podium. Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman made significant jumps. Late race cautions caused disruptions for several contenders.

Cup Series Recap: 2018 Bank of America ROVAL 400 (Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course)

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Ryan Blaney secured the victory, advancing from a start position of 9th to finish 1st. His performance marked a notable net gain in positions. Jamie McMurray also showed solid execution, starting in 8th and finishing 2nd. Clint Bowyer rounded out the top three, advancing from a 7th place start to a 3rd place finish. Alex Bowman, who started 3rd and ended 4th, and Kurt Busch, who began on pole but fell to 5th, completed the top five.

The results saw some drivers making significant jumps, most notably Kevin Harvick, who moved from 19th at the start to finish 9th, a difference exceeding five positions. Ryan Newman demonstrated a wild improvement, climbing from a 29th start to finish 11th. Conversely, Erik Jones had a tougher time, starting 12th but finishing 30th, likely due to the caution incidents altering his race dynamics.

The late caution on lap 105 catalyzed a bonanza of incidents involving multiple drivers, including Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, and Austin Dillon. This turmoil impacted their ARPs significantly, as shown by their low finish positions compared to their starts. Ryan Blaney, despite these disruptions, managed to maintain his lead, evidencing that his overall race strategy and performance were effective under the chaotic conditions.

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