Cup Series Recap: 2018 Can-Am Duel 1 (Daytona International Speedway)

Ryan Blaney's victory from 8th position highlights his stable performance amid a race filled with incidents. Joey Logano and Bubba Wallace also excelled, securing 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

Cup Series Recap: 2018 Can-Am Duel 1 (Daytona International Speedway)

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Ryan Blaney started in position 8 and finished first, showcasing stable performance. Joey Logano, who began at 6th and finished in 2nd place, also maintained a consistent race. Bubba Wallace, starting from 13th position, finished 3rd, presenting a notable improvement in position. Despite poor showings in ARP and net gain rating, they avoided major incidents that affected others and completed the race running.

Incidents interrupted several drivers' performances. Brad Keselowski, despite a moderate start in 10th, exited at 16th due to an incident on lap 59. William Byron and Jimmie Johnson, starting 3rd and 2nd, respectively, were involved in earlier incidents on laps 40 and 10. Both ended the race out of the top 15, highlighting how wild outcomes influenced final placements.

Late-race mishaps further shuffled places. David Gilliland was involved in an incident on lap 49 and couldn't improve from his 17th position. Despite a good grid start, Alex Bowman went from 1st to 14th, likely spoiled by the lap 59 incident. Such a caution bonanza disrupted the race rhythm, impacting the final standings and ARP values.

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