Cup Series Recap: 2018 Federated Auto Parts 400 (Richmond Raceway)

Kyle Busch clinched victory after starting 11th and executing a masterful strategy over 400 laps. Despite a late caution on Lap 327 impacting several drivers, Busch's consistent performance led him to a stellar finish.

Cup Series Recap: 2018 Federated Auto Parts 400 (Richmond Raceway)

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Kyle Busch secured a notable win after starting from the 11th position and finishing 1st. His performance was consistent throughout the 400-lap race, showing effective handling and strategy. The late caution on Lap 327 contributed to fluctuations in the average running positions, impacting several drivers' final standings.

Starting from pole, Kevin Harvick maintained his pace but finished in 2nd place. Martin Truex Jr. held onto his 3rd position throughout the race, matching his start with his finish. Chase Elliott exhibited a strong run, moving up significantly from his starting position of 18th to finish in 4th. This wild position gain highlights his strategic moves and pace under green flag conditions.

Austin Dillon had a remarkable race, advancing from 26th to 6th. Similarly, Clint Bowyer showed a bonanza of performance by climbing from 24th to finish 10th. The incident on Lap 327 caused some variations in the ARP, especially for drivers like Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney, who finished 16th and 19th, respectively, after starting in the top five. Cole Custer and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. were the primary movers within the top half, each displaying fluctuations that mirrored the race's dynamic shifts.

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