Cup Series Recap: 2019 Bluegreen Vacations 500 (ISM Raceway)

Denny Hamlin clinched victory from third, with Kyle Busch finishing second. Ryan Blaney's gain to third and several late-race shifts marked a strategic challenge. Problems for Joey Logano and Chase Elliott impacted their finishes.

Cup Series Recap: 2019 Bluegreen Vacations 500 (ISM Raceway)

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Denny Hamlin clinched victory, starting from third and finishing first with a notable finish. Kyle Busch led from the pole but finished second. Denny's ARP isn’t detailed, but his top spot performance marked a successful day. Third place was secured by Ryan Blaney, who made a seven-position gain from his tenth starting spot, showing strong consistency. Kyle Larson started fifth and ended fourth, maintaining a steady position, while Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five after starting seventh.

There was a wild shift for Joey Logano, who started second but finished in ninth, suggesting potential issues during the race's latter stages. Notably, Chase Elliott's ARP was likely impacted by a late caution on lap 167, contributing to his drop from a strong sixth start to a 39th place finish due to an accident. Aric Almirola, starting from 11th, faded to finish 22nd, indicating the potential influence of the later caution periods on his performance.

The race saw various drivers under the damaged vehicle policy. David Ragan faced suspension issues, while Reed Sorenson and Joey Gase suffered from brakes and engine failures, respectively. The race was a bonanza for some, but a strategic challenge for many, as evidenced by the spread in start and finish positions.

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