Cup Series Recap: 2020 FanShield 500 (Phoenix Raceway)

Joey Logano clinched 1st from 13th, with an ARP of 6.15 and a gain rating of 6.03. Kevin Harvick, starting 2nd, secured 2nd place. Kyle Busch finished 3rd from 10th. Cautions reshuffled several positions drastically.

Cup Series Recap: 2020 FanShield 500 (Phoenix Raceway)

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Joey Logano started from 13th and finished 1st, achieving an ARP of 6.15 and a net gain rating of 6.03. This performance marked a significant turnaround and displayed a bonanza for Logano, particularly through dominating the final laps. Meanwhile, Kevin Harvick, who began in 2nd, maintained a firm position throughout the race, securing 2nd place with an ARP of 2.29 and a net gain rating of 4.02. Kyle Busch rounded out the top three, starting in 10th and moving up to 3rd, with an ARP of 6.04 and a gain rating of 3.81.

The race was marked by a series of wild cautions, notably impacting several drivers. Ryan Blaney, despite a strong start from 5th, finished 37th due to an incident on lap 311, which spoiled his race and ARP of 8.03. Erik Jones also faced difficulties; despite an ARP of 13.49, he ended in 28th position, an example of how late cautions can significantly alter outcomes.

Martin Truex Jr. and Tyler Reddick were involved in separate accidents that resulted in DNFs, finishing 32nd and 33rd respectively. Truex Jr. had an ARP of 8.77 and a gain rating of 3.62, indicating solid performance until his exit. Similarly, Reddick's ARP of 10.35 and gain rating of 2.69 pointed to proficient racing before his incident. Notably, among those who significantly bettered their starting positions, Clint Bowyer moved from 18th to 5th, highlighting a net gain rating of 3.16.

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