Cup Series Recap: 2020 Go Bowling 235 at the DAYTONA Road Course (Daytona International Speedway Road Course)

Chase Elliott clinched victory with a stellar performance, boasting an average running position (ARP) of 3.24 and a gain rating (GR) of 4.16, outpacing top contenders like Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr.

Cup Series Recap: 2020 Go Bowling 235 at the DAYTONA Road Course (Daytona International Speedway Road Course)

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What follows is an AI-generated commentary based on the race results and statistics. I find it useful to glance at. You can view more statistics at the Lap Raptor race page for this race. For more data, head over there.

Chase Elliott secured the win after starting seventh and finishing with a notable average running position (ARP) of 3.24 and a positive gain rating (GR) of 4.16. Denny Hamlin, who started second, led briefly and maintained an ARP of 4.90, finishing in the same position with a GR of 3.45. Martin Truex Jr., starting third, held his position to finish third as well, showing an ARP of 6.90 and a GR of 3.49. These consistent performances highlight the reliability and speed of these top drivers throughout the race.

Jimmie Johnson advanced significantly from his 11th starting position to finish fourth, with an ARP of 7.68 and a GR of 3.24. One standout performer was Chris Buescher, who climbed from 21st to fifth and held an ARP of 16.60, earning a GR of 1.68. Kaz Grala also illustrated a significant improvement from 10th to seventh despite a relatively high ARP of 18.41, with a GR of 2.66. In contrast, Joey Logano slipped from his fifth starting position to ninth, showing an ARP of 12.73 and a modest GR of 0.95.

Incidents played a role, notably with Kyle Busch's accident on Lap 61 that led to his early exit despite an ARP of 17.09, thus spoiling his race. The race saw wild fluctuations, particularly toward the end, which introduced a bonanza of position changes and affected drivers' final standings. Ryan Blaney, starting 12th, fell to 31st albeit maintaining a decent ARP of 14.25, indicating potential issues late in the race. This data emphasizes the unpredictable nature of this race, with several drivers experiencing significant gains and losses.

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