Cup Series Recap: 2021 Drydene 400 (Dover International Speedway)

Alex Bowman triumphed after starting 16th, highlighting his skill with an ARP of 5.77. Kyle Larson led most laps but finished second, while Chase Elliott secured third. Martin Truex Jr. and Brad Keselowski faced setbacks and finished lower than expected.

Cup Series Recap: 2021 Drydene 400 (Dover International Speedway)

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Alex Bowman secured victory, starting from 16th and finishing first, showcasing his efficiency with an average running position (ARP) of 5.77. His net gain rating of 2.39 underscores significant positional advancements. Kyle Larson, who led for a dominant portion of laps, ended the race in second place with an ARP of 1.34 and a GR-LR of 0.73, reflecting his consistent performance. Chase Elliott rounded out the top three, exhibiting stability with an ARP of 5.73 and a net gain rating of 2.72.

Further down the field, Martin Truex Jr. experienced a spoiled race despite leading early; his average running position of 12.89 did not translate into a strong finish as he ended up 19th. Notably, Brad Keselowski fell behind after getting involved in the lap 315 incident, ultimately finishing 16th with an ARP of 10.83. This discrepancy illustrates the wild variance in positions due to late-race cautions.

The race brought a bonanza of positional shifts, especially for drivers like Cole Custer, who started 30th and finished 10th, showing a significant jump offset by an ARP of 18.20. Conversely, Kyle Busch had a disappointing outcome, falling to 27th despite a better starting position, reflecting an underwhelming performance with a GR-LR of -2.25. The data emphasizes the volatility and impact of race dynamics on final standings.

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