Cup Series Recap: 2021 Instacart 500 (Phoenix Raceway)

Martin Truex Jr. wins after starting fifth, finishing first with an ARP of 5.58. Joey Logano, leading most of the race, finishes second. Denny Hamlin maintains top rankings and finishes third. Brad Keselowski ends fourth.

Cup Series Recap: 2021 Instacart 500 (Phoenix Raceway)

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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.

In today’s race, Martin Truex Jr. clinched the victory after starting in fifth and finishing first, ending with an average running position of 5.58 and a net gain rating of 3.82. Joey Logano, who led for a significant part of the race, finished in second place, having started ninth with an ARP of 2.39 and net gain rating of 4.08. Denny Hamlin, starting from third, maintained a consistent presence in the top ranks and finished in third, boasting an ARP of 3.81 and net gain rating of 3.38.

Brad Keselowski, who began from the pole position, finished fourth. His average running position was 3.95, and his net gain rating was 3.07. Despite leading laps, the late-race dynamics and cautions, including accidents on laps 263 and 283, impacted positions. Chase Elliott rounded out the top five, starting sixth and maintaining an ARP of 11.97, with a solid net gain rating of 3.33.

Notably, Kevin Harvick made a bonanza move from 18th to finish sixth, while Aric Almirola faced a challenging race, starting tenth and finishing 32nd, with an ARP of 14.31. Kyle Larson, starting second, dropped to seventh, indicating wild fluctuations in positions influenced by race incidents. Drivers such as Cody Ware and Anthony Alfredo were affected by accidents, impacting their final results, showcasing the unpredictable nature of such a wild race.

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