Cup Series Recap: 2021 YellaWood 500 (Talladega Superspeedway)

Bubba Wallace climbed from 19th to win his first race, showcasing a controlled and strategic performance. Keselowski and Logano rounded out the top three with consistent runs, while late-race incidents plagued others.

Cup Series Recap: 2021 YellaWood 500 (Talladega Superspeedway)

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The 117-lap race featured a bonanza of lead changes and strategic shifts. Bubba Wallace, initially starting 19th, methodically climbed through the field to seize his first victory. His average running position (ARP) was 14.09, with a net gain rating of 3.50, showcasing a controlled rise in standings. This performance underscored his solid execution despite numerous obstacles on the track.

Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, who started 7th and 8th respectively, finished second and third. Keselowski maintained strong consistency, reflected in his 6.33 ARP and 6.10 net gain rating. Logano posted an ARP of 6.46 and a net gain of 5.81, indicating effective maneuvers and a stable front-running presence. Both drivers exploited green flag runs to secure their positions.

The race was wild with multiple incidents, notably affecting Kyle Busch, who led initially but concluded the race in 27th. His ARP of 16.30 was reflective of his race spoil. Similarly, the late-race mishaps that involved drivers like Denny Hamlin, who started from the pole and saw his finish drop to 7th, emphasizes the impact of late cautions. Hamlin's ARP was 12.51 with a net gain of 4.52, indicating a notable decline towards the end.

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