Cup Series Recap: 2023 Goodyear 400 (Darlington Raceway)

William Byron clinched victory after starting from fourth, finishing with an ARP of 3.53. Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott also delivered strong performances, while Ross Chastain's lead was cut short by an accident.

Cup Series Recap: 2023 Goodyear 400 (Darlington Raceway)

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William Byron secured the victory after starting from fourth, finishing with an average running position of 3.53 and a net gain rating of 3.42. Kevin Harvick displayed a consistent performance, starting from 20th and climbing to finish second, with an ARP of 10.07 and a net gain rating of 3.11. Chase Elliott had a notable race, improving from 21st to finish third, achieving an ARP of 13.25 and a net gain rating of 2.93.

Ross Chastain, despite leading for 158 laps, ended up 29th following an accident, which spoiled his ARP of 3.41 and his race. Kyle Larson also experienced a wild result; despite leading 46 laps, a late-race incident dropped him to 20th. Drivers involved in multiple cautions showcased the volatility of the race, with Tyler Reddick, Austin Cindric, and Daniel Suarez among them, all landing outside the top 20.

Other notable mentions include Brad Keselowski who nabbed a fourth-place finish with a solid ARP of 6.46 and a net gain rating of 1.94. Bubba Wallace, who led early and displayed a solid performance, finished fifth despite an ARP of 10.11. The race's bonanza lay in the final laps, where a mix of late cautions and strategic moves shuffled the finish order, delivering unexpected results for several drivers.

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