Cup Series Recap: 2023 Grant Park 220 (Chicago Street Race)

Shane Van Gisbergen clinched victory after starting third, showcasing effective overtakes. Justin Haley made a remarkable comeback to finish 2nd from 37th. Despite track incidents, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson secured 3rd and 4th.

Cup Series Recap: 2023 Grant Park 220 (Chicago Street Race)

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Shane Van Gisbergen secured his first win after starting third and maintaining an average running position (ARP) of 4.2. His gain rating of 2.38 indicated effective overtakes, leading to a net gain from start to finish. Justin Haley, who started from 37th position, finished 2nd with an ARP of 17.46. Although Haley's ARP was not impressive, his strong late stance was notable. His gain rating was 1.23, showing substantial progress, but his finish differed significantly from his median track position, suggesting a wild fluctuation due to track incidents.

Chase Elliott, starting at 26th, finished 3rd with an ARP of 17.41. His gain rating was 1.41, showcasing efficient passing ability without major position losses. Kyle Larson, with a starting position of 7, managed a 4th-place finish, consistent with an ARP of 6.51 and a gain rating of 2.03. Larson's performance was relatively stable, indicated by the close range between his starting/finishing positions and ARP.

Several major incidents influenced the race outcome. Late caution on Lap 75 involving Alex Bowman and others shifted multiple positions, affecting drivers like Ross Chastain, who started from pole but finished 34th. His ARP of 19.22 reflects the impact of the late-race bonanza. Similarly, Tyler Reddick, leading the first eight laps, ended in 28th, illustrating how late race cautions can spoil early momentum despite leading for a significant portion.

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