Cup Series Recap: 2024 Cook Out 400 (Martinsville Speedway)

William Byron's victory was secured after starting 18th, showing strong progress and a dominant lead from lap 327. Kyle Larson started from the pole but finished second. Notable movers included Chase Elliott and Joey Logano.

Cup Series Recap: 2024 Cook Out 400 (Martinsville Speedway)

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William Byron secured a victory after starting 18th and showing a sharp net gain rating of 3.31. His average running position of around 6.40 signaled steady progress throughout the race. Byron's grip on the lead was strong, especially from lap 327 onwards, showing a dominant stretch despite a wild race with numerous changes in leadership among other drivers.

Kyle Larson, the pole sitter, led the initial 86 laps and finished second. With an ARP of 3.53 and a net gain rating of 0.91, Larson maintained competitive speeds but was unable to retake the lead. A bonanza of position changes saw Chase Elliott and Joey Logano also leading multiple laps, with Elliott finishing 3rd and an ARP of 3.18, and Logano finishing 6th with an ARP of 6.10.

Late-race mechanics played critical roles, as evidenced by Denny Hamlin with a notable ARP of 4.42 yet finishing 11th, likely spoiled by late-race incidents. Among the top ten finishers, Ryan Blaney and Tyler Reddick were significant movers, starting 9th and 19th and ending 5th and 7th, respectively. Blaney's ARP was 12.11, while Reddick had an ARP of 13.31, showing the race's capacity for strategic position gains.

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