Cup Series Recap: 2024 Grant Park 165 (Chicago Street Race)

Alex Bowman clinched victory from eighth, with an ARP of 5.71 and net gain rating of 1.71. Joey Hand, who led briefly, finished fourth. Strong performances by Tyler Reddick and Ty Gibbs marked the race.

Cup Series Recap: 2024 Grant Park 165 (Chicago Street Race)

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Alex Bowman secured a victory from the eighth starting position, boasting an ARP of 5.71 and a net gain rating of 1.71. Bowman took the lead in the closing laps, overtaking Joey Hand, who had led from lap 44 to lap 50 before conceding. Hand finished fourth after starting 38th, showcasing a notable performance with a net gain rating of 2.51.

Tyler Reddick and Ty Gibbs maintained strong positions as well, finishing second and third with ARPs of 6.36 and 4.28, respectively. Gibbs led the most laps early from lap 1 to lap 11 and again from lap 25 to lap 30. Shane Van Gisbergen, who started high but faced an accident on lap 53, also led several laps early on, from lap 12 to 21.

Driver incidents played a wild role in this race, affecting those like Michael McDowell, who despite starting third, finished fifth with an ARP of 24.97, likely due to a late caution affecting his strategy. Kyle Larson faced an accident while leading, ending his race early with an ARP of 3.9 and a net gain rating of 0.5. This race was a strategic bonanza, with key overtakes and varied driver performances throughout.

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