Cup Series Recap: 2024 Shriners Children’s 500 (Phoenix Raceway)

Christopher Bell wins with an impressive climb from 13th to 1st, leading the final 41 laps. Ty Gibbs showed early strength but faded to 3rd. Cautions and accidents impacted Denny Hamlin and other contenders.

Cup Series Recap: 2024 Shriners Children’s 500 (Phoenix Raceway)

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Christopher Bell clinched the win with strong performance metrics. Starting from 13th, he finished 1st after leading the last 41 laps and achieving an average running position (ARP) of 7.34. His net gain rating (GR-LR) was 4.55. This wild improvement from his starting position highlights his notable gain during the race.

Ty Gibbs demonstrated early dominance, leading the first 56 laps and finishing 3rd after starting 2nd, with an ARP of 5.88. Despite his strong start, a net gain rating of 1.57 implies he couldn't keep up the performance consistently. Tyler Reddick also had a solid run, leading for multiple segments and finishing 10th, with an ARP of 4.91 and a net gain rating of 2.88.

A series of cautions affected several drivers. Denny Hamlin started from 1st, led for 125 laps but finished 11th. His ARP of 6.24 was invalidated by the late-race caution, spoiling his race. Similarly, accidents caused by other drivers affected Joey Logano and Austin Cindric, putting them under the damaged vehicle policy (DVP) and worsening their overall performance. These incidents transformed the race into a bonanza of shifting positions, illustrating how unpredictable and dynamic the competition was.

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