Cup Series Recap: 2024 Toyota / Save Mart 350 (Sonoma Raceway)

Kyle Larson clinched the top spot in the 110-lap race, showing stellar performance metrics. Notably, Michael McDowell and Chris Buescher also had impressive showings, finishing second and third respectively.

Cup Series Recap: 2024 Toyota / Save Mart 350 (Sonoma Raceway)

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What follows is an AI-generated commentary based on the race results and statistics. I find it useful to glance at. You can view more statistics at the Lap Raptor race page for this race. For more data, head over there.

The 110-lap race saw Kyle Larson clinch the top spot, starting from fifth and finishing first with an average running position (ARP) of 5.55. His net gain rating (GR-LR) stood at 3.29. Michael McDowell started 12th and finished an impressive second, holding an ARP of 10.67 and net gain rating of 1.98. Chris Buescher had a bonanza performance as well, moving up from 26th to third place, with a notable ARP of 9.29 and a strong net gain rating of 3.66.

Chase Elliott, starting fourth, maintained a consistent run, finishing fourth with an ARP of 8.68 and net gain rating of 1.52. Meanwhile, Ryan Blaney, who started third and finished seventh, had some drops reflected in his net gain rating of just 0.69. Tyler Reddick initially led for 32 laps, but after incidents and strategy variations, he ended up eighth with an ARP of 9.74 and only a slight gain rating of 0.11.

The race became wild with numerous cautions impacting several drivers. Joey Logano, who started on the pole and led the first 16 laps yet finished 21st, reflected the volatility with an ARP of 18.36 and a negative net gain rating of -1.34, likely spoiled by a late caution. Martin Truex Jr.’s high ARP of 10.16 but a poor 27th finish also indicates significant disruption mid-race. The various incidents saw many drivers operate under the damaged vehicle policy, affecting their finishing outcomes.

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