Cup Series Recap: 2024 Würth 400 (Dover Motor Speedway)

Denny Hamlin clinched victory after leading much of the race, overcoming a challenging start. Kyle Larson's impressive drive from 21st secured him second, while Martin Truex Jr. advanced to third from 15th.

Cup Series Recap: 2024 Würth 400 (Dover Motor Speedway)

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Denny Hamlin secured the win after leading for a significant portion of the race, starting from the sixth position and finishing first with an ARP of 4.19. Hamlin's net gain rating was 2.95. Kyle Larson, who began 21st, made a wild run to finish second, showing an ARP of 4.92 and a net gain rating of 3.94. Martin Truex Jr. improved from 15th to third, holding an ARP of 4.48 and a gain rating of 3.50. Kyle Busch, who dominated early laps, led from 1 to 33, ended the race in fourth with an ARP of 5.05 and a net gain rating of 1.70.

Chase Elliott made significant progress, advancing from 29th to finish fifth, achieving an ARP of 9.81 and a gain rating of 2.56. Of interest, Noah Gragson, starting fifth, finished sixth but bore a high ARP of 13.18, reflecting inconsistent mid-race performance. Bubba Wallace, though running consistently with a wild ARP of 12.23, finished poorly in 32nd following an accident, while William Byron, who started 3rd and finished 33rd, also had an accident, showing an ARP of 9.15.

Mid-race, incidents and damaged vehicles policy affected multiple drivers. A bonanza of position changes occurred, notably during and after late cautions. Corey LaJoie, who led laps 186 to 217, finished 21st with an ARP of 21.39 and a gain rating of 0.81. Late incidents also spoiled Jimmie Johnson’s race; starting 27th, he finished 28th with a high ARP of 31.33 and a gain rating of -2.65. The race saw an array of drivers maneuvering strategically, highlighted by shifting leadership and positioning reflective of their average running positions and net gain ratings.

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