Xfinity Series Recap: 2018 Alsco 300 (Charlotte Motor Speedway)

Brad Keselowski dominated Sunday’s race, securing first place, while Cole Custer and Christopher Bell took second and third. Despite late-race incidents, Ryan Truex and Daniel Hemric made significant gains, finishing strong.

Xfinity Series Recap: 2018 Alsco 300 (Charlotte Motor Speedway)

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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 race on Sunday saw a variety of leaders throughout the 204 laps, creating a statistical bonanza. Brad Keselowski secured the pole and held his position to finish first. Cole Custer mirrored this performance, starting and finishing second. Christopher Bell displayed notable improvement, advancing from 7th to 3rd. Ty Dillon and Elliott Sadler also moved up, finishing 4th and 5th, respectively, after starting from 14th and 13th.

Ryan Truex and Daniel Hemric showed significant gains, moving from 15th to 6th and 17th to 7th, underscoring their efficient driving. Kyle Busch, although a top contender starting in 3rd, finished in 8th due to a late caution likely impacting his average running position. Matt Tifft and Kaz Grala rounded out the top 10, both making significant positional improvements from 19th and 16th, respectively.

Late-race incidents caused wild shifts in the finishing order for several drivers. Jamie McMurray, Justin Allgaier, and Chase Elliott, who started in the top 12, ended the race under the DVP due to accidents and mechanical failures. Notably, Chase Elliott, who held a strong ARP most of the race, dropped to 37th due to transmission issues. Similarly, Alex Labbe and JJ Yeley experienced drops due to accidents and a fuel pump issue, respectively. In contrast, Garrett Smithley and David Starr took advantage of the race conditions, moving up 22 and 15 positions each to finish 14th and 20th.

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