Xfinity Series Recap: 2018 Rinnai 250 (Atlanta Motor Speedway)

Kevin Harvick clinched victory in a 163-lap race, maintaining a steady performance from his 5th place start. Joey Logano finished 2nd, with Christopher Bell taking 3rd after leading from pole.

Xfinity Series Recap: 2018 Rinnai 250 (Atlanta Motor Speedway)

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In a race that spanned 163 laps, Kevin Harvick took victory after starting in 5th place and maintaining a steady run throughout, ending with a finish in the top spot. Harvick's gain rating (GR) and loss rating (LR) both registered at zero, indicating no significant position changes during green-flag laps but a solid performance in keeping his average running position (ARP) consistent from start to finish. Notably, Harvick's ARP didn't shift more than five positions, illustrating a stable run with minimal incidents affecting his race outcome.

Joey Logano, starting from 2nd, held his position to finish the race in the same spot. Like Harvick, Logano's GR and LR were steady at zero, inferring consistency during the race. Christopher Bell, after initially starting from pole position, slipped to finish 3rd. The first caution on lap 12 involving Cole Custer, Elliott Sadler, and John Hunter Nemechek likely impacted Bell's run early in the race. However, Bell managed to stay within the top three, despite the wild fluctuations in track positioning that affected other drivers.

Among notable performances, Justin Allgaier moved up from 17th to a 6th-place finish, securing a notable position change and reflecting consistent pace throughout the race. Elliott Sadler also gained five places, finishing 5th from a starting position of 10th, recovering well after being involved in the early incident on lap 12. Late in the race, various drivers faced position shifts, likely correlated with the late cautions, resulting in a bonanza of position exchanges. Drivers like Jeff Green fell from starting in 27th to finishing last due to a vibration issue, while occurrences of accidents, such as Cole Custer’s on lap 12, led to several drivers navigating position changes under changing track conditions.

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