Xfinity Series Recap: 2023 Shriners Children’s 200 (Darlington Raceway)

Kyle Larson clinched victory after 147 laps, starting 3rd and finishing 1st with a 5.85 ARP and 2.44 net gain rating. Justin Allgaier and Cole Custer also had strong showings, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Xfinity Series Recap: 2023 Shriners Children’s 200 (Darlington Raceway)

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At the conclusion of a 147-lap bonanza, Kyle Larson came through for the win, starting from 3rd and finishing 1st with an average running position (ARP) of 5.85. His net gain rating (GR-LR) was 2.44. Larson held the lead for extended periods between laps 43 to 145 before sealing his victory on the final lap.

Justin Allgaier's performance was notable as he started from 17th position and advanced to 2nd by the end, showcasing an ARP of 7.16 and a net gain rating of 2.21. Cole Custer maintained consistent pace, finishing 3rd from his 5th start position with an ARP of 4.77 and a net gain rating of 2.20. John Hunter Nemechek led most laps from the pole position but was impacted by an incident on lap 68, dropping to 5th with an ARP of 2.04 and a net gain rating of 1.32.

Carson Hocevar started 25th and finished 6th, achieving the highest positional improvement among the top finishers, supported by a wild ARP of 13.06 and a net gain rating of 1.63. Meanwhile, significant incidents and late-race cautions hindered drivers like Brandon Jones and Ryan Truex, who both faced early exits due to accidents. Despite high ARPs, their positions were drastically affected, demonstrating how a late caution can derail a good run.

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