Xfinity Series Recap: 2024 Crown Royal Purple Bag Project 200 (Darlington Raceway)

Justin Allgaier dominated the 147-lap event, leading 124 laps and clinching first place with an impressive average running position of 1.76. Austin Hill and Cole Custer followed, finishing in second and third.

Xfinity Series Recap: 2024 Crown Royal Purple Bag Project 200 (Darlington Raceway)

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The race at the 147-lap event showcased a bonanza of strategic consistency and performance. Justin Allgaier, starting from the seventh position, dominated the race by leading an impressive 124 laps and finishing first. He maintained an average running position (ARP) of 1.76 and achieved a net gain rating (GR-LR) of 1.64. Austin Hill and Cole Custer followed in second and third, respectively. Hill posted an ARP of 2.77 and a solid gain rating of 1.07. Meanwhile, Custer, despite starting from the pole, finished third with an ARP of 11.05 and a 0.73 net gain rating, indicating a challenging race.

The race was marked by various positional shifts, especially for drivers like Aric Almirola and Parker Kligerman. Almirola, who began the race in 18th, climbed to fifth place, posting an ARP of 6.97 with a strong net gain rating of 1.62. Similarly, Kligerman moved from 11th to sixth, achieving an ARP of 7.24 and a notable net gain rating of 1.78. On the contrary, several drivers experienced a wild drop in positions, such as Sammy Smith, who started 23rd and fell to 34th, ending with a negative net rating of -1.53.

William Byron and AJ Allmendinger faced unfortunate outcomes due to incidents. Byron made a significant recovery, moving from the tail end of the field (38th) to end 11th, with an ARP of 29.63. Allmendinger, who had an ARP of 8.89, finished poorly in 35th, likely impacted by a late caution. Despite these fluctuations, the race concluded without major DVPs affecting the final outcomes, except for Hailie Deegan, who was involved in an accident and concluded her race in 36th place.

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