Aric Almirola placed second in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, adding 45 points to his season total.
Almirola now sits at No. 13 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings with 2204 points. He’s posted three top-five finishes in 2019.
Kevin Harvick earned the checkered flag in the race, with Daniel Suarez placing third. Joey Logano took fourth place, followed by Alex Bowman to round out the top five.
Harvick came away victorious in Stage 1, and Almirola took Stage 2.
Almirola qualified in sixth position at 188.317 mph. He led on four occasions for a total of 62 laps. The 12th-year driver has tallied two career victories, 18 top-five finishes and has placed in the top 10 in 61 races.
There were 40 cars in the field, and the race endured 11 cautions and 56 caution laps. There were 26 lead changes.
Ford added 40 points to its season total with Harvick’s victory. Overall, Toyota ranks No. 1 with 1238 points, followed by Ford in the No. 2 spot with 1201. Chevrolet sits at No. 3 with 1160 points on the season.