Alex Bowman finished sixth in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday.
The top 10 finish for Bowman added 38 points to his season total.
Bowman started in eighth position. The seventh-year driver has collected two career victories, with 12 top-five finishes and 28 results inside the top 10.
The sixth-place result on Wednesday was the first time Bowman has cracked the top 10 at Martinsville Speedway.
The Tucson, Arizona native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting eight spots higher than his career mark of 16.3 and completing the race 13 places ahead of his 18.9 career average finish.
Bowman competed with 39 other drivers on the way to his sixth-place finish. The race endured seven cautions and 52 caution laps. There were 14 lead changes.
Martin Truex Jr secured the win in the race, and Ryan Blaney finished second. Brad Keselowski crossed the finish line third, Joey Logano took fourth, and Chase Elliott grabbed the No. 5 spot.
After Logano won the first stage, Jimmie Johnson drove the No. 48 car to victory in Stage 2.