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Matt DiBenedetto places seventh at Martinsville Speedway

Matt DiBenedetto finished seventh in the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday.

The top 10 finish for DiBenedetto added 32 points to his season total.

DiBenedetto started in 19th position. The sixth-year driver has earned four top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in his career.

Wednesday’s race was DiBenedetto’s 10th career start at Martinsville Speedway.

The Grass Valley, California native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting eight spots higher than his career mark of 26.5 and completing the race 18 places ahead of his 25 career average finish.

DiBenedetto competed against 39 other drivers on the way to his seventh-place finish. The race endured seven cautions and 52 caution laps. There were 14 lead changes.

Martin Truex Jr brought home the win in the race, and Ryan Blaney finished second. Brad Keselowski placed third, Joey Logano brought home fourth, and Chase Elliott closed out the top five.

After Logano won the first stage, Jimmie Johnson drove the No. 48 car to the win in Stage 2.

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