Tyler Ankrum finished second in the Baptist Health 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday.
Ankrum’s top five finish added 35 points to his season total.
Ankrum started in 11th position. The third-year driver has one career victory, with three top-five finishes and nine results inside the top 10.
Saturday’s race was the first of Ankrum’s career at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The San Bernardino, California native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting at his career mark of 11.3 and completing the race 13 places ahead of his 14.6 career average finish.
Ankrum took on a field of 38 drivers on the way to his second-place finish. The race endured seven cautions and 34 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were eight lead changes.
Kyle Busch earned the checkered flag in the race, followed by Ankrum’s second-place finish. Ross Chastain crossed in third, Chase Elliott secured fourth place, and Johnny Sauter came in fifth.
After Chastain won the first stage, Busch grabbed control and won Stage 2 before taking the checkered flag.