Aric Almirola finished ninth in the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday.
Almirola was not able to add to his season point total.
Almirola started in 17th position. The 13th-year driver has tallied two career victories, with 23 top-five finishes and 70 results inside the top 10.
In his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, Almirola has compiled one top-five finish and his ninth-place result marks the third top-10.
The Tampa, Florida native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting four spots higher than his career mark of 20.7 and completing the race 13 places ahead of his 21.7 career average finish.
Almirola took on 20 other drivers on the way to his ninth-place finish. The race endured five cautions and 13 caution laps. There were six lead changes.
Chase Elliott secured the win in the race, and Kyle Busch followed in second. Kevin Harvick placed third, Brad Keselowski took fourth, and Denny Hamlin finished off the top five.