Justin Haley finished eighth in the My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The top-10 finish for Haley, his 10th of the year, added 29 points to his season total.
Haley started in 11th position. The third-year driver has one career victory, with 10 top-five finishes and 30 results inside the top 10.
The eighth-place result on Saturday was the first time Haley has cracked the top 10 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The Winamac, Indiana native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting three spots higher than his career mark of 14.3 and completing the race seven places ahead of his 14.8 career average finish.
Haley took on 37 other drivers on the way to his eighth-place finish. The race endured nine cautions and 39 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 15 lead changes.
Austin Cindric earned the win in the race, and Chase Briscoe followed in second. Justin Allgaier placed third, Harrison Burton brought home fourth, and Michael Annett finished off the top five.
Allgaier got off to a strong start in the race, winning both of the first two stages, but couldn’t hang on to end up in Victory Lane.