Brennan Poole finished 12th in the e.p.t 200 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday after heading into the race with an average finish position of 22.3 this season.
Poole did not add any points to his season total as he has declared for the NASCAR Cup Series.
Poole started in fourth position. The fourth-year driver has picked up one top-five and four top-10 finishes in his career.
Saturday’s race was the first of Poole’s career at Kansas Speedway.
The Woodlands, Texas native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting 16 spots higher than his career mark of 19.6 and completing the race five places ahead of his 16.5 career average finish.
Poole’s 12th-place finish was against 37 other drivers. The race endured nine cautions and 38 caution laps. There were 15 lead changes.
Matt Crafton secured the victory in the race, and Christian Eckes finished second. Grant Enfinger placed third, Tanner Gray brought home fourth, and Ben Rhodes closed out the top five.
Zane Smith got off to a great start in the race, winning both of the first two stages, but couldn’t hang on to end up in Victory Lane.