Tanner Gray finished third in the Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday to earn his first career top-five finish.
Gray’s top-five finish added 40 points to his season total. He now ranks 12th in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series with 270 total points.
Gray started in 16th position. The second-year driver has picked up one top-five and three top-10 finishes in his career.
The Mooresville, North Carolina native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting two spots higher than his career mark of 18.1 and completing the race 14 places ahead of his 16.5 career average finish.
Gray’s third-place finish was against 39 other drivers. The race endured 11 cautions and 51 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 16 lead changes.
Zane Smith brought home the win in the race, followed by Christian Eckes in the No. 2 spot. After Gray’s third-place finish, Tyler Ankrum secured fourth, and Todd Gilliland took the No. 5 spot.
After Brett Moffitt won the first stage, Johnny Sauter drove the No. 13 car to victory in Stage 2.