Aric Almirola finished seventh in the Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.
The top-10 finish for Almirola, his 13th of the year, added 37 points to his season total. Almirola now ranks eighth in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 740 points. A total of 16 drivers make the playoffs.
Almirola started in fourth position and led 22 laps in the race. The 13th-year driver has collected two career victories, with 23 top-five finishes and 74 results inside the top 10.
In his career at Dover International Speedway, Almirola has compiled two top-five finishes and his seventh-place result marks the third top-10.
The Tampa, Florida native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting 17 spots higher than his career mark of 20.6 and completing the race 15 places ahead of his 21.7 career average finish.
Almirola competed against 40 other drivers on the way to his seventh-place finish. The race endured seven cautions and 40 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 15 lead changes.
Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag in the race, and Martin Truex Jr took second. Jimmie Johnson placed third, William Byron took fourth, and Alex Bowman finished off the top five.
As well as earning a race victory, Harvick won both of the first two stages to complete a dominant day in Dover.