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Cole Custer takes 10th at Dover International Speedway

Cole Custer rounded out the top 10 in the Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.

The top-10 finish for Custer, his sixth of the year, added 30 points to his season total. Custer now sits at No. 19 in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 469 points. A total of 16 drivers make the playoffs.

Custer started and finished in the 10th position. The second-year driver has one career victory, with two top-five finishes and five results inside the top 10.

Sunday’s race was the first of Custer’s career at Dover International Speedway.

The Ladera Ranch, California native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting 12 spots higher than his career mark of 22 and completing the race 13 places ahead of his 22.8 career average finish.

Custer took on 40 other drivers on the way to his 10th-place finish. The race endured seven cautions and 40 caution laps. There were 15 lead changes.

Kevin Harvick earned the checkered flag in the race, and Martin Truex Jr took second. Jimmie Johnson placed third, William Byron brought home fourth, and Alex Bowman grabbed the No. 5 spot.

As well as securing the race victory, Harvick won both of the first two stages to complete an impressive day in Dover.

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