Austin Dillon places eighth at Michigan International Speedway

Austin Dillon finished eighth in the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.

The top-10 finish for Dillon, his sixth of the year, added 29 points to his season total. Dillon now ranks 17th in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 501 points.

Dillon started in 31st position. The 10th-year driver has tallied three career victories, with 13 top-five finishes and 45 results inside the top 10.

In his career at Michigan International Speedway, Dillon has compiled two top-five finishes and his eighth-place result marks the fourth top-10.

The Welcome, North Carolina native began the race 12 spots behind his career mark of 19, but finished 12 places ahead of his career average of 20.

Dillon competed with a field of 39 drivers on the way to his eighth-place finish. The race endured five cautions and 24 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 10 lead changes.

Kevin Harvick earned the win in the race, and Denny Hamlin finished second. Martin Truex Jr placed third, Kyle Busch took fourth, and Joey Logano grabbed the No. 5 spot.

After Clint Bowyer won Stage 1, Harvick seized control and won Stage 2 before earning the checkered flag.

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