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Bubba Wallace drives No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro to ninth-place finish at Michigan International Speedway

Bubba Wallace finished ninth in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.

The top-10 finish for Wallace added 28 points to his season total.

Wallace now sits at No. 20 in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 384 points. A total of 16 drivers qualify for the postseason.

Wallace started in 24th position. The fourth-year driver has earned two top-five and seven top-10 finishes in his career.

Saturday’s race was Wallace’s fifth career start at Michigan International Speedway.

The Mobile, Alabama native began the race one spot behind his career mark of 23.3, but finished 13 places ahead of his career average of 21.5.

Wallace’s ninth-place finish was against 39 other drivers. The race endured nine cautions and 43 caution laps. There were 12 lead changes.

Kevin Harvick earned the victory in the race, and Brad Keselowski finished second. Martin Truex Jr crossed the finish line third, Ryan Blaney brought home fourth, and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five.

As well as earning a race victory, Harvick won Stages 1 and 2 to complete an impressive day in Brooklyn.

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