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Chase Elliott places seventh at Michigan International Speedway

Chase Elliott finished seventh in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.

The top-10 finish for Elliott added 33 points to his season total. Elliott now ranks fifth in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 693 points.

Elliott started in eighth position and led nine laps in the race. The sixth-year driver has secured seven career victories, with 51 top-five finishes and 84 results inside the top 10.

In his career at Michigan International Speedway, Elliott has compiled three top-five finishes and his seventh-place result marks the seventh top-10.

The Dawsonville, Georgia native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting five spots higher than his career mark of 13 and completing the race nine places ahead of his 15.6 career average finish.

Elliott took on 39 other drivers on the way to his seventh-place finish. The race endured nine cautions and 43 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 12 lead changes.

Kevin Harvick secured the win in the race, and Brad Keselowski finished second. Martin Truex Jr placed third, Ryan Blaney took fourth, and Kyle Busch closed out the top five.

In addition to winning the race, Harvick won Stages 1 and 2 to finalize a dominant day in Brooklyn.

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