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Martin Truex Jr drives No. 19 Toyota Camry to third-place finish at Michigan International Speedway

Martin Truex Jr finished third in the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.

Truex’s top-five finish, the seventh time he has achieved that result this year, added 34 points to his season total. Truex now ranks seventh in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 716 points.

Truex started in 18th position. The 17th-year driver has earned 27 career victories, with 108 top-five finishes and 217 results inside the top 10.

The third place result for Truex marks the ninth time he has finished in the top five at Michigan International Speedway and his 12th top-10.

The Mayetta, New Jersey native began the race two spots behind his career mark of 15.6, but finished 14 places ahead of his career average of 17.2.

Truex’s third-place finish came against a field of 39 drivers. The race endured five cautions and 24 caution laps. There were 10 lead changes.

Kevin Harvick earned the win in the race, followed by Denny Hamlin in the No. 2 spot. After Truex’s third-place finish, Kyle Busch brought home fourth, and Joey Logano finished off the top five.

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

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