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Raphael Lessard drives No. 4 Toyota Tundra to seventh-place finish at Michigan International Speedway

Raphael Lessard finished seventh in the Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Friday.

The top-10 finish for Lessard added 30 points to his season total. Lessard now sits at No. 14 in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series standings with 247 points. A total of 10 drivers qualify for the the playoffs.

Lessard started in 11th position and led four laps in the race. The second-year driver has two top-10 finishes in his career.

The St.-Joseph de Beauce, Canada native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting one spot higher than his career mark of 12.1 and completing the race eight places ahead of his 14.8 career average finish.

Lessard’s seventh-place finish came against 39 other drivers. The race endured 11 cautions and 51 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 16 lead changes.

Zane Smith earned the win in the race, and Christian Eckes followed in second. Tanner Gray crossed the finish line third, Tyler Ankrum brought home fourth, and Todd Gilliland grabbed the No. 5 spot.

After Brett Moffitt won Stage 1, Johnny Sauter drove the No. 13 car to victory in Stage 2.

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