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Aric Almirola rounded out the top 10 in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The top-10 finish for Almirola added 30 points to his season total.
Almirola started in the pole position and led 35 laps in the race, holding the lead a total of three times. The 13th-year driver has earned two career victories, with 23 top-five finishes and 70 results inside the top 10.
Over the course of his career at Texas Motor Speedway, Almirola has put together one top-five finish and four top-10s.
The Tampa, Florida native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting 20 spots higher than his career mark of 20.7 and completing the race 12 places ahead of his 21.7 career average finish.
Almirola’s 10th-place finish was against 41 other drivers. The race endured 10 cautions and 45 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 29 lead changes.
Austin Dillon secured the victory in the race, and Tyler Reddick followed in second. Joey Logano crossed the finish line third, Kyle Busch secured fourth, and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five.
Ryan Blaney got off to a great start in the race, winning the first two stages, but couldn’t hold on to secure the race victory.