Aric Almirola finished 12th in the The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday.
Almirola’s result added 30 points to his season total.
Almirola started in fifth position. The 13th-year driver has secured two career victories, with 18 top-five finishes and 63 results inside the top 10.
Sunday was Almirola’s ninth career start at Darlington Raceway. Though he’s completed eight of those races, he has never managed to crack the top 10 at the track.
The Tampa, Florida native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting 16 spots higher than his career mark of 20.6 and completing the race 10 places ahead of his 21.8 career average finish.
Almirola’s 12th-place finish came against a field of 40 drivers. The race endured 10 cautions and 57 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 11 lead changes.
After William Byron won the first stage, Brad Keselowski drove the No. 2 car to victory in Stage 2.