Michael McDowell finished seventh in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The top 10 finish for McDowell, his second of the year, added 30 points to his season total.
McDowell started in 27th position. The 13th-year driver has earned three top-five and nine top-10 finishes in his career.
Sunday’s race was McDowell’s 10th career start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Glendale, Arizona native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting two spots higher than his career mark of 28.9 and completing the race 24 places ahead of his 31.1 career average finish.
McDowell’s seventh-place finish came against 40 other drivers. The race endured nine cautions and 43 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 11 lead changes.
After William Byron won the first stage, Harvick grabbed control and won Stage 2 before taking the checkered flag.