Ross Chastain finished third in the Contender Boats 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
Chastain’s top five finish added 34 points to his season total.
Chastain started in seventh position and led 11 laps in the race, holding the lead a total of two times. The seventh-year driver has secured two career victories, with seven top-five finishes and 27 results inside the top 10.
The third-place result on Sunday was the first time Chastain has cracked the top 10 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The Alva, Florida native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting 11 spots higher than his career mark of 18 and completing the race 14 places ahead of his 17.1 career average finish.
Chastain’s third-place finish was against a field of 38 drivers. The race endured six cautions and 28 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 20 lead changes.
Chase Briscoe brought home the win in the race, followed by Brandon Jones in the No. 2 spot. After Chastain’s third-place finish, AJ Allmendinger secured fourth, and Noah Gragson took the No. 5 spot.
After Ryan Sieg won Stage 1, Gragson drove the No. 9 car to the win in Stage 2.