Chase Elliott finishes fifth at Dover International Speedway

Chase Elliott finished fifth in the Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway on Saturday.

Elliott’s top-five finish, the ninth time he has achieved that result this year, added 33 points to his season total. He has 808 total points, good enough for fourth place in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Elliott started in the pole position and led 27 laps in the race. The sixth-year driver has piled up eight career victories, with 52 top-five finishes and 87 results inside the top 10.

Victory Lane at Dover International Speedway is a familiar place for Elliott, who has one career win at the track. He has also compiled six top-five finishes at Dover and his fifth-place result marks the sixth top-10.

The Dawsonville, Georgia native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting 12 spots higher than his career mark of 13 and completing the race 10 places ahead of his 15.4 career average finish.

Elliott competed with a field of 40 drivers on the way to his fifth-place finish. The race endured four cautions and 21 caution laps. There were 15 lead changes.

Denny Hamlin finished out front in the race, and Martin Truex Jr finished second. Kyle Busch crossed the finish line third, with Kevin Harvick bringing home fourth place. Elliott rounded out the top five.

As well as earning a race victory, Hamlin won Stages 1 and 2 to complete a dominant day in Dover.

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