Ross Chastain drives No. 10 Chevrolet to second-place finish at Dover International Speedway

Ross Chastain finished second in the Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.

Chastain’s top-five finish, the ninth time he has achieved that result this year, added 53 points to his season total. Chastain is now No. 4 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings with 811 points. A total of 12 drivers make the postseason cut.

Chastain started in 13th position and led 24 laps in the race, holding the lead a total of two times. The seventh-year driver has collected two career victories, with 14 top-five finishes and 37 results inside the top 10.

The second-place result on Sunday was the first time Chastain has cracked the top five at Dover International Speedway. It also marks his first top-10 finish at Dover.

The Alva, Florida native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting five spots higher than his career mark of 17.9 and completing the race 15 places ahead of his 16.8 career average finish.

Chastain battled against 36 other drivers on the way to his second-place finish. The race endured five cautions and 24 caution laps. There were 12 lead changes.

Chase Briscoe earned the victory in the race, followed by Chastain’s second-place finish. Austin Cindric placed third, Brandon Jones brought home fourth place, and Daniel Hemric rounded out the top five.

After Chastain won Stage 1, Briscoe grabbed control and won Stage 2 before taking the checkered flag.

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