Harrison Burton finished fifth in the Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway on Saturday.
Burton’s top-five finish, the ninth time he has achieved that result this year, added 43 points to his season total. Burton is now sixth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings with 688 points. A total of 12 drivers qualify for the postseason.
Burton started in fourth position. The second-year driver has secured two career victories, with 10 top-five finishes and 18 results inside the top 10.
Saturday’s race was the first of Burton’s career at Dover International Speedway.
The Huntersville, North Carolina native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting four spots higher than his career mark of eight and completing the race nine places ahead of his 13.5 career average finish.
Burton competed against 36 other drivers on the way to his fifth-place finish. The race endured six cautions and 27 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were six lead changes.
Justin Allgaier earned the checkered flag in the race, and Austin Cindric finished second. Ross Chastain crossed the finish line third, with Noah Gragson taking fourth place. Burton rounded out the top five.
After Cindric won the first stage, Allgaier took control and won Stage 2 before driving to victory.