BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN - AUGUST 09: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 09, 2020 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Austin Dillon Places Eighth at Michigan International Speedway


Austin Dillon finished eighth in the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.

The top-10 finish for Dillon, his sixth of the year, added 29 points to his season total. Dillon now ranks 17th in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 501 points.

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Dillon started in 31st position. The 10th-year driver has tallied three career victories, with 13 top-five finishes and 45 results inside the top 10.

In his career at Michigan International Speedway, Dillon has compiled two top-five finishes and his eighth-place result marks the fourth top-10.

The Welcome, North Carolina native began the race 12 spots behind his career mark of 19, but finished 12 places ahead of his career average of 20.

Dillon competed with a field of 39 drivers on the way to his eighth-place finish. The race endured five cautions and 24 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 10 lead changes.