O’Reilly Auto Parts 500



Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fifth in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, which was his first top-10 since June of last year when he was second at Pocono. That finish was his fifth consecutive top-six Cup performance at Texas Motor Speedway. That streak does not include November’s AAA Texas 500, which he missed due to the concussion that sidelined him for the final 18 races of the 2016 season”¦After four consecutive results of 24th or worse, Kurt Busch finished 10th in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. That finish lifted Busch back into the top 16 in points”¦Chase Elliott finished ninth, which was his third consecutive top-10. He has had a consistent run recently as his worst result in the past 11 races is a 14th-place finish at Daytona. He has finished among the top-10 in all three career Cup starts at Texas Motor Speedway”¦Martin Truex Jr. finished eighth, which was his fifth consecutive top-10 finish at Texas. It was also his fourth consecutive top-10 on one of the similarly configured 1.5-mile tracks. His team now has a 26-race streak of finishing on the lead lap on 1.5-mile tracks”¦Brad Keselowski finished sixth at Texas which was the first time since the Daytona 500 that he failed to be inside the top five”¦Joey Logano finished third which was his third consecutive top-five finish this season. He has now finished in the top-10 in 12 of the last 13 races”¦Kyle Busch finished 15th in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, marking only the second time in his last nine Cup starts at Texas Motor Speedway that he did not finish among the top five.

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