“He got real tight there at the end. And the cars that took tires (on the last restart) got him, and that cost him a few spots,” Childress said. “I still feel real good about what he can do.”
In third place in the standings, rookie Austin Dillon narrowed his deficit to 21 points with a sixth-place finish. The series closes with races in Phoenix and Miami the next two weeks.
“It was a great points night. We battled back and now we go on to Phoenix,” Stenhouse said. “Disappointed, because we wanted the win.
“But I feel good about where we are.”