BROOKLYN, Mich. – Ross Chastain turned in a consistently strong run at Michigan International Speedway Saturday, finishing 19th in the Irish Hills 250 Xfinity Series race.

       Chastain started 24th and ran with the lead pack all afternoon, finishing on the lead lap and scoring his fifth straight top-25 finish.

       “We had a good, steady car and were able to run with the big pack,” Chastain said. “The car felt good all day. It was fun to bring it home on the lead lap.”

       Chastain is 19th in Xfinity driver points 13 races into the season.

       Denny Hamlin won the race by .012 of a second over William Byron, marking the closest Xfinity finish in MIS history since the start of electronic scoring.

       Elliott Sadler returned to the point lead.

       The series moves on to Iowa Speedway for a June 24 race.