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Kyle Busch ties Todd Bodine for Truck Series most wins at Texas

 

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April 12, 2024

 

By Holly Cain

NASCAR Wire Service

 

A handful of late race cautions only made it more dramatic but veteran Kyle Busch still managed to hold off a hard-charging field to claim a record-tying sixth NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race victory at Texas Motor Speedway, just bettering Corey Heim by a mere .112-second to win Friday night’s SpeedyCash.com 250.

 

Maybe while competing in Texas Busch should consider changing his nickname from “Rowdy” to the popular Texas greeting, “Howdy” because the two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion has absolutely created an unbelievable mark of excellence competing at the Fort Worth 1.5-miler.

 

Busch’s sixth win in a Texas Motor Speedway truck race ties him with Todd Bodine for most ever. Busch has won the last four truck races he’s entered at the track. And. ..it is Busch’s 20th overall win at TMS – an unprecedented tally that also includes four NASCAR Cup Series victories and 10 Xfinity Series race wins.

 

He led a race best 112 of the 167 laps in the No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet Friday and won both stages.

 

“Great team, everybody here at Spire [Motorsports]," said Busch, who has won a record 66 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series races in his career – two this season.

 

“They definitely kept me honest, I’ll give them that," said Busch, who compared the robust competition all night to another inspired win when he had to come from 15th place with two laps remaining to win a race.

 

“Corey [Heim] kept us honest right there," he continued. “He started to find that top over there and got some momentum over there with three to go. I chattered really bad, so my front just wasn’t working over there. … he made it and got to my rear bumper getting into [turn] three and I just didn’t know which way to go so I ran the middle then to the bottom and then he slipped up top and I guess we had enough of a gap after that."

 

Heim’s runner-up finish in the No. 11 TRICON Garage Toyota continues his perfect streak of top-10 finishes in every Truck race this season (seven). The margin of victory Friday was the second closest ever at the Texas track.

 

“It just seemed like a big track position game at the end there," said the 21-year old Heim. “He’d get really big runs on the straightaways and once you get to the corner it’s really hard to stay behind someone and keep the momentum.

 

“I did all I could there trying to pick up three [positions] on that last restart but got another caution there unfortunately and just tried to build a run on him, but he’s just too good and does a really good job. Really happy with our run tonight, picked up stage points and finished second.”

 

Despite Busch’s laps led tally, It was really a highly-competitive race at the front of the field. Christian Eckes led 31 laps and Nick Sanchez led 16. The three drivers – Heim, Eckes and Sanchez – exchanging positions among the top five all evening in pursuit of Busch.

 

REV Racing’s Sanchez finished third, followed by McAnally-Hilgemann Racing’s Eckes and former series champion – now a NASCAR Cup Series rookie - Zane Smith, who also competed for McAnally-Hilgemann Friday night.

 

Daniel Dye, brothers Tayler and Tanner Gray, Stefan Parsons and Ty Majeski rounded out the top-10 finishers.

 

It was a rough night for early-season championship leader Tyler Ankrum, who was collected in an accident only two laps into the race and finished last, 34th place.

 

The championship standings changed up with the Texas results and Eckes – the series’ only two-race winner so far in 2024 - takes the lead by two-points over Heim. Majeski, who came into the race leading the points, is now third, 12 points back. Ankrum drops to sixth place, 43 points behind Eckes.

 

The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series takes a weekend off before returning to competition May 4 in the Heart of America 200 at Kansas Speedway (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Grant Enfinger is the defending race winner.

 

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Race - SpeedyCash.com 250

Texas Motor Speedway

Fort Worth, Texas

Friday, April 12, 2024

 

                1. (4)  Kyle Busch(i), Chevrolet, 167.

                2. (14)  Corey Heim, Toyota, 167.

                3. (1)  Nick Sanchez, Chevrolet, 167.

                4. (2)  Christian Eckes, Chevrolet, 167.

                5. (12)  Zane Smith(i), Chevrolet, 167.

                6. (6)  Daniel Dye, Chevrolet, 167.

                7. (9)  Taylor Gray, Toyota, 167.

                8. (34)  Tanner Gray, Toyota, 167.

                9. (25)  Stefan Parsons, Chevrolet, 167.

                10. (11)  Ty Majeski, Ford, 167.

                11. (21)  Lawless Alan, Ford, 167.

                12. (10)  Rajah Caruth, Chevrolet, 167.

                13. (3)  Stewart Friesen, Toyota, 167.

                14. (8)  Bayley Currey, Chevrolet, 167.

                15. (22)  Matt Crafton, Ford, 167.

                16. (17)  Dean Thompson, Toyota, 167.

                17. (18)  Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 167.

                18. (16)  Conner Jones #, Ford, 166.

                19. (13)  Jake Garcia, Ford, 166.

                20. (29)  Mason Massey, Chevrolet, 166.

                21. (30)  Timmy Hill, Toyota, 166.

                22. (27)  Bret Holmes, Chevrolet, 166.

                23. (24)  Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 166.

                24. (19)  Ben Rhodes, Ford, 165.

                25. (15)  Chase Purdy, Chevrolet, 165.

                26. (20)  Matt Mills, Chevrolet, 165.

                27. (28)  Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 162.

                28. (32)  Keith McGee, Ford, 159.

                29. (5)  Grant Enfinger, Chevrolet, Accident, 151.

                30. (26)  Kris Wright, Toyota, Accident, 145.

                31. (7)  Layne Riggs #, Ford, Accident, 135.

                32. (23)  Thad Moffitt #, Chevrolet, Accident, 1.

                33. (31)  Memphis Villarreal, Chevrolet, Accident, 1.

                34. (33)  Tyler Ankrum, Chevrolet, Accident, 1.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  118.471 mph.

Time of Race:  2 Hrs, 6 Mins, 52 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.112 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  7 for 40 laps.

Lead Changes:  7 among 4 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   N. Sanchez 1-16;C. Eckes 17-37;K. Busch(i) 38-127;C. Eckes 128;Z. Smith(i) 129-136;K. Busch(i) 137-149;C. Eckes 150-158;K. Busch(i) 159-167.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  Kyle Busch(i) 3 times for 112 laps; Christian Eckes 3 times for 31 laps; Nick Sanchez 1 time for 16 laps; Zane Smith(i) 1 time for 8 laps.

Stage #1 Top Ten: 7,19,2,91,52,43,38,9,11,17

Stage #2 Top Ten: 7,2,19,11,17,38,91,43,9,45

 

 


 

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Christian Eckes claims masterful Martinsville victory in NASCAR Trucks

 

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April 5, 2024

By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service 

 

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — It was indeed a special night for NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series driver Christian Eckes, who dominated Friday night’s Long John Silver’s 200 at Martinsville Speedway.


 

Eschewing a trip to pit road between the first and second stages at the 0.526-mile short track, Eckes led the first 104 laps, swept the stages and worked his way back through the field from 19th after pitting at the Stage 2 break.


 

Undeterred by the chaos that produced 11 cautions for 81 laps, Eckes took the lead for the final time on Lap 172 in a side-by-side battle against pole winner Ty Majeski, who regained the top spot when Eckes came to pit road for the only time during the 200-lap event.


 

“Something really special,” Eckes said of the effort of his No. 19 McAnally Hilgemann Racing team and the quality of his Chevrolet. “We came here last year, and we weren’t really that great… we were maybe a sixth-place truck (started sixth and finished 15th).


 

“And we worked really hard on it, and here we are in Victory Lane. So just super proud of this entire team.”


 

The victory was the second of the season for Eckes, who won from the pole at Bristol last month. It was his first triumph at Martinsville and the seventh of his career.


 

Starting from the top spot on the grid, Majeski gave up the lead on the first lap as Eckes powered past him.


 

“The 19 (Eckes) was tough tonight,” Majeski said. “He was just a little but better than us. He had better tires (in the final stage), and I just could not launch on restarts…


 

“But I think we left here with the points lead today. Really solid day. Obviously, you want to win. I wanted that grandfather clock (trophy), but I’m super proud of this team. We’ve been working hard at getting our trucks better, and just a little but short tonight.”


 

Majeski leaves Martinsville as the series leader, with a seven-point edge over Corey Heim and Tyler Ankrum.


 

Chase Purdy ran third to post his fourth top-five finish in 81 Truck Series starts. Nick Sanchez was fourth, followed by Ankrum, Taylor Gray, Rajah Caruth, Sammy Smith, Kaden Honeycutt and Heim.


 

Australian Supercars star Cam Waters finished 30th in his NASCAR debut, a casualty of a chain-reaction collision on Lap 177 that left his No. 66 ThorSport Racing Ford spewing hot vapor like a geyser.


 

“I had so much fun tonight and all day today,” Waters said. “It is totally different racing from what I usually do, and I just wanted to learn. I learned so much.


 

“There at the end I just had nowhere to go and knocked the radiator out of it. It is a shame, but I was having fun and learning and had some awesome battles, too.”


 

NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Race - Long John Silver's 200

Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, Virginia

Friday, April 5, 2024

 

                1. (2)  Christian Eckes, Chevrolet, 200.

                2. (1)  Ty Majeski, Ford, 200.

                3. (11)  Chase Purdy, Chevrolet, 200.

                4. (5)  Nick Sanchez, Chevrolet, 200.

                5. (9)  Tyler Ankrum, Chevrolet, 200.

                6. (12)  Taylor Gray, Toyota, 200.

                7. (16)  Rajah Caruth, Chevrolet, 200.

                8. (13)  Sammy Smith(i), Chevrolet, 200.

                9. (17)  Kaden Honeycutt, Chevrolet, 200.

                10. (4)  Corey Heim, Toyota, 200.

                11. (29)  Mason Massey, Chevrolet, 200.

                12. (24)  Matt Crafton, Ford, 200.

                13. (23)  Daniel Dye, Chevrolet, 200.

                14. (6)  Ben Rhodes, Ford, 200.

                15. (3)  Layne Riggs #, Ford, 200.

                16. (19)  Tanner Gray, Toyota, 200.

                17. (15)  Bayley Currey, Chevrolet, 200.

                18. (10)  Jack Wood, Chevrolet, 200.

                19. (14)  Stewart Friesen, Toyota, 200.

                20. (27)  Timmy Hill, Toyota, 200.

                21. (7)  Jake Garcia, Ford, 200.

                22. (20)  Grant Enfinger, Chevrolet, 200.

                23. (18)  Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 200.

                24. (28)  Bret Holmes, Chevrolet, 200.

                25. (30)  Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 200.

                26. (21)  William Sawalich, Toyota, 200.

                27. (33)  Thad Moffitt #, Chevrolet, 200.

                28. (31)  Stephen Mallozzi, Ford, 198.

                29. (25)  Matt Mills, Chevrolet, Accident, 193.

                30. (22)  Cam Waters, Ford, Accident, 176.

                31. (26)  Lawless Alan, Ford, DVP, 166.

                32. (34)  Justin Carroll, Toyota, Accident, 158.

                33. (8)  Dean Thompson, Toyota, Accident, 145.

                34. (32)  Blake Lothian, Chevrolet, Overheating, 17.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  55.908 mph.

Time of Race:  1 Hrs, 52 Mins, 54 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.644 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  11 for 81 laps.

Lead Changes:  5 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   C. Eckes 1-104;T. Majeski 105-153;N. Sanchez 154;T. Majeski 155-171;C. Eckes 172-200.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  Christian Eckes 2 times for 133 laps; Ty Majeski 2 times for 66 laps; Nick Sanchez 1 time for 1 lap.

Stage #1 Top Ten: 19,98,38,11,2,99,18,13,45,77

Stage #2 Top Ten: 19,18,77,98,45,13,5,41,17,1

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2024 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES SCHEDULE

Friday, February 16

Daytona International Speedway

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, February 24

Atlanta Motor Speedway

FS1

2:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, March 1

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

FS1

9:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, March 16

Bristol Motor Speedway

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, March 23

COTA

FS1

1:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, April 5

Martinsville Speedway

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, April 12

Texas Motor Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, May 4

Kansas Speedway

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, May 10

Darlington Raceway

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, May 18

North Wilkesboro Speedway

FS1

1:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, May 24

Charlotte Motor Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, June 1

World Wide Technology Raceway

FOX

1:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, June 28

Nashville Superspeedway

FS1

TBD

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, July 12

Pocono Raceway

FS1

5:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, July 19

Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, August 10

Richmond Raceway

FS1

7:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Sunday, August 25

Milwaukee Mile Speedway

FS1

4:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Thursday, September 19

Bristol Motor Speedway

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, September 27

Kansas Speedway

FS1

8:30 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, October 4

Talladega Superspeedway

FS1

5:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Saturday, October 26

Homestead-Miami Speedway

FS1

Noon

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, November 1

Martinsville Speedway

FS1

6:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

Friday, November 8

Phoenix Raceway

FS1

8:00 p.m.

MRN/SiriusXM

 

 

 

     

 

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