Christian Eckes wins ruin-marred Atlanta Truck sprint
A late-sprint ruin bright Carson Hocevar despatched the sprint into a two-lap beyond frequent time with Cut Sanchez within the lead.
Eckes, 22, powered to the lead on the restart, temporarily lost it to Sanchez, and grabbed it attend earlier than a caution modified into once displayed for a multi-truck ruin in Flip 4 on the last lap.
The have interaction is the first of the season for Eckes, who needed to fight attend from the rear of the field mid-sprint after a speeding penalty.
Eckes, a native of Middletown, N.Y., has one earlier sequence victory and moved within the offseason from ThorSport Racing to Bill McAnally Racing.
“There’s hundreds of thoughts for sure. It modified into once a now not easy offseason,” Eckes mentioned. “I’m riding as involving as I ever have – a have loads to display masks to the folk that know who they are.
“Correct in point of fact overjoyed. Attributable to this crew, they work so damn involving and this is what makes it all price it. I’m pumped. Right here is going to be a in point of fact exact one year.”
Sanchez ended up second, John Hunter Nemechek third, Bayley Currey fourth and Matt DiBenedetto rounded out the conclude-5.
Polishing off the conclude-10 were Ben Rhodes, Timmy Hill, Streak Purdy, Matt Crafton and Jack Wood.
The sprint featured 11 cautions – including seven within the last stage – that lined 58 of the 137 laps performed.
Following the caution between Stages 2 and 3, your complete lead-lap truck pit with Nemechek first off pit avenue.
On the restart on Lap 68, Nemechek modified into once adopted by Corey Heim, DiBenedetto, Stewart Friesen and Tyler Ankrum.
Akinori Ogata spun off Flip 2 on Lap 78 and tagged within the interior wall on the backstretch to bring out the fifth caution of the sprint.
The lead-lap autos all pit with Nemechek first off pit avenue. Every Eckes and Bret Holmes were penalized for speeding on pit avenue and needed to restart from the rear of the field.
Heim and Colby Howard collided on pit avenue one day of the stops nonetheless were both ready to continue within the sprint.
On the restart on Lap 84, Nemechek led the vogue.
Sanchez looked to plunge off the slouch on the restart and Heim slammed into the rear of his No. 2 truck to true now build apart of dwelling the sprint attend under caution.
The sprint returned to green on Lap 94 with Nemechek aloof out front, adopted by Purdy, Ankrum, DiBenedetto and Rhodes.
Dean Thompson got pinched into the wall and wrecked on Lap 97 to bring out the seventh caution of the sprint.
Nemechek remained within the lead on the restart on Lap 103.
With a push from Crafton, Wood moved temporarily into the lead on Lap 104 simplest to see Nemechek reclaim it on Lap 105.
Correct after Wood returned to the lead on Lap 113, Nemechek got into the attend of Wood and spun him out in front of the field, which introduced out a caution. Grant Enfinger and ty Majeski needed to have interplay evasive motion to withhold away from getting mild within the incident.
Nemechek led the vogue when the sprint resumed on Lap 121 adopted by Purdy and Currey.
Correct after Sanchez got a shove into the lead on Lap 123, Hocevar and Lawless Alan hit the wall in Flip 3 to put of abode the sprint attend under caution.
The sprint returned to green with six laps supreme and Sanchez out front adopted by Eckes and Rhodes.
On Lap 131, Hocevar wrecked again in Flip 2 to bring out the 10th caution of the sprint and send it into a two-lap beyond frequent time.
Sanchez led the vogue on the restart adopted by Eckes, Rhodes, Nemechek and Purdy.
Crafton held off a late price from Majeski and Nemechek off Flip 4 to have interplay the Stage 2 have interaction.
Majeski ended up second, Nemechek third, Rhodes fourth and Heim rounded out the conclude-5.
Following the caution between Stages 1 and a pair of, several lead-lap autos elected to pit nonetheless Crafton stayed out and inherited the lead. Zane Smith modified into once first off pit avenue among these that pit.
On the restart on Lap 38, Crafton modified into once adopted by Majeski and Rhodes.
NASCAR modified into once forced to repeat a caution on Lap 40 for particles on the frontstretch, which grew to change into out to be a a part of ballast. That is always a astronomical penalty for crew responsible next week.
Crafton remained within the lead on the restart on Lap 45 adopted by Majeski and Rhodes.
Kaden Honeycutt got a astronomical push on the restart to have interplay the lead for the first time within the sprint.
Crafton powered attend to the lead on Lap 46 as Honeycutt looked to plunge of the slouch and dropped to pit avenue to dangle a green-flag cease.
With 5 laps supreme within the stage, Crafton held a puny lead over Majeski as Rhodes remained in third.
Eckes held of a mad price from Zane Smith in a one-escape to the assemble and claimed the Stage 1 have interaction.
Enfinger modified into once third, Crafton fourth and DiBenedetto rounded out the conclude-5.
With qualifying canceled by rain, Zane Smith started on the pole nonetheless Eckes powered to the lead on Lap 1 with a push from Majeski.
With 15 laps supreme within the first stage, Eckes maintained a puny lead over Zane Smith with Enfinger in third.
Daniel Dye fell off the slouch and a lap down with 10 to trek within the stage.
On Lap 24, Tanner Grey and Layne Riggs made contact and both hit the wall to bring out the first caution of the sprint.
A handful of autos elected to pit nonetheless Eckes remained on the be aware and within the lead when the sprint returned to green on Lap 30.