Christian Eckes wins wreck-marred Atlanta Truck race

Christian Eckes wins wreck-marred Atlanta Truck race

A late-race wreck involving Carson Hocevar sent the race into a two-lap time beyond regulation with Nick Sanchez in the guide.

Eckes, 22, powered to the lead on the restart, briefly shed it to Sanchez, and grabbed it again right before a caution was displayed for a multi-truck wreck in Convert 4 on the last lap.

The acquire is the 1st of the year for Eckes, who experienced to battle again from the rear of the area mid-race immediately after a speeding penalty.

Eckes, a indigenous of Middletown, N.Y., has one former sequence victory and moved in the offseason from ThorSport Racing to Bill McAnally Racing.


“There’s a good deal of views for confident. It was a rough offseason,” Eckes claimed. “I’m driving as really hard as I at any time have – a have a ton to confirm to the people today who know who they are.

“Just truly satisfied. Many thanks to this crew, they perform so damn difficult and this is what can make it all really worth it. I’m pumped. This is going to be a seriously great calendar year.”

Sanchez finished up next, John Hunter Nemechek 3rd, Bayley Currey fourth and Matt DiBenedetto rounded out the prime-5.

Finishing the leading-10 have been Ben Rhodes, Timmy Hill, Chase Purdy, Matt Crafton and Jack Wood.

The race featured 11 cautions – which include seven in the ultimate stage – that coated 58 of the 137 laps concluded.

Stage 3

Next the caution between Stages 2 and 3, all the lead-lap truck pit with Nemechek initial off pit highway.

On the restart on Lap 68, Nemechek was adopted by Corey Heim, DiBenedetto, Stewart Friesen and Tyler Ankrum.

Akinori Ogata spun off Turn 2 on Lap 78 and tagged in the inside of wall on the backstretch to provide out the fifth caution of the race.

The guide-lap vans all pit with Nemechek to start with off pit street. Each Eckes and Bret Holmes ended up penalized for speeding on pit street and had to restart from the rear of the field.

Heim and Colby Howard collided on pit highway in the course of the stops but were both of those able to proceed in the race.

On the restart on Lap 84, Nemechek led the way.

Sanchez appeared to fall off the speed on the restart and Heim slammed into the rear of his No. 2 truck to right away area the race back underneath warning.


The race returned to eco-friendly on Lap 94 with Nemechek nevertheless out entrance, followed by Purdy, Ankrum, DiBenedetto and Rhodes.

Dean Thompson got pinched into the wall and wrecked on Lap 97 to provide out the seventh warning of the race.

Nemechek remained in the guide on the restart on Lap 103.

With a press from Crafton, Wooden moved briefly into the direct on Lap 104 only to see Nemechek reclaim it on Lap 105.

Just after Wooden returned to the guide on Lap 113, Nemechek obtained into the back again of Wooden and spun him out in entrance of the industry, which brought out a warning. Grant Enfinger and ty Majeski experienced to just take evasive action to keep away from receiving collected in the incident.

Nemechek led the way when the race resumed on Lap 121 followed by Purdy and Currey.

Just right after Sanchez received a shove into the direct on Lap 123, Hocevar and Lawless Alan strike the wall in Transform 3 to position the race again beneath caution.

The race returned to environmentally friendly with six laps remaining and Sanchez out front adopted by Eckes and Rhodes.

On Lap 131, Hocevar wrecked once more in Turn 2 to convey out the 10th caution of the race and ship it into a two-lap additional time.

Sanchez led the way on the restart adopted by Eckes, Rhodes, Nemechek and Purdy.

Stage 2

Crafton held off a late charge from Majeski and Nemechek off Turn 4 to just take the Phase 2 win.

Majeski ended up 2nd, Nemechek 3rd, Rhodes fourth and Heim rounded out the top rated-5.

Next the caution concerning Levels 1 and 2, many lead-lap autos elected to pit but Crafton stayed out and inherited the guide. Zane Smith was initial off pit street among the those who pit.

On the restart on Lap 38, Crafton was adopted by Majeski and Rhodes.

NASCAR was pressured to show a warning on Lap 40 for particles on the frontstretch, which turned out to be a piece of ballast. That will possible be a major penalty for group liable following 7 days.

Crafton remained in the guide on the restart on Lap 45 followed by Majeski and Rhodes.

Kaden Honeycutt obtained a significant force on the restart to acquire the direct for the to start with time in the race.

Crafton driven back to the direct on Lap 46 as Honeycutt appeared to fall of the pace and dropped to pit street to make a eco-friendly-flag cease.

With five laps remaining in the stage, Crafton held a little guide in excess of Majeski as Rhodes remained in third.

Stage 1

Eckes held of a furious charge from Zane Smith in a 1-sprint to the complete and claimed the Stage 1 earn.

Enfinger was third, Crafton fourth and DiBenedetto rounded out the major-five.

With qualifying canceled by rain, Zane Smith started out on the pole but Eckes driven to the lead on Lap 1 with a push from Majeski.

With 15 laps remaining in the first stage, Eckes taken care of a smaller guide about Zane Smith with Enfinger in 3rd.

Daniel Dye fell off the rate and a lap down with 10 to go in the phase.

On Lap 24, Tanner Grey and Layne Riggs produced get hold of and the two hit the wall to deliver out the first caution of the race.

A handful of vehicles elected to pit but Eckes remained on the keep track of and in the lead when the race returned to environmentally friendly on Lap 30.