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Christian Eckes drives No. 51 Toyota Tundra to third-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Christian Eckes finished third in the Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, adding 40 points to his season total.

Eckes now sits at 271 points on the season. He’s posted three top-five finishes in 2019.

Austin Hill secured the win in the race, with Matt Crafton following in second. Ross Chastain brought home fourth place, followed by Brett Moffitt to round out the top five.

Hill also won the first two stages of the race.

Eckes qualified in second position. He led once for a total of 26 laps, but relinquished the lead for good after Lap 89. Eckes still is looking for career victory No. 1, but boasts three top-five finishes and seven finishes in the top 10.

There were 32 cars in the field, and the race endured three cautions and 14 caution laps. There were 12 lead changes.

Toyota added 40 points to its season total with Hill’s victory. Overall, Toyota ranks No. 1 with 860 points, followed by Chevrolet in the No. 2 spot with 844. Ford sits at No. 3 with 759 points on the season.

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