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Stewart Friesen drives No. 52 Toyota Tundra to eighth-place finish at Pocono Raceway

Stewart Friesen finished eighth in the Pocono Organics 150 to benefit Farm Aid at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.

The top 10 finish for Friesen, his third of the year, added 36 points to his season total.

Friesen started in 20th position. The fifth-year driver has secured two career victories, with 23 top-five finishes and 39 results inside the top 10.

In his career at Pocono Raceway, Friesen has compiled one top-five finish and his eighth-place result marks the first top 10.

The Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario native began the race six spots behind his career mark of 14.1, but finished seven places ahead of his career average of 14.6.

Friesen’s eighth-place finish was against a field of 40 drivers. The race endured nine cautions and 29 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were eight lead changes.

Brandon Jones secured the victory in the race, and Austin Hill finished second. Sheldon Creed placed third, Todd Gilliland secured fourth, and Ben Rhodes closed out the top five.

Creed got off to a great start in the race, winning both of the first two stages, but couldn’t hold on to end up in Victory Lane.

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