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Heart of America 200 Race Results

Kansas Speedway

May 6th, 2023

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RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Grant Enfinger

23 |

11

Running

134

65

56

5

2

Corey Heim

11 |

12

Running

134

13

46

0

3

Zane Smith

38 |

7

Running

134

6

48

0

4

Stewart Friesen

52 |

14

Running

134

1

35

0

5

Ross Chastain

41 |

17

Running

134

0

0

0

6

Nicholas Sanchez

2 |

6

Running

134

0

31

0

7

Kyle Busch

51 |

2

Running

134

11

0

0

8

Jake Garcia

35 |

4

Running

134

0

29

0

9

Taylor Gray

17 |

19

Running

134

0

28

0

10

Tyler Ankrum

16 |

23

Running

134

0

35

0

11

Matt Crafton

88 |

21

Running

134

0

26

0

12

Hailie Deegan

13 |

16

Running

134

0

26

0

13

Daniel Dye

43 |

10

Running

133

0

24

0

14

Bret Holmes

32 |

28

Running

133

0

23

0

15

Toni Breidinger

1 |

24

Running

133

0

22

0

16

Ben Rhodes

99 |

5

Running

133

17

30

0

17

Lawless Alan

45 |

34

Running

133

0

20

0

18

Tanner Gray

15 |

8

Running

133

3

19

0

19

Johnny Sauter

04 |

27

Running

133

0

18

0

20

Brennan Poole

46 |

26

Running

133

0

17

0

21

Nick Leitz

20 |

31

Running

133

0

16

0

22

Tyler Hill

56 |

30

Running

132

0

15

0

23

Justin S Carroll

90 |

32

Running

132

0

14

0

24

Josh Reaume

22 |

29

Running

132

0

13

0

25

Ty Majeski

98 |

9

Running

131

12

22

1

26

Spencer Boyd

12 |

36

Running

131

0

11

0

27

Mason Maggio

33 |

33

Running

131

0

10

0

28

Kris Wright

02 |

25

Accident

91

0

9

0

29

Matt DiBenedetto

25 |

18

DVP

81

0

8

0

30

Christian Eckes

19 |

1

Accident

78

6

12

0

31

Carson Hocevar

42 |

20

Accident

78

0

8

0

32

Dean Thompson

5 |

22

Accident

78

0

6

0

33

Chase Purdy

4 |

3

Accident

78

0

13

0

34

Rajah Caruth

24 |

13

Accident

72

0

15

0

35

Colby Howard

9 |

15

Accident

55

0

2

0

36

Timothy Viens

47 |

35

Transmission

2

0

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Grant Enfinger

    POS1

    LEADER

    Grant Enfinger

    Driver badge number 23 |

  • POS 2 | 4.358

    Corey Heim

    POS2

    4.358

    Corey Heim

    Driver badge number 11 |

  • POS 3 | 5.429

    Zane Smith

    POS3

    5.429

    Zane Smith

    Driver badge number 38 |

Grant Enfinger soars to Craftsman Truck Series win at Kansas

Grant Enfinger stayed ahead of trouble in a race that produced seven cautions for 40 of 134 laps and forged a decisive victory in Saturday night‘s Heart of America 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.

Enfinger crossed the finish line 4.358 seconds ahead of Corey Heim to post his first victory of the season.

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Enfinger‘s eighth career win was his first at Kansas and his first since winning at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis in the 17th race of 2022.

“It was a huge night for us,” said Enfinger, who led a race-high 65 laps. “From the drop of the green flag, we had a really, really good Chevy Silverado. Just started out really tight. Once (crew chief) Jeff (Hensley) made one adjustment on it, I felt like from that point forward, we were potentially the best truck out there.”

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Grant Enfinger races across the finish line.

Heim won a close battle for second over Zane Smith. Stewart Friesen was fourth, followed by Ross Chastain. Nick Sanchez, Kyle Busch, Jake Garcia, Taylor Gray and Tyler Ankrum completed the top 10.

The final caution dimmed Heim‘s chances.

“I think that last caution (for Kris Wright‘s second spin) put a hole in our strategy a little bit,” Heim said. “If we had that last run go green and we had the same tires as the 23 (Enfinger), I thought we could beat him straight up.

“As soon as we got that last caution and we were on uneven tires, I knew it was going to be all track position. I got hung up trying to block the 38 (Smith) and kind of took a step back from there and lost track position.”

Two of the fastest trucks in the race saw their winning chances end in a shunt on Lap 72, when Rajah Caruth spun across the bumper of Ty Majeski‘s No. 98 Toyota into the outside wall on the frontstretch.

Caruth‘s truck was too heavily damaged to continue, and Majeski‘s too heavily damaged to contend.

“It was really close, and we had a long way to go,” Caruth said after exiting the infield care center. “I was trying to cover the top, and he just kind of hooked me there. Good to know.

“I didn‘t double-move or anything. I picked the top there, and he just took me.”

From appearances, though, Caruth was late in an attempt to block Majeski‘s progress, to the detriment of both trucks. Majeski finished 25th.

“We had a good truck. We got back up front there with a little bit of strategy,” Majeski said. “Thought we may have made a wrong adjustment when we were racing the No. 24 there. He was ultra-aggressive blocking. So, he blocked once, then twice, and I had a run and he was a little late.”

Pole winner Christian Eckes likewise was involved in a terminal wreck after the subsequent restart on Lap 79. Aggression got the best of drivers at the front of the field, and the trucks of Eckes, Matt DiBenedetto, Carson Hocevar and Chase Purdy all were KO‘d in Turn 1.

“Just aggression I guess,” Eckes said. “He (DiBenedetto) blocked a little late and got loose, and I tried to go high, and I might have caught his rear quarter panel. Yeah, it sucks.”

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Busch won the first stage before tangling with Ben Rhodes after the Stage 2 restart. Enfinger powered past Busch into the lead on Lap 40 but came to pit road under the third caution for Wright‘s spin through the infield grass.

Enfinger gave up the lead with the stop but charged back to second by the end of the stage, which Majeski won.

The Craftsman Truck Series’ next race is the Buckle Up South Carolina 200, scheduled Friday at Darlington Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Note: Post-race inspection in the Craftsman Trucks garage was completed without issue, confirming Enfinger’s victory.

Contributing: Staff reports