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RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Christian Eckes

19 |

8

Running

134

2

51

5

2

Taylor Gray

17 |

16

Running

134

0

36

0

3

Matt DiBenedetto

25 |

11

Running

134

2

36

0

4

Corey Heim

11 |

15

Running

134

40

48

0

5

Zane Smith

38 |

14

Running

134

1

44

0

6

Carson Hocevar

42 |

17

Running

134

32

43

1

7

Stewart Friesen

52 |

20

Running

134

0

30

0

8

Nicholas Sanchez

2 |

2

Running

134

43

48

1

9

Tyler Ankrum

16 |

21

Running

134

0

28

0

10

Jake Drew

61 |

10

Running

134

0

31

0

11

Jake Garcia

35 |

5

Running

134

0

26

0

12

Rajah Caruth

24 |

19

Running

134

0

28

0

13

Jesse Love

1 |

9

Running

134

0

24

0

14

Chase Purdy

4 |

1

Running

133

0

32

0

15

Dean Thompson

5 |

13

Running

133

0

22

0

16

Jack Wood

51 |

4

Running

133

2

21

0

17

Grant Enfinger

23 |

12

Running

133

4

29

0

18

Ty Majeski

98 |

3

Running

133

0

20

0

19

Colby Howard

9 |

32

Running

133

0

18

0

20

Bret Holmes

32 |

24

Running

133

2

17

0

21

Bayley Currey

41 |

22

Running

132

0

16

0

22

Lawless Alan

45 |

34

Running

132

0

15

0

23

Daniel Dye

43 |

23

Running

132

0

14

0

24

Timmy Hill

56 |

33

Running

132

0

13

0

25

Ben Rhodes

99 |

6

Running

132

2

24

0

26

Tanner Gray

15 |

18

Running

131

4

11

0

27

Kaden Honeycutt

02 |

25

Running

131

0

10

0

28

Chase Janes

33 |

36

Running

131

0

9

0

29

Justin S Carroll

90 |

29

Running

130

0

8

0

30

Hailie Deegan

13 |

7

Running

130

0

7

0

31

Spencer Boyd

12 |

27

Running

129

0

6

0

32

Greg Van Alst

20 |

28

Running

129

0

5

0

33

Matt Crafton

88 |

31

Running

125

0

4

0

34

Jennifer Jo Cobb

10 |

30

Running

125

0

3

0

35

Mason Maggio

22 |

26

Accident

117

0

2

0

36

Spencer Davis

04 |

35

Suspension

1

0

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Christian Eckes

    POS1

    LEADER

    Christian Eckes

    Driver badge number 19 |

  • POS 2 | 0.363

    Taylor Gray

    POS2

    0.363

    Taylor Gray

    Driver badge number 17 |

  • POS 3 | 0.462

    Matt DiBenedetto

    POS3

    0.462

    Matt DiBenedetto

    Driver badge number 25 |

Christian Eckes seals Truck Series victory at Kansas; Playoffs' Round of 8 set

KANSAS City, Kan. — Christian Eckes grabbed the lead on the final restart and stole a victory in Friday night‘s Kansas Lottery 200, the Round of 10 elimination race in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

In a three-wide battle for the lead against Corey Heim and Zane Smith, Eckes led only the final two laps to secure his third victory of the season, his first at Kansas Speedway and the fourth of his career.

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In a last-lap scramble that saw Smith get loose, turn sideways and fade to fifth, Taylor Gray finished second, 0.363 seconds behind Eckes. Matt DiBenedetto ran third in a valiant effort to earn a berth in the Round of 8.

But with Ben Rhodes finishing 25th after securing a total of 11 points in the first two stages, Rhodes claimed the final spot in the next round by five points over DiBenedetto.

DiBenedetto is out of his ride at the end of the year, too, having announced that he has decided not to return to the No. 25 Rackley W.A.R. Chevrolet next season. DiBenedetto added that he is looking for opportunities in all three of NASCAR‘s national series.

Also eliminated from the playoffs was Matt Crafton, who had to go to a reserve truck after running over debris and wrecking in practice earlier in the day. Crafton‘s No. 88 Ford slapped the wall on Lap 69 of Friday‘s race, and after attempted repairs, he finished 33rd, nine laps down and 11 points out of the Round of 8.

Christian Eckes lays down a burnout on the start/finish line at Kansas Speedway

Heim, who finished fourth, had the lead when the trucks of Rajah Caruth and Tanner Gray collided on the frontstretch on Lap 127 to cause the fifth and final caution.

“That was wild,” Eckes said after climbing from his truck. “I didn‘t know if I was going to win it or not. We had, like, a sixth-place truck all day, but when that caution came out, I knew we had a shot at it, and here we are.

“We haven‘t won in a real long time — so I wanted to set a tone. Went all the way to the Round of 10 — second, third, first (in the first three playoff races). So can‘t beat that. Proud of all these guys.”

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DiBenedetto would have advanced with a victory but came up two positions short.

“Honestly, this team fought so hard, worked their tail off to give me a good-looking truck and a good-handling truck all night,” DiBenedetto said. “So, man, we made the most of it, for sure. Just so thankful for these guys and (sponsor) Rackley Roofing.”

Carson Hocevar came home sixth, followed by Stewart Friesen and Nick Sanchez, who took the lead from pole winner Chase Purdy and won the first 30-lap stage wire-to-wire. Hocevar edged Sanches for the Stage 2 win.

Seventeenth-place finisher Grant Enfinger and 18th-place Ty Majeski already had earned spots in the Round of 8 with victories in the first two Playoff races, and Eckes and Heim already were in on points. Hocevar clinched his place in the next round with a ninth-place result in Stage 1, with Smith, Sanchez and Rhodes advancing on points on Friday night.

Sanchez led a race-high 43 laps, followed by Heim with 40 and Hocevar with 32.

The Craftsman Truck Series’ next race is scheduled Thursday (9 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 200-lap event will open the three-race Round of 8, which will determine the final four drivers who will race for the championship in the Nov. 3 finale at Phoenix Raceway.

Note: Inspection in the Craftsman Truck Series garage was completed without major issue, confirming Eckes as the winner. The No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet, driven to a 31st-place finish by Spencer Boyd, was found with one unsecured lug nut in a post-race check, which should result in competition officials fining the team’s crew chief in next week’s penalty report.

Contributing: Staff reports