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TSport 200 Race Results

Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park

August 11th, 2023

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RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Ty Majeski

98 |

2

Running

200

179

60

7

2

Christian Eckes

19 |

1

Running

200

3

50

0

3

Layne Riggs

7 |

12

Running

200

0

43

0

4

Carson Hocevar

42 |

5

Running

200

0

44

0

5

Zane Smith

38 |

8

Running

200

0

37

0

6

William Sawalich

1 |

10

Running

200

0

36

0

7

Rajah Caruth

24 |

4

Running

200

0

33

0

8

Corey Heim

11 |

3

Running

200

18

47

0

9

Matt Crafton

88 |

13

Running

200

0

28

0

10

Matt DiBenedetto

25 |

24

Running

200

0

27

0

11

Nicholas Sanchez

2 |

9

Running

200

0

27

0

12

Grant Enfinger

23 |

6

Running

200

0

37

0

13

Jake Garcia

35 |

7

Running

200

0

30

0

14

Chase Purdy

4 |

22

Running

200

0

23

0

15

Tanner Gray

15 |

19

Running

200

0

27

0

16

Ben Rhodes

99 |

21

Running

200

0

21

0

17

Jake Drew

61 |

20

Running

200

0

20

0

18

Jack Wood

51 |

23

Running

200

0

19

0

19

Shane Van Gisbergen

41 |

28

Running

199

0

18

0

20

Taylor Gray

17 |

34

Running

199

0

17

0

21

Logan Bearden

22 |

26

Running

199

0

16

0

22

Daniel Dye

43 |

15

Running

199

0

15

0

23

Matt Mills

02 |

17

Running

198

0

14

0

24

Lawless Alan

45 |

36

Running

198

0

13

0

25

Bret Holmes

32 |

32

Running

197

0

12

0

26

Tyler Hill

56 |

30

Running

197

0

11

0

27

Conner Jones

66 |

18

Running

196

0

10

0

28

Landen Lewis

04 |

29

Running

196

0

9

0

29

Chris Hacker

30 |

33

Running

195

0

8

0

30

Stewart Friesen

52 |

14

Running

183

0

7

0

31

Hailie Deegan

13 |

25

Accident

140

0

6

0

32

Dean Thompson

5 |

11

Accident

130

0

5

0

33

Spencer Boyd

12 |

31

Accident

128

0

4

0

34

Tyler Ankrum

16 |

35

Electrical

127

0

3

0

35

Colby Howard

9 |

16

Suspension

79

0

2

0

36

Greg Van Alst

20 |

27

Accident

14

0

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Ty Majeski

    POS1

    LEADER

    Ty Majeski

    Driver badge number 98 |

  • POS 2 | 3.422

    Christian Eckes

    POS2

    3.422

    Christian Eckes

    Driver badge number 19 |

  • POS 3 | 4.141

    Layne Riggs

    POS3

    4.141

    Layne Riggs

    Driver badge number 7 |

Ty Majeski dominates Truck Series playoff opener at IRP

CLERMONT, Ind.—Ty Majeski‘s timing was impeccable.

Winless this season before Friday night‘s TSport 200 at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Majseki put an old-fashioned beating on the rest of the field in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Playoff opener.

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The driver of the No. 98 ThorSport Racing Ford cemented a spot in the Round of 8 in dominating fashion, leading 179 of 200 laps, sweeping the first two stages of the race and beating pole winner and runner-up Christian Eckes to the finish line by 3.422 seconds.

That was the smallest margin Majeski held at the end of any stage. He held a 3.904-second advantage over eventual eighth-place finisher Corey Heim at the finish of Stage 1. He was up by six seconds over Heim before the second stage ended under caution for Chris Hacker‘s spin on the backstretch.

Clearly, the short-track ace was in his element at the 0.686-mile speedway.

“I‘m proud of the effort, but this is just the start of our playoff run,” said Majeski, who failed to win with the fastest truck two weekends ago at Richmond.

In that race, Majeski sped on pit road, and his team failed to cover a late green-flag pit stop by race winner Carson Hocevar. In contrast, the effort of the entire No. 98 team was impeccable on Friday night.

“Mistakes really cost us (at Richmond),” Majeski said. “We learned from those. Obviously, tonight we were in a really similar situation, and we were able to execute on all fronts. The pit crew was great, (crew chief) Joe (Shear Jr.) made great calls, and I felt like I executed pretty good on the restarts.

“We put it all together as a race team tonight, and I‘m pretty proud of that.”

Hocevar came home fourth behind non-playoff driver Layne Riggs. Reigning series champion Zane Smith was fifth after starting from the rear of the field because of unapproved adjustments to his No. 38 Ford.

William Sawalich was a career-best sixth in his fourth Truck Series start, followed by fellow non-playoff driver Rajah Caruth. Heim, in eighth, was penalized for too many men over the wall late in the race. Three-time series champion Matt Crafton and Matt DiBenedetto completed the top 10.

The race also was a triumph for another driver who never led a lap and finished 19th in the first car one lap down. Shane van Gisbergen, who took the NASCAR world by storm by winning the Chicago Street Race in his only Cup start, avoided all trouble and got plenty of seat time in his first trip around an oval.

“It was awesome,” said the New Zealander. “With 10 to go, I finally dropped off the lead lap. “I had a ball. It was awesome racing with people, a lot of fun… I‘m living the dream, it was really cool, and everyone was respectful. It was awesome.”

MORE: Truck Series standings

Heim, the regular-season champion, retained the series lead by three points over Majeski.

After the next two races—at the Milwaukee Mile (Aug. 27) and Kansas Speedway (Sept. 8)—the playoff field will be cut from 10 drivers to eight. The two drivers currently below the cut line are Crafton and DiBenedetto, who trail eighth-place Nick Sanchez by two points and three points, respectively.

Note: Post-race technical inspection concluded without issue in the Craftsman Truck Series garage, confirming Majeski as the winner.