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Clean Harbors 175 Race Results

Milwaukee Mile

August 27th, 2023

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RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Grant Enfinger

23 |

1

Running

175

95

60

7

2

Carson Hocevar

42 |

3

Running

175

40

47

0

3

Christian Eckes

19 |

6

Running

175

5

48

0

4

Corey Heim

11 |

8

Running

175

35

49

0

5

Matt Crafton

88 |

22

Running

175

0

35

0

6

Chase Purdy

4 |

7

Running

175

0

33

0

7

Ty Majeski

98 |

13

Running

175

0

34

0

8

Derek Kraus

7 |

25

Running

175

0

0

0

9

Jake Garcia

35 |

9

Running

175

0

28

0

10

Bayley Currey

41 |

14

Running

175

0

27

0

11

Tanner Gray

15 |

11

Running

175

0

28

0

12

Zane Smith

38 |

18

Running

175

0

26

0

13

Taylor Gray

17 |

4

Running

175

0

32

0

14

Rajah Caruth

24 |

15

Running

175

0

23

0

15

Dean Thompson

5 |

19

Running

175

0

22

0

16

Ben Rhodes

99 |

10

Running

175

0

22

0

17

Colby Howard

9 |

24

Running

175

0

20

0

18

Conner Jones

66 |

28

Running

175

0

19

0

19

Bret Holmes

32 |

29

Running

175

0

18

0

20

Tyler Ankrum

16 |

16

Running

175

0

17

0

21

Lawless Alan

45 |

20

Running

175

0

16

0

22

Hailie Deegan

13 |

17

Running

175

0

15

0

23

Sean Hingorani

61 |

27

Running

175

0

14

0

24

Nicholas Sanchez

2 |

2

Running

175

0

27

0

25

Matt Mills

51 |

26

Running

175

0

12

0

26

William Sawalich

1 |

12

Running

175

0

21

0

27

Matt DiBenedetto

25 |

23

Running

173

0

10

0

28

Daniel Dye

43 |

5

Running

173

0

9

0

29

Tyler Hill

56 |

32

Running

173

0

8

0

30

Stewart Friesen

52 |

21

Running

172

0

7

0

31

Derek Lemke

33 |

33

Running

172

0

6

0

32

Spencer Boyd

12 |

30

Running

172

0

5

0

33

Josh Reaume

22 |

35

Running

171

0

4

0

34

Greg Van Alst

20 |

36

Accident

63

0

3

0

35

Brad Perez

30 |

34

Accident

62

0

0

0

36

Josh Bilicki

02 |

31

Accident

9

0

0

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Grant Enfinger

    POS1

    LEADER

    Grant Enfinger

    Driver badge number 23 |

  • POS 2 | 1.533

    Carson Hocevar

    POS2

    1.533

    Carson Hocevar

    Driver badge number 42 |

  • POS 3 | 1.687

    Christian Eckes

    POS3

    1.687

    Christian Eckes

    Driver badge number 19 |

Grant Enfinger dominates to win at Milwaukee Mile, advances in Truck Playoffs

After Carson Hocevar crashed a two-driver party, pole winner Grant Enfinger rallied for victory in Sunday‘s Clean Harbors 175 at the Milwaukee Mile and clinched a spot in the Round of 8 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Playoffs.

Enfinger, who led 95 of 175 laps, passed Hocevar for the top spot on Lap 159 and pulled away to win his third race of the season by 1.553 seconds. Hocevar was gambling on older tires and led the field to green for the final restart on Lap 148.

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The victory — the 10th of Enfinger‘s career — was a point proven for the Alabama driver, whose GMS Racing truck team announced it would discontinue operations at the end of the season.

“I don‘t think anybody‘s going to ask if we‘re going to lay down again,” Enfinger said after climbing from his No. 23 Chevrolet. “(Crew chief) Jeff Hensley‘s been focused the whole year. There‘s been distractions going on all year long. So, if anything, this has clarity.

“None of these guys, including me, have a job next year, but I feel like we proved we deserve one.”

Fast from the outset of the first NASCAR national series race at Milwaukee since 2009, Enfinger won the first stage wire-to-wire, leading all 55 laps. After surrendering the top spot on pit road during the stage break, he passed Corey Heim for the lead on Lap 95 and captured Stage 2 by 2.149 seconds.

WATCH: Enfinger discusses dominant Milwaukee win

But Enfinger lost three positions on pit road during the second stage break and had to overcome the loss of track position as well as varying strategy from Hocevar and six other non-playoff drivers who stayed out on older tires during caution for William Sawalich‘s contact with the Turn 2 wall on Lap 135.

Restarting 14th on Lap 141, Enfinger fought his way back to the front, passing Derek Kraus for second on Lap 153 and overtaking Hocevar six laps later.

“It‘s kind of a bummer to run second,” said Hocevar, who has three victories to his credit this season and holds a 56-point cushion above the cut line with one race left in the Playoffs‘ Round of 10. “I haven‘t done this in quite a while.

“Luckily, I‘ve been fortunate enough to win three races, so it‘s close.”

Christian Eckes and Heim finished third and fourth, respectively, and both clinched berths in the Round of 8 on points. Matt Crafton came home fifth and moved nine points above the elimination line for the next round.

Chase Purdy ran sixth, followed by Ty Majeski, who won the Truck Series Playoff opener at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. But Majeski raced under the specter of possible NASCAR penalties this coming week.

NASCAR confiscated the right rear tire from Majeski‘s No. 98 Ford and ejected crew chief Joe Shear Jr. Majeski started from the rear of the field and served a pass-through penalty after the opening lap but rallied to finish seventh. Any further penalties the team may accrue will be announced later in the week.

RELATED: No. 98 truck penalized after pre-race inspection

Defending series champion Zane Smith finished 12th, with fellow playoff contenders Ben Rhodes coming home 16th, Nick Sanchez 24th and Matt DiBenedetto 27th, two laps down. DiBenedetto, who qualified 23rd, was sent to the rear to start Sunday’s race after missing driver introductions.

Sanchez and Heim collided in Turn 3 at Lap 141, sending Sanchez’s No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet sideways and driver-side into the outside SAFER barrier. Sanchez checked up to avoid a slowing Hailie Deegan on corner entry, resulting in contact from the rear from Heim that sent Sanchez spinning. The damage was minimal to Sanchez’s truck, and the rookie contender continued en route to a 24th-place finish.

The restart that began Stage 2 resulted in a multi-truck crash between Greg Van Alst and Brad Perez. An apparent mechanical issue sent Van Alst’s truck faster into the first turn and straight into Perez’s left-rear quarter panel, sending both trucks crashing into the SAFER barrier. Both drivers were evaluated and released from the infield care center.

Note: Post-race technical inspection concluded without issue, confirming Enfinger as the winner. The Nos. 11, 19 and 88 trucks will be taken back to the NASCAR R&D Center.

Contributing: Staff reports