Eckes earns Kansas Truck win with daring three-wide pass
In a thrilling race at Bristol, Christian Eckes came from fourth on the final restart to secure his third victory of the 2023 season in the NASCAR Truck Series. Eckes, who had not led a lap all night, made a daring move on the outside of Corey Heim and Zane Smith in Turn 3, before darting to the inside and taking the lead. He held off Taylor Gray to win by 0.363 seconds. Matt DiBenedetto finished third, with Heim and Smith rounding out the top five. This victory also secured Eckes a spot in the three-race semifinal round of the Truck playoffs.