Brian Ickler Earns Top-Five Finish in Return to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Competition
After a four-month hiatus, Brian Ickler returned to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition this weekend and never missed a beat. Reunited with crew chief Chris Carrier, Ickler and the No. 7 Bullet Liner team showed speed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as soon as they unloaded off the truck, logging top-five speeds in both practice sessions. Due to a late-session caution during the second round of knock-out qualifying, the team was unable to complete a lap in the time allowed by NASCAR, relegating them to a 14th-place starting position. The Carrier-led team overcame early race challenges and a loose-handling machine, providing Ickler with air pressure and wedge adjustments during the competition caution on lap 30. The California native climbed into the top five of the running order following a two-tire pit stop on lap 57 and never looked back. Ickler held the position until the checkered flag, earning an impressive fifth-place finish in his return behind the wheel.
Start - 14
Finish - 5
Driver Points Position - N/A
Laps Led - 0
Brian Ickler Quote:
"It felt great to be back behind the wheel of the No. 7 Bullet Liner Toyota Tundra this weekend. (Crew chief) Chris Carrier and everyone at Red Horse Racing did a great job putting this truck together, and we were fast all day long. We didn't start where we should have; we were much faster than that for sure, but we put qualifying behind us and focused on the race. We were a little loose in the beginning, but once we got up into the top five, we stayed there. I can't thank Bullet Liner enough for the opportunity to race tonight."
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