The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series returned from a nearly three-week hiatus Friday at Nashville Superspeedway for the Rackley Roofing 200. The event, held on a 1.333-mile concrete oval, had 39 entries with 36 available spots.

Rajah Caruth began the day leading the 20-minute practice session at Nashville Superspeedway. Caruth, from Washington D.C., sat fastest with a time of 30.517s / 156.896 mph. Christian Eckes, Corey Heim, Ty Majeski, and Grant Enfinger rounded out the top five.

After practice concluded, it was time to qualify.

Stewart Friesen scored the pole with a quick lap of 30.117s / 158.980 mph. It was the fourth career truck series pole for the Canadian driver. Rounding out the top five upfront included Grant Enfinger, Christian Eckes, Ty Majeski, and Rajah Caruth.

Both Nick Sanchez and Tanner Gray wrecked before taking the green in qualifying. Ty Dillon and Matt Mills also did not participate in qualifying due to practice issues.

The race went green just after 8:00 p.m. ET. on FOX Sports 2 with Stewart Friesen leading the charge.

Christian Eckes managed to work his way around Grant Enfinger and Friesen to lead the field before a lap even went on the board. Caution flew while the battle upfront worked itself out involving Dean Thompson, Bret Holmes, Michael Massey, Mason Maggio, Timmy Hill, and Akinori Ogata in turn three.

Not long after going green at lap 10, with Eckes leading the field, the caution flew again for the No. 32 of Holmes spinning.

Eckes again maintained the lead following the restart – picking up the stage one victory.

Layne Riggs, Corey Heim, Enfinger, Daniel Dye, Rajah Caruth, Friesen, Majeski, Clint Bowyer, and Tyler Ankrum sat top 10 at the end of stage one.

Eckes remained as the leader – surviving three restarts over the next 13 laps of the event. The driver of the No. 19 Chevrolet went on to claim stage two over Heim, Caruth, Dye, and Enfinger.

Eckes again retained the lead following the restart to begin the final stage of the race. He’d again survive another restart at lap 118 in a caution involving Conner Jones and Jack Wood in turn four with 32 circuits remaining.

The race remained green to the finish – allowing Eckes to score his third truck series victory of 2024.

Eckes leads the series points by 40 over Heim following his eighth career Craftsman Truck Series win. Sanchez, Majeski, and Caruth head into the next race at Pocono Raceway top five in points.

Daniel Dye finished runner-up – earning his best career finish in the truck series.

Heim, Caruth, Ankrum, Enfinger, Ben Rhodes, Mills, Majeski, and Garcia picked up top 10s.

Clint Bowyer returned to the driver’s seat for the first time since 2020. Piloting the No. 7 Chevrolet entry with Spire Motorsports, Bowyer started 11th and drove to a 17th-place finish despite hitting the 77 of Chase Purdy on a restart.

The series heads next to Pocono Raceway on July 12th.

Brett Winningham
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