Friesen was robust all evening, main a race-high 60 laps. On the end, he was simply 0.122s away from Christian Eckes.
“I made all of the errors I wanted to make within the first two segments,” stated Friesen after the race. “I had an superior truck. Lastly, we have now one thing to rejoice,” he stated. “Thanks, you guys. Thanks everybody at Toyota and TRD. You haven’t any thought the work that has gone into this race workforce over the previous three years to construct this up. It is an superior group. We’re within the playoffs – how about that?
“The No. 17 lined up with me (on the final restart) and I used to be like, ‘Alright, I acquired (Ryan) Preece – I acquired an actual racer in my again pocket.’ He shoved the heck out of me. I am horrible on restarts. I did not spin the tires. It was fantastic by (Turns) 1 and a pair of and it caught.”
Eckes, Ryan Preece, Carson Hocevar, and Ty Majeski rounded out the top-five. John-Hunter Nemechek, Corey Heim, Chandler Smith, Matt Crafton, and Matt DiBenedetto accomplished the top-ten.
Pole-sitter Nemechek was compelled to start out from the rear of the sector after the workforce made an unapproved adjustment earlier than the race.
Firstly, Friesen prevailed after a short battle with Heim whereas Z. Smith shot up the monitor on the finish of the opening lap, saving the truck simply earlier than reaching the wall.
The primary warning of the race was for a spin by Chris Hacker.
Preece, who’s operating part-time this season, made his presence identified on the entrance as he took the race lead.
He held off a late cost to win the stage, adopted by Friesen, ZSmith, Eckes, CSmith, Nemechek, Majeski, Rhodes, Kraus and Heim.
Friesen wasn’t in a position to go Preece on the monitor, however his crew acquired the job completed on pit street.
Throughout that spherical of stops, C. Smith wanted to return to the pits to tighten lug nuts whereas Z. Smith was penalized for gear interference.
The stage was pretty uneventful after that as Friesen dominated. Nonetheless, slower visitors introduced a chance and Preece was in a position to retake the race lead.
He received one more stage, once more adopted by Friesen. Nemechek, Rhodes, Eckes, Kraus, Heim, Majeski, Chastain, and Ankrum rounded out the rest of the top-ten.
Nemechek jumped forward on pit street whereas chaos erupted behind him. Rhodes was despatched to the rear for an uncontrolled tire and Heim was despatched spinning after contact leaving his pit stall.
Nemechek held the lead till a warning involving Majeski and Kraus. Surprisingly, Nemechek selected to pit and restarted deep within the area.
His determination left Friesen and Eckes to battle it out for the race win. Friesen was in a position to full the go for the lead with 49 laps to go.
Nonetheless, extra restarts will nonetheless to come back as Kris Wright acquired into the wall. The sphere filed down pit street for what ought to have been the ultimate cease for many. Some vehicles opted to take no tires/two tires and one truck – Chase Purdy, even stayed out.
The Niece vehicles briefly managed the race earlier than Eckes took the lead.
With 20 laps to go, Ankrum spun after contact with Enfinger. Nobody up entrance pitted. The battle for the lead was fierce as Friesen and Eckes continued to battle.
Their battle needed to pause for the seventh warning of the race when Rhodes crashed on the backstretch. This arrange a two-lap sprint to the checkered flag.
Friesen, with a push from Preece, acquired a wonderful restart and slid up in entrance of Eckes. Friesen would cross the end line simply forward of Eckes, capturing the checkered flag in a much-needed victory for the No. 52 workforce.