Truck Series Recap: 2023 CRAFTSMAN 150 (Phoenix Raceway)

Christian Eckes won after leading 34 laps with an ARP of 5.14 and a GR-LR of 2.94. Jake Garcia and Chase Purdy followed in second and third, while late incidents hindered top contenders like Corey Heim and Ty Majeski.

Truck Series Recap: 2023 CRAFTSMAN 150 (Phoenix Raceway)

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Christian Eckes secured the win after a wild race, leading for 34 laps with an average running position (ARP) of 5.14. Eckes' net gain rating (GR-LR) was 2.94, indicating consistent performance across the green flag laps. Jake Garcia finished second with an ARP of 8.99 and a GR-LR of 2.43, while Chase Purdy, who led for eight laps, finished third with an ARP of 6.56 and a GR-LR of 2.62.

Corey Heim dominated much of the race, leading for 62 laps, but finished 18th due to late-race incidents, spoiling his ARP of 4.52. Ty Majeski, who led the first 48 laps, also suffered from a poor finish at 14th position, bringing his ARP to 5.21. Zane Smith led a bonanza of 65 laps but was involved in a late accident, resulting in a 25th place finish. His average running position had been 3.49.

Throughout the race, several drivers showed notable discrepancies between their start and finish positions. Kaden Honeycutt climbed from 27th to 8th, demonstrating a significant gain rating despite an ARP of 23.30. Similarly, Colby Howard's performance varied, ending 21st with an ARP of 21.55 after starting from the 26th position. The race saw numerous accidents and DVP interventions, adding to the chaotic nature and heavy impact on final placements.

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