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Christian Eckes wins NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 Pole at Martinsville

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Christian Eckes has won the pole for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. It’s his third pole this season in seven starts. The driver of the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra shot to the top of the leaderboard with a lap of 95.424 mph, followed …

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Christian Eckes, Todd Gilliland Top Martinsville Truck Practices

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Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates Christian Eckes and Todd Gilliland led the pair of NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series practice sessions on Friday (Oct. 25) for the NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway. Eckes and the No. 51 KBM team snuck to the top of the leaderboard in the closing seconds of the first …

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Pace Laps: As The Keselowski Crumbles

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: As The Keselowski Crumbles Brad Keselowski is the driving force upon which Team Penske’s NASCAR team is built. He’s the one who strongly suggested Joey Logano as a future teammate while earning his first and only Cup championship in 2012. His unique voice and Twitter presence showcases a passion for …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Kansas 150

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In a Nutshell: The battle between Venturini Motorsports teammates Michael Self and Christian Eckes was the entirety of the story Friday night at Kansas Speedway, and at the end of a largely uneventful 100 laps it was Eckes that left with the trophy, leading the final 43 laps to his fourth win of the 2019 …

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Christian Eckes Beats Michael Self on Restart to Win ARCA Kansas 150, Season Championship

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The task at hand was simple for Christian Eckes — beat Michael Self. On the final restart on lap 58 of the ARCA Kansas 150, that is exactly what Eckes did as he and Self battled side-by-side through turns 1 and 2 and down the backstretch before the 18-year-old Eckes prevailed and drove his way …

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ARCA Preview: 2019 ARCA Kansas 150

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The ARCA Menards Series wraps up its season with the 2019 ARCA Kansas 150 at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 18. It is the 19th race for the series at the 1.5-mile track in Kansas City, Kan., and it will host the season finale next year too. Entering the final race, Christian Eckes leads Michael Self …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Herr’s Potato Chips 200 at IRP

After losing a seemingly certain win at Salem Speedway earlier this season after pitting just before rain ended the spring race early, Chandler Smith didn’t make the same mistake twice. Racing hard with his championship-contending teammate Christian Eckes, Smith made a clean pass on the backstretch on lap 161, mere laps before rain ended the …

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Pace Laps: Lady Luck Takes Over at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Keeps On Trucking Martin Truex Jr. had been lost in the shuffle of title contenders as NASCAR descended upon the gambling capital of North America. Las Vegas Motor Speedway seemed a better fit instead for Team Penske’s two stars, Brad Keselowski and reigning Cup champion Joey Logano. They were …

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ARCA Racing Series Breakdown: 2019 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic at Salem

Ty Gibbs at Gateway Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

After leading ARCA practice and winning the pole for Saturday’s race, Ty Gibbs rocketed away on the initial restart Saturday (Sept. 14) at Salem Speedway. He led by a half second almost immediately. It was a metaphor for the entire evening. Gibbs was absolutely dominant on the Salem high banks Saturday, leading 196 of 200 …

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Christian Eckes Earns Second Career NASCAR Truck Series Pole at Las Vegas

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A part-time Kyle Busch Motorsports driver looks to play spoiler as Christian Eckes took the pole for Friday’s (Sept 13) World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Eckes’ fast lap speed of 178.077 mph edged out Ross Chastain’s speed of 178.012 mph to take the top spot. Chastain was the fastest of the …

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