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NASCAR

May 22 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

2020 NASCAR Gander Truck Series Hill Up Front

Austin Hill leads the standings after two events.2020 NASCAR Gander Truck Series Hill Up Front
Although Kyle Busch was able to drive his Tundra to his first NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series win of the season at his home track in Las Vegas, series regular Austin Hill is the early season story. Two races into the season and the second-year Toyota driver leads the driver point standings on the strength of a sixth-place finish at Daytona International Speedway and a third-place result at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 
Kyle Busch celebrates winning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Last season’s Championship 4 contender Stewart Friesen is also on to a solid start in his first season with Toyota as he is tied for 10th overall in the point standings. He earned his first top 10 finish of the season at the series’ last event in Las Vegas. 
Stewart Friesen smiles as he boards his Toyota Tundra.

Toyota’s rookie drivers – Christian Eckes, Derek Kraus and Raphael Lëssard – have had some ups-and-downs to start their first full-time seasons. Eckes ranks the highest of the rookie drivers and is eighth in the standings. Eckes has twice started within the top four this year, but he is looking for his first top 10 finish of the season.

Christian Eckes looks on as drivers qualify at Daytona International Speedway.
Kraus started off the year strong with a fourth-place finish – a career-best – at Daytona. However, he encountered issues at Las Vegas and is 15th in the point standings. 
Derek Kraus drives his Tundra into the corner at Phoenix Raceway.
Lëssard has also shown flashes of strength in each event, but is looking for his first top 10 finish this year. 
Rookie Raphael Lessard smiles before his first race at Daytona International Speedway.

The Truck Series restarts their season on Tuesday, May 26 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race will be broadcast on FS1 at 8:00pmEDT.