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NASCAR

Jul 18 - 2020
Read Time 3 Min

Kyle Busch Wins No. 59 in Texas

Saturday, July 18, 2020, Kyle Busch celebrates victory at Texas Motor SpeedwayKyle Busch Wins No. 59 in Texas

Kyle Busch scored his 59th-career NASCAR Gander Outdoors and RV Truck Series race victory Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch led 72-laps on the way to victory in the Lonestar State.

Victory didn’t come without pressure, young teammate and TRD Development Driver Christian Eckes gave Busch a run for his money late in Stage Three of the 167-lap event. Eckes would finish second to Busch after leading 52 laps in the race.

Saturday, July 18, 2020, Kyle Busch celebrates victory at Texas Motor Speedway

“Overall, just real proud of the effort by Christian Eckes and that Safelite Autoglass Tundra that he’s driving with Rudy Fugle (Eckes crew chief) and those guys. They’re getting their chemistry better and better and they challenged for a win tonight,” Busch said. “Real proud of them, but wanted to go out on a high here with our Cessna Beechcraft Tundra. I want to thank Toyota, TRD, Incredible Bank, Rowdy Energy and all of our partners.”

Kyle Busch
Earning his career-best finish, Eckes immediately reflected on his race. “We had such a good truck and thought we were going to win the race there. I came off pit road there after green flag pit stops and he (Kyle Busch) was a straightaway ahead of us. Our pit crew didn’t do anything wrong, he just did a good job getting onto pit road I guess,” he said. “Hell of a run by the Safelite Autoglass Toyota Tundra and couldn’t be happier than that. We’re making strides, we’re right there and we’re where we need to be. We just need to put a full race together. This was a good run and my best career finish so we’ll move onto Kansas, a place I’ve won at before and hopefully win there.”
Saturday, July 18, 2020, Christian Eckes battles Kyle Busch for the lead at Texas
Stewart Friesen brought home his best finish of the 2020 Truck Series season with a fourth-place finish. The Texas run gave Friesen and crew confidence heading into next weekend’s race in Kansas.
Saturday, July 18, 2020, Stewart Friesen earns first top-five finish of the 2020 season.

First top five for the HFR organization out on our own. Proud of all of our guys, thanks to Chris Larson Halmar, Drive to Beat Hunger, helping local food bank here in Texas and just good deal all around. We’ve got a lot of great product sponsors and a lot of great guys on the team, so this is almost a win for us.” 


The Truck Series heads to Kansas Speedway on Friday, July 24th. Coverage begins at 7:00 PM and can be seen on FS1 and heard on MRN Radio as well as Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.