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NASCAR

Aug 16 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

Raphaël Lessard Finishes Third in Daytona Road Course Debut

August 16, 2020, Raphaël Lessard leads Team Toyota with a third-place finish at Dayton International Speedway Road wayRaphaël Lessard Finishes Third in Daytona Road Course Debut
Kyle Busch Motorsports driver finished third in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors and RV Truck Series debut at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. Lessard paved the way for Team Toyota. Austin Hill, who finished fifth and Stewart Friesen, who finished 10th, also scored solid finishes. 

Determination and a never give up attitude led he Kyle Busch Motorsports driver to his podium finish. “That’s what we’ve been working on all year, finishes like this,” Lessard said. “It hasn’t been easy for a rookie with all that’s going on, but I made a mistake when I was leading – pushed a little too hard. We never gave up and we fought back. It’s a little hotter here than Quebec, I can tell you that.”

Raphaël Lessard
Toyota Drivers Christian Eckes finished 12th, Alex Tagliani 22nd and Derek Kraus 30th when the checkered flag flew. 
Sunday, August 16, 2020, Rookie of the Year contender races his Tundra on the Daytona Road Course

With four races to go before The Playoffs, Austin Hill still leads the way in regular-season points, Christian Eckes is solidly in the Playoff field while Derek Kraus is just 2 points out of the final playoff spot.

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series heads to Dover International Speedway Friday evening, August 21st. Coverage begins at 5:00 PM ET and can be seen on FS1 and heard on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.