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TC Daily Pit Stop: Saturday, November 4th, 2023
In one of the most wild races we’ve ever seen, Christian Eckes emerged victorious in quadruple overtime of Friday night’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship Race at Phoenix Raceway.
While Eckes took the win over his McAnally-Hilgemann Racing teammate Jake Garcia, it was Ben Rhodes that went on to score his second NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship with a fifth-place finish. Grant Enfinger came up just short as he finished sixth.
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While it certainly looked like Corey Heim exacted revenge on Carson Hocevar with three laps remaining in regulation of Friday night’s NASCAR Truck race, Heim contends that he did not intentionally retaliate. Heim says he lost side force on his No. 11 Toyota Tundra, which sent him into Hocevar.
“We always had a shot, we were on the lead lap, we just had no sideforce,” Heim said about the final laps of the race. “He put it on my door when he was passing me and I just lost control. Unfortunate for us and unfortunate for them, but it’s part of it. You can go look at the right rear over there it’s destroyed, so as soon as he put it on my door, I lost control.”
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