Eldora truck race results: Highlights from NASCAR’s 2019 Dirt Derby

first_imgMORE: Watch all NASCAR races live with fuboTV (7-day trial)Thursday night’s racing began with the first of five qualifying races at 7 p.m. ET. The lineups for these 10-lap heat races were determined by speeds in Wednesday’s pair of practice sessions. The top five finishers in each of the five qualifying races automatically advanced to the Eldora Dirt Derby, and those who did not automatically advance were entered in a sixth qualifying race called the “Last Chance” race.Chase Briscoe, the winner of last year’s Eldora Dirt Derby, started on the pole after winning the first qualifying race. But it was Stewart Friesen who took the checkered flag at Eldora on Thursday night for his first career Truck Series win.SN tracked the Eldora truck race and provided live updates, results and highlights. Here is how Friesen won his first truck race.Eldora truck race: Live updates, results, highlights— 11:01 p.m. ET: Checkered flag. Stewart Friesen wins after running away from the field in the last two laps. He earns his first career NASCAR Truck Series win.THE WAIT IS OVER! Retweet to congratulate @StewartFriesen on his @NASCAR_Trucks WIN at Eldora!Full results» https://t.co/0IQRKD2Bzj pic.twitter.com/CO6sJeqDrC— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) August 2, 2019— 10:55 p.m. ET: Caution. Chase Briscoe gets spun, just as he was charging back to the front. He loses control, and Ben Rhodes gets into his left-rear quarter panel to turn him around.A shot at the golden shovel might’ve just disappeared for @ChaseBriscoe5. pic.twitter.com/9OS4fNBHFm— NASCAR Gander Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks) August 2, 2019— 10:50 p.m. ET: Caution. (Lots of these tonight, naturally.) A couple cars in the back of the pack spin to set up a 12-lap shootout for the win.— 10:42 p.m. ET: Quick caution. Norm Benning spins on his own.— 10:31 p.m. ET: Caution. Bad things are happening everywhere. Kyle Strickler spins. Johnny Sauter is somehow damaged. Dirt-track racing in a nutshell.So … that’s three different issues at once pic.twitter.com/av3A59hCOb— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) August 2, 2019— 10:24 p.m. ET: Caution. Ross Chastain goes for a spin cycle. Loses it himself out of the corner..@RossChastain goes for a ride in the gravitron and brings out the caution at @EldoraSpeedway! pic.twitter.com/Pf1BV18fKj— NASCAR Gander Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks) August 2, 2019— 10:10 p.m. ET: Chase Briscoe wins Stage 2. He’s dominating.— 10:03 p.m. ET: Caution. Mason Massey spins on his own thanks to a flat left-front tire.— 9:55 p.m. ET: Caution for the first real incident of the race. Austin Hill and Harrison Burton are involved among others.A big pile up strikes in the #EldoraDirtDirby! pic.twitter.com/HiaQTNbwcC— NASCAR Gander Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks) August 2, 2019— 9:49 p.m. ET: Caution comes out when Harrison Burton spins in Turn 2. Just a single-car spin.— 9:32 p.m. ET: Chase Briscoe wins Stage 1. He doesn’t run away with it, though, as Todd Gilliland finishes right on his tail.Stage 1 goes to @ChaseBriscoe5 in Eldora! pic.twitter.com/IRTPu1NoI3— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) August 2, 2019— 9:23 p.m. ET: Caution comes out when Jake Griffin spins as the result of a flat tire.— 9:17 p.m. ET: Caution comes out for a spin. Landon Huffman goes around.— 9:13 p.m. ET: Green flag. The Eldora Dirt Derby is underway.MORE: TV channel, schedule for NASCAR Truck Series race at EldoraQualifying race oneDrivers: Chase Briscoe, Johnny Sauter, Jeffrey Abbey, Harrison Burton, Austin Wayne Self, Colt Gilliam, Jennifer Jo CobbQualifying race one results:Pos.Driver1.Chase Briscoe2.Johnny Sauter3.Harrison Burton4.Colt Gilliam5.Jeffrey Abbey6.Austin Wayne Self7.Jennifer Jo CobbQualifying race twoDrivers: Matt Crafton, Tyler Dippel, Christian Eckes, Ross Chastain, Tyler Ankrum, Landon Huffman, Darwin Peters Jr.Qualifying race two results:Pos.Driver1.Matt Crafton2.Tyler Dippel3.Ross Chastain4.Christian Eckes5.Landon Huffman6.Tyler Ankrum7.Darwin Peters Jr.Qualifying race threeDrivers: Brett Moffitt, Todd Gilliland, Mike Marlar, Jake Griffin, Carson Hocevar, Devin DodsonQualifying race three results:Pos.Driver1.Brett Moffitt2.Todd Gilliland3.Carson Hocevar4.Jake Griffin5.Mike Marlar6.Devin DodsonQualifying race fourDrivers: Stewart Friesen, Ben Rhodes, Justin Shipley, Austin Hill, Mark Smith, Norm BenningQualifying race four results: Pos.Driver1.Stewart Friesen2.Ben Rhodes3.Justin Shipley4.Austin Hill5.Norm Benning6.Mark SmithQualifying race fiveDrivers: Sheldon Creed, Kyle Strickler, Grant Enfinger, Gus Dean, Mason Massey IV, Tim WardQualifying race five results:Pos.Driver1.Kyle Strickler2.Sheldon Creed3.Grant Enfinger4.Gus Dean5.Tim Ward6.Mason Massey IVLast Chance RaceLast Chance Race results:Pos.Driver1.Tyler Ankrum2.Norm Benning3.Mason Massey IV4.Jennifer Jo Cobb5.Darwin Peters Jr.6.Devin Dodson7.Austin Wayne Self Truck racing at Eldora Speedway is no longer NASCAR’s dirty little secret. The annual Eldora Dirt Derby has become something of a crown jewel in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series, and as the only dirt race across NASCAR’s three premier national series, it is a highlight on America’s racing calendar.The seventh annual Eldora Dirt Derby, which took the green flag Thursday at 9 p.m. ET after five qualifying races set the field a couple hours prior, was the 15th and most exciting race on the NASCAR Truck Series schedule. Its exclusivity as a dirt race also came with a unique qualifying format that made for a long, action-packed night of racing on the half-mile in western Ohio.last_img read more