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Friesen, Chastain leaders in laps led without win in Trucks

Stewart Friesen
Chris Madrid | The Racing Experts

Stewart Friesen and Ross Chastain currently lead the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series all-time for the most laps led without posting a victory in the series.

Friesen has led 329 laps in Truck Series competition in 52 series starts. The 2019 points leader has led 38 laps this season alone.

Friesen, 35, has led the most laps among the competition once (Eldora 2017) and finished runner-up four times.

Friesen passed Jason White on the list last year after leading laps at the Pocono Truck Series race in July.

Chastain led 53 laps at Martinsville Speedway Saturday, notching a fourth-place run. The laps led at Martinsville leap-frogged the 26-year-old driver to second all-time on the list.

Ross Chastain
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Chastain has finished second-place in series races twice, both coming 2013 under Brad Keselowski Racing entries. Additionally, he has led the most laps among the competition once (Iowa 2013).

Rounding out the top-five drivers on the list are Jason White (243), Ernie Irvan (242) and Todd Gilliland (209).

The next stop for the Truck Series is Friday night for the Vankor 350 at Texas Motor Speedway.

NUMBERS OF NOTE
286 drivers have lead at least one lap in points-awarding competition in the Truck Series. 103 drivers have won a points-awarding race.

Of those winners, one driver — Donny Lia — led one lap in his entire Truck Series career.

ALL-TIME LAP LEADERS WITHOUT WIN (AT LEAST 100 LAPS LED)*
1) Stewart Friesen 329
2) Ross Chastain 288
3) Jason White 243
4) Ernie Irvan 242
5) Todd Gilliland 209
6) Bobby Hamilton Jr. 179
7) Geoffrey Bodine 176
8) Miguel Paludo 158
9) Ryan Truex 151
10) Bobby Pierce 141
11) Ron Barfield Jr. 138
12) Daniel Hemric 137
13) Randy Renfrow 133
14) Spencer Gallagher 131
15) Chuck Bown 126
16) Coy Gibbs 103
17) Michael Dokken 100

*List current through Martinsville race, March 23, 2019. BOLD indicates active driver in the series.

SOURCES
Racing-Reference.info

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