Stewart Friesen — after finishing runner-up on six occasions in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series — is officially a winner in the series.
Friesen led the final 57 laps Thursday night (August 1) in the Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway en route to victory in the 63rd start of his career.
Friesen is the 106th different winner in the series’ 25-year history.
“It’s sweet, I don’t even know what to say,” Friesen said. “Like I said, it’s sweet, it’s special. Finally, it’s a lot of weight off my shoulders.”
The Eldora win secures the 36-year-old driver a spot in the post-season for a second consecutive season.
“I put the race first, and then the playoffs stuff is just gravy,” Friesen said.
Friesen joins Austin Hill (Daytona in February), Ross Chastain (Kansas in May) and Tyler Ankrum (Kentucky in July) as first-time winners in the series this year.
The next race for the series is scheduled for Saturday, August 10 at Michigan International Speedway, the final regular season race for the Truck Series.
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