BROWNSBURG, IND. — Ty Majeski took home the first checkered flag of his season – and in the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Series playoffs.
Majeski led 179 of 200 laps, including the final 161. Along the way he swept the stages and sealed the deal on a win, earning seven playoff points.
Most importantly, he clinched a spot in the next round of the playoffs.
“We’re peaking at the right time. This is exactly when we peaked last year. It looks like we’re trending in the same direction. Hopefully this is just the start of our playoff run. We want to go and win Milwaukee, right? That’s my home race. Go win Kansas. We’ve had great trucks at all those places. Bristol and Homestead we’ve won, and Phoenix we’re in the mix to the end. That’s the end goal,” Majeski said.
Majeski’s seven playoff points would seed him third for the next round – tied with Carson Hocevar.
Top 10: Majeski, Christian Eckes, Layne Riggs (career-best finish), Carson Hocevar, William Sawalich (career-best), Rajah Caruth, Corey Heim, Matt Crafton, Matt DiBenedetto
Eckes finished second after winning the pole and leading three laps.
Heim led the other 18 laps but no one else led. He finished eighth after a pit road penalty during the stage two caution sent him to the rear.
Enfinger joined him back there after placing third in stage two, just behind Heim. While Heim had a pit road penalty, Enfinger pitted twice with issues.
Enfinger finished 12th between playoff drivers Nick Sanchez and Ben Rhodes, who finished 11th and 16th, respectively.
Heim (+47), Eckes (+39), Hocevar (+35), Smith (+29), Enfinger (+24), Rhodes (+4) and Sanchez (+2) are in spots to advance. Crafton (-2) and DiBenedetto are on the outside looking in currently.
The next race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is August 27 at The Milwaukee Mile.