Trackin’ Trucks: Stewart Friesen Wins at Texas


Credit: Debbie Ross for Skirts and Scuffs 

Stewart Friesen earned his first Camping World Truck Series victory of the 2022 season on Friday night, leading 60 of 147 laps of the 220 at Texas Motor Speedway. 

Friesen secured the victory in the final corners of the overtime finish, passing Christian Eckes on the backstretch. He won by a 0.122-second margin-of-victory. 

Ryan Preece finished third after winning both Stage 1 and Stage 2,while Carson Hocevar and Ty Majeski rounded out the top-five finishers. 

Pole sitter John Hunter Nemechek finished sixth after having to start in the back of the field due to unapproved adjustments before the race. Corey Heim finished seventh, while Chandler Smith, Matt Crafton, and Matt DiBenedetto finished eighth through 10th place, respectively. 

Derek Kraus finished in the 36th position after tangling with Majeski on Lap 86. 

Tyler Ankrum’s day ended on Lap 139 after his No. 16 Toyota had overheating issues moments after crashing alongside Grant Enfinger. Enfinger finished 11th. 

A Look Ahead 

The Camping World Truck Series heads home to Charlotte Motor Speedway and will race at the 1.5-mile track on Friday, May 27, 2022. 

Nemechek earned that victory one year ago ahead of Hocevar and Ben Rhodes. Can the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver do it again? 

Seven races remain for the CWTS regular season. Nemechek is the points leader over Rhodes by only four points. 

Enfinger and Crafton currently hold the final transfer spots, while Tanner Gray is in the 11th spot, 35 points behind Crafton. 

Don’t miss the CWTS in Charlotte on Friday, May 27th at 8:30 p.m. ET. Coverage will be on Fox Sports 1.  

Trackin’ Trucks: Stewart Friesen Wins at Texas Trackin’ Trucks: Stewart Friesen Wins at Texas Reviewed by Courtney Horn on Saturday, May 21, 2022 Rating: 5