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Stewart Friesen Gets 1st Career NASCAR Truck Series Victory In The Eldora Dirt Derby



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ROSSBURG, OHIO (Pittsburgh Racing Now) – Stewart Friesen picked up his first career victory in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway.

Friesen, who started fourth, picked up his first career win followed by Sheldon Creed and Grant Enfinger.

“I don’t know what to say,” said Friesen about the first career win.  “It’s sweet.  It’s special. I put way too much pressure on myself every week when things don’t go right or there’s mistakes and we didn’t win races.  I take 100-percent of the responsibility every time and I beat myself up bad every time.  Finally, it’s a lot of weight off my shoulders.”

Chase Briscoe started on the pole position with Matt Crafton on the outside as a pair of Ford F-250’s led the field to the green flag.

Briscoe won the Stage followed by Todd Gilliland and Brett Moffitt as all three manufacturers: Ford, Toyota and Chevrolet were represented.  Briscoe also won the races second stage in what was beginning to look like a rout.

That all changed in the third and final stage of the race as there were multiple caution flags and accidents that shuffled the running order a couple of times.  Briscoe pitted for tires and fuel before the third stage and couldn’t work his way through the traffic to get to the top 3.

Level Green’s Norm Benning finished 22nd in the No. 6 Chevrolet.  Benning started 27th and was running in 27th place, a lap down at the end of Stage 1.

Benning was able to get back on the lead lap during the races second stage when a 14-truck incident on lap 63 brought out the caution and Benning received the “lucky dog”. Benning finished the Stage 18th.

Benning’s third stage saw him running as high as 17th before bringing out the caution on lap 30 after his truck came to a stop on the track.  He was able to continue after a trip to pit road for service.

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