FRIESEN SCORES SEASON-BEST FINISH IN TEXAS
Three Tundras earn top-10 finishes in wild end to Truck Series event
FORT WORTH (April 1, 2023) – Stewart Friesen (third) led Toyota in the Truck Series race on Saturday evening at Texas Motor Speedway. Tundra driver Dean Thompson was involved in an on-track accident on lap 144. He is awake and alert and is currently being transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center for further evaluation.
Toyota Racing Post-Race Recap
NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series
Texas Motor Speedway
Race 5 of 23 – 167 Laps, 250.5 Miles
TOYOTA FINISHING POSITIONS
1st, Carson Hocevar*
2nd, Chase Purdy*
3rd, STEWART FRIESEN
4th, Ty Majeski*
5th, Jake Garcia*
7th, COREY HEIM
8th, RYAN VARGAS
24th, TAYLOR GRAY
26th, TYLER ANKRUM
27th, TANNER GRAY
28th, DEAN THOMPSON
29th, ARMANI WILLIAMS
STEWART FRIESEN, No. 52 Ferris Commercial Mowers Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, Halmar Friesen Racing
Finishing Position: 3rd
Can you summarize your day?
“Disappointing. We had a shot to win there at the end. The whole Halmar/Ferris team did a great job getting us fixed up – we were really bad tight and came from 11th or 12th that last segment and had a chance at them. I’m proud of Blake (Bainbridge, crew chief) – he made some really good adjustments there in the end. Just bummed. We had a shot. I guess that is all you can ask for. That was my worst fear – was not getting a good enough start with the 2 (Nick Sanchez). He kept asking me to push him and I’m like if you get in the zone and we both go good together, we can link up a little bit further down into (turn) one. We just didn’t get clean enough – I didn’t get a clean enough start. I let Carson (Hocevar) jump underneath and then it was just hold to the wood and try for everything we could get. Thanks to TRD. Big thanks to Chris Larsen. It is pretty cool to start this run with Ferris here with a top-five. Not what we came here for, but it is a start in the right direction. We are on to Bristol next week.”
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