Friday, March 17, 2023

CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Kicks Off Doubleheader

CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Kicks Off Doubleheader

Saturday March 18th at Atlanta Motor Speedway

CRAFTSMAN Truck Series Kicks Off Doubleheader
Corey Heim’s First Truck Win at Atlanta (Oct 25, 2022)



  • Next Race: Fr8 208
  • The Place: Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • The Date: Saturday, March 18
  • The Time: 2 p.m. ET
  • The Purse: $673,693
  • TV: FS1, 1 p.m. ET
  • Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • Distance: 207.9 miles (135 Laps)
    • Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 30)
    • Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 60)
    • Final Stage (Ends on Lap 135)


After an action-packed weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series teams had a week to rest up and prepare for the Fr8 208 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which will kick off a doubleheader Saturday on March 18 at 2 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, followed by the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the RAPTOR Kings of Tough 250 at 5 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.


There have been 21 CRAFTSMAN Truck Series races at the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway track, producing 15 different race winners and 11 different pole winners. Five races have been won from the pole or first starting position, most recently by Christopher Bell in 2017.


Kyle Busch has made the most trips to Victory Lane (six) and has also posted the most top fives (nine) in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series at Atlanta. NASCAR Hall of Famer Ron Hornaday Jr. and Mike Skinner are tied for most poles at the track (three each); while Matt Crafton holds the record for most top 10s (11), lead lap finishes (16) and laps completed (2,656).


TRICON Garage’s Corey Heim is Atlanta Motor Speedway’s most recent winner in the CRAFTSMAN Truck Series after snagging the lead from then Kyle Busch Motorsport’s teammate Chandler Smith on the final lap.


The NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series will get the weekend jump started with qualifying on Friday, March 17 at 3:05 p.m. ET on FS1.



source: NASCAR Media

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