2024 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Atlanta Race Page

Saturday, February 24, 2024
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Time: 2:00pm/et
Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR
Stages: 30/60/130

#7-Kyle Busch won the FR8 208 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The win was his first of the season, seventh at Atlanta, and the 65th Truck Series win of his career.
#98-Ty Majeski finished second, followed by #11-Corey Heim, #17-Taylor Gray, #2-Nick Sanchez, and #45-Kaden Honeycutt in sixth. #18-Tyler Ankrum led a race high 46 laps and finished seventh.
#71-Rajah Caruth, pole-sitter #43-Daniel Dye, and #5-Dean Thompson closed out the top-10.
#19-Christian Eckes led 18 laps and won stage 1. However, a brake issue dropped him out of contention. #7-Busch won stage 2.
There were 20 lead changes among seven drivers and seven cautions for 37 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Point Standings, Owner Point Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report

Race Fast Facts – Atlanta
Kyle Busch(i) won the Fr8 208, his 65th victory in 171 CRAFTSMAN Truck Series races – series-most wins all-time.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2024.
This is his seventh victory and 11th top-10 finish in 14 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Ty Majeski (second) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2024.
Corey Heim (third) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Layne Riggs (24th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kyle Busch extends his record of consecutive years with a victory in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series to 12 years (2013-2024); four more than Dennis Setzer in second on the list with eight years (1998-2005).
This is crew chief Brian Pattie’s fourth career win in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series.
This is Spire Motorsport’s third win in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series – Martinsville (2022), North Wilkesboro (2023) and Atlanta (2024).

Truck Series Driver Point Standings after Atlanta:
1) #2-Nick Sanchez, 1 win
2) #18-Tyler Ankrum, 91
3) #98-Ty Majeski, 81, -10
4) #11-Corey Heim, 77, -14
5) #71-Rajah Caruth, 66, -25
6) #32-Bret Holmes, 64, -27
7) #88-Matt Crafton, 62, -29
8) #17-Taylor Gray, 59, -32
9) #18-Christian Eckes, 54, -37
10) #43-Daniel Dye, 53, -38
See the Driver Point Standings, Owner Point Standings

Paint Schemes

Race Updates:

Lap 135: Checkered flag for Busch. Majeski, Heim, TayGray, Sanchez, Honeycutt, Ankrum, Caruth, Dye and Thompson follow in the top-10.

HAMPTON, GEORGIA - FEBRUARY 24: Kyle Busch, driver of the #7 Group 1001 Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Fr8 208 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24, 2024 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Alex Slitz/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Lap 132: 3 laps to go, after dropping from the lead, Enfinger on pitroad for right sides. Busch leads Majeski, Heim, TayGray and Sanchez
Lap 128: Busch gets into the Enfinger. Busch gets the lead. Enfinger drops through the field. Majeski now second.
Lap 105: Restart. Thompson loses the lead. Enfinger now at the front.
Lap 100 – Back to green. CAUTION: More debris on track. Thompson leads from the quick green-yellow. Majeski, Ankrum, Heim.
Lap 95 – CAUTION: debris on track. Debris is the roof of Currey’s truck. He was 4th. Now has to go to the garage. Ankrum contines to lead Heim and Busch.
Lap 85: 50 to go for the restart.
Lap 81: Under yellow, teams pit. Ankrum, Heim, Busch first off after taking fuel only.
Lap 79 – CAUTION: Caruth slows with a cut tire. He stays out as the yellow drops. Ankrum leads Mills, Thompson, TayGray and Heim.
Lap 76: Friesen gets high and into the wall from 11th. Race stays green.
Lap 66: Back to green. One lap later Rhodes drops to pitroad with a tire issue.
Lap 63: Pitstops for a chunk of the field. Caruth and Alan get together on pitroad. Mills leads Crafton, Dye, Thompson, Rhodes lead now as they stayed out.
Lap 59 – CAUTION: Wood drifts in front of the Holmes truck and into the wall. Stage 2 will end under yellow. Busch wins it over Ankrum, Enfinger, TanGray and Heim the top-5.
Lap 54: Back to green with 6 to go in stage 2. Busch and Enfinger side by side for the lead after the restart. Busch to the front crossing the line with 5 to go.
Lap 51: Under yellow, some teams pit including Crafton, Dye, Majeski, Rhodes. Garcia and Riggs have longer stops as they ended up with some contact due to the Moffitt wreck…. Eckes to the garage with his brake issue.
Lap 49 – CAUTION: Moffitt drifts up into Garcia and brings out the yellow.
Lap 35: Restart with stage 2 underway. Eckes did get his truck tended to on pitroad, but continues to have brake issues and is back in the pack; 32nd, after winning stage 1. Ankrum leads as the field crosses the line for lap 37.
Lap 33: Eckes leads the field down pitroad but he is unable to get his truck to slow/stop de to the brake issue and he has to drive back on track. Will have to drive around and try again. After stops, Ankrum now leads Enfinger, Busch, TanGray and Heim.
Lap 32: Under yellow, Eckes, who won stage 1, is reporting of a serious issue in his truck stating he has fluid on the floor of the truck. He previously said he had brake issues.
Lap 30: End of stage 1. Eckes wins it after leading 18 of the laps over Ankrum, Riggs, Enfinger, Majeski
Lap 29: 2 to go in stage 1. Majeski trying to catch Eckes, who reported he may have an issue with his brakes
Lap 22: Restart – 9 to go in stage 1
Lap 21: Under yellow, some teams pit. Sanchez, Heim, Friesen among those to pit. Jones also pits. He has some minor side damage to the 66. 10 to go in the stage.
Lap 17 – CAUTION: 22-McGee goes on a solo spin. 19-Eckes leads 18-Ankrum, 98-Majeski, 38-Riggs and 13-Garcia
Lap 5: 7-Busch to the lead over 18-Ankrum. Pole-sitter 43-Dye has dropped to 7th in the opening laps.
Lap 2: 18-Ankrum to the lead over 98-Majeski
2:17pm/et: Green flag
2:04pm/et: Engines fired.
1:58pm/et: Anthem complete.

Trucks to the rear: None.

Fr8 208
Broadcast: FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 135 laps / 207.9 miles
Stages: 30 / 60 / 135
Average time of race: 2:05:40
Pit road speed: Sections 1 and 2: 90 mph / Other sections: 45 mph
Caution car speed: 55 mph
Fuel Window: 50 laps
Invocation: 1:54:20 p.m.
National Anthem: 1:55:00 p.m.
Command: 2:02:00 p.m.
Green Flag: 2:13:00 p.m.

Pitstall Selections

#43-Daniel Dye won the pole for the FR8 208 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 174.246mph for his first pole of the season and the first pole of his career.
#18-Tyler Ankrum will start second, followed by #98-Ty Majeski, #91-Jack Wood, #19-Christian Eckes, #9-Grant Enfinger, #7-Kyle Busch, #88-Matt Crafton, #77-Chase Purdy, and #66-Conner Jones in the top-10.
33 trucks qualified, so none missed the race.
See the complete FR8 208 Starting Lineup and check out the complete Qualifying Results.

Qualifying Fast Facts – Atlanta:
Daniel Dye won the Cometic Gasket Pole Award for the Fr8 208 with a lap of 31.817 seconds, 174.246 mph.
This is his first pole in 25 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series races.
This is his first pole and second top-10 start in 2024.
This is his first pole in two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Tyler Ankrum (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2024 and his third in five races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Ty Majeski (third) posted his third top-10 start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his second in two races this season.
Conner Jones (10th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Crew Rosters

Qualifying Order

The entry list for the FR8 208 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway has been released. There are 32 drivers/teams for 36 spots. Since 32 teams are entered, none will miss the race.
Some notes: The #7 is listed as TBA. The #27 Reaume Brothers truck withdrew. Some driver changes this week: #1-Colby Howard, #45-Kaden Honeycutt, and #66-Conner Jones.
See the complete FR8 208 Entry List page.

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