Mayer is the second youngest winner in series history. Cole Custer is the youngest winner in series history. Custer was 16 years, 7 months, 28 days when he won in Sept. 2014 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Mayer becomes the youngest Truck winner at Bristol at 17 years, 2 months, 22 days. Ryan Blaney had held that record, winning a 2015 race there at age 21 years, 4 months, 19 days.
STAGE 1 WINNER: Brett Moffitt
STAGE 2 WINNER: Tyler Ankrum
WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Tanner Gray’s third-place finish tied his career best. He finished third at Michigan earlier this season. … Parker Kligerman’s fourth-place finish is his best of the season while running a limited schedule.
NOTABLE: Trevor Bayne said that four weeks ago he didn’t know if he would be racing again at Bristol. He crossed the finish line fifth but his truck failed inspection after the race and was disqualified.
NEXT: The second race of the opening round of the playoffs is at 9 p.m. ET Sept. 25 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Grant Enfinger passed ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton with seven laps left to win the Richmond Truck race Thursday night. The race was the first for the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series at Richmond Raceway since 2005.
Enfinger overcame fender damage after contact with teammate Ben Rhodes to earn his third win of the season.
“Definitely a special night for us,” Enfinger said on FS1. ”
WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Codie Rohrbaugh finished sixth. It is his first top 10 season he placed third in the season opener at Daytona. … David Ragan finished seventh.
WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Johnny Sauter finished 27th, the third consecutive race he finished 27th or worse. He failed to make the playoffs. Stewart Friesen finished 10th but it was not good enough to make the playoffs.
The Bull throws back to “The Rooster”. I’m honored to represent #REDSupport in this Ricky Rudd car from the Bud Moore stable. Moore himself was a decorated D-Day Infantryman. This scheme honors them and the men and women protecting this country. pic.twitter.com/u4BnWGiaQP
DiBenedetto will arrive in Darlington with a tribute to the Wood Brothers’ 1963 Ford Galaxie. That’s the car Tiny Lund won the 1963 Daytona 500 with. It’s also the car Glen Wood won his final Cup Series race in at Bowman Gray Stadium on July 13, 1963.
With sponsorship from Oreo, the JR Motorsports driver will honor his team owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr., with driving the scheme Earnhardt drove to a win in the 2002 Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
FIRST LOOK 👀 at the MBM Motorsports #13 throwback for @ChadFinchum ‘s Toyota this weekend!!! We are throwing it back to the 1998 Elliott-Marino Motorsports scheme for driver Jerry Nadeau. We will be releasing the throwback scheme for @TimmyHillRacer Cup Series 66 later today! pic.twitter.com/C77JHT0nrf
Here is your 2020 @TooToughToTame throwback from @BMSRaceTeam. We want to honor the people’s champion Janet Guthrie. She is a pioneer and fought the odds in a male dominated sport becoming the first female to qualify for the Daytona 500 and Indy 500! We hope to make you proud! pic.twitter.com/4JMfYNZMrk
Here it is y'all! Early '50s throwback to Jimmie Lewallen. My grandfather owned a multibrand dealership along with Bill Blair and others. Jimmie was his driver in the Cup series. He got his best finish in the 2 at Darlington, 4th. If I can finish there we'll be happy Saturday 🤠 pic.twitter.com/7iTKeSu12u
I’ve always wanted to run one of my dad’s old paint schemes for a throwback and we are finally going to do it this weekend! In 2003 dad’s No.5 truck would race with a neon border around the number. Looking forward to finally having the trucks back at Darlington! pic.twitter.com/iqotIYyMAZ
“I wish I was here to celebrate with my parents and my girlfriend,” an emotional Smith told FS1 after the race.
Grant Enfinger led on the restart but came down from the top lane and came down on Austin Hill and John Hunter Nemechek and spun. That allowed Eckes to take the lead and put Smith third. Smith passed Gray for second in Turn 4 coming to the white flag.
Smith dived under Eckes in Turn 2 on the final lap and pulled away to win.
WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Zane Smith was eighth with three laps to go and went on to win and secure a playoff spot. … Christian Eckes finished second for the third consecutive race. … Tanner Gray finished a career-high third.
NOTABLE: The combined age of the top three finishers (61) was just short of the series record for the youngest three finishers. That record of 55 was set in June 2016 at Iowa when William Byron (then 18), Cole Custer (then 18) and Cameron Hayley (then 19) went 1-2-3.
WHAT’S NEXT: Race on the Daytona road course, Sunday, Aug. 18 at Noon ET on FS1.
Saturday night was Family Night for the Stewart Friesen clan during a modified feature race at Fonda Speedway in New York.
Friesen, who competes full-time in the Gander RV & Outdoors Trucks Series, won a 30-lap feature on the half-mile dirt track.
His wife, Jessica, finished second.
After both started in the sixth row, Stewart led the final 16 laps while Jessica moved into the second position on Lap 21.
Friesen’s win was the 66th of his career at Fonda and his sixth in seven races there this year.
“It’s been a good run for us in July and hopefully we can keep it going,” Stewart Friesen said in victory lane according to The Daily Gazette. “First and second for the team is great, we had some motor issues with Jessica’s car but were able to straighten it out.”
Friesen will be back in his No. 52 Halmar Racing Toyota on Friday at Michigan International Speedway (6 p.m. ET on FS1).
1-2 Finish tonight @thefondaspdwy. We’ve been riding the wave right now with the 44, but really cool to have my teammate (and wife) get rolling good too. Gonna keep working hard and try to ride it as long as we can. ✌️ pic.twitter.com/MPOgHqJO3A