Nick Sanchez Tops Truck Qualifying at Darlington

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 10, 2024 – RIS) Nick Sanchez only scored the 21st-fastest lap in practice for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Buckle Up South Carolina 200 at Darlington Raceway but he more than made up the gap in qualifying, earning the pole position 0.148 second quicker than Corey Heim who is fresh off his win last week at Kansas. Kyle Busch, making a rare start in the trucks, qualified fourth, just 0.050 second slower than third-starter Tanner Gray.

Practice: Buckle Up South Carolina 200, Darlington Raceway
Pos, Driver, Truck, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Christian Eckes, No. No. 19 Gates Hydraulics Chevrolet, 29.540 sec, 166.473 mph, 1, 21, ---, ---
2) Tanner Gray, No. 15 Dead On Tools Toyota, 29.807, 164.981, 1, 24, -0.267 sec, -0.267 sec
3) Grant Enfinger, No. 9 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 29.894, 164.501, 1, 27, -0.354, -0.087
4) Daniel Dye, No. 43 Peak Chevrolet, 30.019, 163.816, 2, 20, -0.479, -0.125
5) Layne Riggs #, No. 38 Infinity Communications Group Ford, 30.083, 163.468, 2, 19, -0.543, -0.064
6) Jake Garcia, No. 13 Quanta Services Ford, 30.093, 163.413, 1, 15, -0.553, -0.010
7) Ty Majeski, No. 98 Soda Sense/Curb Records Ford, 30.164, 163.029, 2, 26, -0.624, -0.071
8) Ross Chastain(i), No. 45 Buckle Up South Carolina Chevrolet, 30.176, 162.964, 2, 20, -0.636, -0.012
9) Tyler Ankrum, No. 18 LiUNA! Chevrolet, 30.205, 162.807, 2, 28, -0.665, -0.029
10) Dean Thompson, No. 5 Thompson Pipe Group Toyota, 30.205, 162.807, 3, 25, -0.665, -0.000
11) Ty Dillon, No. 25 Rackley Roofing Chevrolet, 30.262, 162.501, 1, 15, -0.722, -0.057
12) Matt Crafton, No. 88 Chi Chis/Menards Ford, 30.283, 162.388, 2, 23, -0.743, -0.021
13) Lawless Alan, No. 33 AUTOParkit Ford, 30.299, 162.302, 2, 18, -0.759, -0.016
14) Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 30.300, 162.297, 2, 23, -0.760, -0.001
15) Bayley Currey, No. 41 AutoVentive/Precision Chevrolet, 30.303, 162.281, 2, 18, -0.763, -0.003
16) Conner Jones #, No. 66 TSPORT Ford, 30.313, 162.227, 2, 18, -0.773, -0.010
17) Ben Rhodes, No. 99 Campers Inn RV Ford, 30.345, 162.056, 2, 19, -0.805, -0.032
18) Taylor Gray, No. 17 ShopTRICON.com Toyota, 30.410, 161.710, 2, 26, -0.870, -0.065
19) Colby Howard, No. 1 Coastal Sports Cards Toyota, 30.432, 161.593, 2, 25, -0.892, -0.022
20) Jack Wood, No. 91 RTIC Outdoors Chevrolet, 30.433, 161.588, 2, 23, -0.893, -0.001
21) Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Drive for Diversity 20 Anniv Chevrolet, 30.495, 161.259, 2, 27, -0.955, -0.062
22) Corey Heim, No. 11 Safelite Toyota, 30.500, 161.233, 3, 23, -0.960, -0.005
23) Rajah Caruth, No. 71 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 30.542, 161.011, 1, 24, -1.002, -0.042
24) Chase Purdy, No. 77 Bama Buggies Chevrolet, 30.683, 160.271, 2, 22, -1.143, -0.141
25) Kyle Busch(i), No. 7 BAMF Enterprises Chevrolet, 30.728, 160.036, 3, 20, -1.188, -0.045
26) Bret Holmes, No. 32 Golden Eagle Chevrolet, 30.766, 159.839, 2, 18, -1.226, -0.038
27) Timmy Hill, No. 56 Units Storage Toyota, 30.812, 159.600, 1, 11, -1.272, -0.046
28) Matt Mills, No. 42 J.F. Electric/Utilitra Chevrolet, 30.840, 159.455, 2, 22, -1.300, -0.028
29) Mason Massey, No. 02 RANDCO Chevrolet, 31.079, 158.229, 2, 16, -1.539, -0.239
30) Mason Maggio, No. 22 Crawford Garage Doors Ford, 31.396, 156.631, 3, 7, -1.856, -0.317
31) Spencer Boyd, No. 76 Freedom Warranty Chevrolet, 31.563, 155.803, 2, 10, -2.023, -0.167
32) Thad Moffitt #, No. 46 Petty 75th Chevrolet, 32.542, 151.115, 3, 14, -3.002, -0.979
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos, Driver, Truck, From Lap, To Lap, Avg Speed
1) Tanner Gray, No. 15 Dead On Tools Toyota, 1, 10, 159.134 mph
2) Christian Eckes, No. No. 19 Gates Hydraulics Chevrolet, 1, 10, 159.118
3) Ross Chastain(i), No. 45 Buckle Up South Carolina Chevrolet, 1, 10, 159.056
4) Ben Rhodes, No. 99 Campers Inn RV Ford, 1, 10, 158.457
5) Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 1, 10, 158.309
6) Dean Thompson, No. 5 Thompson Pipe Group Toyota, 2, 11, 158.247
7) Kyle Busch(i), No. 7 BAMF Enterprises Chevrolet, 2, 11, 158.067
8) Corey Heim, No. 11 Safelite Toyota, 1, 10, 157.969
9) Conner Jones #, No. 66 TSPORT Ford, 1, 10, 157.826
10) Tyler Ankrum, No. 18 LiUNA! Chevrolet, 1, 10, 157.761
11) Bayley Currey, No. 41 AutoVentive/Precision Chevrolet, 1, 10, 157.730
12) Matt Mills, No. 42 J.F. Electric/Utilitra Chevrolet, 1, 10, 157.613
13) Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Drive for Diversity 20 Anniv Chevrolet, 1, 10, 157.592
14) Grant Enfinger, No. 9 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 1, 10, 157.537
15) Chase Purdy, No. 77 Bama Buggies Chevrolet, 1, 10, 156.506
16) Jack Wood, No. 91 RTIC Outdoors Chevrolet, 1, 10, 156.401
17) Rajah Caruth, No. 71 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 1, 10, 155.908
18) Taylor Gray, No. 17 ShopTRICON.com Toyota, 5, 14, 154.995
19) Ty Majeski, No. 98 Soda Sense/Curb Records Ford, 11, 20, 153.265
20) Matt Crafton, No. 88 Chi Chis/Menards Ford, 8, 17, 152.961
21) Daniel Dye, No. 43 Peak Chevrolet, 7, 16, 152.848
22) Jake Garcia, No. 13 Quanta Services Ford, 6, 15, 152.669
23) Layne Riggs #, No. 38 Infinity Communications Group Ford, 8, 17, 152.602
24) Colby Howard, No. 1 Coastal Sports Cards Toyota, 12, 21, 152.078
25) Lawless Alan, No. 33 AUTOParkit Ford, 9, 18, 150.326
Must run 10 consecutive laps on the track.

Qualifying: Buckle Up South Carolina 200, Darlington Raceway
Pos, Driver, Truck, Time, Speed, -Fastest, -Next
1) Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Drive for Diversity 20 Anniv Chevrolet, 29.288 sec, 167.905 mph, ---, ---
2) Corey Heim, No. 11 Safelite Toyota, 29.436, 167.061, 0.148 sec, 0.148 sec
3) Taylor Gray, No. 17 ShopTRICON.com Toyota, 29.438, 167.049, 0.150, 0.002
4) Kyle Busch(i), No. 7 BAMF Enterprises Chevrolet, 29.488, 166.766, 0.200, 0.050
5) Tanner Gray, No. 15 Dead On Tools Toyota, 29.507, 166.659, 0.219, 0.019
6) Ross Chastain(i), No. 45 Buckle Up South Carolina Chevrolet, 29.517, 166.602, 0.229, 0.010
7) Christian Eckes, No. 19 Gates Hydraulics Chevrolet, 29.576, 166.270, 0.288, 0.059
8) Layne Riggs #, No. 38 Infinity Communications Group Ford, 29.616, 166.045, 0.328, 0.040
9) Grant Enfinger, No. 9 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 29.650, 165.855, 0.362, 0.034
10) Daniel Dye, No. 43 Peak Chevrolet, 29.656, 165.821, 0.368, 0.006
11) Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 29.789, 165.081, 0.501, 0.133
12) Ben Rhodes, No. 99 Campers Inn RV Ford, 29.891, 164.518, 0.603, 0.102
13) Dean Thompson, No. 5 Thompson Pipe Group Toyota, 29.912, 164.402, 0.624, 0.021
14) Jake Garcia, No. 13 Quanta Services Ford, 29.927, 164.320, 0.639, 0.015
15) Ty Dillon, No. 25 Rackley Roofing Chevrolet, 29.932, 164.292, 0.644, 0.005
16) Ty Majeski, No. 98 Soda Sense/Curb Records Ford, 29.978, 164.040, 0.690, 0.046
17) Bayley Currey, No. 41 AutoVentive/Precision Chevrolet, 30.011, 163.860, 0.723, 0.033
18) Colby Howard, No. 1 Coastal Sports Cards Toyota, 30.042, 163.691, 0.754, 0.031
19) Chase Purdy, No. 77 Bama Buggies Chevrolet, 30.068, 163.549, 0.780, 0.026
20) Matt Crafton, No. 88 Chi Chis/Menards Ford, 30.126, 163.234, 0.838, 0.058
21) Conner Jones #, No. 66 TSPORT Ford, 30.198, 162.845, 0.910, 0.072
22) Lawless Alan, No. 33 AUTOParkit Ford, 30.232, 162.662, 0.944, 0.034
23) Jack Wood, No. 91 RTIC Outdoors Chevrolet, 30.273, 162.442, 0.985, 0.041
24) Tyler Ankrum, No. 18 LiUNA! Chevrolet, 30.284, 162.383, 0.996, 0.011
25) Matt Mills, No. 42 J.F. Electric/Utilitra Chevrolet, 30.323, 162.174, 1.035, 0.039
26) Rajah Caruth, No. 71 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 30.350, 162.030, 1.062, 0.027
27) Timmy Hill, No. 56 Units Storage Toyota, 30.564, 160.895, 1.276, 0.214
28) Bret Holmes, No. 32 Golden Eagle Chevrolet, 30.738, 159.984, 1.450, 0.174
29) Mason Massey, No. 02 RANDCO Chevrolet, 30.817, 159.574, 1.529, 0.079
30) Spencer Boyd, No. 76 Freedom Warranty Chevrolet, 31.453, 156.348, 2.165, 0.636
31) Mason Maggio, No. 22 Crawford Garage Doors Ford, 31.558, 155.827, 2.270, 0.105
32) Thad Moffitt (OP) #, No. 46 Petty 75th Chevrolet, 31.977, 153.786, 2.689, 0.419
(OP) Top 30 in Owner Points, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Starting Line Up: Buckle Up South Carolina 200, Darlington Raceway
Pos, Driver, Truck, Time, Speed
1) Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Drive for Diversity 20 Anniv Chevrolet, 29.288 sec, 167.905 mph
2) Corey Heim, No. 11 Safelite Toyota, 29.436, 167.061
3) Taylor Gray, No. 17 ShopTRICON.com Toyota, 29.438, 167.049
4) Kyle Busch(i), No. 7 BAMF Enterprises Chevrolet, 29.488, 166.766
5) Tanner Gray, No. 15 Dead On Tools Toyota, 29.507, 166.659
6) Ross Chastain(i), No. 45 Buckle Up South Carolina Chevrolet, 29.517, 166.602
7) Christian Eckes, No. 19 Gates Hydraulics Chevrolet, 29.576, 166.270
8) Layne Riggs #, No. 38 Infinity Communications Group Ford, 29.616, 166.045
9) Grant Enfinger, No. 9 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet, 29.650, 165.855
10) Daniel Dye, No. 43 Peak Chevrolet, 29.656, 165.821
11) Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International Toyota, 29.789, 165.081
12) Ben Rhodes, No. 99 Campers Inn RV Ford, 29.891, 164.518
13) Dean Thompson, No. 5 Thompson Pipe Group Toyota, 29.912, 164.402
14) Jake Garcia, No. 13 Quanta Services Ford, 29.927, 164.320
15) Ty Dillon, No. 25 Rackley Roofing Chevrolet, 29.932, 164.292
16) Ty Majeski, No. 98 Soda Sense/Curb Records Ford, 29.978, 164.040
17) Bayley Currey, No. 41 AutoVentive/Precision Chevrolet, 30.011, 163.860
18) Colby Howard, No. 1 Coastal Sports Cards Toyota, 30.042, 163.691
19) Chase Purdy, No. 77 Bama Buggies Chevrolet, 30.068, 163.549
20) Matt Crafton, No. 88 Chi Chis/Menards Ford, 30.126, 163.234
21) Conner Jones #, No. 66 TSPORT Ford, 30.198, 162.845
22) Lawless Alan, No. 33 AUTOParkit Ford, 30.232, 162.662
23) Jack Wood, No. 91 RTIC Outdoors Chevrolet, 30.273, 162.442
24) Tyler Ankrum, No. 18 LiUNA! Chevrolet, 30.284, 162.383
25) Matt Mills, No. 42 J.F. Electric/Utilitra Chevrolet, 30.323, 162.174
26) Rajah Caruth, No. 71 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 30.350, 162.030
27) Timmy Hill, No. 56 Units Storage Toyota, 30.564, 160.895
28) Bret Holmes, No. 32 Golden Eagle Chevrolet, 30.738, 159.984
29) Mason Massey, No. 02 RANDCO Chevrolet, 30.817, 159.574
30) Spencer Boyd, No. 76 Freedom Warranty Chevrolet, 31.453, 156.348
31) Mason Maggio, No. 22 Crawford Garage Doors Ford, 31.558, 155.827
32) Thad Moffitt #, No. 46 Petty 75th Chevrolet, Owner Points,
(OP) Top 30 in Owner Points, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Track Qualifying Record: Cole Whitt: 03/12/11, 28.273 sec, 173.933 mph

Track Race Record: Bobby Hamilton: 03/14/03, 1:30:09, 133.645 mph 

John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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