Christian Eckes won Friday’s Craftsman Truck Series race in double overtime at Darlington Raceway.

Eckes crossed the start/finish line to begin the final lap just before the caution came out for an incident, ending the race and giving Eckes his second victory of the season. Eckes, who won the first stage, led 82 of the 158 laps.

Stewart Friesen finished a season-best second. Tanner Gray placed third. William Byron, who won the second stage, finished fourth. Carson Hocevar completed the top five.

Byron was one of four Cup drivers in the field.

Bubba Wallace placed seventh, Ross Chastain was 13th and Corey LaJoie was 16th.

Zane Smith is the points leader. He leads Ty Majeski by nine points and Corey Heim by 15 points after nine races this season.

Stage 1 winner: Christian Eckes

Stage 2 winner: William Byron

Who had a good race: Rajah Caruth finished a career-best sixth. … Dean Thompson placed a career-best ninth.

Who had a bad race: Ty Majeski, who entered tied for the points lead, finished 31st after suffering power steering issues early.

Next: The series races May 20 at North Wilkesboro Speedway.


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