Race Weekend Central

Grant Enfinger Runs Away With Win at Kansas

38-year-old Grant Enfinger got his first win of 2023 on Saturday (May 6) at Kansas Speedway. Enfinger’s No. 23 Chevrolet dove three-wide around Corey Heim and Zane Smith with 31 laps to go and never looked back.

“Kansas has been a good track for us, but we haven’t had a dominant truck like that in a long time,” an elated Enfinger told Fox Sports. “Lights out, we had the best Chevy Silverado out here…it’s been a dismal year and a half…the biggest thing is these guys brought me an unbelievable Chevy Silverado.”

Saturday marked Enfinger’s eighth career win. Heim came home second, followed by Smith in third, Stewart Friesen fourth and Ross Chastain, who started in the rear of the field after unapproved adjustments before the race, drove up to fifth.

“I think that last caution played a role in that finish there. I think the 23 had the best truck, and a couple of them got wiped out in that big wreck. If we didn’t get that last caution I think we would’ve been in really good shape,” a happy but disappointed Heim explained to Fox Sports.

Nick Sanchez finished sixth. Kyle Busch made contact with Ben Rhodes at the end of the second stage, damaging both trucks. Busch was able to salvage a seventh-place finish.

Jake Garcia, Taylor Gray and Tyler Ankrum rounded out the top 10. Polesitter Christian Eckes was caught up in a multi-truck accident involving Chase Purdy, Matt DiBenedetto, Dean Thompson, and Carson Hocevar.

Eckes and Purdy made hard contact at the end of the incident, but both drivers were thankfully okay.

Rajah Caruth and Ty Majeski showed plenty of speed early. But a late block by Caruth caused an accident that ended Caruth’s night and heavily damaged Majeski’s truck, which he brought home in 25th, well off the pace. The two were seen talking over the incident peacefully at the end of the race.

Busch won stage one and Majeski captured stage two. ARCA Menards Series and USAC driver Toni Breidinger had a solid run in her debut, finishing 15th and keeping her No. 1 Toyota clean all race long.

Truck Series Results from Kansas

The Craftsman Truck Series returns next weekend at Darlington Raceway. The race will be broadcast on FS1, MRN and Sirius XM NASCAR radio at 7:30 p.m. ET.

About the author

Garrett joined Frontstretch as a news writer in 2023, and became a fantasy racing and betting writer in 2024. Hailing from the heart of coal country in southern West Virginia,  he's a married father of three and currently enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at New River Community Technical College in Beaver, WV. He has been a racing fan since 1998, primarily watching NASCAR, but branching out to F1 and IndyCar as his love for motorsports has grown.

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