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NASCAR Ford Teams Can’t Seal Deal In 2023 Atlanta Truck Series Race: Video

The lead was traded plenty of times during the Truck Series race on Saturday, 18th, 2023, and quite a few laps were lead by Ford F-150 race trucks. However, The Blue Oval’s teams fell off toward the end, leaving the day to once again be claimed by a Chevrolet.

The No. 88 Ford F-150 race truck of Matt Crafton led for a total of 29 laps as he was tailed by a freight train of Chevy racers, but he proved to be no match as the race wore on. Ben Rhodes, driver of the No. 99 Ford F-150, took control of the race for three laps, but was ultimately passed once the pit cycle sorted itself out. In fact, it was thanks to a push from Rhodes’ No. 99 F-150 that the No. 19 Silverado even made it to the lead, though Rhodes lost positions as a result.

Ultimately, Rhodes’ No. 99 F-150 crossed the line in fifth, while Crafton’s No. 88 NASCAR Ford finished ninth. It was an otherwise wild race, with 11 caution periods for 58 laps, and 17 lead changes among nine drivers. Meanwhile, Zane Smith, driver of the No. 38 NASCAR Ford F-150, was involved in a late-race wreck, eliminating his hopes of winning.

NASCAR Truck Series Race Results, Atlanta Motor Speedway, March 18, 2023
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 4 19 Christian Eckes NAPA AutoCare Chevrolet 137 35 Chevrolet Silverado RST
2 20 2 Nick Sanchez # Gainbridge Chevrolet 137 11 Chevrolet Silverado RST
3 24 17 John Hunter Nemechek(i) Berry's Manufacturing Toyota 137 53 Toyota Tundra
4 30 41 Bayley Currey(i) Unishippers Chevrolet 137 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
5 3 99 Ben Rhodes Farm Paint Ford 137 3 Ford F-150
6 10 25 Matt DiBenedetto Rackley Roofing Chevrolet 137 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
7 9 4 Chase Purdy Bama Buggies Chevrolet 137 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
8 18 56 Timmy Hill UNITS Storage Toyota 137 2 Toyota Tundra
9 8 88 Matt Crafton Great Lakes Flooring/Menards Ford 137 29 Ford F-150
10 17 51 Jack Wood Logitech Chevrolet 137 2 Chevrolet Silverado RST
11 2 98 Ty Majeski Curb Records Ford 137 0 Ford F-150
12 32 13 Hailie Deegan AdventHealth Ford 137 0 Ford F-150
13 33 32 Bret Holmes # Pate Holdings Chevrolet 137 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
14 35 30 Ryan Vargas Leargas Security Toyota 137 0 Toyota Tundra
15 25 2 Kris Wright F.N.B. Corporation Chevrolet 137 1 Chevrolet Silverado RST
16 19 43 Daniel Dye # Heise LED Lighting Systems Chevrolet 137 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
17 34 46 Akinori Ogata Kyowa-Eidemiller Precision Toyota 137 0 Toyota Tundra
18 12 35 Jake Garcia # Quanta Chevrolet 137 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
19 7 23 Grant Enfinger Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet 137 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
20 1 38 Zane Smith Fr8Auctions.com Ford 137 0 Ford F-150
21 27 12 Spencer Boyd Off the Grid Chevrolet 137 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
22 14 52 Stewart Friesen Halmar International Toyota 137 0 Toyota Tundra
23 28 22 Josh Reaume JAG Metals LLC. Ford 137 0 Ford F-150
24 11 15 Tanner Gray Dead On Tools Toyota 137 0 Toyota Tundra
25 22 24 Rajah Caruth # Wendell Scott Foundation Chevrolet 137 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
26 13 16 Tyler Ankrum LiUNA! Toyota 136 0 Toyota Tundra
27 15 9 Colby Howard Grant County Mulch Chevrolet 134 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
28 23 1 Layne Riggs Infinity Communications Group Toyota 134 0 Toyota Tundra
29 26 33 Mason Massey Wespro JCB Ford 134 0 Ford F-150
30 16 5 Dean Thompson Thompson Pipe Group Toyota 131 0 Toyota Tundra
31 5 42 Carson Hocevar Worldwide Express Chevrolet 127 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
32 21 45 Lawless Alan AUTOChargit Chevrolet 126 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
33 29 4 Kaden Honeycutt Carquest Ford 123 1 Ford F-150
34 6 11 Corey Heim Safelite Toyota 83 0 Toyota Tundra
35 31 20 Mason Maggio HMY Yachts Chevrolet 52 0 Chevrolet Silverado RST
36 36 34 Keith McGee(i) RBR Ford 7 0 Ford F-150

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. CW

    Ford is running a Chevy based engine…dont watch it….and just as soon see a Chevy win….Ford Performance is wasting money being in that series…until Ford and Nascar lets them run there engine….Chevy fans…are laughing …its a not win for Ford ..and win win for GM….nobody just pulls for a body…IROC proved that many years ago.

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  2. jerry guess

    what he said about the ford is true for the toyota also the GM powers that be just laugh and laugh because of that same for the ARCA series no ford power there either wth and wtf , parity in those series is bs the same ones keep winning no parity kyle busch just had to slap on a new grille and decal to be a full chevy anyway

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