ARCA Menards Series driver with Venturini Motorsports after winning at Pocono Raceway this past weekend. Eckes is now second in the series point standings just 90 points behind his teammate and the series points leader.
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Christian Eckes (No. 15 JBL Audio Toyota) made a statement that he will be a threat for the ARCA Menards Series championship with a dominant victory in Friday’s FORTS USA 150 at Pocono Raceway. Eckes took control on lap 35 when the dominant driver in the early stages of the race, General Tire Pole Award winner Todd Gilliland (No. 18 Frontline Enterprises Toyota), was penalized for a blend line violation after his only pit stop of the afternoon.
Eckes led the final 26 laps of the caution-free race to score his second win of the season and fifth overall.
Once Eckes was alerted by his crew that he would be the leader after Gilliland’s penalty, he kept his head in the game to minimize mistakes.
“Once they told me what happened to the 18 it was all about keeping our heads down and not making any mistakes,” Eckes said. “We knew there was a long way to go and we needed to be perfect to close it out.”
Returning to Pocono Raceway for their second event of the season, the Monster Energy Cup Series looks to continue what has been an eventful stretch of racing throughout the middle course of the season. With the standings tightening up, racing at Pocono will give drivers a challenge on the ‘Tricky Triangle’ in order to make up ground in the standings.