COTA Race Results: March 25, 2023 (NASCAR Truck Series)

NASCAR race results from Circuit of the Americas

The NASCAR Truck Series drivers are on the grid in Austin, Texas. They’re set to open the race weekend at Circuit of the Americas with the EPEL 225.

View COTA results for the NASCAR Truck Series below.

Truck: Prac/Qual | Race
Xfinity: Prac/Qual | Race
Cup: Prac | Qual | Race

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Ross Chastain and Kyle Busch set the front row. 42 laps of road course racing are up next…

COTA Trucks
Stage 1 – Report

Laps: 12 (1-12 / 42)

Green flag, Chastain gets the jump and he’s clear before turn one. They fan out 5 wide behind them.

Ed Jones is up in smoke with a major tire rub and a broken suspension, no caution.

Lap 2, Jones is stalled on track, caution.

Green, Christian Eckes dives inside of Chastain and Busch into turn one. Three wide for the lead. Eckes and Chastain run side by side through the esses, Eckes wins the battle and takes the lead. Chastain outbrakes him and retakes the position.

Lap 8, Carson Hocevar is around as he’s lost brakes. He drives through the sand and he’s now stuck. The caution is out.

Chastain, Busch and others head for the pit lane. Christian Eckes and others stay out.

Green, Eckes is clear into turn one. Chastain moves to the runoff area deep in the field as he takes them five wide into turn one. Matt Crafton is off track, no caution.

Christian Eckes wins stage one at COTA.

COTA Race Results (Stage 1) : 1. Christian Eckes; 2. Ty Majeski; 3. Corey Heim; 4. Kaz Grala; 5. Kyle Busch; 6. Ross Chastain; 7. Tyler Ankrum; 8. Zane Smith; 9. Ben Rhodes; 10. Matt DiBenedetto;

COTA Trucks
Stage 2 – Report

NASCAR Truck Series racing - Circuit of the Americas (COTA)
AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 25: A general view of racing during the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series XPEL 225 at Circuit of The Americas on March 25, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Laps: 14 (13-26 / 42)

No caution for a stage break, the race resumes.

Eckes and others head for the pit lane. Eckes stalls it exiting the pit box.

Lap 14, Kyle Busch dives inside of Ty Majeski and he takes the lead away. Ross Chastain quickly takes 2nd away.

Lap 20, Chastain has a run on Busch. He dives inside. They run side by side, Chastain completes the pass.

Christian Eckes hits the pit lane with power steering issues.

Lap 23, Busch has a run on Chastain. He dives inside, clear. Busch returns to the lead. Chastain remains all over his bumper.

3 to go in stage two, Chastain dives into the pit lane as he’s running low on fuel.

Kyle Busch wins stage two at Circuit of the Americas! Kligerman is slow down the front stretch!

COTA Race Results (Stage 2) : 1. Kyle Busch; 2. Zane Smith; 3. Lawless Alan; 4. Stewart Friesen; 5. Parker Kligerman; 6. Hailie Deegan; 7. Ross Chastain; 8. Kaden Honeycutt; 9. Ben Rhodes; 10. Nick Sanchez;

COTA Trucks
Stage 3 – Report

Laps: 16 (27-42 / 42)

Kligerman stalls with an electrical issue, the caution is out.

Busch and the most of the leaders head for the pit lane. Trouble for Chastain as the crew lifts the rear decklid to fix a fuel pressure issue. Zane Smith is handed the lead as Busch restarts 16th.

Green, Smith is clear into turn one with Majeski on his bumper.

Logan Bearden spins and stalls in turn 15, no caution.

12 to go, Kyle Busch has climbed from 16th to 7th in one lap.

7 to go, Busch is on the bumper of Ben Rhodes for 2nd. Busch dives inside, they rub doors, Busch to 2nd.

6 to go, Smith leads Busch by 6 seconds.

3 to go, Smith leads Busch by 5 seconds.

Zane Smith wins COTA! Ben Rhodes has lost a driveshaft as he exits the final corner. His driveshaft sits on the front stretch and the caution is out.

NASCAR race winner catches fire during burnout at COTA (Video)

Circuit of the Americas
Race Results
March 25, 2023
NASCAR Truck Series

Zane Smith -NASCAR Truck Series - Circuit of the Americas (COTA) - Burnout
AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 25: Zane Smith, driver of the #38 Speedco/Peak Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series XPEL 225 at Circuit of The Americas on March 25, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Pos | Driver

1. Zane Smith

2. Kyle Busch

3. Ty Majeski

4. Tyler Ankrum

5. Ross Chastain

6. Corey Heim

7. Nick Sanchez

8. Tanner Gray

9. Kaz Grala

10. Ben Rhodes

11. Taylor Gray

12. Grant Enfinger

13. Rajah Caruth

14. Stewart Friesen

15. Kaden Honeycutt

16. Hailie Deegan

17. Lawless Alan

18. Daniel Dye

19. Jake Garcia

20. Colin Garrett

21. Kris Wright

22. Logan Bearden

23. Bret Holmes

24. Colby Howard

25. Timmy Hill

26. Mason Filippi

27. Chase Purdy

28. Dale Quarterly

29. Matt DiBenedetto

30. Christian Eckes

31. Parker Kligerman

32. Spencer Boyd

33. Matt Crafton

34. Carson Hocevar

35. Dean Thompson

36. Ed Jones

NASCAR Truck Series
Point Standings
Zane Smith -NASCAR Truck Series - Circuit of the Americas (COTA)
AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 25: Zane Smith, driver of the #38 Speedco/Peak Ford, drives during the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series XPEL 225 at Circuit of The Americas on March 25, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Pos | Driver | Points | Wins | Playoff Points

1. Zane Smith
2 Wins | 11PP

2. Christian Eckes
1 Win | 8PP

3. Ty Majeski

4. Ben Rhodes

5. Grant Enfinger

6. Matt Crafton
+23 | 1PP

7. Tyler Ankrum
+7 | 1PP

8. Matt DiBenedetto

9. Corey Heim

10. Tanner Gray

— Playoff Cutline —

11. Chase Purdy

12. Nick Sanchez

13. Stewart Friesen

14. Carson Hocevar
-25 | 1PP

Video Highlights
March 25, 2023

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