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Christian Eckes writes his name into the history books with a dominant win in Martinsville

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Winning a race in the NASCAR Truck Series is always special, but this time Christian Eckes got something special. When he won at Martinsville Speedway on Friday, he wrote himself into the history books with more than 1,000 laps completed in the competition.

NASCAR stats enthusiast Trey Ryan shared the news on his X-handle as Eckes won his second race of the season so far. The 23-year-old is only the 29th driver to achieve this feat and he will no doubt be very proud of it. After the race ended, the McAnally-Hilgemann Racing driver was a happy man as he described the win as special. The future certainly looks bright for him at the moment and it will be up to him to keep that momentum going.

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“Something very special. We came here last year and we weren't really great, we were maybe a sixth place truck (started sixth and finished 15th). And we worked really hard on it, and here we are in Victory Lane. I’m just super proud of the entire team.” said the driver of truck No. 19, according to WCYB.

Eckes survived a late restart with flying colors, maintained his position and took the checkered flag at the end of the game. One of his biggest rivals was Ty Majeski, who had to settle for second place. After the race, ThorSport Racing recognized the toughness of the No. 19 driver. The battles between these two over the course of the season will be very exciting.

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Majeski hasn't won a race yet this season, but in Martinsville he came as close to that goal as possible. The ThorSport Racing driver may be highly rated, but the lack of a NASCAR championship on his resume is a huge incentive for the 29-year-old veteran to get even better. However, on Friday he acknowledged that Christian Eckes was the better driver.

“The #19 was tough tonight. He was just a little bit better than us. He had better tires (in the closing stages) and I just couldn't start on the restart. But I think we came away with a points lead today. Really solid day. Of course you want to win. I wanted that grandfather clock (trophy), but I'm super proud of this team. We've been working hard to improve our trucks and tonight just a little but briefly,” Majeski said.

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These two are easily among the best racers in the NASCAR Truck Series today and it will be fascinating to watch them battle for the championship all season long. Who do you think will come out on top? Tell us what you think.

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