Kyle Busch Motorsports has announced today that Christian Eckes will return to the organization in 2019 with an expanded NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) schedule. Eckes will drive the No. 51 Tundra in seven NGOTS races this season including the season-opening event at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, where he will be sponsored by SiriusXM – the world’s largest radio company, and the season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway.
Eckes posted three top-10 finishes across four NGOTS starts driving KBM’s fourth entry, the No. 46 Tundra, in 2018. He had an impressive run at Gateway, where he qualified second, led 34 laps and won Stage 2 before being taken out in a mid-race accident while running inside the top five.
“I’m very thankful and excited to be back with Kyle Busch Motorsports and Toyota Racing for seven races in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series this year,” Eckes said. “With the experience I gained last year, the hard work I’ve put in with the Toyota Racing Development training staff in the off season and now having Rudy (Fugle, crew chief) and his team to learn from, I’ll be fully prepared to take advantage of each and every opportunity I’m given this season. I know we are going to be able to contend for the win at every track we go to, starting off at Daytona in the SiriusXM Tundra.”
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Source: Kyle Busch Motorsports