Tyler Ankrum, No. 26 LiUNA! Chevrolet Silverado
Notes & Quotes:
- Tyler Ankrum started seventh for Thursday night’s Gander Trucks race. Ankrum was quick out of the gate and finished Stage One in the second position. Ankrum inherited the lead by staying out during the first stage break. Ankrum led every single lap in Stage Two and claimed his first stage win of his Gander Trucks career. The team had a miscue under caution and pitted late, putting Ankrum back in traffic on the restart. Ankrum battled back to earn his first top-10 finish at Bristol Motor Speedway.
- This is Ankrum’s eighth top-10 finish of the 2020 season.
- Ankrum led once for 53 laps. Ankrum is part of a trio of GMS Racing drivers that combined to win every lap of the race.
- Ankrum climbed to fifth in the playoff standings, 19 points above the cutoff line for the Round of 8.
“We had a really fast LiUNA Silverado tonight. I’m proud of my guys for all the work they put in. We got a lot of a stage points, but I feel like we gave the win away with that one mistake getting to pit road. We earned a lot of points and improved our standing heading into Vegas.”
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!