Lap 1 (Green Flag): Here we go, green flag is in the air, we are racing at Myrtle Beach! J.R. Franklin gets a solid jump into turn one, he’s going to clear Kraus and Kunkel takes advantage of the 69 truck up top and will sneak his way into second position.
Lap 2: Robert Kurz takes another spot from Kraus as the 69 falls to fourth, D.J. Harris now takes a look as well.
Lap 3: Harris unsuccessful as Kraus holds that position firm, Brett Gray just made a daring move up the middle to move from eighth to sixth passing Jon Peterson and Tyler Jennings.
Lap 4: Our winner from last race, Everett Lintz has had a tough start. He got caught on the top lane and has fallen from his starting position of 16th now back to 24th. Blanford now takes seventh from Peterson.
Lap 7: Solid start for the 99 of rookie Cary Rogers, up in eighth right now after starting 13th and looking like he’ll continue his march forward. Franklin currently out front running about a tenth faster per lap than Kunkel in second.
Lap 10: The guys who started in the back have mostly stayed in the back, Fogg, Llamas, Lillie and Hancock have made roughly no ground so far. Lintz, Mahoney, and Althen have fallen through the field and joined them in the rear.
Lap 19: Tyler Jennings gets the run under teammate Cary Rogers for ninth. We currently have four rookies running in the top ten, the two Maulana trucks as well as Brendon Hancock’s drivers Kraus and Gray running fourth and fifth.
Lap 20: The most entertaining battle that’s been going on for the past ten laps or so has been this group we were talking about in the back. They keep going back and fourth, nobody wants to be that guy in last position.
Lap 22: Craigo looks under Root to take the 13th spot, Caudill will follow as Connor Root falls back to 15th just ahead of Steven Merzlak and Matheus Fiorentini. Wayne gets around Rogers to move into the top ten. Franklin out to a 1.5 lead over Kunkel.
Lap 30: Cary Rogers continues to lose ground. Matt Wichelman has gotten past him, Craigo, and now Dakota Caudill tries to move under him to take 14th. Meanwhile, Ryan Wayne continues his trek through the field now in eighth. Franklin still ahead by 1.5.