top of page

The Fast Lane | Darlington Raceway

Race Recap - Buckle up South Carolina 200

Bret Holmes, Nascar Truck series driver, is climbing into the Golden Eagle Number 32 truck at Darlington Raceway
Bret Holmes climbs into the Golden Eagle No.32 truck at Darlington Raceway.

Qualification Stats:

Time & Conditions: 2:35 PM CT | 83 °F | Sunny | 12MPH Winds

Looking to improve on last season, the No. 32 team used qualifying to learn the track. Known to be one of the toughest challenges on the schedule, the team understood that communication of the truck's handling would be key to surviving Darlington Raceway. The Golden Eagle Syrup No. 32 truck would qualify 28th with a time of 30.738 seconds.

Race Stats:

Time & Conditions: 6:30 PM CT | 64 °F | Heavy Rain | 30MPH Winds

Starting Position & Results: P28 | P23 | P20 | P17

Stage 1

  • After a lengthy rain delay, we finally saw the green flag fly with the sun completely set. Holmes was able to take advantage of both early cautions from Kyle Busch in the Spire Motorsports No. 7 truck, advancing four spots at stage end.

Stage 2

  • Still moving forward, Holmes was able to talk with the team and communicate how much the truck was loosening up through the stage. A spin from Spencer Boyd in the No. 76 truck, brought out a caution and allowed the team to make adjustments to the truck, ending the stage in P20.

Final Stage

  • As the green laps began to stack, the No. 32 team knew there would be potential for a mishap towards the end. Electing to stay out of the pits and gain track positioning, Holmes managed to survive "the Big One" and finished the race in P17.


  • Bret Holmes now sits in 17th place with 174 points,  -213 points behind leader Christian Eckes. Full NASCAR Truck Series standings can be located here.

  • There were a total of 12 lead changes throughout the Buckle Up South Carolin 200.

  • The race saw 7 cautions for 37 laps.

  • Bret's fastest lap time: 31.202 seconds.

  • Bret Holmes pitted a total of 5 times throughout the race.

  • A detailed recap from NASCAR can be found Jayski's website.

  • Check out photos from the weekend on the official BHR Facebook Page.

  • Race highlights can be found here.


The pit crew of the Bret Holmes Racing team are fueling the truck up during one of the five pit stops during the Darlington Race.
BHR team pit crew during a pit stop.

NEXT RACE | North Wilkesboro Speedway May 18th @ 12:30 PM CT

Streaming on FS1 

QUALIFYING | May 18th @ 9:35 AM CT

LAST TIME OUT | Started/Finished - P6 / P15


The Golden Eagle No.32 truck makes qualifying laps at Darlington Raceway.
The Golden Eagle No.32 truck makes qualifying laps at Darlington Raceway.

Missed A Race Recap?


Catch Up On Team News

A front and back perspective of the Precision Garage Door No. 32 truck wrap scheme.

Bret Holmes Racing Announces

Precision Garage Door Service™ Sponsorship

A graphic highlighting the return of Bret Holmes in the 2024 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Bret stands to the left of the graphic with his arms crossed looking over his right shoulder.

Bret Holmes Racing Announces 2024

Season Plans and Team Partnerships


New To The Fast Lane?

Stay Up To Speed.


bottom of page