Update: Hacker has returned to the race.
— Joseph Srigley (@joe_srigley) August 21, 2021
Chris Hacker’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut did not go as smoothly as anticipated thanks to an issue with his No. 34 Tundra.
His Tundra was pushed to the garage just 16 laps into Friday’s event. Hacker’s PR team reported an oil line failure was identified as the issue.
Chris has passed 6 trucks in 7 laps before losing an oil line. Crew is working hard to get the truck back out there. – PR
— Chris Hacker (@chrishacker_) August 21, 2021
After rolling off 31st, the Indiana driver fell back at first but managed to climb up to 32nd before coming to pit road with the issue.
The 21-year-old understandably was incredibly excited for his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut, posting to social media shortly before the race his appreciation for his fans.
With almost 24 hours until my debut, I just wanted to give a thank you to my supporters, you guys are amazing! Along with that, I want to give a even bigger thank you to the ones who don’t believe in me, I love proving people wrong. 🤝 #HackNation
— Chris Hacker (@chrishacker_) August 19, 2021
Hacker is currently listed in 38th place finish and is expected to return per Knight.