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John H. Nemechek earns first career top-10 finish at Talladega Superspeedway

John H. Nemechek finished eighth in the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday to collect his first career top-10 finish.

The top 10 finish for Nemechek added 29 points to his season total.

Nemechek started in 22nd position.

The Mooresville, North Carolina native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting three spots higher than his career mark of 24.6 and completing the race 14 places ahead of his 21.8 career average finish.

Nemechek’s eighth-place finish was against 40 other drivers. The race endured eight cautions and 33 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 57 lead changes.

Ryan Blaney secured the win in the race, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr followed in second. Aric Almirola placed third, Denny Hamlin took fourth, and Erik Jones closed out the top five.

After Tyler Reddick won the first stage, Stenhouse drove the No. 47 car to the win in Stage 2.

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