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RESULTS

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FINAL STATUS

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PLAYOFF POINTS

1

John H. Nemechek

4 |

7

Running

60

12

50

6

2

Kyle Busch

51 |

22

Running

60

20

0

0

3

Sheldon Creed

2 |

10

Running

60

3

42

0

4

Tyler Ankrum

26 |

18

Running

60

0

33

0

5

Austin Hill

16 |

4

Running

60

0

42

0

6

Matt Crafton

88 |

5

Running

60

0

38

0

7

Todd Gilliland

38 |

1

Running

60

4

37

0

8

Zane Smith

21 |

2

Running

60

18

39

1

9

Ryan Preece

17 |

8

Running

60

0

0

0

10

Derek Kraus

19 |

24

Running

60

0

27

0

11

Josh Berry

25 |

20

Running

60

0

0

0

12

Christian Eckes

98 |

16

Running

60

0

27

0

13

Carson Hocevar

42 |

13

Running

60

0

24

0

14

Ty Majeski

66 |

14

Running

60

0

27

0

15

Chase Purdy

23 |

15

Running

60

0

25

0

16

Tanner Gray

15 |

17

Running

60

0

21

0

17

Ben Rhodes

99 |

3

Running

60

2

34

0

18

Ryan Truex

40 |

23

Running

60

0

19

0

19

Austin Wayne Self

22 |

21

Running

60

0

18

0

20

Lawless Alan

34 |

29

Running

60

0

17

0

21

Tate Fogleman

12 |

25

Running

60

0

16

0

22

Howie Disavino III

3 |

33

Running

60

0

15

0

23

Ray Ciccarelli

49 |

38

Running

60

0

14

0

24

Tyler Hill

56 |

30

Running

60

0

13

0

25

Chandler Smith

18 |

11

Running

59

0

18

0

26

Hailie Deegan

1 |

19

Running

59

0

11

0

27

Spencer Boyd

20 |

34

Running

59

0

10

0

28

Josh Reaume

33 |

35

Running

59

0

9

0

29

Todd Peck

41 |

32

Running

59

1

8

0

30

Kris Wright

02 |

26

Running

59

0

8

0

31

Jennifer Jo Cobb

10 |

36

Running

58

0

6

0

32

Norm Benning

6 |

37

Running

58

0

5

0

33

Stewart Friesen

52 |

6

Running

58

0

16

0

34

Bryan Dauzat

28 |

39

Running

57

0

3

0

35

Johnny Sauter

13 |

12

Running

55

0

2

0

36

Grant Enfinger

9 |

31

Engine

52

0

3

0

37

Bayley Currey

45 |

27

Engine

38

0

1

0

38

Danny Bohn

30 |

28

Transmission

17

0

1

0

39

Jack Wood

24 |

9

Accident

0

0

1

0

  • #1 | LEADER

    John Hunter Nemechek

    #1

    LEADER

    John Hunter Nemechek

    4|

  • #2 | 1.337

    Kyle Busch

    #2

    1.337

    Kyle Busch

    51|

  • #3 | 2.241

    Sheldon Creed

    #3

    2.241

    Sheldon Creed

    2|

John Hunter Nemechek beats Kyle Busch in Truck Series race at Pocono

John Hunter Nemechek passed team owner Kyle Busch on a restart with six laps left and pulled away to win Saturday‘s CRC Brakleen 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway.

Nemechek crossed the finish line at the 2.5-mile triangular track 1.337 seconds ahead of Busch, who had led 20 straight laps after pitting three laps before the conclusion of Stage 2. 

The victory was Nemechek‘s series-best fifth of the season and his third in head-to-head competition against his Kyle Busch Motorsports boss. 

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“These guys just work so hard,” Nemechek said of his team. “We never gave up. We weren‘t very good the first stage. Without this opportunity—without Kyle and Toyota, I wouldn‘t have had it. Five wins this year and beat Kyle—three for five against Kyle is pretty good odds.”

Busch had a lead of nearly 1.5 seconds over Sheldon Creed when Stewart Friesen‘s hard crash into the Turn 1 wall brought out the fourth caution on Lap 51 of 60. Busch chose the top lane for the subsequent restart on Lap 55, with Creed behind him and Nemechek on the inside of the front row.

With a strong push from Todd Gilliland, Nemechek‘s No. 4 Toyota barely cleared Busch‘s No. 51 in Turn 1 and slid up in front of the team owner.  

“The 38 (Gilliland) gave me a big push,” acknowledged Nemechek, who picked up his first victory at Pocono and the 11th of his career. “I got a great restart… and I kind of cleared myself there. (Spotter Tony) Hirschman was still saying ‘Outside, outside‘ in the middle of (Turn 1). 

“I thought I was clear in my mirror and slid up and took the air away from Kyle. After that, we set sail.”

Busch stayed close to his protégé until Creed powered to the inside of Busch‘s Toyota with three laps left. Contact between the trucks ended Busch‘s winning chances.

“The Cessna Tundra was pretty good,” said Busch who posted two wins and three runner-up finishes to Nemechek in five Truck Series starts this season. “We were up front there leading, and the caution came out and bunched us all back together.  

“We got… not a great restart, but a decent restart. We were all even getting into (Turn) 1, and John Hunter just slid me and got the lead. I was trying to figure out what I could do to fight back and get the lead back, and I got drilled in the left rear. That basically handed the win to the 4 truck.”

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Creed ran third, followed by Tyler Ankrum and Austin Hill. Matt Crafton, Gilliland, Zane Smith, Ryan Preece and Derek Kraus completed the top 10. Hill’s top-five finish today scored him enough points to be the first driver to clinch a spot in the Playoffs on points. 

Johnny Sauter‘s quest to make the postseason suffered a serious below as the field took the green flag to start the race. Jack Wood‘s Chevrolet spun out of control after contact from Chandler Smith‘s Toyota and knocked Sauter into the outside wall near the start/finish line. 

Sauter finished 35th, five laps down and fell 31 points behind Smith in the race for the final Playoff spot with two regular-season races left. Nemechek increased his series lead to 86 points over second-place Ben Rhodes, who came home 17th Saturday after a late pit road speeding penalty.

Note: Post-race inspection confirmed Nemechek as the winner. No issues were found.