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RESULTS

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John H. Nemechek

4 |

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Running

149

69

51

5

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Carson Hocevar

42 |

6

Running

149

9

53

1

3

Grant Enfinger

23 |

3

Running

149

1

48

0

4

Ty Majeski

66 |

2

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149

0

33

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5

Matt Crafton

88 |

7

Running

149

0

38

0

6

Parker Kligerman

75 |

9

Running

149

9

49

1

7

Ryan Preece

17 |

13

Running

149

0

33

0

8

Zane Smith

38 |

4

Running

149

9

29

0

9

Tyler Ankrum

16 |

12

Running

149

0

28

0

10

Todd Bodine

62 |

18

Running

149

3

27

0

11

Matt DiBenedetto

25 |

8

Running

149

0

26

0

12

Stewart Friesen

52 |

23

Running

149

0

26

0

13

Colby Howard

91 |

19

Running

149

1

24

0

14

Jesse Little

02 |

16

Running

149

0

23

0

15

Dean Thompson

40 |

33

Running

149

0

22

0

16

Timmy Hill

56 |

24

Running

149

0

21

0

17

Christian Eckes

98 |

11

Running

149

2

25

0

18

Jack Wood

24 |

20

Running

149

0

19

0

19

Derek Kraus

19 |

14

Running

149

0

18

0

20

Lawless Alan

45 |

26

Running

149

0

17

0

21

Chandler Smith

18 |

28

Running

149

0

23

0

22

Danny Bohn

20 |

29

Running

149

0

15

0

23

Corey Heim

51 |

5

Running

149

0

14

0

24

Spencer Boyd

12 |

32

Running

149

0

13

0

25

Ben Rhodes

99 |

15

Running

148

0

17

0

26

Ross Chastain

41 |

10

Running

148

46

0

0

27

Austin Wayne Self

22 |

31

Running

147

0

10

0

28

Josh Reaume

33 |

36

Running

147

0

9

0

29

Hailie Deegan

1 |

25

Accident

137

0

8

0

30

Brennan Poole

46 |

27

Running

125

0

0

0

31

Blaine Perkins

9 |

30

Accident

124

0

6

0

32

Tate Fogleman

30 |

34

Accident

123

0

5

0

33

Kris Wright

44 |

21

Accident

105

0

4

0

34

Tanner Gray

15 |

17

Accident

98

0

7

0

35

Chase Purdy

61 |

22

Accident

97

0

2

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36

Akinori Ogata

43 |

35

Engine

54

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    John Hunter Nemechek

    POS1

    LEADER

    John Hunter Nemechek

    Driver badge number 4 |

  • POS 2 | 0.552

    Carson Hocevar

    POS2

    0.552

    Carson Hocevar

    Driver badge number 42 |

  • POS 3 | 0.892

    Grant Enfinger

    POS3

    0.892

    Grant Enfinger

    Driver badge number 23 |

John Hunter Nemechek grabs first win of 2022 at Darlington

The fastest truck won Friday‘s Dead On Tools 200 at Darlington Raceway, but not without much ado between the green flag and the checkers.

Pole winner John Hunter Nemechek fought through 10 cautions, an extra pit stop to tighten a loose wheel and an overtime restart to post his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season, holding off hard-luck Carson Hocevar by 0.552 seconds in the two-lap shootout to the finish.

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“Just a huge shoutout to all the guys that work on this No. 4 KBM Toyota Tundra,” Nemechek said after spinning his truck like a dervish in a celebratory burnout on the frontstretch.

“I thought we gave it away early, honestly, and we were able to rebound and battle back. I learned a lot tonight. I was finally able to bring home the first win of the year.”

Runner-up last fall at Darlington in a race he thought he should have won, Nemechek led a race-high 69 laps in triumphing for the first time at “The Lady in Black” and the 12th time in his career. In winning the pole earlier in the day, he was 0.432 seconds faster than second-place qualifier Ty Majeski.

Clearly, Nemechek had the speed, but his victory was by no means assured after he brought his truck to pit road under caution for a second time on Lap 61 to remedy a loose left-front wheel. That left Nemechek 26th for a restart on Lap 63, but by the end of Stage 2 on Lap 90 he had climbed back to fifth in the running order.

On Lap 123, he passed Christian Eckes for the lead and held it the rest of the way, through the two final cautions and the overtime.

Hocevar was the victor in Stage 2 — the first stage win of his career — but he lost ground on pit road under caution for the stage break and ultimately recovered to restart side-by-side with Nemechek in the overtime.

Nemechek had the advantage of the outside lane for the final two laps and pulled away to win by the half-second margin.

“A lot of emotions,” said Hocevar, who ran a close second to Ben Rhodes in the previous race on Bristol Dirt. “I was freaking out for a second. I had an electrical issue, and every once in a while it would stumble, and it flat out shut off in the middle of (Turns) 1 and 2 coming to the white (flag). …

“The 4 truck (Nemechek) was really good. I was hoping I maybe could have got him. I would have done a lot into (Turns) 3 and 4. I was better than him in 1 and 2. He was better than me in 3 and 4, but I could have done a lot — just like every race car driver, right? But close once again. Hopefully, we‘ll be one spot better next week.”

Grant Enfinger was third across the line, followed by Majeski, Matt Crafton, Stage 1 winner Parker Kilgerman, Ryan Preece, Zane Smith and Tyler Ankrum. Crafton, credited with a fifth-place finish, was initially disqualified in post-race inspection, but that penalty was rescinded after a mid-week appeal hearing.

Fifty-eight-year-old Todd Bodine, making his 796th NASCAR national series start en route to 800, finished ninth, posting his first top 10 since 2012.

Friday’s race, the seventh of the Truck Series’ schedule, saw numerous on-track clashes. The most significant collision happened at Lap 99, when a flat tire suffered by Tanner Gray saw his No. 15 truck contact Austin Wayne Self’s No. 22 Chevrolet. Self slid into Chase Purdy, who crashed head-on into the outside wall in Turn 3. Hailie Deegan was also collected.

Defending series champion Ben Rhodes suffered a flat left-rear tire in Turn 1 at Lap 143 for the race’s final caution. Rhodes careened into the outside wall with the right rear of his No. 99 Toyota, suffering major damage before spinning toward the infield.

The Truck Series returns Saturday, May 14 for the Heart of America 200 at Kansas Speedway (8 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Staff contributed to this report.