John Hunter Nemechek Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Justin Allgaier’s bid of competing for that elusive NASCAR Xfinity Series championship has been swept up by the Phoenix haboobs, and was eliminated after a disastrous final stage plagued him down to a 24th place finish in Saturday’s Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 at ISM Raceway. ”Disappointment,” Allgiaer said after being eliminated. “At the end of the day we did everything right this year. We had a great season. Today we did everything right at the beginning part of the race. That was probably the mostRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer In what’s been a career of slim opportunities in NASCAR, Kyle Benjamin will get another crack in the Camping World Truck Series with DGR-Crosley at Martinsville Speedway for Saturday’s Texas Roadhouse 200. After coming up one spot short of beating John Hunter Nemechek to win in his series debut, the 20-year-old will pilot the No. 17 Crosley Brands Toyota Camry and hopes he can contend for the victory once again. “I’m really thankful for the opportunity to go back to Martinsville with DGR-Crosley,” Benjamin said.Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service KANSAS CITY, Kan. – John Hunter Nemechek grabbed his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in a race that threw the championship battle into chaos. Pulling away with three laps after the final restart on Lap 169 of 200, Nemechek took the checkered flag 5.200 seconds ahead of Daniel Hemric to win the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, the venue where his father, Joe Nemechek, won his final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in 2004. Though Nemechek fell far behind Hemric after sliding throughRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the second time in the last four starts, Ryan Preece has failed to finish after crashing into the Turn 2 tire barriers in the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Monday, resulting in a red flag. On the 80th lap, Preece restarted alongside Tyler Reddick in row three, but the inside lane got the push, and he couldn’t challenge Reddick. Therefore, his challenger became John Hunter Nemechek at the South Short Chute. Preece was able to get an advantage over Nemechek and was runningRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 25th race of the season and three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score nine victories. The Xfinity Series returns to the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Lilly Diabetes 250. This is the final race in which Cup drivers are eligible to compete in the Xfinity Series this year. The return of the restricted aero package, the battle to make the Playoffs, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 25th race of the season. Coverage for the LillyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Fans can always expect a blurred line of clean or dirty racing on the final lap, especially in the treacherous Turn 10, of just about every trip the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has made since 2013. In all but two finishes, especially the last three editions, fans have been mostly outraged on the outcomes, including myself. Noah Gragson simply ran into his Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Todd Gilliland, and snatched him of a maiden series win. Worse of all,Read More
By Alex Gallacher, NASCAR Wire Service BOWMANVILLE, Ont. — The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series made the annual trip to Canada to open up their 2018 Playoffs at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Despite missing the 2018 Playoffs, Todd Gilliland seemed almost destined to win his first career truck series race Sunday at CTMP. Taking the lead on Lap 53 from Johnny Sauter, it was smooth sailing for Gilliland, until a late race caution set up a thrilling NASCAR Overtime battle with his Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate and Playoff driver Noah Gragson.Read More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After driving for smaller teams for the majority of his NASCAR career, Ross Chastain will get to race for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Xfinity Series team in a three-race deal announced Thursday. Chastain, who currently sits 12th in the Xfinity Series points standings with four races remaining in the regular season, will take over the cockpit of the No. 42 Chevrolet beginning at Darlington Raceway on Labor Day weekend, followed by the regular season finale at Las Vegas and the first race of the Xfinity playoffs atRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – Passing John Hunter Nemecheck for the lead on Lap 196 of 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Johnny Sauter picked up his series-best fifth victory of the season, along with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular-season championship, but fellow two-time champion Matt Crafton wasn’t about to begrudge Sauter his success. Thanks to Sauter’s win, Crafton grabbed the eighth and final spot in the NCWTS Playoff on points. Also advancing to the Playoff in Thursday night’s UNOH 200 were race runner-up Stewart FriesenRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BROOKLYN, Mich. – Talk about perfect timing. With a huge run through the final two corners, Brett Moffitt surged past Johnny Sauter right before the finish line at Michigan International Speedway to win Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race by .025 seconds. Trailing Sauter at the white flag, Moffitt backed off in Turn 1 to create a gap between his No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota and the No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet of Sauter. Moffitt charged into Turn 3, pulled evenRead More