John Hunter Nemechek leads KBM 1-2-4 end at Richmond
John Hunter Nemechek earned his second NASCAR Tenting World Truck Sequence win within the final 4 races and needed to maintain off his boss Kyle Busch to take action Saturday afternoon. Nemechek scored the victory by a slim .307-seconds over Busch within the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway.
Nemechek, 23, led a race greatest 114 of the 250 laps in his No. 4 KBM Toyota, reclaiming the lead for good with 17 laps remaining after racing again from a late race pit cease. Busch, who has 12 wins general at Richmond – six within the NASCAR Cup Sequence and 6 within the Xfinity Sequence – was pushing for his first truck collection win on the three-quarter mile monitor.
The KBM truck group has now received 4 consecutive races – two for Nemechek (Las Vegas additionally), Busch (Atlanta) and Martin Truex Jr. (Bristol).
For some time it seemed like KBM could earn a sweep – with Nemechek, Busch and teammate Chandler Smith working 1-2-3 within the waning laps, however Tyler Ankrum acquired round Smith with a handful of laps remaining to take third place. Smith held on for fourth place – the 19-year outdated’s greatest end of the season.
Former collection champion Johnny Sauter completed fifth, adopted by Todd Gilliland, Ben Rhodes and final yr’s Richmond winner Grant Enfinger. Sam Mayer and Austin Hill rounded out the Prime-10. Reigning collection champion Sheldon Creed was eleventh.
The victory for Nemechek comes simply three weeks after his spouse gave beginning to their first youngster, daughter Aspen, they usually have been trackside within the household motorhome for Nemechek’s first win as a dad.
“It’s a by no means quit angle,” a smiling Nemechek mentioned after the race. “I simply can’t thank Kyle, everybody at Toyota and all our nice companions. It’s fairly cool to have the ability to come out and right here do what we did. We had a very quick truck and I’m tremendous pleased with all my guys and grateful for them.”
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