The win was the second of the season for Nemechek.
With six laps to go, John Hunter Nemechek made his daring, last-gasp transfer.
Nemechek, who charged to a Father’s Day win for his dad, Joe, final week at Gateway Motorsports Park, reprised his stirring comeback position in Friday’s pulse-pounding NASCAR Tenting World Sequence M&M’s 200 offered by Casey’s Common Retailer at Iowa Speedway.
“Each considered one of these guys who works on this workforce, that is superior,” mentioned John Hunter Nemechek, who handed Johnny Sauter on the high-side with six circuits left.
The dramatic ending to a race that ran remarkably clear for a lot of the first two phases was arrange by an incident involving ThorSport teammates Grant Enfinger and Matt Crafton with 15 laps to go.
Nemechek and all the opposite contenders — aside from Sauter — used the warning to go to pit highway. Nemechek’s crew chief, Gere Kennon, outfitted the No. eight NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet with 4 contemporary tires.
The rationale the workforce received?
“He drove his butt off tonight,” Kennon mentioned of Nemechek, who had notched one top-10 end beforehand at Iowa. “He was superior. It’s superior for the (Nemechek) household.”
Sauter settled for second after main for 72 laps. The sequence factors chief mentioned being handed by Chase Briscoe — who led seven laps earlier than sliding to seventh — had possible already relegated him to a second-at-best end.
“I obtained taken to high school by Chase Briscoe,” Sauter mentioned. “I believe tonight was a second-place end regardless.”
Sauter retains a 42-point lead over Christopher Bell, who completed fifth after dominating roughly two-thirds of the race.
John Hunter Nemechek took the lead with six laps to go.
Noah Gragson earned the pole — his second of the season — held off Bell for the primary 16 laps. Bell rode the high-line to surge forward one lap later. The Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates remained 1-2 the rest of the 60-lap opening stage, which Bell received by constructing a three.2-seconds lead by the point the stint ended.
“Drove like a dream,” Bell mentioned on the time.
That blissful state lingered for the 22-year-old Oklahoman — till it was interrupted.
Whereas the vans immediately behind Bell shuffled, his No. four Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota continued to shine.
However goals of any kind not often final lengthy and Bell noticed his diminished by a chance that didn’t repay.
With eight laps remaining within the second stage, Bell stayed on the race observe whereas a lot of the different leaders pitted and added contemporary tires following a warning precipitated by Mike Senica’s spin in Flip 2.
The gamble price him. Sauter swept excessive to move Bell with 5 laps remaining in stage two, however one other warning waved after an incident involving Kaz Grala, Cody Coughlin and Ben Rhodes.
Bell remained optimistic regardless of his speedy drop to 12th that preceded the ultimate stage.
“It wouldn’t be enjoyable if it was straightforward,” Bell mentioned shortly earlier than the race resumed.
Friday proved to be something however — for everybody however the Nemecheks, who reveled in one other dream-like Victory Lane celebration after spending all evening getting the truck prepared.
“It feels actually good,” mentioned Nemechek, who earned the pole at Iowa final season and felt a measure of redemption after surging to the win this time. “That is unbelievable for certain. … Restarting fourth there and pushing Johnny into Flip 1, I used to be sort of within the catbird seat.”
The win was the second of the season for Nemechek.
NASCAR Tenting World Truck Sequence Race Outcomes M&M’s 200 offered by Casey’s Common Retailer
Friday, June 23, 2017
1. (5) John H. Nemechek, Chevrolet, 200.
2. (four) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 200.
three. (13) Brandon Jones(i), Chevrolet, 200.
four. (10) Grant Enfinger #, Toyota, 200.
5. (2) Christopher Bell, Toyota, 200.
6. (1) Noah Gragson #, Toyota, 200.
7. (three) Chase Briscoe #, Ford, 200.
eight. (11) Austin Cindric #, Ford, 200.
9. (9) Jesse Little, Toyota, 200.
10. (7) Justin Haley #, Chevrolet, 200.
11. (14) Harrison Burton, Toyota, 199.
12. (15) Cody Coughlin #, Toyota, 199.
13. (20) Scott Lagasse Jr.(i), Chevrolet, 196.
14. (6) Ben Rhodes, Toyota, 195.
15. (19) Jordan Anderson, Chevrolet, 193.
16. (18) Trey Hutchens, Chevrolet, 192.
17. (29) Wendell Chavous #, Chevrolet, 191.
18. (22) Josh Reaume, Chevrolet, 185.
19. (12) Matt Crafton, Toyota, Accident, 184.
20. (eight) Ryan Truex, Toyota, Overheating, 166.
21. (32) Mike Senica, Chevrolet, Too Gradual, 143.
22. (27) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, Transmission, 126.
23. (17) Austin Self, Toyota, Accident, 124.
24. (16) Kaz Grala #, Chevrolet, Accident, 116.
25. (28) Bryce Napier, Chevrolet, Engine, 98.
26. (24) Kyle Donahue, Chevrolet, Engine, 68.
27. (31) Ted Minor, Chevrolet, Brakes, 26.
28. (26) Kevin Donahue, Chevrolet, Brakes, 24.
29. (21) TJ Bell, Chevrolet, Electrical, 15.
30. (25) Tyler Younger, Chevrolet, Electrical, 12.
31. (23) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, Rear Gear, three.
32. (30) JJ Yeley(i), Chevrolet, Oil Pump, three.
Common Velocity of Race Winner: 97.493 mph.
Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 47 Minutes, 42 Secs. Margin of Victory: 1.652 Seconds.
Warning Flags: four for 34 laps.
Lead Adjustments: 5 amongst 5 drivers.
Lap Leaders: N. Gragson # 1-16; C. Bell 17-115; J. Sauter 116-182; C. Briscoe # 183-189; J. Sauter 190-194; John H. Nemechek 195-200.
Leaders Abstract (Driver, Instances Lead, Laps Led): C. Bell 1 time for 99 laps; J. Sauter 2 instances for 72 laps; N. Gragson # 1 time for 16 laps; C. Briscoe # 1 time for 7 laps; John H. Nemechek 1 time for six laps.
Stage #1 Prime Ten: four,18,21,29,27,16,eight,24,98,19
Stage #2 Prime Ten: 21,29,eight,four,18,16,19,97,88,99
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