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Nemechek earns top-10 run at Pocono

Joe Nemechek
Photo: Dante Ricci / The Racing Experts

LONG POND, Pa.—Filling in for son John Hunter Nemechek in his absence, father Joe posted a 10th-place finish at Pocono Raceway in the Camping World Truck Series.

“It feels good, I can tell you that,” Nemechek said to The Racing Experts.

The 54-year-old driver started sixth in the Gander Outdoors 150, his highest qualifying run in over four years in the series. Nemechek earned five stage points with his sixth-place finish in Stage 1.

“On that last pit stop, we just took gas, and all these other guys took tires, so I knew I was going to be handicapped by about eight laps on tires,” Nemechek said. “…I was doing everything I could to make the best lap time I could.”

Nemechek earned his third top-10 finish of the year in 10 starts.

Collectively, Nemechek drove the No. 8 Chevrolet Truck to its ninth top-10 finish in 14 races this season.

The No. 8 Truck unofficially sits 11th in driver’s standings with one victory this season, making the truck eligible for the owner’s championship via a playoff berth.

SOURCES
Racing-Reference.info

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Dominic Aragon View All

I am a co-owner and reporter for TheRacingExperts.com.

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