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.
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