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John Hunter Nemechek Obtains Truck Pole at Texas

2021 Charlotte Trucks John Hunter Nemechek smile NKP

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After a week off, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series takes on Texas Motor Speedway and John Hunter Nemechek will lead the field to green in Saturday’s (June 12) race. The No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports pilot earned the pole position after winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway two weeks ago. ThorSport Racing’s Ben Rhodes joins …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Memorial Day Spectacular Brings Lukewarm Action, Questionable Decisions

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Memorial Day Weekend is a busy time for race teams and for many people. Typical years have big Memorial Day celebrations. A lot of those events have been wiped out because of either the COVID-19 pandemic, or by weather (nothing quite like 48 degrees for a high the day of the Indianapolis 500). For race …

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Tracking the Trucks: John Hunter Nemechek Snags 3rd Win at Charlotte

2021 Trucks Charlotte Trey Hutchens III, Trey Hutchens Racing Chevrolet, and Drew Dollar, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

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In a Nutshell: John Hunter Nemechek scored his third win of the 2021 season when he beat Carson Hocevar to the checkered flag by 0.419 seconds in Friday night’s (May 28) North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The victory came after Nemechek slid into the outside wall in turn 2 during practice, …

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John Hunter Nemechek Wins at Charlotte; Johnny Sauter Walks Away From Massive Crash

2021 Trucks Charlotte John Hunter Nemechek Woo-hoo (Credit: HHP/Chris Owens via NKP)

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John Hunter Nemechek won the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Friday night (May 28), securing Kyle Busch Motorsports’ fourth win in as many races on mile-and-a-half tracks in 2021. Nemechek held off second-place finisher Carson Hocevar, whose last lap charge nearly came to fruition as the two approached the checkered flag. …

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Tracking the Trucks: Sheldon Creed Victorious in Darlington Throwback

2021 Trucks Darlington Sheldon Creed Flag (Credit: NKP0

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In a Nutshell: Sheldon Creed scored his first victory of 2021 when he took the checkered flag Friday night (May 7) at Darlington Raceway ahead of Ben Rhodes. Almost fittingly, the caution-filled race ended under yellow following five cautions in the final 50 laps. Rookie Carson Hocevar finished third, followed by ThorSport Racing teammates Matt …

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Sheldon Creed Wins Darlington Truck Series Wreckfest

2021 Trucks Darlington Sheldon Creed, No. 2 GMS Racing Chevrolet, Burnout (Credit: NLKP)

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John Hunter Nemechek looked like he was well on his way to score his third win of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season in Friday’s (May 7) Liftkits4less.com 200 at Darlington Raceway. The 23-year-old dominated the 147-lap contest as he looked to score Kyle Busch Motorsports’ sixth consecutive NCWTS win, which would have been …

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John Hunter Nemechek Gets 2nd Pole in a Row at Darlington

John Hunter Nemechek truck races in 2021 Daytona February race Photo: NKP

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For the second consecutive race, John Hunter Nemechek starts on the pole for Friday’s (May 7) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway. The two-time 2021 winner took the top spot after ending fifth last week at Kansas Speedway. Hattori Racing Enterprises’ Austin Hill is also on the front row next to Nemechek, …

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Tracking the Trucks: Kyle Busch Follows the Yellow Brick Road to Kansas Win

2021 Trucks Kansas Kyle Busch, No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, Leads Pack Racing (Credit: NKP)

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In a Nutshell It was Richmond in reverse. After Kyle Busch Motorsports’ John Hunter Nemechek and Kyle Busch dominated the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Virginia track and Nemechek won while leading the most laps, Busch did the same at Kansas Speedway in Saturday (May 1) night’s Wise Power 200. Busch scored …

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Kyle Busch Claims Truck Series Win at Kansas Speedway

2021 Trucks Kansas Kyle Busch Trophy (Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

It was an early birthday weekend present for the soon-to-be 36 year old Kyle Busch. In a familiar sight, the closing laps of Friday’s (May 1) Wise Power 200 at Kansas Speedway saw the Kyle Busch Motorsports duo of Busch and John Hunter Nemechek contending for the win. Then the caution came out. After Jennifer …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Storylines to Watch at Kansas Speedway

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Tyler Ankrum Looking to Back Up Strong Richmond Run It’s no secret the 2021 Camping World Truck Series season hasn’t been kind to Tyler Ankrum. He posted three DNFs in the first five races and the other two finishes weren’t much better at 21st (Daytona International Speedway road course) and 18th (Atlanta Motor Speedway). But …

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John Hunter Nemechek on Truck Pole at Kansas

Burnout after winning 2021 spring Richmond Truck race #4: John Hunter Nemechek, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota Tundra Safeway

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

John Hunter Nemechek starts from the pole in Saturday’s (May 1) NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. The No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports driver earned the position after winning at Richmond Raceway two weeks ago. His boss and teammate Kyle Busch joins him on the front row, while ThorSport Racing’s Ben Rhodes …

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5 Points to Ponder: Hendrick Snaps Richmond Drought

2021 Cup Richmond Pack Racing (Credit: NKP)

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1. Alex Bowman Breaks Through at Hendrick On The Doors’ 1967 debut album, the band led off with “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” as the first track. Jim Morrison howls the titular lyric over and over. Nine times, to be exact. A full 54 years later, at Richmond Raceway on April 18, Alex …

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