Monday, March 26, 2018

John Hunter Nemechek Victorious in Monday’s Martinsville Truck Race

John Hunter Nemechek Victorious in Monday’s Martinsville Truck Race
John H. Nemechek, driver of the #8 Fleetwing Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane
John H. Nemechek, driver of the #8 Fleetwing Chevrolet, celebrates
in Victory Lane (Photo by Sarah Crabill)

John Hunter captured his first win at Martinsville in the snow delayed Alpha Energy Solutions 250. Nemechek took the lead on a restart with thirty-one laps to go and fended off Rookie Kyle Benjamin by a mere 0.106 seconds.

"I've finished second here multiple times, so tick-tock we finally got a clock," Nemechek said of Martinsville's signature grandfather clock trophy. "It's going to be awesome to take that thing home."

Nemechek, son of NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek, was one of six drivers to stay out during a caution on Lap 216 of 250. He did not hear his crew chief’s order to pit. Therefore, he remained on the track and hoped for the best.

“We just had to stay out there and I didn’t know if we were going to be able to do it,” Nemechek explained. “I can think everyone enough that pours their heart and soul into this deal. There are only four guys at our shop this year.


Second place finisher, Kyle Benjamin was able to get alongside Nemechek on the final lap but couldn’t complete the pass for the lead.

“It was pretty close right there. We had a pretty good truck on long runs and unfortunately it came down to a short run,” Benjamin said. “It’s Martinsville so I figured I needed to give him a run for his money coming off (4) there on the last lap.


Alpha Energy Solutions 250
Race Results


# Driver Manufacturer Laps Led
1 8  John H. Nemechek  Chevrolet 250 31
2 54  Kyle Benjamin  Toyota 250 74
3 16  Brett Moffitt  Toyota 250
4 98  Grant Enfinger  Ford 250
5 18  Noah Gragson  Toyota 250
6 13  Myatt Snider  Ford 250
7 92  Timothy Peters  Ford 250
8 51  Harrison Burton  Toyota 250
9 2  Austin Hill  Chevrolet 250
10 24  Justin Haley  Chevrolet 250
11 25  Dalton Sargeant  Chevrolet 250
12 41  Ben Rhodes  Ford 250 134
13 4 Cory Roper  Ford 250
14 4  Todd Gilliland  Toyota 250 1
15 88  Matt Crafton  Ford 250 4
16 20 Reid Wilson  Chevrolet 250
17 50 Dawson Cram  Chevrolet 250
18 49  Wendell Chavous  Chevrolet 250
19 21  Johnny Sauter  Chevrolet 249
20 52  Stewart Friesen  Chevrolet 248 6
21 99 Tyler Matthews  Chevrolet 248
22 3  Jordan Anderson  Chevrolet 248
23 83  Kyle Donahue  Chevrolet 234
24 15 Robby Lyons  Chevrolet 227
25 33  Josh Reaume  Chevrolet 227
26 2  Cody Coughlin  Chevrolet 225
27 22  Austin Wayne Self  Chevrolet 164
28 45  Justin Fontaine  Chevrolet 158
29 10  Jennifer Jo Cobb  Chevrolet 55
30 63  Kevin Donahue  Chevrolet 49
31 6  Norm Benning  Chevrolet 35
32 1  Mike Senica  Chevrolet 8


Ben Rhodes, driver of the #41 Alpha Energy Solutions Ford, leads  a pack of trucks during the weather delayed Alpha Energy Solutions 250
Ben Rhodes, driver of the #41 Alpha Energy Solutions Ford, leads
a pack of trucks during the weather delayed Alpha Energy Solutions 250
(Photo by Sarah Crabill)

John H. Nemechek, driver of the #8 Fleetwing Chevrolet, celebrates with  a burnout after winning.
John H. Nemechek, driver of the #8 Fleetwing Chevrolet, celebrates with
a burnout after winning. (Photo by Jerry Markland)

Brett Moffitt, driver of the #16 AISIN Group Toyota, leads Cody Coughlin,  driver of the #2 JEGS.com Chevrolet, and Harrison Burton, driver of the #51  DEX Imaging Toyota.
Brett Moffitt, driver of the #16 AISIN Group Toyota, leads Cody Coughlin,
driver of the #2 JEGS.com Chevrolet, and Harrison Burton, driver of the #51
DEX Imaging Toyota. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk)

John H. Nemechek, driver of the #8 Fleetwing Chevrolet, poses with the  winner's decal on his truck in Victory Lane.
John H. Nemechek, driver of the #8 Fleetwing Chevrolet, poses with the
winner's decal on his truck in Victory Lane. (Photo by Sarah Crabill)


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