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Reed Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service

John Hunter Nemecheck passed team owner Kyle Busch with six laps remaining and pulled away to win the CRC Braclean 150 NASCAR Camping World Track Series race on Saturday at the Pocono Raceway.

Nemechek pitted three laps before the end of Stage 2 and then crossed the finish line on a 2.5-mile triangular track 1.337 seconds before Bush, who was leading 20 laps.

The victory was in the Nemechek series-the best five of the season and his third in direct competition with the boss of Kyle Busch Motorsport.

“These guys are working very hard,” Nemechek said of his team. “We never gave up. The first stage wasn’t very good. Without this opportunity I wouldn’t have it without Kyle and Toyota. This year I won five and Kyle It’s a pretty good odds to win 3-5 against Kyle. “

When Stewart Friesen slammed into the wall on Turn 1, Bush led Sheldon Creed for nearly 1.5 seconds, issuing a fourth warning on lap 51 on lap 60. Nemechek inside the front row.

With a strong push from Todd Gilliland, Nemecheck’s No. 4 Toyota barely cleared Bush’s No. 51 on Turn 1 and slipped in front of the team owner.

“38 (Gilliland) gave me a big push,” admitted Nemechek, who won his first victory at Pocono and the eleventh of his career. “I had a great restart … and I cleared myself a bit there. (Spotter Tony) Hirschmann was still saying” outside, outside “in the middle of (Turn 1).

“I thought my mirror was clear and slid up to take air from Kyle. Then I set sail.”

Bush stayed close to his disciples until Creed powered Bush’s Toyota inside with three laps remaining. Contact between the tracks ended Bush’s chances of victory.

“The Cessna Tundra was pretty good,” said Bush, who finished 2nd and 3rd in the five-track series this season against Nemechek. “We were at the forefront, and a warning came out, bundling us all together.

“We … not a great restart, but a decent restart. We were all in (turn) 1 and John Hunter slipped and led me. Counterattack and lead. When I was thinking about what I could do to get it back, there was a hole in the left rear, which basically brought victory to the four trucks. “

Creed ran third, followed by Tyler Anklam and Austin Hill. Matt Crafton, Gililand, Zane Smith, Ryan Pries and Derek Klaus won the Top 10. Hill’s Top 5 finish scored enough points to be the first driver to score points in the playoffs.

Johnny Sorter’s quest for the postseason was hit hard as the field took the green flag to start the race. Jackwood’s Chevrolet spun out of control after Chandra Smith’s contact with Toyota, knocking Sauter on the outer wall near the start / finish line.

Sauter finished in 35th place, lapping down five and scoring 31 points behind Smith, aiming for the final playoff spot with two regular season races remaining. Nemechek increased his series lead by 86 points ahead of second-placed Ben Rhodes, who returned home on Saturday 17th after being penalized for speeding on the pit road.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race – 12th CRC Brakleen 150

Pocono Raceway

Long Pond, Pennsylvania

Saturday, June 26, 2021

1. (7) John Hunter Nemecheck, Toyota, 60 years old.

2. (22) Kyle Busch (i), Toyota, 60.

3. (10) Sheldon Creed, Chevrolet, 60.

4. (18) Tyler Ankrum, Chevrolet, 60.

5. (4) Austin Hill, Toyota, 60.

6. (5) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 60.

7. (1) Todd Gilliland, Ford, 60.

8. (2) Zein Smith, Chevrolet, 60.

9. (8) Ryan Pries (i), Ford, 60.

10. (24) Derek Klaus, Toyota, 60.

11. (20) Josh Berry (i), Chevrolet, 60.

12. (16) Christian Eckes, Toyota, 60.

13. (13) Carson Joseber #, Chevrolet, 60.

14. (14) Ty Majeski, Toyota, 60.

15. (15) Chase Purdy #, Chevrolet, 60.

16. (17) Tanner Gray, Ford, 60.

17. (3) Ben Rose, Toyota, 60.

18. (23) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 60.

19. (21) Austin Wayne Self, Chevrolet, 60.

20. (29) Laures Alan, Toyota, 60.

21. (25) Tate Fogleman, Chevrolet, 60.

22. (33) Howie Disavino III, Chevrolet, 60.

23. (38) Ray Sikarelli, Toyota, 60.

24. (30) Tyler Hill, Chevrolet, 60.

25. (11) Chandra Smith #, Toyota, 59.

26. (19) Hailie Deegan #, Ford, 59.

27. (34) Spencer Boyd, Chevrolet, 59.

28. (35) Josh Reaume, Chevrolet, 59.

29. (32) Todd Peck, Chevrolet, 59.

30. (26) Kris Wright #, Chevrolet, 59.

31. (36) Jennifer Joe Cobb, Ford, 58.

32. (37) Gnome Benning, Chevrolet, 58.

33. (6) Stewart Friesen, Toyota, 58.

34. (39) Bryan Dauzat, Chevrolet, 57.

35. (12) Johnny Sorter, Toyota, 55.

36. (31) Grant Enfinger, Chevrolet, Engine, 52.

37. (27) Bayley Currey, Chevrolet, Engine, 38.

38. (28) Danny Bohn, Toyota, Transmission, 17.

39. (9) Jack Wood, Chevrolet, Accident, 0.

Average speed of race winners: 122.31 mph.

Race time: 1 hour 13 minutes 35 seconds Victory margin: 1.337 seconds.

Attention flag: 4 in 13 laps.

Reed change: 8 out of 7 drivers.

Lap leader: T. Gililand 1-4; Z. Smith 5; B. Rhodes 6-7; Z. Smith 8-24; S. Creed 25-27; J. Nemechek 28-32; T. Peck 33; K. Bush (i) 34-53; J. Nemechek 54-60.

Leader Overview (Driver, Times Lead, Rap Leader): Kyle Busch (i) Once in 20 laps. Zain Smith twice in 18 laps. John Hunter Nemecheck Twice in 12 laps. Todd Gililand Once in 4 laps. Sheldon Creed once every three laps. Ben Rhodes once in two laps. Todd Peck once per lap.

Stage # 1 Top 10: 21,51,2,38,18,99,52,16,98,88

Stage # 2 Top 10: 4,99,52,16,88,25,66,23,9,02

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