John Hunter Nemechek

GettyJohn Hunter Nemechek celebrates a win at Texas Motor Speedway.

The 2021 season featured Nemechek winning multiple races at Texas Motor Speedway. He captured the checkered flag in the June Truck Series race at the intermediate track and then he set a career-best mark during the Xfinity Series race in October.

Joe Gibbs Racing has another opportunity to win a fall race at Texas Motor Speedway. The team has brought back John Hunter Nemechek for another Xfinity Series start.

The NASCAR Roster Portal provided the update. It confirmed that Nemechek will return to the No. 18 Toyota GR Supra for the Texas Motor Speedway weekend. He will work once again with Jason Ratcliff as his crew chief while making his third start of the year in the No. 18 and 10th overall in the Xfinity Series. His other seven starts in 2022 were with Sam Hunt Racing.

Nemechek’s first two starts for JGR in 2022 featured very different outcomes. He was within reach of a win at Richmond Raceway during the spring, but teammate Ty Gibbs used an aggressive move and shoved Nemechek up the track off of Turn 4. Nemechek ultimately finished second behind Gibbs.

His second start of the year for JGR took place at Dover Motor Speedway. Nemechek qualified ninth in the No. 18 Toyota GR Supra, but he had to head to the garage during Stage 2 with an apparent brake issue.

Nemechek Set a Career Mark at Texas Motor Speedway in 2021

GettyJohn Hunter Nemechek celebrates a win at Texas Motor Speedway.

The 2021 season featured Nemechek winning multiple races at Texas Motor Speedway. He captured the checkered flag in the June Truck Series race at the intermediate track and then he set a career-best mark during the Xfinity Series race in October.

The North Carolina native started 10th overall in the No. 54 Toyota Supra and he took the lead after the first stage. He spent 72 laps at the front of the pack while also winning Stage 2.

RETWEET TO CONGRATULATE JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK ON HIS NASCAR XFINITY WIN AT TEXAS!

Results» https://t.co/8BlkBmYWQd pic.twitter.com/8QGGzolB7E

— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) October 16, 2021

Daniel Hemric and Harrison Burton both spent time in the lead during the final stage, but Nemechek retook his spot at the front on the final restart. He led another 20 laps to close out the race, and he surpassed his previous best of 64 from a trip to Kansas Speedway in 2018.

The Toyota drivers were strong, to the point that Nemechek and Hemric broke away from the pack on the final run to the checkered flag. They were more than three seconds ahead of Noah Gragson in third and Justin …read more

Source:: Heavy.com

      

Joe Gibbs Racing Brings Back Texas Winner for Xfinity Race

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