John Hunter Nemechek wins Charlotte Truck race
CONCORD, N.C. – John Hunter Nemechek scored his 3rd Outdoor camping World Truck Series win of the season, taking the checkered flag Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Novice Carson Hocevar ended up second. He was followed by Ben Rhodes, Stewart Friesen and Todd Gilliland.
The race was slowed after vicious crash with about 20 laps left. Both Johnny Sauter and Trey Hutchens were unscathed.
Hutchens’ Truck had actually all however pulled up off Turn 4 as the field visited under green. Drew Dollar was coming through with Sauter behind him. As Sauter took out, he knocked into the back of Hutchens’ Truck. The contact triggered 2 of Sauter’s tires to come off his Truck.
Nemechek, running initially, and Austin Hill, running 2nd, each went through particles. Hill went on to complete ninth. The roofing of Nemechek’s truck was harmed.
“That wreck, it was nuts,” Nemechek stated.
PHASE 1 WINNER: Sheldon Creed
PHASE 2 WINNER: Zane Smith
WHO HAD A BAD RACE: After winning the opening phase, Sheldon Creed got a bad reboot late in the 2nd phase and fell back. Todd Gilliland’s truck made contact with Creed’s truck, sending it down the track. Creed’s truck was struck, ending his night. Creed ended up 35th in the 38-truck field.
NEXT: The series races June 12 at Texas Motor Speedway (1 p.m. ET on FS1)
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