Lengthy POND, Pa. — John Hunter Nemechek stole a win from Kyle Busch, then swiped his standard victory move.
Take a bow, John Hunter. Even if the manager wasn’t delighted.
Nemechek defeat Busch down the extend and raced to his fifth Truck Collection victory this season, earning bragging rights for Kyle Busch Motorsports on Saturday at Pocono Raceway.
“That is excellent for the enterprise — 1-2 all over again,” Busch claimed.
Nemechek grabbed the checkered flag and bowed to the crowd — “Rowdy” Busch’s signature celebration.
“I did it right now carrying a Rowdy helmet, so it only felt fitting to be equipped to do that,” Nemechek stated. “I am excited. I really don’t know accurately how he feels. I think he appreciated it at Texas. I don’t know if he’ll like it these days. We like to have entertaining. I truly feel like we’re pals off the racetrack and we can joke all around a minimal little bit with each and every other.”
Nemechek got the past chortle when he denied Busch his 3rd victory in 5 races the season.
“I am just tremendous pumped,” Nemechek stated. “5 wins this yr and I defeat Kyle. A few-for-5 versus Kyle is rather excellent odds.”
Nemechek, who dropped down from a total-time experience past calendar year in the Cup Series, conquer Busch off the closing restart with six laps remaining in the 60-lap race and spoiled Busch’s ultimate race in the sequence this period. Busch produced late contact with Sheldon Creed that derailed his run at the victory.
“Got drilled in the left rear and that essentially handed the win to the 4 truck,” Busch said. “We ended up just battling for next from below on out.”
Constantly a person of NASCAR’s busiest drivers, Busch pulled double duty at Pocono with a race afterwards in the afternoon in the Cup Sequence. Pocono is the web site of the only NASCAR Cup doubleheader this year. Pocono was established to operate a Cup race Saturday afternoon and return Sunday with an Xfinity race and an additional Cup race to complete the packed race weekend.
Busch concluded second, followed by Creed, Tyler Ankrum and Austin Hill.
“I am absolutely sure I am going to get a textual content afterwards about it,” Nemechek reported. “I never know what he’s heading to say.”
The Truck Series’ career wins chief with 61, the 36-year-previous Busch seemingly had a further in sight until a late warning was called and bunched the area. That was the prospect Nemechek necessary to zip past Busch and establish at Pocono he was the KBM driver to conquer. Nemechek beat Busch in all three of Busch’s runner-up finishes.
“John Hunter just slid below me and got the direct,” Busch explained.
Busch did rating his seventh straight top rated-two complete.
“Kyle has a rule that if he’s in a firesuit, he’s not coming to Victory Lane,” Nemechek reported.
NASCAR allows Cup drivers to compete in 5 Xfinity and 5 Truck Collection races a year, and Busch works by using all his commences. NASCAR initial set the restrict at 10 races in 2017, slash it to seven in 2018 and then 5 final year.
“I guess I am going to be back in ’22 sometime,” Busch reported.
Kyle Busch Motorsports trucks have gained 6 of the past 7 races at Pocono.
Soon after 13 of 22 races, Nemechek, Ben Rhodes, Todd Gilliland and Creed are the drivers locked into the Trucks playoffs.