John H. Nemechek won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 4th Annual Drivin’ for Linemen 200

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John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the #8 Chevrolet Silverado, celebrates with his team after winning the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 17, 2017 in Madison, Illinois.

Truck 8 John H. Nemechek Chevrolet won the 4th Annual Drivin’ for Linemen 200, his 4th win in 61 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races. This is his 1st win & 3rd Top 10 finish in 2017 & this is his 4st win & 3rd Top 10 finish in 4 races at Gateway Motorsports Park. Nemechek becomes the second youngest NCWTS driver to win at Gateway at the age of 20 years 0 months 6 days. The average age of the NCWTS winners at Gateway over the last four seasons is 19.5 – 2014 Darrell Wallace Jr. (20 years old), 2015 Cole Custer (17), 2016 Christopher Bell (21) and 2017 John Hunter. 2nd Place Truck 29 Chase Briscoe Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation Ford, started from pole posted his 1st Top 10 finish in at Gateway Motorsports Park. It is his 4th Top 10 finish in 2017 & was the highest finishing rookie. 3rd Place Truck 21 Johnny Sauter Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet, started from 9th place posted his 6th Top 10 finish in 6 races at Gateway Motorsports Park.

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John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the #8 Chevrolet Silverado, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 17, 2017 in Madison, Illinois.

4th Place Truck 88 Matt Crafton FVP/Menards Toyota, started from 6th place followed by 5th place Truck 98 Grant Enfinger # Ride TV Toyota, started from 14th place. 6th Place Truck 4 Christopher Bell JBL Toyota, started from 3rd place followed by 7th place Truck 16 Ryan Truex Dierberg’s/Bar Harbor Foods Toyota, started from 11th place. 8th Place Truck 27 Ben Rhodes Safelite Auto Glass Toyota, started from 12th place 9th place Truck 18 Noah Gragson # Switch Toyota, started from 7th place. Lastly in the Top 10 was Truck 24 Justin Haley # Kingman Chevrolet Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 8th place. Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 38 points over Christopher Bell.

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Chase Briscoe, driver of the #29 Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation Ford F150 and John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the #8 Chevrolet Silverado, lead the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 17, 2017 in Madison, Illinois.

The race had 3 Cautions for 17 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 37 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 2nd Caution on lap 72 for Stage 2 Conclusion. 3rd Caution on lap 149 for Truck 50 Josh Reaume Chevrolet Stopped On Track.

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Kyle Donahue, the driver of the #63 Chevrolet Silverado, John Hunter Nemechek, the driver of the #8 Chevrolet Silverado, Chase Briscoe, the driver of the #29 Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation Ford F150 and T J Bell, the driver of the #45 Black Riffle Coffee Co Chevrolet Silverado, lead the pack in a four wide military salute on a pace lap prior to the start of the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 17, 2017 in Madison, Illinois.

The race had 9 Lead Changes among 5 drivers: Lap Leaders: C. Briscoe # 0; John H. Nemechek 1-39; C. Briscoe # 40-73; C. Bell 74-80; C. Briscoe # 81-134; J. Haley # 135-137; M. Crafton 138-152; John H. Nemechek 153; M. Crafton 154; John H. Nemechek 155-160. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): C. Briscoe # 2 times for 88 laps; John H. Nemechek 3 times for 46 laps; M. Crafton 2 times for 16 laps; C. Bell 1 time for 7 laps; J. Haley # 1 time for 3 laps.

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John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the #8 Chevrolet Silverado, places the winner’s decal on the truck in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 17, 2017 in Madison, Illinois.

Stages:
Stage 1: Stage #1 Top Ten: 8,29,88,4,16,51,19,21,24,27
Stage 2: Stage #2 Top Ten: 29,88,8,98,4,21,19,27,16,51

Finish Start Truck Driver Team Laps Status
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race Number 8
Unofficial Race Results for the 4Th Annual Drivin’ For Linemen 200 – Saturday, June 17, 2017
Gateway Motorsports Park – Madison, IL – 1.25 Mile Paved
Total Race Length – 160 Laps – 200 Miles

Finish Start Truck Driver Team Laps Status
1. 2. Truck 8 John H. Nemechek Chevrolet 160 Running
2. 1. Truck 29 Chase Briscoe # Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation Ford 160 Running
3. 9. Truck 21 Johnny Sauter Allegiant Airlines Chevrolet 160 Running
4. 6. Truck 88 Matt Crafton FVP/Menards Toyota 160 Running
5. 14. Truck 98 Grant Enfinger # Ride TV Toyota 160 Running
6. 3. Truck 4 Christopher Bell JBL Toyota 160 Running
7. 11. Truck 16 Ryan Truex Dierberg’s/Bar Harbor Foods Toyota 160 Running
8. 12. Truck 27 Ben Rhodes Safelite Auto Glass Toyota 160 Running
9. 7. Truck 18 Noah Gragson # Switch Toyota 160 Running
10. 8. Truck 24 Justin Haley # Kingman Chevrolet Chevrolet 160 Running
11. 5. Truck 19 Austin Cindric # Draw-Tite Ford 160 Running
12. 13. Truck 13 Cody Coughlin # JEGS Toyota 160 Running
13. 10. Truck 33 Kaz Grala # Kiklos Chevrolet 160 Running
14. 15. Truck 02 Austin Hill Don-Rich Ford Ford 159 Running
15. 17. Truck 45 TJ Bell Niece Equipment Chevrolet 158 Running
16. 18. Truck 63 Kyle Donahue Mittler Bros/SKI Soda Chevrolet 158 Running
17. 19. Truck 1 Jordan Anderson Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet 154 Running
18. 22. Truck 49 Wendell Chavous # Chevrolet 147 Running
19. 20. Truck 50 Josh Reaume Chevrolet 145 Parked
20. 28. Truck 0 Bryce Napier Driven2Honor.org Chevrolet 114 Brakes
21. 4. Truck 51 Todd Gilliland Pedigree Toyota 112 Transmission
22. 25. Truck 6 Norm Benning Chevrolet 96 Brakes
23. 26. Truck 83 Camden Murphy Chevrolet 43 Brakes
24. 16. Truck 68 Clay Greenfield SemperFiFund.org Chevrolet 26 Power
25. 27. Truck 44 Donnie Levister SparrowRanch.org Chevrolet 17 Drive Shaft
26. 24. Truck 36 Kevin Donahue Kansas City Brewery Chevrolet 11 Brakes
27. 21. Truck 66 Travis Kvapil Chevrolet 3 Vibration
28. 23. Truck 87 Joe Nemechek D.A.B Constructors, Inc. Chevrolet 2 Vibration
29. 30. Truck 57 Tommy Regan Chevrolet 1 Transmission
30. 29. Truck 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb ASAP Appliance Service Chevrolet 0 Suspension

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, the following trucks dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: Nos. 18 and 63 (unapproved adjustments). Failed to Qualify: N/A.
Caution Flags: 3 for 17 laps. Lead Changes: 9 among 5.
Duralast GT Brakes ?Brake in the Race Award? – Stage 1 : Chase Briscoe, #29 Stage 1 Duralast GT Brakes ?Brake in the Race Award? – Stage 2: Chase Briscoe, #29 Stage 2. Keystone Light Pole Award: Chase Briscoe, #29 136.828 mph. Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race: Roush Yates Engines, #29. Mobil 1 Driver of the Race: Johnny Sauter, #21. Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Chase Briscoe, #29.
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series
Next Race: Jun. 23, 2017 – Iowa Speedway
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