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CWTS: Nemecheck, 18, wins truck race in Atlanta

(MRN) John Hunter Nemechek was assisted by a couple Sprint Cup Series champions en route to winning Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The night before the race, as he prepared for his first start on the mile-and-a-half Georgia oval, Nemechek – just 18 years old – met with 2014 champ Kevin Harvick. And on race day, the young driver had help from Jimmie Johnson’s pit crew. Nemechek’s second career win came after he held Cameron Hayley at bay on the day’s final restart. The margin of victory was three-tenths of a second with Timothy Peters, Daniel Hemric and rookie Grant Enfinger completing the top five … Daytona winner Johnny Sauter labored to a twenty-eighth-place finish and slipped to tenth in the point standings.

Top 10 Finishers in the Great Clips 200

DRIVER    STARTING POSITION    LAPS LED

1.    John H. Nemechek    (18)    8

2.    Cameron Hayley    (5)    4

3.    Timothy Peters     (12)    —

4.    Daniel Hemric     (9)    —

5.    Grant Enfinger (R)    (4)    —

6.    Ben Rhodes (R)    (7)    —

7.    John Wes Townley     (2)    —

8.    Parker Kligerman    (17)    —

9.    Caleb Holman    (25)    —

10.    Spencer Gallagher    (11)    —

Unofficial Point Standings – After 2 Races

DRIVER    POINTS    BEHIND LEADER

1.    Parker Kligerman    55    —-

2.    Daniel Hemric    54    -1

3.     John H. Nemechek    52    -3

4.    Timothy Peters    49    -6

5.    Tyler Young    47    -8

6.    Ryan Truex    45    -10

7.    Brandon Brown    43    -12

Ben Rhodes (R)    43    -12

9.    Grant Enfinger (R)    42    -13

10.    Johnny Sauter    41    -14

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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