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CWTS: Moffitt benefits from Nemechek miscue

(MRN) Brett Moffitt was in the right place at the right time on Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway – running second when race leader John Hunter Nemechek’s fuel tank ran dry on the final lap. As Nemechek slowed, Moffitt was handed his third victory of the season – beating runner-up Ben Rhodes to the checkered flag by five seconds. Defending race winner Johnny Sauter ran third in his bid for back-to-back victories on the Joliet, Illinois, oval. Noah Gragson and Brandon Jones completed the top rive. Nemechek coasted to a seventh-place finish after winning the opening stage and leading a race-high sixty-four laps. Myatt Snider was the highest-finishing rookie, in tenth place.

The race featured seventeen lead changes, tying the track record set in 2014.

Top 10 Finishers in the Overton’s 225

DRIVER STARTING POSITION LAPS LED

1. Brett Moffitt (6) 17

2. Ben Rhodes (9) —

3. Johnny Sauter (7) —

4. Noah Gragson (Pole) 42

5. Brandon Jones (16) —

6. Justin Haley (10) —

7. John H. Nemechek (3) 64

8. Grant Enfinger (13) —

9. Austin Hill (14) —

10. Myatt Snider (R) (11) —

Unofficial Point Standings – After 11 Races

DRIVER POINTS BEHIND LEADER

1. Johnny Sauter 508 —-

2. Noah Gragson 443 -65

3. Brett Moffitt 423 -85

4. Stewart Friesen 368 -140

5. Grant Enfinger 367 -141

6. Justin Haley 362 -146

7. Matt Crafton 356 -152

8. Ben Rhodes 349 -159

9. Myatt Snider (R) 307 -201

10. Cody Coughlin 290 -218

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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