Dover Xfinity Series Recap: John Hunter Nemechek

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Start: 17th
Finish: 8th

Notes:

–┬áNemechek started the race from the 17th-position and battled his way into the top-10 to finish Stage One in the ninth-position. After the Stage One conclusion the GMS Racing team called for Nemechek to pit for four tires, fuel and adjustments but was called back to pit road under green flag conditions due to a loose wheel and finished Stage Two in the 7th-position. In the Final Stage, Nemechek made his way back into the top-10 on lap 150. As the pit stops started to cycle through Nemechek pit from the fifth-position under green flag conditions for right-side tires on lap 175 but a caution occurred placing him another lap down and took the wave around placing him to restart ninth, one lap down. The GMS Racing team called for Nemechek to come to pit road for the final time to place left-side tires on the No. 23 machine and battled back to bring home an 8th-place finish.

– Nemechek will not advance into the next round of the Xfinity Series NASCAR Playoffs. He is scored in the ninth-position with 2097 points.

– Nemechek scores back-to-back top-10 finishes with his eighth-place finish tonight at Dover, his and the teams 15th top-10 of the 2019 season.

Quote:

“It was awesome to be able to make the playoffs for Maury and this GMS Racing team but I’m disappointed that we didn’t advance into the next round. It came down to mistakes and we messed up on pit road which hurt us. We did what we needed to do in both of the stages and outpointed the No. 1 of Annett but it just wasn’t meant to be. We had a solid day and brought home another top-10 but it wasn’t enough to advance. We will move on and head to Kansas Speedway in a few weeks.”