CWTS: Nemechek gets physical, wins race

(MRN) John Hunter Nemechek got physical with rookie Cole Custer on the final lap Sunday afternoon at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, twice bumping the race leader before finally running Custer wide through the final corner and pinning him to the outside wall. Both trucks were locked together in the grassy strip between the barrier and the racetrack as they charged to the checkered flag – with Nemechek declared the winner in the season’s lone road-course race. It was a bitter end to the day for Custer, who started from the pole and led a race-high thirty-nine laps. Daniel Hemric rode home in third place with Matt Crafton and rookie Christopher Bell completing the top five. Points leader William Byron finished tenth.

Top 10 Finishers in the Chevrolet Silverado 250

DRIVER STARTING POSITION LAPS LED

1. John H. Nemechek (13) 20

2. Cole Custer (R) (Pole) 39

3. Daniel Hemric (3) 1

4. Matt Crafton (17) 4

5. Christopher Bell (R) (16) —

6. Tyler Reddick (8) —

7. Johnny Sauter (11) —

8. Ben Kennedy (14) —

9. Cameron Hayley (7) —

10. William Byron (R) (5) —

Unofficial Point Standings – After 15 Races

DRIVER POINTS BEHIND LEADER

1. William Byron (R) 402 —-

2. Daniel Hemric 374 -28

3. Johnny Sauter 356 -46

4. Matt Crafton 352 -50

5. Timothy Peters 350 -52

6. Ben Kennedy 334 -68

7. Christopher Bell (R) 333 -69

8. John H. Nemechek 324 -78

9. Cole Custer (R) 318 -84

10. Cameron Hayley 312 -90

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 6:30 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. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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