John Nemechek at Kansas
John Hunter Nemechek earned his sixth pole of the season. (Photo: HHP)

John Hunter Nemechek On Truck Pole At Kansas

John Hunter Nemechek will start from the pole in Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.

The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver posted a top speed of 175.444 mph around the 1.5-mile track in Kansas City to capture his sixth pole of the season.

He will be joined on the front row tonight by Ty Majeski (175.182 mph)

The top five is completed by Corey Heim, Christian Eckes and Nemechek’s teammate, Chandler Smith.

Click here for the starting lineup.

Green flag for the race is scheduled for 6:42 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

Kansas is the first elimination race of the Truck Series playoffs, which began July 29 at Indianapolis Raceway Park before moving to Richmond Raceway on Aug. 13.

“This is the cutoff race for us and I feel like we’re in a decent spot,” Nemechek told Fox Sports. “So our motto is survive and advance. But, getting the pole here should help us next week on picking pits for Bristol, which is the first race of the next round. Pretty important. We kind of circled this one with the points position that we’re in, not having to worry about it too much.”


A 20 minute practice session was held before qualifying.

Matt Crafton posted the top speed at 173.238 mph. Crafton wound up qualifying eighth.

The top five was finished by Majeski, Eckes, Matt DiBenedetto and Derek Kraus.

Click here for the practice report.