October 16, 2021:  #54: John Hunter Nemechek, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Supra Romco Equipment at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX  (HHP/Jim Fluharty)
John Hunter Nemechek (HHP/Jim Fluharty photo)

Nemechek On NASCAR Truck Series Pole At Texas

John Hunter Nemechek will start from his third consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway.

The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver posted a top speed of 182.359 mph in his qualifying run around the 1.5-mile track.

Nemechek’s has four poles this season, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Darlington (S.C.) Raceway and Kansas Speedway. Nemechek led a KBM sweep of the front row as Corey Heim qualified second.

Nemechek won this race from the pole last year.

The top five is completed by Stewart Friesen, Christian Eckes and Ryan Preece.

Click here for the starting lineup.

Hailie Deegan qualified sixth for her best qualifying effort on a non-dirt track.

Zane Smith, who has three wins this season, qualified 15th.

Colby Howard spun and backed into the outside wall on his qualifying attempt. He will go to a backup truck.

Friday night’s race is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Practice

Prior to qualifying a 20-minute practice session was held.

Majeski was fastest, posting a top speed of 178.400 mph.

The top five was completed by Zane Smith (178.259 mph), Stewart Friesen (177.725), Ross Chastain (177.521) and Derek Kraus (177.357).

Only five drivers recorded runs of at least 10 laps. Chastain had the best 10-lap average at 175.729 mph.

Tyler Ankrum and Colby Howard recorded the most laps with 23.

There was one accident in the session. Seven minutes in, Chris Hacker spun and hit the outside wall hard in Turn 2.

Click here for the practice report.

 

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