Nemechek Wins Hot Nashville Xfinity Race

(LEBANON, TN - JUNE 29, 2024 - RIS) John Hunter  Nemechek won with  Chandler Smith right behind on Saturday Nemechek, a Mooresville, North Carolina native and the son of former NASCAR Cup driver Joe Nemechek, won the 30th annual All-American 400 at Nashville Fairgrounds in 2015. Joe Nemechek also raced at Nashville Fairgrounds early in his career. 

Smith, from Talking Rock, Georgia, began his racing career at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway when he was only 13. He raced there regularly before moving up to the NASCAR Truck Series in 2019.

"Racing super late models at the Fairgrounds and being able to win there was a really important part of my career and being able to get a win now here at the big track at Nashville Superspeedway is really special for me," Nemechek said. "Just checking boxes of racetracks I've been able to win at, I get to tie that to growing up here racing.”

Cole Custer seemed to be the class of the field through Stage two, but never got back to the front.  At the end, he finished ninth.  Jesse Love came from being seconds behind Nemechek but finished third after marching through the field.

Nemechek must face the Nashville heat again on Sunday when he is scheduled to run in the Cup series.

Unofficial Results: Tennessee Lottery 250, June 29, 2024 - Nashville Superspeedway
Fin, Str, Driver, Car, Laps, St1, St2, Pts, Status, Tms Led, Laps Led, Playoff Pts

1) 15, John Hunter Nemechek(i), No. 20 Pye Barker Fire & Safety Toyota, 188, 8, 1, 0, Running, 2, 76, 
2) 8, Chandler Smith, No. 81 Barger Precast Toyota, 188, 9, 5, 43, Running, , , 
3) 38, Jesse Love #, No. 2 C4 Ultimate Energy Chevrolet, 188, , 7, 38, Running, , , 
4) 5, Austin Hill, No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 188, , , 33, Running, , , 
5) 7, Noah Gragson(i), No. 30 Priestly Demolition Ford, 188, 6, 6, 0, Running, , , 
6) 9, Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 188, 7, 10, 36, Running, , , 
7) 4, AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Celsius Chevrolet, 188, 2, 2, 48, Running, , , 
8) 6, Justin Allgaier, No. 7 Hellmann's/On Track to Read Chevrolet, 188, 5, 9, 37, Running, , , 
9) 2, Cole Custer, No. 00 Haas Automation Ford, 188, 4, 3, 43, Running, 2, 64, 
10) 24, Sam Mayer, No. 1 Huck's Market Chevrolet, 188, , , 27, Running, , , 
11) 3, Ryan Sieg, No. 39 Sci Aps Ford, 188, 10, , 27, Running, , , 
12) 30, Carson Kvapil, No. 88 Clarience Technologies Chevrolet, 188, , , 25, Running, , , 
13) 13, Brandon Jones, No. 9 Menards/Best Air Chevrolet, 188, 3, 8, 35, Running, , , 
14) 11, Tyler Reddick(i), No. 26 Yahoo! Toyota, 188, , , 0, Running, , , 
15) 28, Shane van Gisbergen #, No. 97 WeatherTech Chevrolet, 188, , , 22, Running, , , 
16) 10, Parker Kligerman, No. 48 Spiked Lite Coolers Chevrolet, 188, , , 21, Running, , , 
17) 21, Parker Retzlaff, No. 31 FUNKAWAY Chevrolet, 188, , , 20, Running, , , 
18) 17, Anthony Alfredo, No. 5 Dude Mint Chill Chevrolet, 188, , , 19, Running, , , 
19) 19, Jeb Burton, No. 27 Hawkins Homes/Screaming Eagle Chevrolet, 188, , , 18, Running, , , 
20) 1, Ty Gibbs(i), No. 19 He Gets Us Toyota, 188, 1, 4, 0, Running, 1, 48, 
21) 18, Brennan Poole, No. 44 Macc Door Systems Chevrolet, 188, , , 16, Running, , , 
22) 16, Jeremy Clements, No. 51 All South Electric/One Stop Chevrolet, 188, , , 15, Running, , , 
23) 23, Ryan Ellis, No. 43 Classic Collision Chevrolet, 188, , , 14, Running, , , 
24) 26, Josh Williams, No. 11 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet, 187, , , 13, Running, , , 
25) 25, Leland Honeyman #, No. 42 Hardscape Contractors Chevrolet, 187, , , 12, Running, , , 
26) 27, Kyle Sieg, No. 28 Reliable RV Parts and Service Ford, 187, , , 11, Running, , , 
27) 20, Ross Chastain(i), No. 92 Use Your Melon Chevrolet, 187, , , 0, Running, , , 
28) 31, Hailie Deegan #, No. 15 AirBox Ford, 187, , , 9, Running, , , 
29) 22, Matt DiBenedetto, No. 38 Rema Ford, 187, , , 8, Running, , , 
30) 12, Sammy Smith, No. 8 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet, 187, , , 7, Running, , , 
31) 29, Kyle Weatherman, No. 91 DriveSmartWarranty.com Chevrolet, 186, , , 6, Running, , , 
32) 37, Logan Bearden, No. 35 Key Heating and Cooling Chevrolet, 185, , , 5, Running, , , 
33) 14, Sheldon Creed, No. 18 Friends of Jaclyn Foundation Toyota, 185, , , 4, Running, , , 
34) 35, Chad Finchum, No. 14 Ted Russell Ford of Knoxville Ford, 184, , , 3, Running, , , 
35) 34, Blaine Perkins, No. 29 AutoParkit.com Ford, 184, , , 2, Running, , , 
36) 36, Garrett Smithley, No. 6 Trophy Tractor Chevrolet, 183, , , 1, Running, , , 
37) 32, Dawson Cram(i), No. 4 Wilderness at the Smokies Chevrolet, 183, , , 0, Running, , , 
38) 33, Patrick Emerling, No. 07 70 Acre Farm Motorsports Chevrolet, 183, , , 1, Running, , ,
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Total Race Length: 188 Laps, 250.04 Miles
Time of Race: 1 Hrs, 57 Mins, 36 Secs.
Average Speed: 127.571 mph
Margin of Victory: 0.366 Seconds

Stage 1 Top 10: 19, 16, 9, 00, 7, 30, 98, 20, 81, 39
Stage 2 Top 10: 20, 16, 00, 19, 81, 30, 2, 9, 7, 98

Comments: John Hunter Nemechek won the 4th running of the Tennessee Lottery 250 at Nashville Superspeedway, his 11th victory in the NASCAR Xinity Series.

Prior to the start, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field under penalty for the reasons indicated: Nos. 2, 18, 21, 27, 29 (unapproved adjustments).

Failed to Qualify: (1) 74 Jade Buford.

Cautions: 3 for 17 laps;
Laps: 47-51 (Stage 1 Conclusion [91]);
92-97 (Stage 2 Conclusion [15]);
137-142 (Nos. 19, 7, 81, Incident Turn 4 [38]).

Lead Changes: 4 among 3 drivers;
T. Gibbs(i) 1-48;
C. Custer 49-70;
J. Nemechek(i) 71-100;
C. Custer 101-142;
J. Nemechek(i) 143-188.

Unofficial Points Report: Tennessee Lottery 250, Nashville Superspeedway
Rank, Driver, Car, Starts, GL, Points, Ldr, Nxt, Race Wins, Stage Wins, Playoff Pts
1) Cole Custer, 00, 17, 0, 632, 0, 0, 0, 2, 2
2) Chandler Smith, 81, 17, 0, 617, -15, 15, 2, 5, 15
3) Justin Allgaier, 7, 17, 0, 584, -48, 33, 1, 10, 15
4) Austin Hill, 21, 17, 0, 554, -78, 30, 2, 2, 12
5) Riley Herbst, 98, 17, -1, 514, -118, 40, 0, 1, 1
6) Jesse Love #, 2, 17, -1, 504, -128, 10, 1, 4, 9
7) AJ Allmendinger, 16, 17, -1, 491, -141, 13, 0, 0, 0
8) Sheldon Creed, 18, 17, 3, 488, -144, 3, 0, 0, 0
9) Parker Kligerman, 48, 17, 0, 457, -175, 31, 0, 1, 1
10) Sam Mayer, 1, 17, 0, 451, -181, 6, 2, 1, 11
11) Sammy Smith, 8, 17, 0, 422, -210, 29, 0, 0, 0
12) Ryan Sieg, 39, 17, -1, 411, -221, 11, 0, 0, 0
13) Shane Van Gisbergen #, 97, 17, 1, 406, -226, 5, 2, 1, 11
14) Brandon Jones, 9, 17, -1, 368, -264, 38, 0, 0, 0
15) Anthony Alfredo, 5, 17, 1, 363, -269, 5, 0, 0, 0
16) Brennan Poole, 44, 17, 0, 309, -323, 54, 0, 0, 0
17) Parker Retzlaff, 31, 17, 0, 307, -325, 2, 0, 0, 0
18) Josh Williams, 11, 17, 0, 264, -368, 43, 0, 0, 0
19) Jeremy Clements, 51, 17, 0, 259, -373, 5, 0, 0, 0
20) Leland Honeyman #, 42, 17, 0, 240, -392, 19, 0, 0, 0
21) Jeb Burton, 27, 17, 0, 230, -402, 10, 0, 0, 0
22) Ryan Ellis, 43, 17, -1, 221, -411, 9, 0, 0, 0
23) Kyle Weatherman, 91, 17, 1, 217, -415, 4, 0, 0, 0
24) Kyle Sieg, 28, 15, -1, 206, -426, 11, 0, 0, 0
25) Aric Almirola, , 5, 1, 202, -430, 4, 1, 3, 0
26) Blaine Perkins, 29, 17, 0, 179, -453, 23, 0, 0, 0
27) Hailie Deegan #, 15, 17, 0, 174, -458, 5, 0, 0, 0
28) Matt DiBenedetto, 38, 12, -1, 170, -462, 4, 0, 0, 0
29) Ryan Truex, , 6, 1, 163, -469, 7, 1, 0, 5
30) Carson Kvapil, 88, 5, -2, 154, -478, 9, 0, 0, 0
31) Garrett Smithley, 6, 15, 1, 143, -489, 11, 0, 0, 0
32) Josh Bilicki, , 8, 1, 139, -493, 4, 0, 0, 0
33) Austin Green, , 2, 1, 85, -547, 54, 0, 0, 0
34) Patrick Emerling, 07, 13, 1, 82, -550, 3, 0, 0, 0
35) Joey Gase, , 7, 1, 74, -558, 8, 0, 0, 0
36) Bj Mcleod, , 4, 1, 69, -563, 5, 0, 0, 0
37) David Starr, , 5, 1, 66, -566, 3, 0, 0, 0
38) Jj Yeley, , 5, 1, 61, -571, 5, 0, 0, 0
39) Ed Jones, , 3, 1, 57, -575, 4, 0, 0, 0
40) Sage Karam, , 4, 1, 45, -587, 12, 0, 0, 0
41) Nick Leitz, , 3, 1, 41, -591, 4, 0, 0, 0
42) Jordan Anderson, , 3, 1, 40, -592, 1, 0, 0, 0
43) Alex Labbe, , 2, 1, 38, -594, 2, 0, 0, 0
44) Logan Bearden, 35, 4, -1, 36, -596, 2, 0, 0, 0
45) Brad Perez, , 2, 2, 32, -600, 4, 0, 0, 0
46) Bubba Pollard, , 1, 2, 31, -601, 1, 0, 0, 0
47) Caesar Bacarella, , 1, 1, 30, -602, 1, 0, 0, 0
48) Natalie Decker, , 2, 1, 27, -605, 3, 0, 0, 0
49) Justin Bonsignore, , 1, 1, 25, -607, 2, 0, 0, 0
50) Patrick Gallagher, , 2, 1, 25, -607, 0, 0, 0, 0
51) Myatt Snider, , 1, 1, 18, -614, 7, 0, 0, 0
52) Dexter Bean, , 1, 1, 17, -615, 1, 0, 0, 0
53) Nathan Byrd, , 2, 1, 17, -615, 0, 0, 0, 0
54) Daniil Kvyat, , 1, 1, 16, -616, 1, 0, 0, 0
55) Chad Finchum, 14, 3, -1, 15, -617, 1, 0, 0, 0
56) Andre Castro, , 1, 2, 14, -618, 1, 0, 0, 0
57) Preston Pardus, , 2, 2, 13, -619, 1, 0, 0, 0
58) Glen Reen, , 2, 2, 10, -622, 3, 0, 0, 0
59) Rc Enerson, , 1, 2, 9, -623, 1, 0, 0, 0
60) Boris Said, , 1, 2, 9, -623, 0, 0, 0, 0
61) Cj Mclaughlin, , 2, 2, 6, -626, 3, 0, 0, 0
62) Armani Williams, , 1, 2, 4, -628, 2, 0, 0, 0
63) Thomas Annunziata, , 1, 2, 3, -629, 1, 0, 0, 0
64) Ryan Vargas, , 2, 2, 2, -630, 1, 0, 0, 0
65) John Hunter Nemechek(i), 20, 9, 0, 0, -632, 2, 2, 1, 0
66) Kyle Larson(i), , 1, 0, 0, -632, 0, 1, 0, 0
67) Chase Elliott(i), , 1, 0, 0, -632, 0, 1, 0, 0
68) Christopher Bell(i), , 1, 0, 0, -632, 0, 1, 1, 0
69) Corey Heim(i), , 8, 0, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
70) Taylor Gray(i), , 7, 0, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
71) Noah Gragson(i), 30, 2, -6, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
72) Kyle Busch(i), , 1, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
73) Jeffrey Earnhardt(i), , 2, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
74) Ty Gibbs(i), 19, 4, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 2, 0
75) Ross Chastain(i), 92, 2, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
76) Alex Bowman(i), , 1, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
77) Daniel Dye(i), , 4, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
78) Dawson Cram(i), 4, 13, -34, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
79) William Byron(i), , 2, 0, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
80) Mason Massey(i), , 2, 0, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
81) Tyler Reddick(i), 26, 1, 83, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
82) Brett Moffitt(i), , 1, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
83) Kaden Honeycutt(i), , 1, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
84) Frankie Muniz(i), , 2, -6, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
85) Dean Thompson(i), , 1, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
86) Daniel Su?rez(i), , 1, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
87) Ty Dillon(i), , 1, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
88) Akinori Ogata(i), , 1, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
89) Jade Buford, , 0, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
90) Kaz Grala(i), , 0, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0
91) Stanton Barrett, , 0, 1, 0, -632, 0, 0, 0, 0

Ronald Fleshman & John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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