TALLADEGA, Ala. -- John Hunter Nemechek was on the brink of an early exit from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs after he was caught up in a wreck roughly halfway through the running of the Fred's 250. But he weaved his way through a multi-truck wreck with roughly 20 laps remaining and took advantage of the trucks caught up in the final-lap melee to claim a sixth-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway.
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Before the season started, at the Henderson Motorsports shop in Abingdon, Virginia, I asked NBC Sports analyst Parker Kligerman why he was taking a part-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride. His response was "Why the hell not?" Today I asked him if this win validated that response, he said it didn't need validating because he's having a hell of a lot of fun.
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Grant Enfinger spent many years trying to win at Talladega in the ARCA Series to no avail, but it took 94 laps, excellent performance and attrition from other cars to finally secure the Fairhopes, Alabama native his first victory at the Alabama speedway.
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Cole Custer will lead the field to the green flag later this afternoon in the state of Alabama. The driver of the No. 00 JR Motorsports Chevrolet scored the pole for the fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola after posting a time of 53.672 and a speed of 178.417 mph.