The 2015 Xfinity Series champion from Prosper, Texas, led a race-high 52 of 200 laps and outlasted a one-day rain delay period to fend off Truex and notch his second consecutive Cup victory in recent weeks at the Irish Hills.
The remainder of the Cup Series' FireKeepers Casino 400 at the Irish Hills has been postponed to Monday at noon ET on USA Network due to ongoing precipitation that has paused the event on Lap 74 of 200.
The 26-year-old Nemechek from Mooresville, North Carolina, led a race-high 65 of 125 laps and rallied from a Lap 10 wreck involving his two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates to dominate and record the 200th Xfinity career win for JGR in the Irish Hills.
Christopher Bell captured the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Pole Award at Michigan International Speedway during the final round of qualifying Saturday afternoon, earning the top spot for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400.
This weekend the NASCAR Cup Series and the Xfinity Series head to Michigan International Speedway with only four races remaining in the regular season. Twelve drivers have already earned a spot in the Playoffs by virtue of wins. The CRAFTSMAN Truck Series is off until August 11 at Indianapolis Raceway Park when the series Playoffs begin with the Round of 10.