John Hunter Nemechek is set to return to the Kyle Busch Motorsports for the next season after a successful debut season.
He has series-best five victories and the regular season championship in the Truck series this season. Also, he is just one race away from making it to the the Truck Series’ Championship 4. He is 36-point above the cutline, going into the last race of the Round of 8 at Martinsville Speedway.
“I came to Kyle Busch Motorsports because it was an opportunity to get back to Victory Lane – I accomplished my goal of being here for wins and I’m excited to be coming back for more next year,” Nemechek said.
“…We have some unfinished business left trying to bring the championship trophy home to KBM this year and then we’ll go to work on the brand new 2022 Tundra so that we can compete for more wins and another championship next year.”
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Nemechek moved to the Truck Series after a disappointing first season in the Cup Series with Front Row Motorsports in 2020. But he has been a success for Kyle Busch Motorsports and tying him to a new contract is the most sensible decision for the team. The owner Kyle Busch said:
“It’s been refreshing to see John Hunter get the No. 4 Tundra back out front leading laps, winning races and competing for a championship this year like it had in the past and it’s important for us that we are able to keep him in that seat for another season.
“In addition to the accomplishments of the No. 4 team this season, the efforts that John Hunter and Eric have put in behind the scenes have helped keep that winning edge of performance in our whole program. I’m pumped to have the both of them back leading the charge at KBM as we roll out the new 2022 Tundra TRD Pro’s next season to continue our winning ways!”
Nemechek was also rumored to go to the Xfinity Series with Joe Gibbs Racing team. But, he will continue to prove his credentials in the Truck series for now.
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