When the 2020 season ended, the biggest question mark to come out of the offseason was the departure of John Hunter Nemechek from Front Row Motorsports. It was not only a major blow to FRM because JHN seemed to be their future, but it was an even bigger blow at the time to his career as it was clear there was no better Cup option available.

Come to find out, JHN had a plan to hit the reboot button on his career and join Kyle Busch Motorsports for a chance to win races and join a true development team. Toyota seems to have promised him a spot in the Cup series with them expanding their program to accommodate more development drivers. The move was risky, but it so far seems to be paying off.

In three races, JHN has an average finish of 3.7 and is sitting first in the points standings. Getting his first win of the season, he had to fight off his boss Kyle Busch to take the win and won it in a near-dominating fashion. So far, despite FRM also having a good run in Cup, the move seems to be paying off.

Other notes:

  • Marcus Lemonis the CEO of Camping World sponsored near a dozen trucks in last night’s events. The top finisher running the colors was Grant Enfinger in seventh with Parker Kligerman only one spot behind him in 8th. Both of these gentlemen earned their teams $25,000 each thanks to their top tens.
  • Hailie Deegan was having a decent run until a wreck scooped her up. Completely out of her own control, but her poor start to the season continues.
  • David Gilliland needs to start thinking about hanging up the wheel. His truck seemed to be causing problems for everyone on the track and he finished 39th thanks to his errors.

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