JH Race Preview: Kentucky Speedway

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports
Race Preview
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes

Event:        UNOH 225
Date:    Thursday, July 09, 2015
Venue:        Kentucky Speedway

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Kentucky Speedway … This weekend will mark SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile tri-oval speedway. Joe Nemechek posted a team best finish of 14th place at the Sparta, Ky., facility on June 26, 2014.

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History … Since entering the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 1995, the Mooresville, N.C.-based organization has logged 56 starts from five drivers,  resulting in strong performances including one victory and seven top-five finishes, as well as 26 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 15.2 and an average finishing position of 13.7.

Follow NEMCO Motorsports on Social Media … To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and exclusive content, visit NEMCO Motorsports’ Twitter page – @NEMCOMotorsport. Also, follow the NEMCO Motorsports drivers on their personal Twitter pages – @FrontRowJoe87, and @JHNemechek. You can also “like” Joe Nemechek on his official Facebook page at /NASCARJoe, and John Hunter Nemechek on his official Facebook page at /JohnHunterNemechek.

Catch the Action … The UNOH 225 will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Thursday, July 09, starting with the pre-race show at 7:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the tenth event on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2. In addition, the practice session on Thursday will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 D.A.B. Constructors Chevrolet Silverado

This Week’s SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at Kentucky Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 040 in the UNOH 225 at the Kentucky Speedway. This NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverado is new for the 2015 season to the Gere Kennon-led team.

Nemechek New to the Bluegrass State … This weekend marks Nemechek’s first Kentucky Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Kentucky Speedway Rewind … Joe Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, battled various handling issues throughout the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 on June 26, 2014 at the Kentucky Speedway but dug deep for a strong rally back into a 14th-place finish. He qualified in the 18th position for the 150-lap event. Nemechek was one of three drivers entered for all three events for the Kentucky Speedway weekend, including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Intermediate Debut … John Hunter Nemechek, just 29 days after his 18th birthday, is now eligible to race on his first 1.5-mile (intermediate) track. Prior to June 11, Nemechek was restricted to running on tracks 1.25-miles or less and the road course.

Mercy Masters of the Pros 144 … On Saturday, July 4, John Hunter Nemechek slipped on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Green Jacket in victory lane after claiming the checkered flag at the Mercy Masters of the Pros 144 at the Lebanon (Missouri) I-44 Speedway.

In the Rearview Mirror: Iowa Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 MeetBall Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished 23rd on June 19 in the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Iowa Speedway. Nemechek, son of “Front Row Joe” Nemechek, started the 200-lap event on the front row in a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career-best qualifying effort of second. The 18-year old maintained a top five running position during most of the event. Nemechek was working through lapped traffic in eighth-position on Lap 157, and unaware of another competitor to his outside, Nemechek moved up the track, causing contact between the two, resulting in the race’s final yellow flag. Suffering severe damage from the incident, the No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports team went to the garage unable to make repairs to the Chevrolet.

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY.):
“Going to Kentucky Speedway is going to be a very eventful NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. It will be my first 1.5-mile (intermediate) track start. I am really looking forward to getting on some of these bigger and faster tracks, and I anticipate having to learn what the aerodynamics does to our Chevrolet Silverado during passing, like when you are trying to pass from the inside. I have learned a little bit from earlier short-track races, but it is a different ball game at the 1.5-mile tracks. I am looking forward to going there and getting my first start at the Kentucky Speedway. Hopefully, we can seal the deal.”