JH Race Preview: Eldora Speedway

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

Event:        1-800-CarCash Mud Summer Classic
Date:    Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Venue:        Eldora Speedway

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Eldora Speedway … This week will mark SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the half-mile dirt track located in western Ohio. John Hunter Nemechek posted a team best finish of sixth place at the Rossburg, Ohio, facility on July 23, 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 57 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 1-800-CarCash Mud Summer Classic will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, July 22, starting with the pre-race show at 8:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 11th event on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2, 7:00 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2 with the five qualifying races, and the last chance qualifying race will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m. (ET). In addition, the practice sessions on Wednesday will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 10:30 a.m. (ET).

John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado

This Week’s SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at Eldora Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 035 in the 1-800-CarCash Mud Summer Classic at the Eldora Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this chassis twice during the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, at both Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and at the Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway. Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in this chassis. Most recently, on July 23, 2014 at the Eldora Speedway, the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis qualified 18th and finished in sixth position.

Slinging Mud and Sliding Sideways with Nemechek … This week marks Nemechek’s second Eldora Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 18.0 and an average finishing position of 6.0 at the track.

Eldora Speedway Rewind … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 MD Anderson Cancer Center entry for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in sixth place at the Mud Summer Classic on July 23, 2014 at the Eldora Speedway. In a dirt racing debut, Nemechek started the race from the 18th position and captured his third top-10 finish in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts of the 2014 season.

Short Track Stats: In seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on short tracks (less than one mile in length), Nemechek has recorded two top-10 finishes, with an average starting spot of 15.6 and an average finish of 15.4 on these racetracks.

The NASCAR Foundation is Turning Kids into Winners … Nemechek will display The NASCAR Foundation pin-up on the B-post of the No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado. Pin-ups will be available for $1 at all Camping World SuperCenter locations from May 26, 2015 – July 26, 2015. Proceeds from the Camping World retail campaign will benefit The NASCAR Foundation’s education initiatives to turn our kids into winners both inside and outside the classroom.

In the Rearview Mirror: Kentucky Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 D.A.B. Constructors Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished 11th on July 9 in the UNOH 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Kentucky Speedway. Not only did Nemechek make his first start at a 1.5-mile track, but he also hopped into the No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet with no practice time due to inclement weather prior to the race. Starting 13th due to the 31-truck field being set by owner’s points, per the NASCAR Rule Book, Nemechek quickly advanced into the top five, and even lead a lap (Lap 47) around the asphalt oval. He finished the 225-mile event in the 11th place.

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON ELDORA SPEEDWAY.):
“I am looking forward to returning to the Eldora Speedway during the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, after a sixth place run in the 2014 1-800-CarCash Mud Summer Classic. It was a really fun race last year, where I started mid-pack and got to drive to the front. I feel like our NEMCO Motorsports team had a great truck, and this year we are even more prepared, and our set-up is going to be even better than it was last year. We have quite a few new people in our garage that have a role of making our No. 8 Chevrolet better. Here at Eldora, the dirt is fun, something different – we’ll get to slide around a bit. It is definitely something different than racing asphalt every week, and hopefully we can go out there and end up with a win.”