NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Event: Chevrolet Silverado 250
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015
Venue: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park … This week will mark SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 10-turn, 2.459-mile road course. John Hunter Nemechek posted a team best finish of 25th- place at the Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, facility on August 31, 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 61 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances including one victory and eight top-five finishes, as well as 28 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.8 and an average finishing position of 13.3.
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.
Meet John Hunter Nemechek … John Hunter Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, August 29. Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park fan midway area for a question and answer session with Nemechek on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (ET).
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Connection … Ron Fellows, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park co-owner, has driven for team owner Joe Nemechek. In four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts for NEMCO Motorsports, Fellows posted the teams single NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory (Watkins Glen) and two top-five finishes, as well as two top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 10.0 and an average finishing position of 10.0.
Catch the Action … The Chevrolet Silverado 250 will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, August 30 starting with the pre-race show at 1:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 15th event on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Saturday, August 29 at 5:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2. In addition, the practice sessions on Saturday will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 9:30 a.m. (ET).
John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado
This Week’s SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 035 in the 1 Chevrolet Silverado 250 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis qualified second and finished in the seventh position. Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in this chassis. Currently, the oldest chassis in the NEMCO Motorsports fleet.
On the Road Again … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s second Canadian Tire Motorsport Park appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 16.0 and an average finishing position of 25.00 at the track. Nemechek has six starts on road courses with entries at Carolina Motorsports Park, Rockingham Raceway Park, and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Rewind … John Hunter Nemechek showed strength on August 31 at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, wheeling his No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports entry from his 16th-place starting spot to as high as 11th place by Lap 10 in the Chevrolet Silverado 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race before ultimately finishing in the 25th position. In his road course series debut, Nemechek completed 26 laps before transmission issues ended the promising run.
In the Rearview Mirror: Bristol Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 MeetBall Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished third in the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Wednesday, August 19 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Nemechek, who turned his second Bristol Motor Speedway start into his career-best finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK.):
“Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is something I have been looking forward to making some right-turns. I feel like last year, my experience was a blast. This place is really fun, really fast, and it is hard to pass for track position.
“Track position is going to play a big role, but you have to get your Chevrolet to work here. It is not necessarily a technical track for the driver, but in order to be fast your NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry need to turn, have positive front grip, and have traction off the corner. The key passing places, you have to remember those and you can’t get yourself in a bind – getting hung on the outside on any of these fast corners.”