NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Event: Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by Cooper Standard and Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Venue: Michigan International Speedway
SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Michigan International Speedway … This week will mark SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 2-mile track nestled in the lush Irish Hills of southeastern Michigan. Joe Nemechek posted a team best finish of 10th place at the Brooklyn, Mich., facility on August 16, 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 59 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances including one victory and seven top-five finishes, as well as 27 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.8 and an average finishing position of 13.5.
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 … Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the Michigan International Speedway fan midway area for a question and answer session with John Hunter Nemechek on Saturday, August 15 at 9:00 a.m. (ET).
Catch the Action … The Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by Cooper Standard and Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, August 15, starting with the pre-race show at 12:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 13th event on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1. In addition, the practice sessions on Friday, August 14 will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 1:30 p.m. (ET).
John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado
This Week’s SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Michigan International Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 037 in the Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by Cooper Standard and Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation at the Michigan International Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this chassis both at the Kansas Speedway and at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. On May 15 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis qualified 16th and finished in the 11th-position with Joe Nemechek.
Nemechek Rolling into the Irish Hills … This week marks John Hunter Nemechek’s first Michigan International Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Boyne Machine Company 125 … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Green Leaf Tree Services for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in 12th place at the ARCA/CRA Super Series race at the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway on Wednesday, August 12. Nemechek qualified sixth for the 125-lap event sixth, but started second. The 18-year old took the lead for the first 33 laps to eventually capture the VanDoorn Racing Development Lap Leader award for leading the first 116 laps. On Lap 117 Nemechek was involved an incident resulting in heavy cosmetic damage, relegating the No. 8 Chevrolet to a 12th-place finish.
Michigan International Speedway Rewind … Joe Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Smoke-N-Sear / SWM-NEMCO Motorsports entry for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in 10th place at the Careers for Veterans 200 last year on August 16 at the Michigan International Speedway. Nemechek started the race from the 19th position and captured his fifth top-10 finish of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
In the Rearview Mirror: Pocono Raceway … Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, known as the “Tricky Triangle,” lived up to its reputation for John Hunter Nemechek’s track debut. A 13th-place finish masked the actual performance of Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 D.A.B. Constructors Inc. Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports. He raced as high as sixth, but a pit road penalty upset his effort.
JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY.):
“Going to Michigan International Speedway for the first time will be an interesting weekend for our NEMCO Motorsports team. It is the fastest track we go to with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and I am really looking forward to getting on the track and drafting, and trying to get our No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado where I can hold it wide-open for a long run. I think that if we can accomplish that, our team will be quite fast and can compete up at the front.”