John Hunter Nemechek Eyes Strong Run at Kentucky

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Kentucky Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the Sparta, Ky., facility. The organization posted a team best 11th-place finish at the track last year with driver John Hunter Nemechek on July 9. Two starts at the Kentucky Speedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 15.5 and an average finish of 12.5. As a team, NEMCO Motorsports has completed 295 of 295 laps (100.0%), and has led one lap at the track.

 

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 79 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include three victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago and Atlanta) and 16 top-five finishes, as well as 39 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 14.0 and an average finishing position of 14.0.

 

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has one start at the Kentucky Speedway (2014) finishing in the 14th-position. Nemechek has four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starts, and seven NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) starts at the 1.5-mile track.

 

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 Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Thursday, July 7 starting with the pre-race show at 8:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 10th event of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2.

 

John Hunter Nemechek

No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado

 

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Kentucky Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 041 in the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at the Kentucky Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Texas Motor Speedway on June 10 finishing in the seventh-position after starting in the 23rd-postion for its second debut of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. This chassis made its maiden voyage on-track at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.

 

Nemechek in the Bluegrass State … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s second Kentucky Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 13.0 and an average finishing position of 11.0 at the Sparta, Ky., facility. Nemechek has led for a total of one lap at the track. Nemechek made his intermediate track debut just 29 days after his 18th birthday at the Kentucky Speedway.

 

In the Loop at the Kentucky Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek has the highest driver rating (103.3) at the Kentucky Speedway of active full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers. In addition, Nemechek has the top average mid-race running position of second place at the 1.5-mile track.

 

Race Rewind: Kentucky Speedway … Last year, 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.

 

Speedway Stats: In 20 combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded two victories (Chicago and Atlanta), eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 89 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Gateway Motorsports Park … John Hunter Nemechek and the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado team for NEMCO Motorsports scored a sixth-place finish in the Drivin’ For Lineman 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Ill., on June 25 after cautions hindered the team’s pit strategy. Nemechek started the race from the fourth spot and quickly moved into the third position before the caution flag waved for the second time on Lap 26. After pitting for four tires, most of the field opted for two, thwarting the team’s strategy. Nemechek restarted in the 14th position and had to battle through the pack – and by Lap 130 Nemechek was in the second spot. In the closing laps a string of late-race restarts bunched up the field regulating Nemechek to the sixth position before taking the checkered flag.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first nine NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 1486 of 1516 laps contested (98.0 percent), has led 61 laps and is currently sixth in the driver point standings. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has one pole award (Iowa) and collected one victory (Atlanta), two top-five and four top-10 finishes, has spent 1,201 laps running in the top 15 and has made 408 green-flag passes thus far this season.