John Hunter Nemechek – Eldora Preview

John Hunter Nemechek

No. 8 Berry’s Manufacturing Chevrolet Silverado

 

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Eldora Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 035 in the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby at the Eldora Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on August 30, 2015 where they finished in the ninth-position after starting in the 12th-postion in the chassis’ second debut of the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Nemechek has only competed at the Eldora Speedway in this chassis.

 

This chassis made its maiden voyage on-track at the Martinsville Speedway in 2013 with Nemechek in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut. It is currently the oldest chassis in the NEMCO Motorsports fleet.

 

Slinging Mud and Sliding Sideways with Nemechek … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s third Eldora Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 10.0 and an average finishing position of 6.5 at the New Weston, Ohio, facility. Nemechek has led for a total of one lap at the track. Nemechek’s best finish at the Eldora Speedway was in his dirt debut in 2014 where he finished in the sixth-place.

 

Race Rewind: Eldora Speedway … Last year, John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished seventh on July 22, 2015 in the 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Eldora Speedway. The Mooresville, N.C., native qualified in the 17th-postion with a time of 21.814 seconds, which placed Nemechek in the second heat race starting in the fourth-postion. He led two laps of the second heat en route to finishing first. The strong heat finish placed Nemechek on his second front row appearance of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career with the second starting position. Nemechek led the first lap of the 154 lap main event.

 

Short Track Stats: In 11 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on short tracks (less than one mile in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded three top-five and five top-10 finishes, with an average starting spot of 11.6 and an average finish of 11.5 on these racetracks.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Kentucky Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek and the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado team for NEMCO Motorsports scored a second-place finish in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky., on July 7. After qualifying for the 150-lap race around the 1.5-mile tri-oval in 16th position, Nemechek quickly moved into the top-ten position before the caution flag waved for the first time on Lap 27. Nemechek continued the steady progression and was scored in the fifth-place by Lap 60. The 19-year old made the most of the final restart that took place on Lap 109, driving from seventh to second in the last 41 laps of the event.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 1636 of 1666 laps contested (98.2 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 has collected one victory (Atlanta), three top-five and five top-10 finishes, has spent 1,351 laps running in the top 15 and has made 442 green-flag passes thus far this season.