John Hunter Nemechek – NCWTS New Hampsire Speedway Preview

John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 042 in the UNOH 175 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Gateway Motorsports Park on June 25, finishing in the sixth-position after starting in the fourth-position. In addition, at the Iowa Speedway on June 18, Chassis No. 42 qualified on the pole. This chassis made its maiden voyage on-track at the Gateway Motorsports Park in 2015.

Magic Mile … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s third New Hampshire Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 11.0 and an average finishing position of 5.0 at the track.

Speedway Stats: In 22 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), nine top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 89 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

Race Rewind: New Hampshire Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, did his best to master the 1.058-mile oval and finished in the fifth-position in the UNOH 175 on September 26, 2015. Nemechek started the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event in the 12th- position and methodically progressed to the sixth-position by Lap 40. Consistently competitive laps continued until Lap 120 as Nemechek was scored in the 12th-place, and he was able to battle back to sixth-place by Lap 170 to eventually finish in the fifth-position.

In the Rearview Mirror: Chicagoland Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 #TeamTurtle / #TeamFoot Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the 14th- position in the American Ethanol e15 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway last week on September 16. Nemechek began the 151-lap race around the 1.5-mile tri-oval from the 18th-position in the 32-truck field. By Lap 20 the Mooresville, N.C., had climbed to the ninth position while also battling tight-handling conditions. Over the course of three pit stops the changes worked to Nemechek’s favor, but they weren’t quite enough to allow him to leverage the Chevrolet’s horsepower in the final laps.

Season-to-date … Through the first 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2304 of 2393 laps contested (96.3 percent), has led 81 laps and is currently third in the driver Chase point standings. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two victories (Atlanta, Canada), one pole award (Iowa), has four top-five and eight top-10 finishes, has spent 1,768 laps running in the top 15 and has made 649 green-flag passes thus far this season.