John Hunter Nemechek NCWTS Talladega Preview

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

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Talladega Superspeedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 062 in the Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at the Talladega Superspeedway. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this chassis at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on February 19 finishing in the 17th-position. Since 2014, Chassis No. 062 has an average finish of 13.2 in five starts.

Nemechek in “Sweet Home Alabama” … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s second Talladega Superspeedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 14.0 and an average finishing position of 11.0 at the track. Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series track debut on October 24, 2015.

Restrictor Plate Stats: In two combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on the superspeedways of Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, Nemechek has an average starting position of 14.5 and an average finishing position of 14.0.

Race Rewind: Talladega Superspeedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 CHEK Industries, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the 11th-position in the Fred’s 250 on October 24, 2015. Nemechek started the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event in the 14th-position and was scored in the 25th-position by Lap 10. On Lap 13 Nemechek was involved in a single-truck incident on the frontstretch to bring out the first caution of the 98-lap event. He was able to battle back from a lap down to the 16th-position by Lap 60. In the closing laps, Nemechek was scored as high as seventh-place on Lap 80 as green-flag stops began, and finished in the 11th-place in a green-white-checkered flag finish.

In the Rearview Mirror: Las Vegas Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the 16th-position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series DC Solar 350 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 1. Nemechek began the 146-lap race around the 1.5-mile track from the 15th-position in the 31-truck field. Nemechek had climbed up to the 13th- position while battling ill-handling conditions, on Lap 50, before ultimately finishing in the 16th-place.

Chase for the Championship … With two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase events complete, John Hunter Nemechek is eighth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase standings with 2037 points and tied with Daniel Hemric in points. Nemechek is 15 points behind Johnny Sauter in the sixth place.

Season-to-date … Through the first 18 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2624 of 2714 laps contested (96.7 percent), has led 81 laps and is currently eighth in the driver point standings. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two victories (Atlanta, Canada), has one pole award (Iowa), has four top-five and nine top-10 finishes, has spent 1,970 laps running in the top 15 and has made 700 green-flag passes thus far this season.