This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Martinsville Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 034 in the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at the Martinsville Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on August 17 where Nemechek finished in the eighth-position after starting in the 16th-position in the chassis’ third appearance of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Since 2014, Chassis No. 034 has four top-five finishes in 11 starts.
Paperclip Review … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s seventh Martinsville Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 15.2 and an average finishing position of 12.2 at the .526-mile track. In addition, Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut on October 26, 2013 at the Virginia short track behind the wheel of the No. 22 family-owned machine.
Short Track Stats: In 12 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on short tracks (less than one mile in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded three top-five and six top-10 finishes, with an average starting spot of 12.0 and an average finish of 11.2 on these racetracks.
Race Rewind: Martinsville Speedway … In overtime, John Hunter Nemechek finished second in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Martinsville Speedway on April 2. Nemechek, who qualified in the eighth place, finished the two-lap dash to the checkered flag .425 seconds behind the leader. This strong finish helped Nemechek take over the series points lead. It was Nemechek’s second straight runner-up finish at the Martinsville Speedway.
In the Rearview Mirror: Talladega Superspeedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the 32nd-position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at the Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, October 22. In a season of high achievement muted by misfortune, the latest twist eliminated the NEMCO Motorsports driver from championship contention with an engine part failure in the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet on Lap 13 of a scheduled 94-lap event that sent Nemechek to the garage and out of the Chase.
Season-to-date … Through the first 19 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2637 of 2808 laps contested (93.9 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 1,979 laps running in the top 15 and has made 732 green-flag passes thus far this season.