This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Texas Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 037 in the Striping Technology 350 at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 1 where Nemechek finished in the 16th-position after starting in the 15th-position in the chassis’ second appearance of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Earlier in the season, Chassis No. 037 was driven into victory lane at the Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway. This chassis made its maiden voyage on-track at the Kansas Speedway in May 2015.
“Deep in the Heart of Texas” … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s third Texas Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 17.5 and an average finishing position of 9.0 at the 1.5-mile track. Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series track debut on November 6, 2015.
Speedway Stats: In 24 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 14 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 89 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.
Race Rewind: Texas Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, qualified in the 23rd-postion in the 250.5-mile NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on June 10, 2015 at the Texas Motor Speedway, running as high as fifth, but he eventually finished in seventh-place. The finish was Nemechek’s third top-10 finish of the 2016 season, and a career-best finish at the Texas Motor Speedway.
In the Rearview Mirror: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the third-position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at the Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 29. Nemechek travelled to the .526-mile paperclip-shaped Martinsville oval with two previous consecutive second-place finishes at the Ridgeway, Va., facility. Nemechek started the 200-lap event from the 12th-place and wasted no time in his bid for the lead, racing into the top-ten by Lap 70 and taking over the top spot on Lap 158. He led the next 18 circuits around the track before the caution on Lap 177, and Nemechek restarted in the second-place before crossing the finish line in the third-place.
Season-to-date … Through the first 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2837 of 3008 laps contested (94.3 percent), has led 99 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 five top-five and ten top-10 finishes, has spent 2,179 laps running in the top 15 and has made 748 green-flag passes thus far this season.