John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado
This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Atlanta Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 041 in the Active Pest Control 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis during the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2016, where they finished in the 11th-place after starting in the sixth-place. In the chassis’ six previous-season starts at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, Michigan International Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway with Nemechek, the chassis has an average finishing position of 11.16.
Georgia on my Mind … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s second Atlanta Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series track debut on February 27, 2016. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 18.0 and an average finishing position of 1.00.
Speedway Stats: In 27 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 15 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 89 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.
Race Rewind: Atlanta Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek maneuvered his way through various battles, holding off competitors in a two-lap dash to the checkered flag to win the Great Clips 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2016. Nemechek started from the 18th position and led for eight laps en route to his first victory in his first-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Nemechek, who was 18 years, 8 months and 16 days old, became the youngest NASCAR national series winner at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
In the Rearview Mirror: Daytona International Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the fourth-position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 24. Nemechek started the 100-lap event from the 19th-place and was involved in a multi-truck incident on Lap 3. He battled his way through the 32-truck field before being involved in a single-truck incident on Lap 96. John Hunter Nemechek drove through the last-lap melee with father Joe Nemecheck just at his back bumper, finishing in the fourth place.