Nemechek Ready for More Fun Doing Snowball Double-Duty
Nov30

Nemechek Ready for More Fun Doing Snowball Double-Duty

John Hunter Nemechek was the one kissing the snowball atop the Tom Dawson Trophy at the end of the 47th Annual Snowball Derby in 2014.  One year later in 2015, Nemechek was eight laps away from his second straight win when his race literally went up in flames.  Now Nemechek is heading back to Pensacola, Florida seeking more glory in the 49th Annual Snowball Derby.       “We’re going down there to go and win the race,”...

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Nemechek Returning to Supers Looking for Another Indy Win
Jul20

Nemechek Returning to Supers Looking for Another Indy Win

After competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway in Ohio, John Hunter Nemecheck will hop over to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana to try and defend his win in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Circle City 100 presented by CSX Play It Safe. “I don’t think there’s any pressure to repeat,” said Nemecheck.  “We have a great Super Late Model program, one of the best in the country.  I feel...

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Nemechek Overcomes Obstacles for Second Masters of the Pros Win
May16

Nemechek Overcomes Obstacles for Second Masters of the Pros Win

John Hunter Nemechek will do anything to win a race, and the NASCAR star proved that this past weekend.  The 18-year-old overcame missed flights, delayed flights and limited practice to win his second straight Champion Racing Oil Masters of the Pros 144 at Lebanon I-44 Speedway in Missouri.   Nemechek’s win helped him maintain a perfect batting average of 1.000% in JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour events.  Of the seven JEGS Tour events...

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Nemechek Eyeing Second Green Jacket at I-44 Speedway
May12

Nemechek Eyeing Second Green Jacket at I-44 Speedway

John Hunter Nemechek may not have plans to join the PGA Tour anytime soon, but this weekend he’ll make his way to Lebanon, Missouri’s I-44 Speedway in search of his second green jacket.  The 18-year-old from Mooresville, North Carolina will attempt to win his second straight Champion Racing Oil Masters of the Pros 144 Saturday night at the high-banked 3/8-mile oval.   “Going back to I-44 Speedway, it’s a really fun race track,...

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Nemechek Scores Third-Straight SpeedFest Pro Late Model Win
Feb01

Nemechek Scores Third-Straight SpeedFest Pro Late Model Win

John Hunter Nemechek kicked off his 2016 season the only way he knows how, with a win in the JEGS/CRA 125 at SpeedFest.  This make it a three-peat for the 18-year-old driver who still has yet to finish anywhere other than victory lane in any JEGS/CRA Pro Late Model race he’s entered. “Winning the Pro (Late Model) race was something special,” said Nemechek.  “To win it here three years in a row and still be undefeated in the JEGS...

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Lessons Learned Lead Nemechek to Snowflake Win
Dec08

Lessons Learned Lead Nemechek to Snowflake Win

After two years of being the bridesmaid and twice losing the lead in the final 10 laps of the race, John Hunter Nemechek’s heartbreak in the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 came to an end Saturday night at Five Flags Speedway (FL). Nemechek of Morresville, North Carolina dominated the 100-lap event en route to capturing the $7,000 top prize. It was a big win that came as a result of the advice he received during those two runner-up...

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Nemechek Feels No Pressure to Repeat as Snowball Champ
Nov23

Nemechek Feels No Pressure to Repeat as Snowball Champ

Not many people were focused on John Hunter Nemechek one year ago at the 47th Annual Snowball Derby.  The questions going into the race surrounded drivers such as Bubba Pollard, Chase Elliott and Erik Jones.  Nemechek wasn’t exactly an underdog, but he definitely wasn’t a favorite either. Fast forward one year and now Nemechek is heading to the 48th Annual Snowball Derby, which will be broadcast live on Speed51 TV, as the defending...

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Nemechek Hoping to “Bring the Band Back Together” at Nashville
Oct15

Nemechek Hoping to “Bring the Band Back Together” at Nashville

Less than one year ago, John Hunter Nemechek stood in victory lane at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) holding the coveted All American 400 trophy guitar.  The win, at that point in his career, was the second-generation driver’s biggest yet.  It was before his nationally-recognized win in the 47th Annual Snowball Derby and it was well before his first win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Chicagoland (IL).   When...

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Nemechek Gets his Revenge on Indy with CRA Victory
Jul27

Nemechek Gets his Revenge on Indy with CRA Victory

Last July, John Hunter Nemechek left Indianapolis, Indiana’s Lucas Oil Raceway disappointed with losing an ARCA/CRA Super Series Late Model event by mere inches to NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch.   Saturday, in his first appearance to Lucas OIl since that dramatic finish, Nemechek found redemption in the “Circle City.”   The 18-year-old driver scored his first ARCA/CRA Super Series victory and third overall...

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Nemechek Leaves Missouri With Green Jacket & Big Check
Jul07

Nemechek Leaves Missouri With Green Jacket & Big Check

John Hunter Nemechek is a big money race winner, and he proved that once again on Independence Day at I-44 Speedway in Missouri when he took home the green jacket and the $8,000 check in the Mercy Masters of the Pros 144.   Nemechek was fast all weekend, and he backed that up with a second-place effort in qualifying.  He started eighth after the invert and quickly made his way through the field.   He got to second place...

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Nemechek Battles Hard for Podium Finish at Berlin
Jun18

Nemechek Battles Hard for Podium Finish at Berlin

The Battle at Berlin 251 wasn’t just a cleverly-named Super Late Model race that John Hunter Nemechek competed in Tuesday night.  Calling it a battle was actually quite telling for how hard the young NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie competitor had to work throughout the 251 grueling laps around the 4/10-mile Michigan oval   Nemechek started his No. 8 Durobyte Chevy Super Late Model from the sixth position, but...

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Nemecheck Ready for a Berlin Super Late Model Battle
Jun15

Nemecheck Ready for a Berlin Super Late Model Battle

Even as John Hunter Nemechek began a new chapter in his racing career last Saturday in his first race as a full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, the rising star is still eager to check off a few more items on his short track accomplishments wish list. Nemechek, the winner of such prestigious events as the Snowball Derby and All American 400, will make the trip up to Michigan this Tuesday to compete in the Battle at...

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JH Leaving Room for Another Nashville Guitar
Apr07

JH Leaving Room for Another Nashville Guitar

John Hunter Nemechek captured one of the most coveted trophies in short track racing, the Nashville guitar, when he dominated the 30th Annual All American 400 last November.  After that race, the 17-year-old from Mooresville, North Carolina admitted he hadn’t played an instrument since elementary school, but said he would consider learning the guitar.   Needless to say, his busy schedule juggling school, work in the NEMCO...

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Lady Luck Not on Nemechek’s Side at South Alabama
Mar20

Lady Luck Not on Nemechek’s Side at South Alabama

John Hunter Nemechek had two cars capable of winning two races this past weekend at South Alabama Speedway, but lady luck wasn’t on his side.  Nemechek experienced overheating issues during the Baby Rattler on Saturday night before suffering a flat right rear tire while battling in the top-five during Sunday’s Rattler 250, relegating him to a 16th-place finish.   The tough couple of days in Opp, Alabama have only left...

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Nemechek Hoping to Get Acquainted with a Rattlesnake at Rattler 250
Mar12

Nemechek Hoping to Get Acquainted with a Rattlesnake at Rattler 250

For the first time in more than one month, John Hunter Nemechek will be back behind the wheel of his No. 8 Chevrolet Pro Late Model and Super Late Model this weekend at South Alabama Speedway. Riding a streak of momentum from strong Late Model finishes dating back to late 2014, the 17-year-old rising NASCAR star will be competing in the Southern Super Series season-opening Rattler 250 on Sunday, March 15, as well as the “Baby...

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Nemechek Starts Off 2015 With SpeedFest Victory
Mar07

Nemechek Starts Off 2015 With SpeedFest Victory

Mooresville, N.C. (January 27, 2015) — After winning the Snowball Derby in December, John Hunter Nemechek had momentum on his side as he traveled down to Cordele, Georgia for SpeedFest 2015 at Watermelon Capital Speedway. Nemechek was looking to sweep the weekend, which included a 125-lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race and 200-lap ARCA/CRA Super Series race, at the 3/8-mile oval. He left the 3/8-mile Georgia oval with a win in the...

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Nemechek Puts Away the Tools, Begins 2015 Campaign at SpeedFest
Jan22

Nemechek Puts Away the Tools, Begins 2015 Campaign at SpeedFest

One would think that after winning the Snowball Derby, the biggest Late Model race in North America, John Hunter Nemechek would have been afforded some time to relax and celebrate for a few weeks. But as those involved in the sport of stock car racing know, winning doesn’t happen without hard work and preparation. Just a few short days after celebrating the team’s Snowball Derby win in Pensacola, Florida, Nemechek, his father Joe and...

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2014 NEMCO Motorsports Year in Review
Jan12

2014 NEMCO Motorsports Year in Review

2014 was by far one of the most anticipated years for everyone at NEMCO Motorsports as they began their first full season racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). Announcing a partnership with Sid and Dawna Mauldin of Pampa, TX and with support from their SWM International organization, SWM-NEMCO Motorsports took form. It was an exciting year for NEMCO drivers as well. Joe and John Hunter Nemechek reached a new summit...

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NEMCO MOTORSPORTS TO PARTNER WITH CHEVROLET STARTING IN 2015
Jan09

NEMCO MOTORSPORTS TO PARTNER WITH CHEVROLET STARTING IN 2015

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 9, 2015)—NEMCO Motorsports will reunite with Chevrolet as Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek join Team Chevy beginning with the 2015 NASCAR season. NEMCO Motorsports’ teams will compete with Chevrolet Silverados in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports Late Model program will also feature the iconic manufacturer. The move to Chevrolet represents a return...

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JH Sits Down with Bob Dillner for Derby Winner’s Video
Dec09

JH Sits Down with Bob Dillner for Derby Winner’s Video

From Speed51.com:   Just two hours after winning his first career Snowball Derby on Sunday evening, John Hunter Nemechek sat down with Speed51.com’s Bob Dillner in the grandstands at Five Flags Speedway to talk about winning the biggest short track racing event in North America.  Nemechek discussed what it feels like to be a Snowball Derby winner, his relationship with his father Joe Nemechek and what it means to have his name...

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