NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes
Event: UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Venue: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway
SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Bristol Motor Speedway … This week will mark SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the half-mile concrete oval track. John Hunter Nemechek posted a team best finish of sixth place at the Bristol, Tenn., facility on August 20, 2014.
SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History … Since entering the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 1995, the Mooresville, N.C.-based organization has logged 60 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances including one victory and seven top-five finishes, as well as 27 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.9 and an average finishing position of 13.5.
Follow NEMCO Motorsports on Social Media … To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and exclusive content, visit NEMCO Motorsports’ Twitter page – @NEMCOMotorsport. Also, follow the NEMCO Motorsports drivers on their personal Twitter pages – @FrontRowJoe87, and @JHNemechek. You can also “like” Joe Nemechek on his official Facebook page at /NASCARJoe, and John Hunter Nemechek on his official Facebook page at /JohnHunterNemechek.
Volunteer State Native … Gere Kennon, a Memphis, Tenn., native, is the crew chief on NEMCO Motorsports’ No. 8 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry. Kennon can boast of a well-developed résumé; he led the legendary Sam Ard to back-to-back Xfinity Series championship titles in 1982 and 1983, and served as the general manager of Richard Childress Racing’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series program in 2012. In his 30-plus year career, Kennon has served as a crew chief in all three NASCAR series, and has worked with such legends as Mark Martin, Brett Bodine, Rick Mast, Ron Hornaday, Jr. and Sterling Marlin. Kennon has a 5.5 average finishing position at the Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Meet John Hunter Nemechek … Fans can visit the Team Chevrolet Racing display located in the Bristol Motor Speedway Merchandise Midway area for a question and answer session with John Hunter Nemechek on Wednesday, August 19 at 4:00 p.m. (ET).
Media Availability … John Hunter Nemechek will be accessible to media in attendance at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, August 19 at 9:30 a.m. (ET). The media availability will be hosted inside the Media Center with other NASCAR Next members.
Catch the Action … The UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, August 19 starting with the pre-race show at 8:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 14th event on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2. In addition, the final practice session on Wednesday will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 11:30 a.m. (ET).
John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 MeetBall Chevrolet Silverado
This Week’s SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Bristol Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 034 in the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at the Bristol Motor Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this chassis earlier this season at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, and the Dover (Del.) International Speedway. On May 29 at the Dover International Speedway, the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis qualified sixth and finished in the 22nd-position, completing 136 laps of the scheduled 200.
Battle in the Last Great Colosseum … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s second Bristol Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 13.0 and an average finishing position of 6.00 at the track.
#FindYourParty … MeetBall, a real-time location sharing navigation application, will be the primary partner on the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado at the Bristol Motor Speedway for the UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP. In April, John Hunter Nemechek was announced as the free mobile app’s exclusive NASCAR brand ambassador.
Bristol Motor Speedway Rewind … Making his sixth start of the 2014 season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and his first on the high-banked half-mile of Bristol Motor Speedway, John Hunter Nemechek finished sixth in the August 20, 2014 UNOH 200. Nemechek qualified 13th, and moved into the top 10 by Lap 40 of the 200-lap event. He stayed inside the top 10 for the remainder of the race, which was run a day later than scheduled due to rain.
In the Rearview Mirror: Michigan International Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished 12th in the Careers for Veterans 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, August 15 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. An ill-handling Silverado and a pit road penalty on Lap 30 for an uncontrolled tire forced him toward the back of the lead lap trucks, where heavy traffic created obstacles for Nemechek’s debut at the track.
JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY.):
“Coming to Bristol Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Wednesday night is something I have definitely looked forward to for a while. This track suits my driving style – it is fast, it is fun, it is a driver’s track. You have to get your truck to handle right, but if you are a little afraid or if you can’t get your foot down to push the pedal on the metal then you are not going to be fast.”