Las Vegas Preview

Las Vegas Xfinity Stats

First NXS start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

2019 Season Stats

2 starts, 1 top-10

- Nemechek is currently tied for first-place with Justin Haley in the Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year points standings.
- Nemechek and the GMS Racing team will utilize new chassis no. 223 this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“This weekend is my Xfinity series debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I have ran some truck races there and have done fairly well but I am excited to get behind the wheel of an Xfinity car. Vegas is really unique because it still has character. It reminds me a lot like Kansas. It’s bumpy, rough and it gets hot out there in the desert so that means the track is really slick, which makes for some great racing. Allegiant is on the car this weekend and it’s their hometown track so I hope we can give them a great show, run up front and park it in victory lane.”

Atlanta Recap

Start: 10th
Finish: 20th
Points: 12th

Notes & Quotes:—

-A late race incident and a penalty involving Nemechek resulted in a 20th-place finish for the GMS Racing team.

-Nemechek finished sixth in the first stage and 10th in the second stage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rianni 250 and collected a total of six stage points.

"It just wasn't our day. We lost some track position on pit road and then I spun out with only a few laps to go and we just couldn't recover from that. I'm proud of this GMS Racing team though. They worked really hard this weekend during practice to get the Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet where it needed to be in race trim. We will keep our heads up, regroup and focus on the west coast swing."

Atlanta Preview

Atlanta Xfinity Stats
1 start, 1 top-five
Best Finish: 4th (2018)

2019 Season Stats
1 start, 1 top-10

- Last year, Nemechek qualified third and finished fourth in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway with Chip Ganassi Racing.
- Nemechek and the No. 23 team will utilize chassis no. 224. This chassis has been raced three times in the 2018 season, twice with Spencer Gallagher behind the wheel both times at Texas Motor Speedway (start:14th/finish: 10th – spring, start: 12th/finish: 9th - fall), the other at Michigan Int’l Speedway by Alex Bowman (start: 10th/finish: 21st).

“Atlanta Motor Speedway is a track that I thoroughly enjoy. For a driver it takes a lot of patience since it’s rough and worn out. Atlanta is the type of track that I grew up racing on in late models around the country. Just knowing how to adapt to the track surface and how to manage your equipment to make sure you are there in the end is crucial. We had a solid finish last weekend at Daytona so we are looking to carry that momentum into this weekend.”

Daytona Recap

START: 14th

Notes & Quotes:

-Nemechek brought the No. 23 Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet home in the eighth-position in his first start with GMS Racing and in his NASCAR Xfinity Series Daytona debut.

-Nemechek finished third in the first stage of the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 and collected eight stage points.

"An eighth-place finish in my first start with GMS Racing and in my Xfinity Daytona debut is a solid start for this season. We had a fast No. 23 Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet but just didn't get the opportunity to get up front and fight for the win. I wanted to get down and run the bottom line but every time I tried I would fall to the back of the pack and would lose a lot of track position which was crucial today since passing was minimal. I'm thankful for this opportunity and I can't thank Maury Gallagher and Mike Beam enough. I'm looking forward to Atlanta next weekend."

Daytona Preview

John Hunter Nemechek, No. 23 Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevrolet Camaro

Daytona Xfinity Stats

  • First NXS start at Daytona Int'l Speedway

-Nemechek joins the GMS Racing stable full-time for the 2019 season and will compete for Xfinity Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.
-Nemechek and the No. 23 team will utilize chassis no. 211. This chassis has been raced three times in the 2018 season, twice with Spencer Gallagher behind the wheel, once at Daytona Int'l Speedway in the Spring (start:4th/finish:6th), the other at Talladega Super Speedway where Gallagher collected his first NXS win (start:3rd/finish:1st) and then once by Chase Elliott at Daytona Int'l Speedway in the Fall (start:11th /finish:29th).
-While in Daytona, Nemechek will participate in Scott Lagasse Jr.’s Champion Ride for bicycle safety on Thursday, February 14th. The event will be a forty-five mile, full rolling enclosure bike ride from Daytona Int’l Speedway returning to Daytona Int’l Speedway to help humanize cyclists.

"I am beyond ready to get down to Daytona to get this season rolling. I'm thankful for this GMS Racing team, they have taken me under their wing and made the transition to a new organization really easy for me. I have ran at one plate-track in the Xfinity Series which was last year at Talladega and ended up finishing seventh. Besides running a few Truck Series races at Daytona this will be my first Xfinity event at the superspeedway. Patience and staying out of trouble is very important at plate-tracks. It's all about who survives in the end. I know that I have a solid team behind me and top of the line equipment to be in contention every week, now I just need to execute on track and park this No. 23 Fire Alarm Systems Chevrolet in Victory Lane."