ROMCO Equipment Company to Continue Sponsorship with John Hunter Nemechek at GMS Racing

Statesville N.C. (March 26th, 2019) – GMS Racing officials announced today that ROMCO Equipment Company, a premier heavy equipment dealer in Texas, will continue their sponsorship with John Hunter Nemechek at GMS Racing. ROMCO will serve as the primary sponsor for Nemechek and the 23 team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on March 30th. ROMCO’spartners Genesis, FRD Kent, CemenTech and Rockland Mfg. will join as associate sponsors.

“I am excited that ROMCO Equipment will continue their support of me over at GMS Racing,” said Nemechek. “They have been a long-time sponsor of my family-owned team and to have them on board this weekend at Texas is really special. This is ROMCO’s hometown track and they will have a lot of people there this weekend so hopefully, I can get them in victory lane.”

In 2018, Nemechek ran his first NXS race at the mile-and-a-half track where he claimed a top-five finish after finishing fourth under the Chip Ganassi Racing banner.

ROMCO has been family owned and Texas-based since 1961, ROMCO’s mission is to provide the users of construction, road building, oil & gas, mining, and aggregate equipment with high quality and highly productive products, backing the customer’s buying decision with outstanding product support. As an industry leader, ROMCO’s reputation is built upon Excellence, Stability, Innovation, and Professionalism.

Statewide, ROMCO has 10 branches and over 250 employees. ROMCO Equipment Co.carries the full line of Volvo Construction Equipment, Hitachi Construction & Mining Equipment, SDLG wheel loaders, Genesis attachments, and FRD/ Kent hydraulic hammers.

Saturday’s NXS My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will be broadcast live on FS1 and PRN at 1pm ET.


Fontana Recap

START: 10th
FINISH: 28th
POINTS: 10th

Notes & Quotes:

-An incident on lap 83 involving Nemechek resulted in a 28th-place finish for the GMS Racing team.

-Nemechek is currently 10th in the driver point standings, four points behind Ryan Sieg in ninth place.

"Today just wasn't our day. A loose wheel put us a lap down in Stage 2 and then a little miscommunication between spotter and myself resulted in our day ending early. We will regroup, keep our heads up and move on to Texas."


Fontana Preview

Fontana Xfinity Stats
1 start (2018)

2019 Season Stats
4 starts, 1 top-five, 3 top-10's

Notes:
- Nemechek leads the Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year point standings with 140 points going into Auto Club Speedway this weekend.
-Nemechek and the GMS Racing team will utilize chassis no. 224. This chassis has been raced once by Nemechek this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway (start: 10th/finish: 20th). It has also been utilized three other 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).

Quote:
“Fontana is a really fun place. You are able to run multiple grooves from the bottom of the race track to the fence. It’s a race track that you have to study, take notes at and watch because there is a lot of information to take in. Everyone does something different there. Some guys use the apron in Turns 3 and 4, some run above it, and some run the fence. It’s all about where your car is best and how much time you can make up by the groove that you are running. Overall this track is super worn out, rough and slick. Which I feel like is the type of track that I am pretty good at. I'm excited to get the Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet on track and end this west coast swing on a high note."


Phoenix Recap

START: 13th
FINISH: 9th
POINTS: 7th

Notes & Quotes:—

-Following Nemechek's ninth-place finish this weekend, He ranks seventh in the points standings. One point behind Austin Cindric in sixth-place.

-Nemechek collected five stage points after finishing sixth in the first stage and 13th in the second stage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series iK9 Service Dog 200.

"We were okay today. On the short runs the handling and speed were pretty good but on the longer runs I would get tighter and tighter. We have some work to do before we come back to Phoenix in the Fall. We will build on what we learned this weekend and continue to get better. Onto Fontana next weekend."


Phoenix Preview

Phoenix Xfinity Stats
1 start, 1 top-10 & 1 pole
Best Finish: 9th (2018)

2019 Season Stats
3 starts, 1 top-five and 2 top-10's

Notes:
- Last year, Nemechek collected his first Xfinity Series pole award at ISM Raceway in the Fall with Chip Ganassi Racing.
-Nemechek leads the Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year point standings with 107 points going into ISM Raceway this weekend.
-Nemechek has six NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts at the ISM Raceway. In those six starts, Nemechek has two top-five's, four top 10's and has led 31 laps.
- Nemechek and the No. 23 team will utilize chassis no. 216. This chassis has been raced three times by Spencer Gallagher in the 2017 season. Once at Pocono Raceway (Start: 14th/Finish: 18th), another at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Start: 20th/Finish: 28th) and at ISM Raceway (Start: 19th/Finish: 17th).

Quotes:
“ISM Raceway is a lot different now since they modified the track layout. If you’re mid-pack, it’s super difficult to pass. You can make up a little time from cutting the ‘dog-leg’ after the start-finish line but it’s really hard to do as far as being on throttle and having to drive around the corner. If you are in the top-five or you’re the leader and can get away from the pack, you can be a half a straightaway ahead in a lap from how good of a restart you can get or if you don’t get a good restart then you’re four-wide going into Turn 1. It’s insane for the drivers but I’m sure it makes the spectating more exciting. Last year in the Fall Phoenix race I got my first Xfinity Series pole so hopefully we can start up front again this year and get this Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet in Victory Lane.”


Las Vegas Recap

START: 10th
FINISH: 2nd
POINTS: 6th 

Notes & Quotes:
- Nemechek was scored as the highest-finishing rookie in today's NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

- Following his 2nd-place finish this weekend, Nemechek ranks sixth in the points standings. Four points behind Michael Annett in fifth-place.

- This event at LVMS was Nemechek’s Xfinity debut at the mile-and-a-half mile track and collected his first runner-up finish in the Xfinity Series.

“I felt like we gave Kyle (Busch) a run for his money today. I was hoping that Austin (Dillion) would have been able to give me a push there on the last restart but the No. 1 was on his quarter panel pulling him back and he wasn’t able to get to my bumper to help. I am proud of this GMS Racing team though. We didn’t unload where we needed to be on Friday but Chad (Norris, crew chief) and the boys worked really hard to get the car where it needed to be in race trim. We had a great car for the short runs and I could gain a lot of spots on the restarts. We will take this momentum and run with it.”