Iowa Recap

START: 6th
FINISH: 8th
POINTS: 7th

Notes & Quotes:
- Nemechek finished eighth in Stage One and ninth in Stage Two, collecting 3 playoffs points.
- Nemechek is currently scored in seventh-place in the driver standings and is 11 points behind Chase Briscoe who is in seventh-place.
- In the Owners points standings, GMS Racing is currently eighth with 463 points and is 7 points behind Biagi-DenBeste Racing in seventh-place.
"Another top-10 this weekend. We'll keep knocking them off, that's all we can do. It's been a quiet year but we will keep hustling. Today's race was classic short-track racing. They say rubbing is racing and that's true here at Iowa. We brought home a solid finish and a car in one piece, so overall a good day for this GMS Racing team. We will take this momentum and head to Chicagoland in a few weeks."


Iowa Preview

Iowa Xfinity Stats
2 starts
Best finish: 5th (2018)

2019 Season Stats
13 starts, 2 top-five's and 9 top-10's

Notes:
- John Hunter Nemechek and GMS Racing will utilize chassis no. 216 this weekend at Iowa Speedway. This chassis has been run once this season by Nemechek at Texas Motor Speedway (start: 8th/finish: 9th)
- Nemechek is currently second in Sunoco Rookie of the Year points, 11 points behind Chase Briscoe in first place.
-On May 21st, Nemechek and Brett Moffitt helped promote this weekend's NASCAR Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series race. Both drivers were taught how to make the famous Casey's General Store Pizza and got to deliver it to the CVB and Des Moines Area Sports Commission. Included in the day’s activities the drivers got to visit MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center located in downtown Des Moines to visit the pediatric floor and give out NASCAR Foundation Speedy Bears to infirmed children.

Quotes:
“Iowa Speedway is always a fun track to go to. A couple weeks ago we got to go and test for a few days with some of the other teams and we felt like it was very successful. This will be my third time racing at the short-track in a Xfinity car. I won there in the Truck Series back in 2017 and had a strong finish of fifth with Chip-Ganassi Racing in my second Iowa race with the organization. I got to be a part of the Iowa Speedway race advance a few weeks ago and it was great to be able to promote the Iowa Wide Opening weekend and to be able to visit the children at the hospital and put a smile on their faces was special. Overall, Iowa has been good to me so hopefully we can grab a top-five or even our first win this weekend."


Michigan Recap

START: 8th
FINISH: 8th
POINTS: 7th

Notes & Quotes:
- Nemechek finished fourth in Stage One and sixth in Stage Two, collecting 12 playoffs points.
- Nemechek is currently scored in seventh-place in the driver standings and is 11 points behind Chase Briscoe who is in sixth-place.
- In the Owners points standings, GMS Racing is currently eighth with 429 points and is 11 points behind Biagi-DenBeste Racing in seventh-place.
“Overall a solid weekend for this 23 team. We unloaded off the hauler with speed and carried that speed into qualifying and the race. We stayed in the top-five most of the day and collected some good stage points but we needed one last adjustment there at the end because I got really tight. It's frustrating to come home eighth after running so well all day, but overall a positive day for this team after the last couple weeks that we have had. We will take this momentum and head to Iowa next weekend."


Pocono Recap

START: 23rd
FINISH: 12th
POINTS: 7th

Notes & Quotes:
- Nemechek finished ninth in Stage One and eighth in Stage Two, collecting five playoffs point.
- Nemechek is currently scored in seventh-place in the driver standings and is 22 points behind Chase Briscoe who is in sixth-place.
- In the Owners points standings, GMS Racing is currently eighth with 388 points and is 22 points behind Biagi-DenBeste Racing in seventh-place.

“Pocono was not great to us this weekend. I got really loose in practice, which caused me to hit the wall and then forced us to get the back up car out. We had to start in the rear of the field but we got back up to the front and led some laps there towards the end by a strategy call on pit road. I am proud of how hard everyone worked this weekend. This team never gave up and got the back up car where it needed to be to compete in today's race. We just need to keep digging, focus on the races coming up and how to improve overall as a team."