John Hunter Nemechek - Eldora Preview

John Hunter Nemechek

No. 8 Berry's Manufacturing Chevrolet Silverado

 

This Week's NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Eldora Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 035 in the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby at the Eldora Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on August 30, 2015 where they finished in the ninth-position after starting in the 12th-postion in the chassis’ second debut of the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Nemechek has only competed at the Eldora Speedway in this chassis.

 

This chassis made its maiden voyage on-track at the Martinsville Speedway in 2013 with Nemechek in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut. It is currently the oldest chassis in the NEMCO Motorsports fleet.

 

Slinging Mud and Sliding Sideways with Nemechek ... This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s third Eldora Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 10.0 and an average finishing position of 6.5 at the New Weston, Ohio, facility. Nemechek has led for a total of one lap at the track. Nemechek’s best finish at the Eldora Speedway was in his dirt debut in 2014 where he finished in the sixth-place.

 

Race Rewind: Eldora Speedway … Last year, John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished seventh on July 22, 2015 in the 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Eldora Speedway. The Mooresville, N.C., native qualified in the 17th-postion with a time of 21.814 seconds, which placed Nemechek in the second heat race starting in the fourth-postion. He led two laps of the second heat en route to finishing first. The strong heat finish placed Nemechek on his second front row appearance of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career with the second starting position. Nemechek led the first lap of the 154 lap main event.

 

Short Track Stats: In 11 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on short tracks (less than one mile in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded three top-five and five top-10 finishes, with an average starting spot of 11.6 and an average finish of 11.5 on these racetracks.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Kentucky Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek and the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado team for NEMCO Motorsports scored a second-place finish in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Ky., on July 7. After qualifying for the 150-lap race around the 1.5-mile tri-oval in 16th position, Nemechek quickly moved into the top-ten position before the caution flag waved for the first time on Lap 27. Nemechek continued the steady progression and was scored in the fifth-place by Lap 60. The 19-year old made the most of the final restart that took place on Lap 109, driving from seventh to second in the last 41 laps of the event.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 1636 of 1666 laps contested (98.2 percent), has led 61 laps and is currently sixth in the driver point standings. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has one pole award (Iowa) and has collected one victory (Atlanta), three top-five and five top-10 finishes, has spent 1,351 laps running in the top 15 and has made 442 green-flag passes thus far this season.


John Hunter Nemechek Eyes Strong Run at Kentucky

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Kentucky Speedway ... This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the Sparta, Ky., facility. The organization posted a team best 11th-place finish at the track last year with driver John Hunter Nemechek on July 9. Two starts at the Kentucky Speedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 15.5 and an average finish of 12.5. As a team, NEMCO Motorsports has completed 295 of 295 laps (100.0%), and has led one lap at the track.

 

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 79 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include three victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago and Atlanta) and 16 top-five finishes, as well as 39 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 14.0 and an average finishing position of 14.0.

 

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has one start at the Kentucky Speedway (2014) finishing in the 14th-position. Nemechek has four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) starts, and seven NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) starts at the 1.5-mile track.

 

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.

 

Catch the Action ... The Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Thursday, July 7 starting with the pre-race show at 8:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 10th event of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2.

 

John Hunter Nemechek

No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado

 

This Week's NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Kentucky Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 041 in the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at the Kentucky Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Texas Motor Speedway on June 10 finishing in the seventh-position after starting in the 23rd-postion for its second debut of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. This chassis made its maiden voyage on-track at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.

 

Nemechek in the Bluegrass State ... This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s second Kentucky 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 11.0 at the Sparta, Ky., facility. Nemechek has led for a total of one lap at the track. Nemechek made his intermediate track debut just 29 days after his 18th birthday at the Kentucky Speedway.

 

In the Loop at the Kentucky Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek has the highest driver rating (103.3) at the Kentucky Speedway of active full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers. In addition, Nemechek has the top average mid-race running position of second place at the 1.5-mile track.

 

Race Rewind: Kentucky Speedway … Last year, John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 D.A.B. Constructors Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished 11th on July 9 in the UNOH 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Kentucky Speedway. Not only did Nemechek make his first start at a 1.5-mile track, but he also hopped into the No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet with no practice time due to inclement weather prior to the race. Starting 13th due to the 31-truck field being set by owner's points per the NASCAR Rule Book, Nemechek quickly advanced into the top five, and even lead a lap (Lap 47) around the asphalt oval. He finished the 225-mile event in the 11th place.

 

Speedway Stats: In 20 combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded two victories (Chicago and Atlanta), eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 89 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Gateway Motorsports Park ... John Hunter Nemechek and the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado team for NEMCO Motorsports scored a sixth-place finish in the Drivin’ For Lineman 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Ill., on June 25 after cautions hindered the team’s pit strategy. Nemechek started the race from the fourth spot and quickly moved into the third position before the caution flag waved for the second time on Lap 26. After pitting for four tires, most of the field opted for two, thwarting the team’s strategy. Nemechek restarted in the 14th position and had to battle through the pack – and by Lap 130 Nemechek was in the second spot. In the closing laps a string of late-race restarts bunched up the field regulating Nemechek to the sixth position before taking the checkered flag.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first nine NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 1486 of 1516 laps contested (98.0 percent), has led 61 laps and is currently sixth in the driver point standings. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has one pole award (Iowa) and collected one victory (Atlanta), two top-five and four top-10 finishes, has spent 1,201 laps running in the top 15 and has made 408 green-flag passes thus far this season.


John Hunter Nemechek Looks Towards Texas Motor Speedway

John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 041 in the Rattlesnake 400 at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21 finishing in the 12th-position after starting in the 21st-postion, as weather conditions canceled qualifying. This chassis made its maiden voyage on-track at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

 

Sound the Alarm … The NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado will carry the Fire Alarm Services, Inc., brand as the primary sponsor on Friday, June 10 at the Texas Motor Speedway showcasing a red, black and white paint scheme featuring a city skyline design. Headquartered in Arvada, Colorado, Fire Alarm Services, Inc., provides superior fire and life safety and security services and products for protecting their client's real estate investment.

 

"Deep in the Heart of Texas" ... This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s second Texas Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 12.0 and an average finishing position of 11.0 at the 1.5-mile track.

 

Race Rewind: Texas Motor Speedway … Despite struggling with a myriad of handling issues, John Hunter Nemechek drove the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports to a hard-fought 11th-place finish in the WinStar World Casino and Resort 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on November 6, 2015 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

 

Speedway Stats: In 18 combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded two victories (Chicago and Atlanta), eight top-five and ten top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 89 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Charlotte Motor Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the 12th-postion in the rain-delayed North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on May 21. By Lap 30 Nemechek was scored in sixth-place after starting in the 21st-postion. However, varying fuel strategies hindered Nemechek from contending for the win in the closing laps of the 201-mile event.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 959 of 989 laps contested (97.0 percent), has led 8 laps and is currently seventh in the driver point standings. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has one victory (Atlanta), two top-five and two top-10 finishes, has spent 708 laps running in the top 15 and made 325 green-flag passes thus far this season.

 

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON Texas Motor SPEEDWAY.):

“Texas Motor Speedway was a very fun racetrack the last time we were here (November 2015). I was able to run, pretty much, anywhere on the racetrack – a multi-groove racetrack creates exciting racing.

 

“Dad (Joe Nemechek) finished third a couple of years ago (2014) in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, so hopefully I can step that up and beat his best finish at the Texas Motor Speedway – and get NEMCO Motorsports a second win of the year.”

 


Fire Alarm Services Inc. to Partner with NEMCO Motorsports

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 6, 2016)—NEMCO Motorsports announced today a new relationship with Fire Alarm Services, Inc., (FAS). As part of the agreement, the NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado will carry the Fire Alarm Services, Inc., brand as the primary sponsor on Friday, June 10 at the Texas Motor Speedway during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) competition with driver John Hunter Nemechek.

 

“We are very excited to be a part of the NEMCO Motorsports family,” Shannon Smith, vice president of Fire Alarm Services, Inc., said. “This is the sponsorship debut for Fire Alarm Services, Inc., in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. We are very eager to take part in this new experience that is sure to be incredible. We wish the best to NEMCO Motorsports, driver John Hunter Nemechek and the entire No. 8 Chevrolet team.”

 

Headquartered in Arvada, Colorado, Fire Alarm Services, Inc., provides superior fire and life safety and security services and products for protecting their client's real estate investment. Fire Alarm Services, Inc., brings a fresh and innovative approach to the fire and life safety industry with an emphasis on developing lasting client relationships, and unmatched customer service. Fire Alarm Services Inc., provides commercial property owners a single source for all of their fire and life safety needs. Since 1997, Fire Alarm Services Inc., has provided 24-hour service throughout the greater United States.

 

“NEMCO Motorsports is proud to feature Fire Alarm Services, Inc., on the No. 8 Chevrolet at the Texas Motor Speedway for the company’s first entry into the NASCAR Camping World Series,” Nemechek said.

 

During the Rattlesnake 400 at the Texas Motor Speedway, the Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado will showcase a red, black and white paint scheme featuring a city skyline design.

 

Earlier this season, Nemechek was victorious at the Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, securing the 18-year old early in this year's inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase. Nemechek has two top-five finishes, as well as two top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.5 and producing an average finishing position of 12.5 across six starts for NEMCO Motorsports in 2016.

 

More information can be found by visiting www.fasonline.cc.

 

About NEMCO Motorsports:

NEMCO Motorsports is a title-winning NASCAR XFINITY Series team owned by XFINITY Series champion Joe Nemechek. The team fields an entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with the No. 8 Chevrolet for driver John Hunter Nemechek, and an entry in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with the No. 87 Chevrolet for driver Joe Nemechek. Based in Mooresville, North Carolina, NEMCO Motorsports is a family-owned operation that has been in national NASCAR competition since 1989. For more information, please visit us on the Web at NEMCOMotorsports.com on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/NEMCOMotorsports, and on Twitter @NEMCOMotorsport.


NEMCO NCWTS Dover Preview

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Dover International Speedway .  This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the one-mile “Monster Mile.” The organization earned a team best finish of sixth-place with John Hunter Nemechek on May 30, 2014. Two starts at the Dover International Speedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 6.5 and an average finish of 14.0.

 

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 74 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include three victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago and Atlanta) and 16 top-five finishes, as well as 37 top-10 finishes, along with an average starting position of 14.1 and an average finishing position of 12.3.

 

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has one win (2003), four top-five and eight top-10 finishes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 27 starts at the Dover International Speedway. In 39 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the “Monster Mile,” Nemechek has one top-five and five top-10 finishes.

 

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.

 

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … John Hunter Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, located at the Lucas Oil Display in the Dover International Speedway midway, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (ET) on Friday, May 13.

 

Caring Heart and Helping Hands … A finalist for the Comcast Community Champion of the Year award, Martha Nemechek donated $20,000 to the Travis Manion Foundation in December 2015. On Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13, at the Dover International Speedway, NEMCO Motorsports will host members of the Travis Manion Foundation who are attending the Men’s Expedition in Dover. The weekend includes a service project with Habitat for Humanity, and then time at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event with Martha Nemechek.

 

Catch the Action ... The Jacob Companies 200 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Friday, May 13 starting with the pre-race show at 5:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the fifth event of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

 

John Hunter Nemechek

No. 8 Cricket SX3 Chevrolet Silverado

 

This Week's NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Dover International Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 034 in the Jacob Companies 200 at the Dover International Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Martinsville Speedway on April 2 to qualify eighth and finish in second position. In the last four appearances of Chassis No. 034, Nemechek has finished fifth or better.

 

Nemechek at the “Monster Mile” ... This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s third Dover International Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 6.5 and an average finishing position of 14.0 at the one-mile track.

 

Welcome Cricket SX3 … The electric sport vehicle Cricket SX3’s logo will adorn the hood of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado NEMCO Motorsports machine this weekend at the Dover International Speedway. Rick’s Specialty Vehicles, based in North Augusta, S.C., is a company that specializes in developing sport vehicles with all-electric motors, providing easier maintenance and a completely green operation.

 

Autism: Understanding the Puzzle … To help generate awareness for Autism, John Hunter Nemechek will be showing his support for Autism Delaware’s mission throughout the race weekend by displaying a puzzle piece decal on his No. 8 Cricket SX3 Chevrolet Silverado.

 

Short Track Stats: In ten NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on short tracks (less than one mile in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded three top-five and five top-10 finishes, with an average starting spot of 12.7 and an average finish of 11.5 on these racetracks.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Kansas Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Andy's Frozen Custard Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished 28th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race last Friday at the Kansas Speedway. After rising to second from his sixth-place starting spot, Nemechek was on his way toward securing a solid finish in the extended 170-lap race around the 1.5-mile oval, when an early-race accident on Lap 48 caused damage to the No. 8 Chevrolet, and the night ended in dejection with two bouts of on-track trouble—including  a blown tire.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 625 of 655 laps contested (95.4 percent), has led 8 laps, and is currently fifth in the driver point standings. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has one victory (Atlanta), two top-five and two top-10 finishes, has spent 469 laps running in the top 15 and made 228 green-flag passes so far this season.

 

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY.):

“I’m looking forward to going back to Dover International Speedway this year, because it has always been a fun track for me. NEMCO Motorsports has always had fast trucks at Dover (International Speedway), but we have not always had the results we wanted, but we are really looking forward to going back. Especially after what happened last week at the Kansas Speedway, we are looking forward to a solid finish to regain our points lead. We want to run up front and contend for a win. Hopefully, we can get our first short-track victory.”


John Hunter Nemechek Eligible for the NCWTS Chase

John Hunter Nemechek maneuvered his way through various melees, holding off competitors in a two-lap dash to the checkered flag to win the Great Clips 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at the Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on Saturday, February 27. Nemechek started from the 18th position and led for eight laps en route to his first victory in his first-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was also his 10th top-five finish in 32 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts.

On Saturday morning Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, qualified 18th with a time of 31.371 seconds at 176.724 mph. From the green flag Nemechek began to combat a loose-handling Chevrolet Silverado. Crew chief Gere Kennon ordered adjustments on every pit stop, ranging from air pressure to wedge to track bar and a combination of all three adjustments, and was able to dial-in the handling to Nemechek’s preference. By Lap 20, the Mooresville, N.C., native was scored in the 21st position. Taking advantage of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ first ‘caution clock’ under yellow flag conditions on Lap 39, Nemechek came to pit road for four tires with an air pressure adjustment, fuel, wedge and track bar adjustments. The 18-year-old then began his steady climb through the field after gaining five positions on pit road due to quick service by the crew. Despite the uncomfortable handling of the No. 8 Chevrolet, Nemechek was able to maintain position. Nemechek worked his way into the top 10 by Lap 54. While in the 10th position, Nemechek brought his No. 8 Chevrolet to pit road for a scheduled service of four tires with an air pressure adjustment, fuel and a wedge adjustment on Lap 60. He was able to restart in the sixth place. Nemechek held position until the 20-minute caution clock forced another yellow flag with 24 laps remaining. Under the command of Kennon on Lap 107, Nemechek pitted for four tires with an air pressure adjustment, fuel and a track bar adjustment. Nemechek then claimed the second spot after gaining four positions on pit road. Two corners after a restart on Lap 112, a multi-truck incident unfolded resulting in a red flag on Lap 113. Nemechek then took the restart from the third position. A few laps later, the leader was involved in an incident to bring out the caution, again, at the 1.54-mile track. Nemechek chose the inside line for a restart on Lap 199 of 200. On a late-race restart with two laps to go, the 18-year-old came through the tri-oval to win the Great Clips 200, his second-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, becoming the youngest NASCAR national series winner at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. With his win in Saturday’s 200.2-mile event, Nemechek claims NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase eligibility with a victory during the regular season.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will take more than a month off, returning on Saturday, April 2 for the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The race starts at 2:30 p.m. EST with live coverage provided by FS1.

Start - 18 Finish - 1 Laps Led - 8

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE:
(ON ADVICE FROM NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES CHAMPION KEVIN HARVICK.)
“I've got to give a shout-out. I can't thank Kevin Harvick enough. I went and sat with him for about 30 minutes to an hour last night, trying to learn everything I could. Kevin's one of the best racers here at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, so I had to ask him.

“He's very good at conserving tires, and very good at winning races here, so to go and talk to him was very special."

(ON THE FUNDING ON THE NO. 8 CHEVROLET.)
“We have put in a lot of hard work with just a little funding and we’ve come out and contended for wins.”

#8#
About NEMCO Motorsports:
NEMCO Motorsports is a title-winning NASCAR XFINITY Series team owned by XFINITY Series champion Joe Nemechek. The team fields an entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with the No. 8 Chevrolet for driver John Hunter Nemechek, and an entry in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with the No. 87 Chevrolet for driver Joe Nemechek. Based in Mooresville, North Carolina, NEMCO Motorsports is a family-owned operation that has been in national NASCAR competition since 1989. For more information, please visit us on the Web at NEMCOMotorsports.com on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/NEMCOMotorsports, and on Twitter @NEMCOMotorsport.


John Hunter Nemechek Atlanta Race Preview

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Atlanta Motor Speedway ... This week will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at the 1.5-mile track. Joe Nemechek posted a team best finish of 10th-place at the Hampton, Ga., facility on February 28, 2015.

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 71 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances including two victories (Watkins Glen, and Chicago) and 14 top-five finishes, as well as 35 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.2 and an average finishing position of 12.4.

All in the Family … Joe Nemechek, team owner, has one win (2001), two top-five and six top-10 finishes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 15 starts at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Nemechek also has 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts which include a second-place finish in 2002.

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.

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the Atlanta Motor Speedway fan midway area for a question and answer session with John Hunter Nemechek on Saturday, February 27 at 8:45 a.m. (ET). Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session, located in the AMS Kids’ Zone (Fan Midway), with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (ET) on Saturday.

Georgia Peach … Atlanta Motor Speedway is a homecoming to communications director Courtney McGarry. Raised in Hampton, she grew-up around the local short-tracks and developed a lifelong passion for motorsports which started at the 1/4-Mile "Thunder Ring" at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Catch the Action ... The Great Clips 200 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Saturday, February 27 starting with the pre-race show at 4:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the second event of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (ET) on FS1. In addition, the practice sessions on Friday, February 26 will be televised live on FS1 beginning at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Atlanta Motor Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 037 in the Great Clips 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this chassis twice during the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, at the Kansas Speedway and the Charlotte Motor Speedway. On May 8 at the Kansas Speedway, the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis qualified fourth and finished in the second-position with Ryan Newman.

Georgia on my Mind ... This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s first Atlanta Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Speedway Stats: In 14 combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-mile in length), Nemechek has recorded one victory (Chicago), seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 81 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

Race Rewind: Atlanta Motor Speedway … Joe Nemechek drove NEMCO Motorsports’ No. 8 SWM International Inc. Chevrolet Silverado to a 10th-place finish in the 130-lap NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 28, 2015.

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY.):
“I am looking forward to racing at the Atlanta (Motor Speedway) for the first time. I have been to the track a bunch as a kid.

“We had a good run with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the Atlanta Motor Speedway with dad (Joe Nemechek), last year. I am looking forward to improving on our set-up, and returning to an intermediate track – where we have proven success.”


färbe technik™ to Sponsor Nemechek at Daytona

färbe technik™, a leading global supplier of mobile product accessories, will join NEMCO Motorsports beginning with the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season when it will become a primary sponsor of driver John Hunter Nemechek and his No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado team at the Daytona International Speedway in the Nextera Energy Resources 250 on Friday, February 19.

The new relationship will feature färbe technik™ as a primary sponsor at the Daytona International Speedway and as an associate-level partner in all other NEMCO Motorsports events. The agreement covers the 2016 and 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series seasons.

“An unparalleled range of quality products that reflect individual needs and lifestyles is what färbe technik™ is known for,” Nemechek said. “I have been using many of their mobile product accessories, and färbe technik™ is a terrific fit for NEMCO Motorsports. I am excited about the opportunities and thrilled to represent a company that is so passionate about the everyday user and the NASCAR fan, while boasting stylish designs and a high-quality product.”

The Kelowna, British Columbia-based company will use the sponsorship in consumer promotions, product launches and business-to-business opportunities.

“At färbe technik™, we are looking forward to our partnership with John Hunter Nemechek and NEMCO Motorsports,” Shane Broesky, CEO of färbe technik™, said. “Nemechek exemplifies our goals as a brand, and we are proud to be the primary sponsor of the No. 8 färbe technik™ Chevrolet at the Daytona International Speedway.

“färbe technik™ was founded to exemplify ‘Being Unique!’ It’s about color, style, dedication, excellence and the pursuit of one’s dreams. We believe Nemechek and NEMCO Motorsports share our passion, our goals and our style as we are proud to join Nemechek at the “World Center of Racing” and help him achieve his dreams. We wish him the best for the first race of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at the Daytona International Speedway.”

In his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, 18-year old Nemechek has logged 30 career starts,  resulting in strong performances including a victory at the Chicagoland Speedway, on top of nine top-five finishes and 16 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 11.9 and producing an average finishing position of 10.4.

In addition to his successful NASCAR Camping World Truck Series campaign in 2015, Nemechek was named to the 2015-2016 NASCAR Next class, and was awarded the 2015 Most Popular Driver for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

ABOUT FÄRBE TECHNIK™:
färbe technik™ is a leading global supplier and manufacturer of stylish and high-quality premium mobile product accessories. Obtaining an exclusive license to manufacture NASCAR branded mobile accessories in the categories of wall chargers, car chargers, cables, Bluetooth speakers, earbuds and battery case products, you can find the NASCAR line soon in grocery and convenience stores alongside färbe technik™’s iNation™ line across the United States. For information visit: www.farbetechnik.com.

 


JH Voted NCWTS Most Popular Driver

Story from NASCAR.com

 

The two Most Popular Drivers were absolutely suited for NASCAR's big awards.

Second-generation NASCAR mega-talents, both Chase Elliott (XFINITY Series) and John Hunter Nemechek (Camping World Truck Series) absolutely earned the distinction and the nod in Monday awards presentation.

Elliott, who will drive the Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevy next year in the Sprint Cup Series -- replacing the retiring Jeff Gordon -- was typically low-key and humble about the whole NASCAR XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series awards evening.

But he was eager to get going in his Cup career after a championship and second place finish (2015) in the XFINITY Series. Earning the Most Popular Driver Award for the recent season must have felt very appropriate for the son of Bill Elliott, who took the Cup Series vote a record 16 times. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won it the past 12 years.

"I think we have definitely a lot of work to do to catch Dale in that sense," a smiling Elliott said. "But I'm very appreciative of the support I've had, especially the past two years and I've noticed it. I don't think people realize how much that means to a driver when they see you wearing their T-shirt. It goes a long way for me. Seeing them do that means a lot."

Elliott conceded he and his father, a NASCAR Hall of Famer, haven't discussed this honor's impact even though he is touched to receive it.

"We really haven't talked about that," Elliott said. "Fortunately he (his dad) had a big following and some of those people are following me. Can't look past that. Dale has an obviously great following and I'm a Dale fan too."

Nemechek, 18, was equally as excited to be recognized on the Camping World Truck Series side. A second-generation racer who won his first major race this season, Nemechek was obviously moved by the honor.

"It definitely can't hurt to win the Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, " Nemechek said. "It's definitely an honor for me and my family, but more importantly, hopefully it'll help us gain some reputation on selling some sponsorship for the seasons tocome. Can't thank all of the supporters enough that voted, and all the friends and family as well."

Nemechek is the second family member to be honored with the award. His father, Joe Nemecheck -- a former XFINITY Series champion and four-time Cup winner.

"Yeah, he won I think in 1992 and '93, so it's awesome to be able to win an award that he's won," Nemechek said. "I beat him to something.

"I wish he wouldn't have won most popular so I could've beat him to that. We're very competitive, but to get my first truck win when he didn't was very special as well. He wants one bad."

With Elliott moving into the Cup series and Nemechek hoping to continue his rise in the NASCAR ranks in 2016.

"It definitely is special to hear how good you're doing with the equipment that you have," Nemechek said. "We utilize our resources to the absolute max that we possibly can. We try and get our trucks as good as we can. There's a lot of late nights and hard work put in with just a few people. Finding the funding to get a few more people and not have to work as late and getting some free time to work on some other projects could even make us better, but it was definitely a good year. Getting our first win and finishing in the top five so many times, all the hard work did pay off.

"We're still working on trying to find funding. Nothing is set in stone yet. It's all kind of up in the air right now, so still trying to find those possible partners to sit down, sign a deal with, hopefully for years to come."