John Hunter Named to NASCAR Next Class of 2015

(NASCAR Press Release)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Five of the six NASCAR K&N Pro Series race winners in 2015 are 21 years old or younger. The championship points leaders in both the East and West are 17 and 16, respectively. And a 17-year-old just became the highest-finishing female in the 61-year history of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.


It is fitting that as fans celebrate Jeff Gordon’s final year of competition, the ranks of NASCAR are filled with young drivers battling to one day fill that void. And on Tuesday, in a building that honors the sport’s history, NASCAR introduced some of those potential future stars of the sport.


JH NASCAR Next GraphicDuring a ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, 12 drivers were formally announced as the newest NASCAR Next class, a group of up-and-coming talent that joins the industry program aimed at spotlighting NASCAR’s emerging stars.


"The NASCAR Next initiative spotlights the future of NASCAR, a collection of promising young talent who have shown the potential to one day reach the highest level of our sport," said Jill Gregory, NASCAR senior vice president for Industry Services. "Alumni – and current members – of the NASCAR Next program are achieving success at the national series level, and we are confident that this class will build upon that foundation of excellence for many seasons to come."


Now in its fifth season, the career résumé of NASCAR Next alumni is impressive, highlighted by Chase Elliott’s 2014 NASCAR XFINITY Series championship, Kyle Larson’s 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award, and Cole Custer’s September 2014 win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, making him the youngest winner in NASCAR national series history.


Of the 28 drivers previously selected for the program, 21 have raced in one of NASCAR’s three national series (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), and 11 are competing full-time there in 2015.


The team was selected through an evaluation process that included input from industry executives and veteran racers. Drivers must be between the ages of 15-25, have tangible and expressed goals in eventual competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and demonstrate the potential to realize that goal.


Each driver in NASCAR Next must be actively competing in a NASCAR touring or weekly series – NASCAR K&N Pro Series East or West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series or NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitors also are eligible provided they are not slated to run a full season in their respective series.


The NASCAR Next members for 2015-16 are:


  • Rico Abreu (23, Rutherford, Calif., Twitter: @Rico_Abreu) – A 2014 USAC national champion and winner of the 2015 Chili Bowl, he has two top-10 finishes in three K&N Pro Series East starts, his first season racing in stock cars.


  • Nicole Behar (17, Otis Orchards, Wash., @NicoleBehar33) – Tied the series record for highest finish by a female driver in just her fifth K&N West start with her second place mark at Irwindale Event Center, and has top-10 finishes in four of six West starts.


  • Kyle Benjamin (17, Easley, S.C., @kylebenjamin71) – This Roush Fenway Racing developmental driver earned his first K&N Pro Series win at Bristol Motor Speedway, and is the youngest race winner in ARCA history.


  • James Bickford (17, Napa, Calif., @Bickford_James) – The 2014 K&N West Sunoco Rookie of the Year earned his first win at State Line Speedway last season and finished fifth in the season championship.


  • William Byron (17, Charlotte, N.C., @WilliamByron) – With a win at Greenville Pickens Speedway and three top 10 finishes, he sits atop the K&N Pro East season championship standings.


  • Cole Custer (17, Ladera Ranch, Calif., @colecuster00) – He holds the records for youngest pole award and race winner in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR’s touring series, and led late in the Truck race at Martinsville Speedway earlier this season.


  • Ruben Garcia Jr. (19, Mexico City, Mex., @rubengarcia4) – The runner up in last season’s NASCAR Mexico Series season championship, he had one win and 10 top-10 finishes there while also competing in three NASCAR XFINITY Series races.


  • Austin Hill (21, Winston, Ga., @_AustinHill) – Had three consecutive K&N East wins, in the final two races in 2014 and the 2015 season opener at New Smyrna Speedway where he captured his first pole award and led every lap.


  • Jesse Little (18, Sherrill’s Ford, N.C., @jesselittle97) – Had a win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, four top-five and 10 top-10 finishes in 2014 to finish fourth in the season standings. Won the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway in his 2015 K&N East debut.


  • Dylan Lupton (21, Wilton, Calif., @LuptonDylan) – Was the 2014 K&N West championship runner up with a win at Kern County Speedway and registered 14 top-10 finishes; made his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut at Phoenix International Raceway in March.


  • John Hunter Nemechek (17, Mooresville, N.C., @JHNemechek) – Earned six top-10 finishes in 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts in 2014, and won the prestigious Snowball Derby Late Model race at Five Flags Speedway in December.


  • Dalton Sargeant (17, Boca Raton, Fla., @DaltonSargeant) – Has a win at Kern County Raceway Park in the West this season, and four top-five finishes in five combined East and West races.



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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 28, 2015)—MeetBall, a real-time location sharing navigation application, is proud to announce the appointment of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver John Hunter Nemechek as the free mobile app's exclusive NASCAR brand ambassador.

“As a brand ambassador for MeetBall, John Hunter Nemechek will represent the MeetBall brand to a whole new demographic,” MeetBall co-founder Jeff Josephson said. “Being one of the hottest up-and-coming drivers in NASCAR, John Hunter represents the same youthful fire that we possess at MeetBall.”

Driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, Nemechek is in his third year of a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule and is scheduled to enter 18 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events this season. Nemechek will continue to share driving duties with his father, Joe Nemechek, until his 18th birthday, when he plans to finish out the remainder of the truck series schedule beginning at Gateway Motorsports Park.

MeetBall enables the race day experience to be more efficient through real-time GPS navigation tools and access to the live social media conversation.

“MeetBall is changing the way people share locations and interact with event communities – like a NASCAR event,” Josephson said. “John Hunter embodies many of these same characteristics as he takes on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with a youthful exuberance and a zest for knowledge. We are excited about what the future holds with this partnership, and wish John Hunter a successful season as our newest brand ambassador.”

Under the agreement, which runs through the 2016 NASCAR season, Nemechek will play a key role in business-to-business partnerships and promotional efforts designed to grow the MeetBall brand.

“It is the coolest app I have seen on the market,” Nemechek said. “In an effort to provide real-time location sharing during race weekends, MeetBall allows me to help locate our fans. We are excited about the future of this partnership which will rewrite the fan experience. No longer will fans be left with static maps, emails, or their own research to navigate the crowd on race day.”


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NEMCO Motorsports was within striking distance of a top finishing slot before a bout of bad luck struck at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway this weekend. A broken rear-end gear relegated John Hunter Nemechek and the No. 8 SWM International Inc. Chevrolet Silverado team to a 29th-place finish in the Kroger 250 at the Martinsville Speedway.
Nemechek started Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at the Martinsville Speedway from the 16th position based on the results of the qualifying session earlier that day. Over the opening laps of the extended 250-lap event, the 17-year old driver worked his way up to the 12th position by Lap 30. When the first caution flag waved on Lap 35, crew chief Gere Kennon called Nemechek in for two right-side Goodyear tires and Sunoco Racing fuel, and Nemechek restarted in the fourth position, looking to continue his forward progression. Under the Lap 55 caution, Kennon made the decision to stay out and not pit the Chevrolet Silverado. Once the field went green on Lap 69, the 32-truck field stayed caution-free for over 70 laps, the longest green-flag run in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history at Martinsville Speedway.
Nemechek eventually fell back to the 10th position by Lap 120 reporting “snug” conditions, and the team put together a plan to improve the handling of the NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet. Relief came on Lap 143 when the third caution flag was displayed, and under caution, Nemechek pitted for four fresh tires, two cans of fuel and a tear-off. He restarted seventh and drove his way up into the sixth position by Lap 150. As the event entered its final stages, Nemechek and Kennon felt the Chevrolet Silverado was in good form as they chose not to pit during a caution on Lap 164. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year contender continued to work and made his way into the top five by Lap 173.
Nemechek was battling for the fourth position when, on Lap 174, something broke in the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado. With no forward drive, he slowed to a standstill at the entrance of the garage in Turn 3 to bring out the sixth caution of the day. A review of the equipment by the team determined that the rear-end gear had broken, and the team did not have enough time to fix it and get back out onto the .526-mile track. Nemechek and the NEMCO Motorsports team finished in the 29th position.

Start - 16         Finish - 29        Laps Led - 0

“This weekend at Martinsville Speedway, I feel like we unloaded strong. We made good adjustments in practice, and making the personnel change over the off-season has helped week-in and week-out with our Chevrolet Silverado. Also, our communications skills are getting stronger.

“That was my debut of the season, and we did not qualify as well as we wanted to, but we made a charge to the front. I cannot thank our NEMCO Motorsports guys enough for all of their help. I am looking forward to the next event – at Dover International Speedway.”

JH Race Preview: Martinsville Speedway

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Race Preview
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes

Event:    Kroger 250
Date:    Saturday, March 28, 2015
Venue:        Martinsville (Va.) Speedway

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Martinsville Speedway ... This weekend will mark SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the .526-mile paperclip-oval track. The organization earned a team best of ninth-place at the short track with John Nemechek on September 25, 1995.

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 49 starts from four drivers, including one victory and five top-five finishes, as well as 23 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 16.0 and an average finishing position of 13.7.

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 from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (ET) on Friday, March 27. Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the Martinsville Speedway fan midway area for a question and answer session with Nemechek on Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. (ET).

On the Radio … On Saturday, Joe Nemechek will be a guest analyst on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series broadcast on the Motor Racing Network (MRN). Nemechek will be joined in the booth by Joe Moore and Jeff Striegle. The MRN race broadcast starts at 2:00 p.m., and green-flag coverage begins at 2:45 p.m. (ET).

Catch the Action ... The Kroger 250 will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, March 28, starting with the pre-race show at 2:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the third event on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1. In addition, practice sessions on Friday will be televised live on FOX Sports 1.

John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 SWM International Inc. Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at Martinsville Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 034 in the Kroger 250 at the Martinsville Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this chassis three times during the 2014 season, at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, at Gateway (Ill.) Motorsports Park and at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. On October 25 at Martinsville Speedway, the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis qualified 14th and finished in the 13th-position.

Paperclip Review ... This weekend marks Nemechek’s fourth Martinsville Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 21.3 and an average finishing position of 13.3 at the .526-mile track. In addition, Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut on October 26, 2013 at the Virginia short track behind the wheel of the No. 22 family-owned machine.

Race Rewind: Martinsville Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek was well on his way to a top-five finish in the Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on October 25, but his solid run was derailed when he was involved in a single-truck incident on Lap 137 that resulted in a 13th-place finish.

Short Track Stats: In five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on short tracks (less than one mile in length), Nemechek has recorded two top-10 finishes, with an average starting spot of 18.2 and an average finish of 11.2 on these racetracks.

Virginia is for Lovers … Charles Moles, Transporter / hauler driver and tire specialist of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado, hails from Floyd, Va..

2015 Debut … Martinsville Speedway will mark John Hunter Nemechek’s first start of the 2015 season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Nemechek will compete in a total of 18 events in the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado as he continues to share driving duties with his father Joe Nemechek, until his 18th birthday, when he plans to finish out the remainder of the truck series schedule beginning at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Sunoco Rookie of the Year … After graduating to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, Nemechek is competing for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the No. 8 Chevrolet. In 2011, Nemechek took home the Rookie of the Year honors in the Allison Legacy Series.

In the Rearview Mirror: 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Season ... John Hunter Nemechek wheeled the SWM-NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 in 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2014, including a fifth-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 20. Nemechek’s starts in 2014 earned him an average starting position of 13.2 and an average finish of 10.4.

“It is the 2015 season-opener for me, and I am looking forward to getting back into the No. 8 Chevrolet. We ended the 2014 season on a high note, and I feel like we got stronger at the end of the year. We made some major changes over the off-season, and I feel like we are even better than we were last year. At the October Martinsville Speedway event we had a good truck, so we are going to go back and try to build on that and have an even faster truck in race-trim.

“Martinsville Speedway is a fun race track, but you have to be there at the end. You have to keep all the fenders on it and be smart on where you put yourself throughout the race.”


MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 13, 2015)—John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) for NEMCO Motorsports, has entered into a personal services agreement with Alkame Holdings, Inc. (ALKM) wholly owned subsidiary Alkame Water, Inc. to become the newest Team Alkame ambassador, effective since February 17.

Alkame Holdings, Inc. is a health and wellness technology holding company with a focus on eco-friendly, innovative, and patentable consumer products. The Las Vegas based company has developed Alkame Water, producing a patented technology and formula that alters the molecular structure of water to produce a combination of characteristics unique in the beverage industry. This advanced water treatment technology results in the ultimate health and wellness water, complete with natural antioxidants in a premium oxygenated alkaline formula that tastes great and offers more benefits than regular water.

"I’m proud to be an ambassador for Alkame Water and am thankful for their commitment to allow me to compete for wins on the track,” Nemechek said. “I look forward to creating a strong partnership with Alkame Holdings, Inc. and having Alkame Water in-hand to keep me hydrated throughout the NASCAR season.”

Through this new partnership, Alkame Water will be part of Nemechek’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in addition to at-track activation. Alkame Water branding will be included on Nemechek’s firesuit and trackside apparel.

“John Hunter (Nemechek) is the best example of an up-and-coming athlete at the top of their game, whose sights are set not only on winning championships, but also on leveraging their celebrity and influence to effect positive change in the lives of others,” Robert Eakle, chief executive officer for Alkame Holdings, Inc., said.  “We are extremely proud to have John Hunter join the Team Alkame and represent our growing brand within the NASCAR community around the world.”

Alkame Water kicks off the NASCAR partnership with Nemechek as a Team Alkame ambassador on March 28, at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 20, 2015)—NEMCO Motorsports is proud to announce a one-year agreement with as a full-season associate partner of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).

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“ is very excited to work with NEMCO Motorsports and the father-son duo of Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek,” Joey Cefalia, President and CEO of, said. “We believe in the strong partnerships NEMCO Motorsports can offer to help create business-to-business opportunities.”

Cefalia said that with the NEMCO Motorsports partnership, the company looks to increase consumer-facing sales within national retail locations as well as with business-to-business efforts.

“We are excited to announce this partnership between NEMCO Motorsports and,” Joe Nemechek said.

The sponsorship agreement with NEMCO Motorsports runs for one year with an option to renew.

The partnership kicks off at the Daytona International Speedway on February 20 when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series opens the season with the Nextera Energy Resources 250 100-lap event.

2014 NEMCO Motorsports Year in Review

2014 was by far one of the most anticipated years for everyone at NEMCO Motorsports as they began their first full season racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). Announcing a partnership with Sid and Dawna Mauldin of Pampa, TX and with support from their SWM International organization, SWM-NEMCO Motorsports took form.

It was an exciting year for NEMCO drivers as well. Joe and John Hunter Nemechek reached a new summit in not only their relationship as father and son, but as racing teammates. For the first time in NASCAR history, a father and son duo shared the same ride and in their first year as a team, combined for a total of two top-five (one each) and 15 top-10 finishes en route to a seventh-place finish in owner standings.

In addition to their NASCAR program, NEMCO continued to develop their Pro and Super late model program as well starting the year off in fine fashion with a pro late model victory by John Hunter at the Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, GA in January.

Joe kicked off the NASCAR season in the No. 8 truck at Daytona International Speedway in February with an eighth-place effort, followed by John Hunter’s 11th-place performance at Martinsville Speedway in March.

Joe took the next two stints logging a ninth and 11th at Kansas Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway respectively and John Hunter turned in the first of many exciting performances picking up his career-best finish of sixth at Dover International Speedway. Joe one-upped him with his third-place run and first laps led of the season at Texas, just to be challenged by John Hunter’s head-turning performance at Gateway Motorsports Park where he led 53 of 160 laps. A late-race altercation relegated him to a 15th-place finish.

The middle portion of the season would bring a 14th at Kentucky Speedway, two consecutive 10th-place runs at Pocono Raceway and Michigan Speedway and a ninth-place performance at Chicagoland Speedway for Joe, while John Hunter collected a 10th, sixth, 25th and another sixth-place finish at Iowa Speedway, Eldora Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and Bristol Motor Speedway, respectively.

The action heated up again in September as 17-year old John Hunter captured his first NCWTS career top-five at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. His final two races brought finishes of 13th and seventh at Martinsville Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway, while Joe rounded out the season with a 17th and 10th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, as well as eighth-place runs in each of his final two events at Texas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.

John Hunter stayed busy with late model racing while free from NASCAR duties and picked up four additional Pro Late Model wins at Milwaukee Mile, Lucas Oil Raceway Park and Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. His crowning achievement of the season came on December 7 when he claimed his biggest victory to date, winning the prestigious Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. It was his first Super late model career win.

2014 also brought expansion to NEMCO by way of a new driver for the late model division. In October, it was announced that 19-year old Dominique Van Wieringen would join the team beginning with the Snowflake 100 during the Derby weekend in December where she raced to a 14th-place finish. Hailing from Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, Dominique is currently pursuing her Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and is in her sophomore year. She will run select Pro and Super late model events under the NEMCO banner in 2015 as she continues both her studies and her progression in racing.

Early 2015 brought news of a complete transition to Chevrolet for NEMCO Motorsports as well as another twist to the dynamic of the father-son NCWTS effort. With John Hunter turning 18 in June, he will be cleared by NASCAR to compete on all tracks and will take over the remainder of the events in the No. 8 Silverado. This paves the way for a much anticipated on-track battle between the two as Joe plans to run select events in the second half of the season in his familiar No. 87. NEMCO Motorsports will field entries for Joe to compete in select Xfinity Series races in 2015 as well.


MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 9, 2015)—NEMCO Motorsports will reunite with Chevrolet as Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek join Team Chevy beginning with the 2015 NASCAR season. NEMCO Motorsports' teams will compete with Chevrolet Silverados in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports Late Model program will also feature the iconic manufacturer.

The move to Chevrolet represents a return for NEMCO Motorsports, as team owner Joe Nemechek raced with Chevrolet from 1991 to 2011. Through three of NASCAR’s top national touring series (Sprint Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Camping World Truck Series) with Chevrolet, Nemechek and NEMCO Motorsports have earned 19 victories (18 in the Xfinity Series and one in the Camping World Truck Series) and 15 pole positions (14 in the Xfinity Series and one in the Camping World Truck Series).

Joe Nemechek is excited about the move to Chevrolet.

“We look forward to joining the Chevrolet NASCAR program this season," he said. “I've had a long-term relationship with Chevrolet for the majority of my career and I look forward to continuing that relationship.”

Nemechek won 18 races with the manufacturer since he first began fielding Chevrolets in the Xfinity Series in 1991, and winning the 1992 NASCAR Xfinity Series driver and owner championship en route to the manufacturers' championship for Chevrolet.

In 2015, John Hunter Nemechek returns to the No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet, sharing driving duties with his father until he turns 18-years old, when he plans to compete in the remainder of the truck series schedule beginning at Kentucky Speedway on July 9.

The No. 8 has 153 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts with Chevrolet, including 27 starts with his uncle, the late, John Nemechek, an aspiring driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

The NEMCO Motorsports’ switch to Chevrolet includes the conversion to ECR Engines to supply the team with horsepower for the 2015 season.

"This is a big step for our team and I look forward to working with Chevrolet and the guys at ECR Engines for a competitive season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series," John Hunter Nemechek said. “I have never worked with them (ECR Engines) before, but I look forward to building a relationship with them and running up front in 2015.”