Welcoming John Hunter Nemechek to the Melin Family

Coming from one of the greatest legacies in Nascar history, John Hunter Nemechek had the weight of the world on his shoulders for his first Daytona 500 this past weekend. After an intense two days of racing, John Hunter finished the race in 11th place, creating an exciting start to the rest of the season.

At only 22 years old, John Hunter has inspired us with his work ethic, composure, and determination to be the best in the world. We are honored to welcome John Hunter to the melin Family and cheer him on as he competes against legends.


Auto Club Recap

No. 38 Fire Alarm Services Ford Mustang

Started: 23rd
Finished: 25th

Stage One: 24th
Stage Two: 23rd
Stage Three: 25th

John Hunter Nemechek took the green flag 23rd in the Auto Club 400 Sunday afternoon at Auto Club Speedway. His No. 38 Fire Alarm Services Ford Mustang fired off tight and battled inside of the Top 25 throughout the course of Stage 1. Nemechek noted that the car was, “a tick on the snug side” and that he needed more turn after finishing Stage 1 in the 24th position.

During the Stage 1 caution, Nemechek pitted for 4 tires, fuel and a trackbar adjustment. Not long after the green flag fell to mark the beginning of Stage 2, Nemechek made note that his Fire Alarm Services Ford was extremely tight in dirty air and would go on to finish Stage 2 in the 23rd position.

Under the Stage 2 caution, the team took a big swing at Nemechek’s No. 38 Fire Alarm Services Ford Mustang, adding 4 new tires, fuel, grille tape and a trackbar adjustment. Despite the changes, the No. 38 Ford still seemed to be tight in traffic and Nemechek would go on to take the checkered flag in the 25th position.

Nemechek on Fontana: “It was a tough day for our No. 38 Fire Alarm Services team. We had a little issue early on pit road, but we were able to improved on it throughout the day. We couldn’t seem to get going on restarts and ultimately ran all day, in and around where we ended up finishing. Thanks to all of the guys on the team for never giving up and thanks to Fire Alarm Services for coming on board. A 25th place run obviously is not where we wanted to finish, but things could have been a lot worse. It was a pretty decent points day, so we’ll move on and get ready for Phoenix Raceway next weekend.”