Richmond Recap

START: 11th
FINISH: 7th
POINTS: 6th

Notes & Quotes:
-Nemechek finished Stage One in the fifth-position and Stage Two in the third-position collecting 14 stage points.
-Nemechek collected his sixth top-10 in 2019 after his seventh-place finish at Richmond Raceway. He was also scored as the highest finishing rookie.
-Nemechek is currently sixth in the driver point standings, 12 points behind Justin Allgaier in fifth-place.

"We just over adjusted thinking the rain was going to come on that last restart to finish off the second Stage but it didn't so when we went back racing it wasn't good for us. The car got evil and I couldn't go anywhere and we dropped back to the 19th-position. I'm sorry to the 52, I got loose underneath of him off of Turn 4 and accidentally got into the back of him. So a huge shout out to those guys, they always give us respect when we race them. We ended up coming back after making some better adjustments and came home seventh with a really good points day."


Richmond Preview

Richmond Xfinity Stats
1 start
Best Finish: 13th (2018)

2019 Season Stats
7 starts, 2 top-five and 5 top-10's

Notes:
- Nemechek and the No. 23 team will utilize chassis no. 216. This chassis was raced this year by John Hunter Nemechek at ISM Raceway (start: 13th/finish: 9th).
- FALCI Adaptive Motorsports (FAM) and its founder Dr. Scott Falci – a renowned Denver-based neurosurgeon and longtime NASCAR crew chief and auto racing executive Joe Garone will showcase cutting-edge technology to maximize the impact of bringing mobility to spinal cord injured and amputee individuals. Dr. Falci’s team constructed and installed the technological components that allow mobility-challenged individuals to drive the car hands-and-foot free by a slight movement of the head and mouth which enables input to the car’s steering, accelerator and braking systems.
- U.S. Paralympians from the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, including Will Waller, Trevon Jenifer and Steve Serio will take laps around Richmond Raceway on Wednesday, April 10beginning at 9 a.m.

Quotes:
“I am really looking forward to going back to Richmond this weekend for my second Xfinity start at the short-track. Last year I had a strong car and led 36 laps before we lost the break pedal. Richmond, I feel like, falls into one of my stronger tracks on the NASCAR circuit and hopefully coming off the top-five finish at Bristol we can follow that up with another strong run. Having FALCI (Adaptive Motorsports) on the car this weekend is great. What Dr. Scott Falci and Joe Garone are doing for the mobility-challenged community is really special and to be able to raise awareness in the NASCAR community for their operation is a great honor.”


Bristol Recap

START: 10th
FINISH: 5th
POINTS: 9th

Notes & Quotes:—

- Nemechek finished ninth in Stage One and fifth in Stage Two, collecting a total of eight playoff points.

- Nemechek's fifth-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway was his and the GMS Racing Xfinity team’s second top-five this season, Nemechek and the team’s first top-five came at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where they finished second.

- Nemechek is currently scored in ninth-place in the driver standings and is only one point behind Chase Briscoe who is in eighth-place.

- In the Owners points standings, GMS Racing is currently 11th with 219 points but is in a tie with two JR Motorsports entries the No. 8 in 10th and the No. 9 in 12th, both with 219 points.

“We had a pretty good No. 23 Chevrolet this weekend at Bristol. I wish we could have qualified for the Dash4Cash for Richmond but we came up a little short. Overall the weekend was solid. We showed speed in practice on Friday and had a decent qualifying attempt on Saturday. Towards the end of the race I was battling with a tight-handling Allegiant Chevy but it was manageable. I appreciate Chad (Norris, crew chief) and all of the GMS boy’s hard work to supply me with a car that can be in contention to win. I’m looking forward to Richmond next weekend.”

 


Bristol Preview

Bristol Xfinity Stats
1 start
Best Finish: 13th (2018)

Bristol Truck Stats
5 starts, 3 top-fives, 5 top-10's
Best Finish: 3rd (2015, 2017, 2018)

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

Notes:
- Nemechek and the No. 23 team will utilize chassis no. 219. This chassis was raced last year with Chase Elliott at Pocono Raceway (start: 10th/finish: 2nd).

Quotes:
“I feel really good about Bristol this weekend. This track takes a lot of mental and physical endurance and I know a lot of drivers, including myself, work really hard outside the race car to make sure that our bodies are prepared for the intense race at Bristol. I have run really well there in the past and I feel like there is a lot I can take away from that running multiple Truck Series races there and then the Xfinity race last year. We just have to continue to step up our game, myself as a driver and our equipment as a team and strive to keep running in the top-five and put us in position to win.This is one of my favorite short-tracks on the NASCAR schedule and GMS ran really well there last year with Spencer (Gallagher) in the spring and then Chase (Elliott) in the Fall. Hopefully we can execute this weekend and get GMS and Maury in Victory Lane.”


Texas Recap

John Hunter Nemechek, No. 23 ROMCO Equipment Co. Chevrolet Camaro

START: 8th
FINISH: 9th
POINTS: 10th

Notes & Quotes:—

-Nemechek collected his fourth top-10 in 2019 after his ninth-place finish today at Texas Motor Speedway.

-Nemechek is currently 10th in the driver point standings, 11 points behind Ryan Sieg in ninth place.

"We made improvements all race long but what didn't help us was track position. It's hard to gain spots back at Texas but I know the pit crew is working hard so hopefully we can continue to improve on that, the car and myself as a driver. We pitted one lap too early on our green flag stop, went one lap down after the caution came out after we pit so then we took the wave around. The cars that pit put tires on so at that point we just had to get what we could. We got a couple of spots there on the restart and we came home with another top-10. We have to keep the momentum rolling. I'm looking forward to Bristol next week. It's one of my best tracks as well as GMS' so I am really looking forward to that."

 


Texas Preview

Texas Xfinity Stats
1 start & 1 top-five
Best Finish: 4th (2018)

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

Notes:
- Nemechek and the No. 23 team will utilize chassis no. 220. This chassis was raced once in the 2018 season by Chase Elliott at Bristol Motor Speedway (start: 15th/finish: 8th).

Quotes:
“The biggest take away from last years Texas race would be making sure to focus on your balance in Turns 1 and 2. The faster you can get back to the gas on that corner the better you will be since you have so much on throttle time. Turns 3 and 4 is a pretty easy corner compared to (Turns) 1 and 2. I feel like if your car can handle (Turns) 1 and 2 then you will be decent in the other corner. All in all you need to make sure that your car is able to cut and you can get back on throttle as soon as you can. ROMCO will be on board with me this weekend and I am really excited about representing their colors and brand at their hometown track. They have been a supporter of my Dad and I's career for a long time so getting them in Victory Lane this weekend would be really special to me."


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."