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."


Pocono Preview

Pocono Xfinity Stats
1 start
Best Finish: 7th (2018)

2019 Season Stats
11 starts, 2 top-five's and 8 top-10's

Notes:

- John Hunter Nemechek and GMS Racing will utilize chassis no. 224 this weekend at Pocono Raceway. This chassis has been ran twice this season by Nemechek. Once at Atlanta Motor Speedway (start: 10th/finish:) and most recently at Auto Club Speedway (start:/finish:).

- Nemechek is currently second in Sunoco Rookie of the Year points, 11 points behind Chase Briscoe in first place.

Quotes:

“Pocono is a really fun track because it's like no other track on the NASCAR circuit. It's a challenge for not only the drivers but for the crew chiefs and teams as well. All three turns are different, so it makes the setup difficult to nail in all three corners. We showed some speed last weekend at Charlotte and I know that this 23 team have been working really hard to prepare this car. Hopefully we can get back up to the front and compete for a win in our ISM Connect Chevy."


Charlotte Recap

START: 14th
FINISH: 12th
POINTS: 7th

Notes & Quotes:
- Nemechek finished 10th in Stage One and fourth in Stage Two, collecting eight playoffs point.
- 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 358 points and is 11 points behind Biagi-DenBeste Racing in seventh-place.

“Up and down day for us at Charlotte. We didn't have the best qualifying effort but Chad (Norris, crew chief) and the GMS Racing guys built me a fast Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet for the race. We showed that we have the speed to compete with the top-competitors in the series. This 12th-place finish is a hard one to swallow since we had a top-five finishing car. We led some laps but we had to come from the back of the field twice because we had two tires that went down. I am proud of this team and how much hard work they put in this weekend. They never gave up. We have to keep our heads up and show them what we got in Pocono this coming weekend."


Dover Recap

START: 16th
FINISH: 8th
POINTS: 7th

Notes & Quotes:
- Nemechek finished 10th in Stage Two, collecting one playoff point.
- Nemechek's eighth-place finish at Dover International Speedway was his and the GMS Racing Xfinity team’s eighth top-10 this season.
- Nemechek is currently scored in seventh-place in the driver standings and is 10 points behind Chase Briscoe who is in sixth-place.
- In the Owners points standings, GMS Racing is currently eighth with 325 points and is 10 points behind Biagi-DenBeste Racing in seventh-place.
“Hard fought day for our eighth-place finish at Dover. Our Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet was a little bit off to start the weekend off but I am proud of the fight from the GMS team. I messed up on pit road and sped which put us back on track position but rebounded and brought home another top-10 after digging deep.”


Talladega Recap

START: 15th
FINISH: 6th
POINTS: 6th

Notes & Quotes:—
- Nemechek finished 10th in Stage One, collecting one playoff point.
- Nemechek's sixth-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway was his and the GMS Racing Xfinity team’s seventh top-10 this season.
- Nemechek is currently scored in sixth-place in the driver standings and is tied with Chase Briscoe, both drivers are three points away from Justin Allgaier in the fifth-position.
- In the Owners points standings, GMS Racing is currently seventh with 295 points but is in a tie with Biagi-DenBeste Racing, both are three points behind Jr Motorsports entry in sixth-place.

“It was a up-and-down day for sure. We had to go to the back of the field twice, once because we had a tire going flat on the starting grid and had to change the tire and then the next time because Brandon (Brown, No. 86 driver) locked onto our bumper. I wish we could have gotten some more stage points but it still was a solid points day for this 23 team. The car is still in one piece so we will take it back to the shop and build on what we learned this weekend for the next plate race at Daytona in July.”


Talladega Preview

Talladega Xfinity Stats
1 start
Best Finish: 7th (2018)

2019 Season Stats
8 starts, 2 top-five and 6 top-10's

Notes:
- Nemechek and the No. 23 team will utilize chassis no. 211. This chassis was raced twice once in 2018 by Spencer Gallagher, where he collected GMS Racing's first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory and this year by John Hunter Nemechek at Daytona International Speedway (start: 14th/finish: 8th).

Quotes:
“I am really excited about getting back to Talladega this weekend. GMS Racing's super speedway program is really strong in both the Truck series and the Xfinity Series. The team collected their first Xfinity win at Talladega with Spencer (Gallagher) so hopefully we can get back to back wins and get Maury (Gallagher, owner of GMS Racing) back in victory lane and get locked into the playoffs."


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.”