JR Motorsports and GMS Racing Launch Drivers Edge Development

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 24, 2019) – Building on a successful technical alliance, JR Motorsports and GMS Racing jointly announced today the establishment of Drivers Edge Development, a program presented by Chevrolet aimed at grooming the next generation of racing superstars through a tiered competition pipeline coupled with comprehensive off-track education.

Drivers Edge Development will give participating drivers, all with differing levels of experience, the opportunity to race in five types of developmental series with JRM or GMS-fielded entries while staying aligned with Chevrolet. The program allows the two teams to complement each other by offering participants competition options with JRM’s regional late model program leading into GMS’ NASCAR K&N Pro Series and ARCA entries. The next tier presents potential seat time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series with GMS. Finally, at the program’s top level, JRM entries await in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Equally as important as the competition focus, Drivers Edge Development provides added training to enhance participants’ professional growth off the track. Drivers will have access to a host of programs focusing on their physical, mental and technical development. An emphasis will be placed on educating them in areas such as brand building, social media and digital content, media training and fan relations as well as support for partner procurement and retention.

“We have always prided ourselves on being a stepping stone for drivers that want to get to the top level of racing,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr., JRM team owner. “JR Motorsports was designed with that in mind, and now with the help of GMS and Chevrolet, Drivers Edge Development will provide a clear-cut path and more options for drivers to get there.”

Although mainly performance-based, there are no set criteria for selection into the program. Ideally, drivers between the ages of 14 and 21 years old will be considered. Currently, six drivers are enrolled in the Drivers Edge Development program:

  • Noah Gragson (NXS driver for JRM)
  • John Hunter Nemechek (NXS driver for GMS)
  • Zane Smith (NXS driver for JRM in eight races)
  • Sheldon Creed (Truck driver for GMS)
  • Sam Mayer (Truck/ARCA/K&N driver for GMS and Late Model driver for JRM)
  • Adam Lemke (Late Model driver for JRM)

“We couldn’t be more pleased to get this program off the ground,” said Mike Beam, GMS team president. “Between GMS and JRM, I feel our two programs are very complementary of each other and will give Drivers Edge Development participants multiple series options.

“We have to give Lorin Ranier some credit, too. He has been working behind the scenes and is a great help in scouting drivers for the program. He is really plugged into the local and regional short-track scene and has already worked with some of the drivers in the program.”

Drivers Edge Development participants will also benefit from the mentoring of veteran racers from both the JRM and GMS stables.

“Drivers Edge Development is going to be critical to the future of the sport and our race team,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, JRM general manager. “The fact that you have JRM, GMS and Chevrolet involved in getting this off the ground speaks to that importance.

“We’re emphasizing on-track experience in multiple series while still keeping the drivers under the Chevrolet umbrella. Off track, we’re going to offer these drivers decades of industry knowledge and best practices with the goal of helping them become the best versions of themselves in all aspects of the sport.”

The six drivers enrolled in Drivers Edge Development are joining established and successful operations. The JRM late model teams have delivered 40 wins in the last three seasons and own a total of four championships. GMS Racing has nine wins and a championship with its ARCA program. Its Truck teams have amassed 23 wins along with a championship in 2016. Over 13 years of competition, JRM’s NXS program lays claim to 44 wins and three championships, including consecutive titles in 2017-18.


Fire Alarm Services Continues Partnership with John Hunter Nemechek at GMS Racing in Select 2019 Xfinity Series Races

STATESVILLE, N.C. (January 18th, 2019) – GMS Racing announced today that Fire Alarm Services, Inc., (FAS), a provider in a superior fire, life safety, and security services, will serve as primary sponsor for John Hunter Nemechek and the No. 23 GMS Racing team in 13 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) races in 2019.

Since 2016, FAS has been a supporter of Nemechek. The Colorado-based company served as a primary sponsor in multiple NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) races for Nemechek, as well as 11 NXS races in 2018. FAS has been apart of many of Nemechek’s career-first accomplishments, including his first NGOTS pole award at Iowa Speedway in 2016, his first NXS win at Kansas Speedway and his first NXS pole award at ISM Raceway, both took place in 2018.

“Fire Alarm Services has been a supporter of my career since 2016 in the Truck Series starting at my family-owned team," said Nemechek. "I couldn’t be more excited to continue this relationship with them in 2019. I am super thankful and blessed that Shannon and Connie Smith, owners of Fire Alarm Services, Inc., believe in me and my career. They have been a staple in various first accomplishments for me, and I hope we can add an Xfinity Series Championship on to that list of firsts.”

FAS will sponsor the following races for Nemechek in 2019, Daytona International Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, ISM Raceway (spring and fall), Auto Club Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway (spring and fall), Darlington Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The No. 23 Fire Alarm Services Inc., Chevrolet Camaro will sport a new red and black paint scheme beginning at the 2019 season-opening race, the Daytona 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16 at 2:30 p.m. ET.


John Hunter Nemechek will join GMS Racing full-time for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season

Statesville, N.C. (December 6, 2018)—GMS Racing announced today that John Hunter Nemechek will join the team for the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season. Nemechek will be the driver of the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro under the GMS Racing banner and will contend for the 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors.

The Mooresville, N.C., driver started his first season of NASCAR Xfinity Series competition in 2018 with Chip-Ganassi Racing. Nemechek collected one win (Kansas Speedway), six top-five finishes, 11 top-10 finishes, and one pole award (ISM Raceway), with an average starting position of 8.5, producing an average finishing position of 10.1 across just 18 starts with 211 laps led.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Gallagher and the entire GMS Racing organization has presented to me to be able to run full-time in 2019,” Nemechek said. “The results that GMS Racing showed last year in their NASCAR Xfinity Series program were impressive. Their goal is to create a championship-caliber team, like their truck series program, and I believe that we can achieve that goal in the 2019 season.”

Nemechek capitalized on his six NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) seasons, where he collected six victories, 28 top-five finishes, and 48 top-10 finishes. He captured his first pole award in 2016, and added to his collection in with a second pole award in 2018. In addition to his successful NGOTS campaign, Nemechek was named to the 2015-2016 NASCAR Next class, and was awarded the 2015 Most Popular Driver for the NGOTS.

The 21-year old will be under the guidance of NASCAR Xfinity Series veteran crew chief Chad Norris, who joined GMS Racing at the beginning of the 2018 season. Norris led the No. 23 Chevrolet Camaro team to a record year after collecting the Statesville, N.C.,-based organization’s first NASCAR Xfinity Series win at the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway with Spencer Gallagher, as well as producing six top-five and 17 top-10 finishes.

“John Hunter (Nemechek) is a wheelman,” Mike Beam, president of GMS Racing, said. “We are excited to have him on board for the 2019 season. With how much progress we showed last year in our NASCAR Xfinity Series program, I know that John Hunter will take us to the next level.”


Nemechek to Compete in Multiple XFINITY Races for Ganassi

CONCORD, N.C. – Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that they have signed John Hunter Nemechek, a five-time winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and former NASCAR NEXT driver, to pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro in multiple NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races in 2018. Nemechek, 20, will work with veteran NXS crew chief Mike Shiplett, who has led the team for the last four seasons. Nemechek’s No. 42 Chevrolet will carry primary sponsorship from Fire Alarm Services, Inc. in 2018.

 

NOTES OF INTEREST:
· Behind the Wheel: Nemechek began his racing career in quarter midgets at the age of five. He was the 2011 Allison Legacy Race Series Rookie of the Year and followed-up with the series championship in 2012. Nemechek moved into late models in 2013 and won the Miller Lite Super Late Model Series Championship at Mobile (Ala.) International Speedway. He won three of the biggest Super Late Model races over the next two seasons including the famed All-American 400 in Nashville, Tenn., the Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Fla.

 

· Fully Covered: Headquartered in Denver, Colo., Fire Alarm Services, Inc., provides fire, life safety, and security services and products for protecting their client's real estate investment. They are the one source for all of their customers fire alarm, electrical, security, sprinkler, fire extinguisher and fire suppression needs.

 

· Making His Way Through NASCAR: Nemechek made his NCWTS debut in 2013 at Martinsville Speedway at just 16 years old. He competed in the NCWTS on a part-time basis in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Nemechek captured his first series victory at Chicagoland Speedway in 2015 and was also named the series’ Most Popular Driver. He moved to full-time driving duties in 2016 and 2017, where he qualified for the NCWTS playoffs in both seasons. In 76 starts, Nemechek has five wins, one pole, 22 top-five and 38 top-10 finishes. He finished eighth in the final points standings in both 2016 and 2017.

 

· Family Ties: John Hunter is the son of 1992 NXS Champion and multi-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) winner Joe Nemechek. Joe drove for CGR co-owner Felix Sabates’ SABCO Racing team from 1997-1999 and scored the team’s final MENCS victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September 1999. John Hunter’s namesake is his late uncle, John Nemechek, who competed in the NCWTS from 1995-1997. He passed away due to complications from head injuries sustained in an accident during a 1997 NCWTS race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, just three months before John Hunter was born.

 

CGR QUOTEBOARD:
· Chip Ganassi, Owner, Chip Ganassi Racing: “We are happy to have John Hunter join our organization and also announce the relationship with Fire Alarm Services. We had a very successful 2017 with our XFINITY program and look to improve upon that. We feel that John Hunter has the talent to be a future star in the sport and can’t wait to get him behind the wheel.”

 

· John Hunter Nemechek, Driver No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro: “I couldn’t be more excited to join Chip Ganassi Racing. I feel like their cars and organization were the talk of the garage in 2017 and I hope to play a part in continuing their run of success in 2018 and beyond. Also, Fire Alarm Services has been a supporter of my career since 2016 at our family-owned team, and I am looking forward to continuing that partnership at Chip Ganassi Racing. I am extremely grateful to Shannon and Connie Smith, owners of Fire Alarm Services, Inc. I also want to thank my father for all that he has done to help grow my passion for racing.”

 

About Chip Ganassi Racing:
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today his teams include two cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, two cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, one car in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, two factory Ford GT’s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and two factory Ford GT’s in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Overall his teams have 18 championships and more than 195 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400, seven Rolex 24 At Daytonas, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Pa.

 

For more information log onto www.chipganassiracing.com

NEMCO Motorsports Race Preview: Texas Motor Speedway

Event:                    JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief

Date:                      Friday, November 3, 2017

Venue:                   Texas Motor Speedway

 

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Texas Motor Speedway ... This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ ninth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile track. The organization earned a team best finish of third-place at the Fort Worth, Texas-facility with Joe Nemechek on June 6, 2014. Eight starts at the Texas Motor Speedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 15.2 and an average finish of 11.9.

 

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 127 starts from six drivers, resulting in strong performances that include six victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta, Canada, Gateway, and Iowa) and 27 top-five finishes, as well as 57 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.3 and an average finishing position of 14.0.

 

Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In this season's 20 events, NEMCO Motorsports' two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have posted two victories (Gateway and Iowa), eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have completed 3,208 laps and have lead 100 of those laps. John Hunter Nemechek and Joe Nemechek rank sixth and 28th respectively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points.

 

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has found success in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at the Texas Motor Speedway with one victory (2003), four top-five and five top-10 finishes in 19 starts. Nemechek is credited with one top-five finish and one top-10 finish in 23 starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) at the Texas Motor Speedway. In addition, Nemechek has three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the Texas Motor Speedway, all resulting in top-ten finishes, including a third-place finish in 2014.

 

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.

 

Vote for John Hunter Nemechek … Fans have the opportunity to make their voices heard by casting their votes to determine who will be the Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017. Fans are able to cast their votes viahttp://www.nascar.com/mostpopulardriver from September 3 to November 16. Fans may select (1) candidate per ballot submission. Voting is limited to (1) vote per person per email address per day, per series. Fans selected John Hunter Nemechek as the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver.

 

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the midway at the Texas Motor Speedway for a question and answer session with John Hunter Nemechek on Friday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. (CT).

 

Catch the Action ... The JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief will be broadcast live on FS1 on Friday, November 3 starting with the pre-race show at 7:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 21st event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will airFriday at 4:00 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

 

John Hunter Nemechek

No. 8 ROMCO Equipment Co. / Fire Alarm Services Inc., Chevrolet Silverado

 

This Week's NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Texas Motor Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 041 in the JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 30, where they finished in the eighth-place after starting in the 15th-place. In the chassis’ nine starts at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, Michigan International Speedway and the Homestead-Miami Speedway with Nemechek, the chassis has an average finishing position of 13.8.

 

ROMCO Equipment Co. … The NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado returns to the Texas Motor Speedway with ROMCO Equipment Co., as the co-primary partner, part of a continued relationship with NEMCO Motorsports and driver John Hunter Nemechek. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ROMCO Equipment Co., has had associate-partner placement on the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, and the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and primary partnership at the Texas Motor Speedway during the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The family-owned operation first partnered with the family-owned NEMCO Motorsports at the Texas Motor Speedway in November 2016. ROMCO, Inc., founded in 1961, is the parent company of ROMCO Equipment Co., ROMCO Paving, RPS and MPS divisions.

 

Sound the Alarm … The NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado returns with the Fire Alarm Services, Inc., (FAS) brand as the co-primary sponsor at the Texas Motor Speedway. 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 fifth Texas Motor Speedway appearance in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 15.5 and an average finishing position of 14.2 at the 1.5-mile track. Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series track debut on November 6, 2015.

 

Speedway Stats: In 37 combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded three victories (Chicago, Atlanta and Gateway), 11 top-five and 19 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 163 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

 

Race Rewind: Texas Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 ROMCO Equipment Co., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in 21st-place in the WinstarOnlineGaming.com 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on June 9 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. After starting in the eighth-position in the 28-truck field, Nemechek finished Stage 1, Lap 40, in the fifth position, and Stage 2, Lap 80, in the fourth position. On Lap 138, Nemechek was involved in an incident and his Chevrolet Silverado sustained enough damage in the incident to send it to the garage.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Martinsville Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, scored a 30th-place finish in the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Martinsville Speedway on October 28. On Lap 37 during Saturday’sNASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff event at the Martinsville Speedway, Nemechek lost brake function resulting in the truck’s rear making contact with the wall and ultimately ending his day at the Virginia short track.

 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs … With his win at the Gateway Motorsports Park on June 17, John Hunter Nemechek claimed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff eligibility with a victory during the regular season. Nemechek is sixth in the Round of 6 Playoff standings with 14 playoff points.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2017 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2487 of 3001 laps contested (82.9 percent) and has led 100 laps. Nemechek is currently sixth in the driver point standings and sixth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two victories (Gateway and Iowa), seven top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, has spent 1,986 laps running in the top 15 and has made 579 green-flag passes thus far this season.


NEMCO Motorsports Preview: Martinsville

Event:                    Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions

Date:                      Saturday, October 28, 2017

Venue:                   Martinsville (Va.) Speedway

 

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Martinsville Speedway ... With two entries, this weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ 11th and 12th respective NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the .526-mile paperclip-oval track. The organization earned a team best finish of second-place at the short track twice with John Hunter Nemechek on October 31, 2015, and on April 2, 2016. Ten starts at the Martinsville Speedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 15.2 and an average finish of 13.1.

 

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 125 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include six victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta, Canada, Gateway, and Iowa) and 27 top-five finishes, as well as 57 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.2 and an average finishing position of 13.9.

 

Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In this season's 19 events, NEMCO Motorsports' two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have posted two victories (Gateway and Iowa), eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have completed 2,971 laps and have lead 100 of those laps. John Hunter Nemechek and Joe Nemechek rank fourth and 27th respectively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points.

 

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has found success in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at the Martinsville Speedway, with one pole award (1993), two top-five and two top-10 finishes in nine starts. In 38 starts at the Martinsville Speedway, “Front Row” Joe Nemechek, is credited with one pole award (1999), and one top-10 finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS). John Nemechek had two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the .526-mile track, finishing in the ninth-place on September 25, 1995.

 

Nemechek, the Triathlete … The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff contender competed in the PPD IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina on October 21 in Wilmington, N.C. John Hunter Nemechek finished fourth in the 18-24 year old male grouping, with an overall time of 4:53:26. This 70.3-mile half triathlon competition was a first for 20-year-old Nemechek.

 

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.

 

Vote for John Hunter Nemechek … Fans have the opportunity to make their voices heard by casting their votes to determine who will be the Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017. Fans are able to cast their votes viahttp://www.nascar.com/mostpopulardriver from September 3 to November 16. Fans may select (1) candidate per ballot submission. Voting is limited to (1) vote per person per email address per day, per series. Fans selected John Hunter Nemechek as the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver.

 

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the midway at the Martinsville Speedway for a question and answer session with John Hunter Nemechek on Friday, October 27 at 4:30 p.m. (ET).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 at the Martinsville Speedway, located in front of the Martinsville Speedway ticket office building.

 

Catch the Action ... The Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions will be broadcast live on FS1 on Saturday, October 28 starting with the pre-race show at 12:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 20th event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (ET) on FS1. In addition, the practice session on Friday, October 27 will be televised live on FS1 at 1:00 p.m. (ET), as well as the final practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at 3:00 p.m. (ET).

 

John Hunter Nemechek

No. 8 Fire Alarm Services Inc., Chevrolet Silverado

 

This Week's NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Martinsville Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 034 in the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions at the Martinsville Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Bristol (Va.) Motor Speedway on August 16where Nemechek finished in the third-position after starting 14th in the chassis’ second appearance of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Since 2014, Chassis No. 034 has an average finishing position of 10.8 in 14 starts at the Martinsville Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Gateway Motorsports Park, Bristol Motor Speedway and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The chassis has six previous starts at the Martinsville Speedway with Nemechek.

 

Sound the Alarm … Breast Cancer awareness returns to John Hunter Nemechek's paint scheme as Fire Alarm Services, Inc., goes pink for the cause. As part of a continued effort to raise awareness for Breast Cancer education and research and to honor those who have fought the disease, Fire Alarm Services, Inc., requested to incorporate a pink theme into the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado at the Talladega Superspeedway, and again at the Martinsville Speedway. Headquartered in Arvada, Colo., Fire Alarm Services, Inc., provides superior fire and life safety and security services and products for protecting their client's real estate investment.

 

Think Pink with Zeta Tau Alpha …. The NEMCO Motorsports driver, like many NASCAR drivers, will run a pink paint scheme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. John Hunter Nemechek’s No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado will also feature Think Pink®, a registered trademark of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA). Since 2004, this term has represented the organization’s overall theme for breast cancer education and awareness efforts. ZTA members have distributed more than 19 million ZTA Think Pink ribbons to generate breast cancer awareness, to support breast cancer survivors and to honor those who have lost their lives to the disease.

 

Paperclip Review ... This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s ninth Martinsville Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 14.4 and an average finishing position of 13.0 at the .526-mile track. Nemechek has led for a total of 50 laps at the historic 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.

 

Short Track Stats: In 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on short tracks (less than one mile in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded one win, six top-five and nine top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 11.7 and an average finish of 10.6 on these racetracks.

 

Race Rewind: Martinsville Speedway … Due to a parts failure at the Martinsville Speedway, John Hunter Nemechek, the driver of the No. 8 D.A.B. Constructors, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado, finished in the 28th-place in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on April 1. After starting in the 12th-place in the 32-truck field, Nemechek finished the first 70 lap segment in the tenth position, and continued to show strength while climbing all the way to fourth before an ignition wire failure resulted in a caution on Lap 119, a misfortune that forced Nemechek to unexpectedly drive to the garage. His crew immediately went to work on the Chevrolet Silverado. It took 37 laps to complete the repairs but it was too late and he was unable to overcome the deficit, however, crew chief Gere Kennon was able to resolve the faulty part and Nemechek returned to track. On Lap 140 Nemechek returned to pit road, and persevered at the end of the race to be the fastest truck on track while 23 laps down.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, scored a six-place finish in the fred’s 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Talladega Superspeedway on October 14. Nemechek started in the 15th-position in the 31-truck field. On Lap 20, the conclusion of Stage 1, Nemechek was scored in seventh-place holding position until the end of Stage 2 on Lap 40. Caught in a five-truck incident on Lap 54, Nemechek was left with a badly damaged but salvageable No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet. The caution flag waved for the fifth time on Lap 91, sending the race into overtime. Nemechek was in the 12th-place for the final restart – needing to finish in the 12th-place or higher to advance in the Round of 6 Playoff. An incident on the final lap brought out the yellow flag one more time, and Nemechek finished under caution in the sixth-place.

 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs … With his win at the Gateway Motorsports Park on June 17, John Hunter Nemechek claimed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff eligibility with a victory during the regular season. Nemechek is fourth in the Round of 6 Playoff standings with 14 playoff points – tied with Matt Crafton. Crafton is scored in third-place due to the highest finish in the previous round.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first 19 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2017 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2450 of 2801 laps contested (87.5 percent) and has led 100 laps. Nemechek is currently fourth in the driver point standings and fifth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two victories (Gateway and Iowa), seven top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, has spent 1,986 laps running in the top 15 and has made 575 green-flag passes thus far this season.


Nemechek Ready to Go Fast at Talladega

Event: fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Venue: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway

 

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Talladega Superspeedway ... This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at the Lincoln, Ala., facility. The organization posted a team best 10th-place finish at the track with driver Joe Nemechek on October 18, 2014. Three starts at the 2.66-mile superspeedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 11.0 and an average finish of 17.7, and a total of five laps led.

 

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 123 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include six victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta, Canada, Gateway, and Iowa) and 27 top-five finishes, as well as 56 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.2 and an average finishing position of 13.8.

 

Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In this season's first 18 events, NEMCO Motorsports' two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have posted two victories (Gateway and Iowa), eight top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have completed 2,874 laps and have lead 100 of those laps. John Hunter Nemechek and Joe Nemechek rank eighth and 26th respectively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points.

 

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has found success in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at the Talladega Superspeedway with five pole awards, two victories (1998, 2000), seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes in 20 starts. “Front Row” Joe Nemechek is also credited with four pole awards, one top-five, and five top-10 finishes in 38 starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) at the Talladega Superspeedway. Additionally, Nemechek is credited with two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts in 2006 and 2014.

 

Media Alert … John Hunter Nemechek will be accessible to media in attendance at the Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, October 13 at 10:15 a.m. (CT). The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series media availability will be hosted inside the media center.

 

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.

 

Vote for John Hunter Nemechek … Fans have the opportunity to make their voices heard by casting their votes to determine who will be the Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017. Fans are able to cast their votes viahttp://www.nascar.com/mostpopulardriver from September 3 to November 16. Fans may select (1) candidate per ballot submission. Voting is limited to (1) vote per person per email address per day, per series. Fans selected John Hunter Nemechek as the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver.

 

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the midway at the Talladega Superspeedway for a question and answer session with John Hunter Nemechek on Friday, October 13 at 2:45 p.m. (CT). Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (CT) on Friday at the Talladega Superspeedway, located in the Legends Hospitality Village.

 

Catch the Action ... The fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola will be broadcast live on FOX on Saturday, October 14 starting with the pre-race show at 12:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 19th event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air Saturday at10:30 a.m. (ET) on FS1. In addition, the practice session on Friday, October 13 will be televised live on FS1 at 12:00 p.m. (ET), as well as the final practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

 

John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 Fire Alarm Services Inc., Chevrolet Silverado

 

This Week's NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Talladega Superspeedway ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 226 in the fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at the Talladega Superspeedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on February 24, where Joe Nemechek finished in the fifth-place after starting in the ninth-place. This NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverado was new to the team for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

 

Sound the Alarm … Breast Cancer awareness finds its way into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as John Hunter Nemechek's paint scheme goes pink for the cause. As part of a continued effort to raise awareness for Breast Cancer education and research and to honor those who have fought the disease, Fire Alarm Services, Inc., requested to incorporate a pink theme into the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado at the Talladega Superspeedway. Headquartered in Arvada, Colo., Fire Alarm Services, Inc., provides superior fire and life safety and security services and products for protecting their client's real estate investment.

 

Think Pink with Zeta Tau Alpha …. The NEMCO Motorsports driver, like many NASCAR drivers, will run a pink paint scheme at the Talladega Superspeedway in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. John Hunter Nemechek’s No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado will also feature Think Pink®, a registered trademark of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA). Since 2004, this term has represented the organization’s overall theme for breast cancer education and awareness efforts. ZTA members have distributed more than 19 million ZTA Think Pink ribbons to generate breast cancer awareness, to support breast cancer survivors and to honor those who have lost their lives to the disease.

 

Talladega Nights ... This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s third Talladega Superspeedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 12.5 and an average finishing position of 21.5 at the 2.66-mile track. He made his track debut on October 24, 2015.

 

Restrictor Plate Stats: In four combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on restrictor plate tracks (Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway), John Hunter Nemechek has an average finish of 16.0 with 310 laps completed. John Hunter Nemechek has one more restrictor plate start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series than his father, Joe Nemechek.

 

Race Rewind: Talladega Superspeedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the 32nd-position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at the Talladega Superspeedway on October 22, 2016. In a season of high achievement that was muted by misfortune, this twist eliminated the NEMCO Motorsports driver from the 2016 season’s championship contention with an engine failure in the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet on Lap 13 of a scheduled 94-lap event that sent Nemechek to the garage and out of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs.

 

Nemechek, the Triathlete … Logging miles behind the wheel on the race track is not enough for John Hunter Nemechek. Chasing the finish line is imprinted on his soul. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff contender will compete in the PPD IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina on October 21 in Wilmington, N.C. The triathlon will be the first 70.3-mile half triathlon competition for the 20-year-old Nemechek.

 

When he is not at the track or at the NEMCO Motorsports shop, Nemechek vigorously trains averaging 15 hours a week on triathlon routines. Running and cycling were already a part of Nemechek’s normal cardio routine, so he has incorporated Brick Training, which combine two of the three triathlon sports in a single workout, as part of his focus on preparing for the PPD IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Las Vegas Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Berry's Manufacturing Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, scored an eighth-place finish in the Vegas 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, September 30, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Nemechek started in the 15th-position in the 29-truck field. The 20-year old finished Stage 1 in the 11th-place, on Lap 35, and was in the third-place by Lap 70. The team’s variant pit strategy placed Nemechek as the leader on Lap 125. Nemechek’s No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado ran out of fuel under caution with 14 laps remaining in the 146-lap event. He headed to pit road for fuel and tires, and then stalled leaving pit road, and his NEMCO Motorsports crew had to push his machine back to the pit stall before pulling away. Although Nemechek stayed on the lead lap, he was in tenth-place on the restart with seven laps remaining. With a dash to the finish, battling side-by-side for position, Nemechek had quickly moved up in the running order before receiving damage from a lapped truck. Unable to close the gap in the remaining laps, Nemechek crossed the finish line in eighth-place.

 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs … With his win at the Gateway Motorsports Park on June 17, John Hunter Nemechek claimed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff eligibility with a victory during the regular season. Nemechek is eighth in the Round of 8 Playoff standings with 14 playoff points.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first 18 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2017 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2355 of 2706 laps contested (87.0 percent) and has led 100 laps. Nemechek is currently eighth in the driver point standings and sixth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two victories (Gateway and Iowa), seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes, has spent 1,910 laps running in the top 15 and has made 514 green-flag passes thus far this season.


NEMCO Motorsports Preview: New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Event: UNOH 175
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Venue: New Hampshire Motor Speedway

 

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway ... This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at the Loudon, N.H., facility. The organization has tied the team best finish with two fifth-place finishes at the track with driver John Hunter Nemechek on September 20, 2014, and September 26, 2015. Three starts at the 1.058-mile track have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 12.3 and an average finish of 6.3.

 

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 119 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include six victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta, Canada, Gateway, and Iowa) and 27 top-five finishes, as well as 55 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.0 and an average finishing position of 13.6.

 

Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In the season's first 16 events, NEMCO Motorsports' two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have posted two victories (Gateway and Iowa), eight top-five and nine top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have completed 2,569 total laps and have lead 92 of those laps. John Hunter Nemechek and Joe Nemechek rank third and 27th respectively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points.

 

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek posted his career-first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) victory at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 1999. In 38 starts at the “Magic Mile,” Nemechek is credited with one win (1999), three top-five and five top-10 finishes in NASCAR’s premier series. Additionally, Nemechek has found success in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway with one win (1992), one pole award (1993), two top-five and four top-10 finishes in 16 starts. John Nemechek has one start at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 1996 finishing in the 20th-place.

 

Local Flavor … NEMCO Motorsports transport driver Michael Leoncini hails from Mendon, Massachusetts. James Mazza, truck chief, is from Upton, Massachusetts.

 

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.

 

Vote for John Hunter Nemechek … Fans have the opportunity to make their voices heard by casting their votes to determine who will be the Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017. Fans are able to cast their votes viahttp://www.nascar.com/mostpopulardriver from September 3 to November 16. Fans may select (1) candidate per ballot submission. Voting is limited to (1) vote per person per email address per day, per series. Fans selected John Hunter Nemechek as the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver.

 

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … John Hunter Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff contenders from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, September 22 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, located at the Trackside Live! stage.

 

Catch the Action ... The UNOH 175 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Saturday, September 23 starting with the pre-race show at12:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 17th event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (ET) on FS1. In addition, the practice session on Friday, September 22 will be televised live on FS1 at 1:30 p.m. (ET), as well as the final practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at 3:30 p.m. (ET).

 

John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado

 

This Week's NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 042 in the UNOH 175 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Iowa Speedway on June 23, where they finished in the first-place after starting in the fifth-place. In the chassis’ nine collective starts at the Gateway Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway, and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway with Nemechek, the chassis has an average finishing position of 7.11.

 

Sound the Alarm … The NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado returns with the Fire Alarm Services, Inc., (FAS) brand as the primary sponsor at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 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.

 

Wicked Fast ... This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s fourth New Hampshire Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 12.3 and an average finishing position of 6.3 at the 1.058-mile track, known as the “Magic Mile.” Nemechek has collected two top-five and one top-10 finish. He made his track debut on September 20, 2014.

 

Speedway Stats: In 35 combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded three victories (Chicago, Atlanta and Gateway), 11 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 155 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

 

Race Rewind: New Hampshire Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the ninth-position in the UNOH 175 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 24, 2017. Nemechek began the 175-lap race around the 1.058-mile track from the 15th-position in the 32-truck field. On Lap 53 the Mooresville, N.C., driver, was involved in a single truck incident in Turn 2. Nemechek climbed to the ninth position while battling ill-handling conditions by Lap 120. He ran as high as eighth in the running order before ultimately finishing in the ninth-place.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Chicagoland Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, scored a seventh-place finish in the TheHouse.com 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, September 15, at the Chicagoland Speedway. Nemechek started in the 12th-position in the 32-truck field. The 20-year old driver finished Stage 1 on Lap 35 in the fourth-place. Following a pit stop on Lap 38, Nemechek was scored in the 16th-place, and battled his way to finish Stage 2, on Lap 70, in the seventh spot. Two additional trips to pit road for service to the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado to adjust handling conditions for Nemechek which allowed him to maintain position in the closing laps to finish in the seventh-place.

 

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs … With his win at the Gateway Motorsports Park on June 17, John Hunter Nemechek claimed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff eligibility with a victory during the regular season. Nemechek is third in the Round of 8 Playoff standings with 14 playoff points.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2017 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2070 of 2385 laps contested (86.8 percent) and has led 92 laps. Nemechek is currently third in the driver point standings and fifth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two victories (Gateway and Iowa), seven top-five and eight top-10 finishes, has spent 1,536 laps running in the top 15 and has made 466 green-flag passes thus far this season.


Vote John Hunter Nemechek for Most Popular Driver

Starting on Sunday, September 3, 2017, fans had the opportunity to make their voices heard by casting their votes to determine who will be the Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).

 

Fans will be able to cast their votes via http://www.nascar.com/mostpopulardriver from September 3 to November 16, 2017. Fans may select (1) candidate per ballot submission. Voting is limited to (1) vote per person per email address per day, per series.

 

Fans selected John Hunter Nemechek as the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver – and, we, NEMCO Motorsports, could not have done it without our partners and fans. Nemechek will try to defend his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver Award. If Nemechek were to win the award, he would become only the second driver in series history to be honored multiple times, joining former series champion Johnny Benson Jr.

 

(Fans are able to cast their votes via www.nascar.com/mostpopulardriver on a computer and on a mobile device per email address per day, per series, for a total of two votes a day per email address.)


Nemechek Heads North of Border to Turn Left & Right

Event: Chevrolet Silverado 250
Date: Sunday, September 3
Venue: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park ... This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the facility in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. The organization posted a team best finish with a victory at the track with driver John Hunter Nemechek on September 4, 2016. Three starts at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 13.7 and an average finish of 11.7.
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 115 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include six victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta, Canada, Gateway, and Iowa) and 27 top-five finishes, as well as 54 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 14.0 and an average finishing position of 13.3.
Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In the season's first 14 events, NEMCO Motorsports' two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have posted two victories (Gateway and Iowa), eight top-five and eight top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have completed 2,348 total laps and lead 92 of those laps. John Hunter Nemechek and Joe Nemechek rank eighth and 27th respectively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Connection … Ron Fellows, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park co-owner, has driven for team owner Joe Nemechek. In four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts for NEMCO Motorsports, Fellows posted the team’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory (Watkins Glen) and two top-five finishes, as well as two top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 10.0 and an average finishing position of 10.0. Fellows has five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) starts, and five NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) starts for Nemechek. In addition, he earned three victories for NEMCO Motorsports in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at the Watkins Glen International (1998, 2000, and 2001).
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.
Media Availability ... John Hunter Nemechek will be accessible to media in attendance at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Saturday, September 2 at 1:30 p.m. (ET). The media availability will be hosted inside the media center.
Meet John Hunter Nemechek … John Hunter Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, September 2 in a tent located in Paddock E at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Catch the Action ... The Chevrolet Silverado 250 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Sunday, September 3 starting with the pre-race show at 2:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 15th event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air Saturday, September 2 at 5:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2.
John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado
This Week's NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 038 in the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on September 4, 2016 where Nemechek was victorious after starting in the 13th-position in the chassis’ first, and only, appearance of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. This will be the chassis’ second start with Nemechek, as it was new to NEMCO Motorsports in 2016.
Sound the Alarm … The NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado returns with the Fire Alarm Services, Inc., (FAS) brand as the primary sponsor at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. 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.
As Part of Darlington Raceway’s Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR … NEMCO Motorsports will pay tribute to an iconic paint scheme this weekend at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Joe Nemechek once drove this paint scheme in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and was victorious in the paint scheme in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 1997. Ron Fellows also drove to victory lane in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for NEMCO Motorsports on June 28, 1998 at the Watkins Glen International.
Canada, Eh? ... This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s fourth Canadian Tire Motorsport Park appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 13.7 and an average finishing position of 11.7 at the 2.459-mile road course. Nemechek collected one win (2016), one top-five and two top-10 finishes, with a total of 20 laps led. He made his track debut on August 31, 2014.
Road Course Stats: In three combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on road courses, John Hunter Nemechek has recorded one victory (Canada), one top five, and two top-10 finishes. In addition, Nemechek has five starts on road courses, with entries at the Carolina Motorsports Park, and the Rockingham Raceway Park (Road Course), and the Watkins Glen International in the Allison Legacy Race Series, and the NASCAR K & N Pro Series East, respectively.
Race Rewind: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park … Driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, John Hunter Nemechek battled on the last lap of the Chevrolet Silverado 250 to score his third career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, and his first at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This was also Nemechek’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win on a road course. Nemechek was fast throughout the race weekend, posting top-five lap times in both practices on September 3, 2016 at the 2.459-mile road course, and then qualifying 13th with a posted speed of 110.205 mph.
In the Rearview Mirror: Bristol Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Plan B Sales, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, scored a third-place finish in the UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Wednesday, August 16, at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Nemechek started in the 14th-position in the 32-truck field. Nemechek finished the first 55 lap segment in the 12th-place and was in the 10th-place ending the Stage 2 on Lap 110. A late race caution with five laps and a final restart from the field going into overtime, Nemechek restarted in the fourth-place on the 0.533-mile oval, and gained one position to finish third. Nemechek posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at the Bristol Motor Speedway, and secured his seventh top-five in 14 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs … With his win at the Gateway Motorsports Park on June 17, John Hunter Nemechek claimed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff eligibility with a victory during the regular season. Nemechek is second in the Playoff standings, with two wins and 11 playoff points.
Season-to-date … Through the first 14 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2017 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 1857 of 2171 laps contested (85.5 percent) and has led 92 laps. Nemechek is currently eighth in the driver point standings and 10th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two victories (Gateway and Iowa), seven top-five and seven top-10 finishes, has spent 1,343 laps running in the top 15 and has made 407 green-flag passes thus far this season.