FAS Joins Nemechek in Daytona for Last Chance at the Playoffs

Nemechek on Daytona:
"I think this weekend at Daytona is going to be intense for sure. Everyone is going to be driving as hard as they can, making moves that they might not have at Talladega or the previous Daytona race, since it’s everyone’s last shot to get into the Playoffs. It’s going to be a fun race, but you’ve got to keep your nose clean and not get caught up in a wreck in order to make it to the end. I’m sure with it being the cutoff race, there will be even more wrecks.
"We have FAS back on our No. 38 Ford Mustang this weekend. They’ve been a great supporter and I’m proud to represent them on track. I know my team will set up a great car as we head into the weekend. We will do everything we can during the race to set ourselves up for the end and get into a position to win and make it into the Playoffs."

Post-Race Report: Dover 1

No. 38 ACME Markets Ford Mustang
Started: 31st
Finished: 24th
  • Stage One: 30th
  • Stage Two: 24th
  • Stage Three: 24th
  • John Hunter Nemechek started Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Dover International Speedway from the 31st position. After the first handful of laps, he radioed to the team that his No. 38 ACME Markets Ford Mustang lacked right front grip and he was struggling to turn. At the Competition Caution, Crew Chief Seth Barbour made the call for Nemechek to take 4 tires, fuel, a wedge adjustment, packer adjustment, and grille tape. By the time he took the green- and white-checkered flag to end Stage 1 in 30th place, he said that it felt like something had broken in the front end. When he came to pit road under the Stage Break Caution, the crew took extra time to check the toe.
  • Nemechek’s No. 38 ACME Markets Ford Mustang would take the green flag to restart Stage 2 in the 26th position. He remained quiet on the radio for much of the all-green run, taking the green- and white-checkered flag in 24th place. At the Stage Break Caution, he radioed that he still lacked front end grip and that he needed to be able to turn more to create more momentum. The crew took a big swing on pit road under caution with fuel, 4 tires, adding rubber to the right rear, track bar and packer adjustments, and grille tape.
  • John Hunter Nemechek started the Final Stage of Saturday’s 311-lap event in 24th place. On Lap 239, he noted that his No. 38 ACME Markets machine was a little bit loose and he continued to battle in the top 25 for much of the stage. Nemechek would go on to take the checkered flag in 24th place, two laps down.
Nemechek on Dover:
  • “It was a tough day for our No. 38 ACME Markets team. We didn’t roll off the way we wanted to, so it was an uphill battle for most of the race. I didn’t have a whole lot of grip going through the corner, so the front tires kept sliding, which obviously hurts your momentum. We’ve made notes for what to work on tomorrow and that’s the nice thing about these doubleheader weekends – you get another chance to improve. We’ll shake it off overnight and come back ready tomorrow."

Post-Race Report: Dover II

No. 38 ACME Markets Ford Mustang
Started: 27th
Finished: 20th
  • Stage One: 27th
  • Stage Two: 20th
  • Stage Three: 20th
  • Following NASCAR’s new formula to determine starting lineup, John Hunter Nemechek took the green flag in the second NASCAR Cup Series race of the weekend at Dover International Speedway from the 27th position. Shortly after the race got underway, Nemechek radioed that he was free to fire off. Thanks to an early caution, he was able to bring his No. 38 ACME Markets Ford Mustang to pit road for a hefty track bar adjustment on Lap 8. Nemechek was still struggling with the handling by the time he took the green- and white-checkered flag to end Stage 1 in 27th place, noting that he had no lateral grip or security and the “front turns good, but it wants to over-rotate.” Crew Chief Seth Barbour called him to pit road at the Stage Break Caution for 4 tires, fuel and track bar and packer adjustments.
  • Shortly after Stage 2 began, Nemechek radioed that his No. 38 ACME Markets Ford Mustang was bouncing really bad into Turn 3 and he needed to be tightened up. By Lap 125, he noted that he was finally off the splitter. Nemechek would finish Stage 2 in 20th place, relaying that he was “a little tight center off, but better… I’m able to move around and search for grip; just need to free me up a tick.” He would pit at the Stage Break Caution for 4 tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment.
  • After earning the Lucky Dog spot at the end of Stage 2, Nemechek would start the Final Stage of Sunday’s event at Dover International Speedway on the lead lap in 20th place. When the caution came out on Lap 215, he radioed that his No. 38 ACME Markets Ford Mustang was not bad, “a touch free in the center; splitter was better.” He would pit for 4 tires, fuel and a slight track bar adjustment. Nemechek’s ACME Markets machine tightened up as the race went on and the sun began to set over the Monster Mile. He would go on to take the checkered flag in 20th place.
Nemechek on Dover:
  • “We made some good improvements from yesterday in our No. 38 ACME Markets Ford Mustang. We started off pretty free today, but Seth and the crew made some good adjustments on pit stops throughout the race. I have to say a big thanks to my crew for sticking with me all day. We were able to improve on yesterday’s finish and that’s something to be proud about. I’m glad we were able to have a better run today for our partners at ACME. We’ll take our notes back with us, regroup and get ready for Daytona next week."

ACME Markets Teams Up with Front Row Motorsports for Dover Doubleheader

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 20, 2020) - ACME Markets, a supermarket chain operating 164 stores throughout Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, has partnered with Front Row Motorsports (FRM) this weekend at Dover International Speedway. The brand will serve as primary sponsor on John Hunter Nemechek's No. 38 Ford Mustang for both of the historic doubleheader races at the Monster Mile on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23.

ACME Markets Inc. got its beginning in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store at Second and Fernon Streets in South Philadelphia that emphasized quality products, low prices and friendly service. Over 128 years later, ACME is the largest grocery retailer in the Delaware Valley and remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that customers have come to expect.

"We're excited to partner with John Hunter Nemechek in his rookie year at the Cup level," said Jim Perkins, President of ACME Grocery Stores. "He's incredibly talented on track and very personable off track. We've enjoyed supporting him over the years and are looking forward to seeing the ACME colors on the No. 38 at our home track in Dover."

"The folks at ACME have been working tirelessly these last few months to keep stores stocked with the essentials we need every day," said Nemechek. "I'm proud to represent them on track and want to thank them for all of their hard work and support. We'll do everything we can to bring home a Monster Trophy this weekend."

The No. 38 ACME Markets Ford Mustang will make its debut at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, August 22 for the "Drydene 311" at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN and MRN. The NASCAR Cup Series race the following day will also air at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN and MRN.

For more information about ACME Markets, visit ACMEMarkets.com.

About ACME Markets

Your Favorite Local Supermarket. Celebrating over 128 years as your neighborhood grocer. ACME Markets Inc. got its beginning in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store at Second and Fernon Streets in South Philadelphia that emphasized quality products, low prices and friendly service. Over 128 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect. Today, ACME operates 164 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Connecticut, and Maryland, employing more than 17,000 associates. We continue to offer consumers fresh and convenient supermarket solutions, in addition to services such as Sav-on® Pharmacies - all tailored to the specific needs of the neighborhoods we serve.

About Front Row Motorsports

Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries - the No. 34 of Michael McDowell and the No. 38 of John Hunter Nemechek - from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. In 2020, the team announced an expansion to include the No. 38 Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series, driven by Todd Gilliland. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.


Death Wish Coffee Teams up with Front Row Motorsports to "Thank A Trucker"

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 13, 2020) - Death Wish Coffee Company, an independent coffee manufacturer and primary sponsor on John Hunter Nemechek's No. 38 Ford Mustang, has joined Front Row Motorsports' (FRM) "Thank A Trucker" campaign. The initiative, which kicked off at the beginning of the summer, aims to show appreciation for truck drivers on the front lines who are working hard to deliver goods during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fans and followers will now have the opportunity to visit TeamFRM.com/ThankATrucker and nominate a special truck driver in their lives for recognition at the end of the campaign. This driver's name will be included in a special "Thank A Trucker" paint scheme to be driven by John Hunter Nemechek at Martinsville Speedway, scheduled for November 1. Participants will be able to earn extra entries after filling out the form by following or sharing on social media, filling out questionnaires and more. Each nomination will still be entered to win prizes like autographed merchandise from FRM drivers, as well as free coffee and other swag from Death Wish Coffee, who has committed to giving $10,000+ to truckers, which will be given out in daily $100 prizes.

"We know that it would be virtually impossible to keep our country going without frontline workers right now," said Mike Brown, CEO of Death Wish Coffee. "The Front Row Motorsports 'Thank A Trucker' campaign aligns really well with our efforts as an organization, particularly our 'Broke, Not Busted' program to provide service-industry COVID-19 relief. We thought this would be a great way to stretch that message even further."

The "Thank A Trucker" campaign decal on all FRM NASCR Cup Series cars and Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series trucks will be updated to include a new campaign logo, beginning this weekend. Social media messaging across Michael McDowell, John Hunter Nemechek and Todd Gilliland's channels will continue to focus on thanking truckers for their hard work.

About Death Wish Coffee Company

In 2012, Death Wish Coffee Co. was started in a small coffee shop in Saratoga Springs, NY. Founder Mike Brown saw a need for coffee that was both strong and delicious to serve his groggy, morning customers. After creating the perfect blend of beans and combining it with his unique roasting technique, the World's Strongest Coffee was born. Today, millions of people trust Death Wish Coffee to wake them up and keep them going every day. Follow Death Wish Coffee Co. on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About Front Row Motorsports

Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries - the No. 34 of Michael McDowell and the No. 38 of John Hunter Nemechek - from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. In 2020, the team announced an expansion to include the No. 38 Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series, driven by Todd Gilliland. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.


Post-Race Report: Michigan 2

No. 38 Mystik Lubricants Ford Mustang
Started: 36th
Finished: 23rd
  • Stage One: 28th
  • Stage Two: 29th
  • Stage Three: 23rd
  • John Hunter Nemechek would start Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Michigan International Speedway in the 36th place but had to drop to the rear to take the green flag due to running a backup car following heavy damage during Saturday’s race. Shortly after the start of the race, Nemechek reported that his No. 38 Mystik Lubricants Ford Mustang was dragging, particularly on the straightaway. He continued to battle a tight-handling car through much of Stage 1, taking the green- and white-checkered flag in 28th place. He would pit at the Stage Break Caution for 4 tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment.
  • Restarting P30, Nemechek radioed that his No. 38 Mystik Lubricants Ford Mustang got tighter as the run went on. On Lap 78, he noted that he was starting to get a vibration but continued to stay on track through the rest of Stage 2. He took the green- and white-checkered flag in 29th place, saying that the car’s balance was a little unpredictable… “like it wants to turn, but it doesn’t.” He pitted under caution for 4 tires, fuel, packer and track bar adjustments.
  • Nemechek would start the day’s Final Stage in 30th place. He was able to make up a bit of ground but continued to say that his No. 38 Mystik Lubricants Ford Mustang was dragging down the straightaway. When the caution came out on Lap 136, the crew took a big swing to try and improve his handling with 4 tires, fuel, and track bar, wedge and packer adjustments. Those adjustments helped, but with limited time left in the race, Nemechek would cross the finish line in 23rd place.
Nemechek on Michigan:
  • “We struggled today in our No. 38 Mystik Lubricants Ford Mustang. We were tight at the start and dragged a lot, particularly when I would get within a few car lengths of another car. We made adjustments throughout the day, and the last one definitely helped us get more speed at the end, but we came home P23. My crew did a great job of sticking with it to the end and never giving up. Huge thanks to our partners at Mystik Lubricants for coming on board this weekend. We’ll have another chance to get them a good result at Bristol next month."

Post-Race Report: Michigan 1

No. 38 Death Wish Coffee Ford Mustang
Started: 31st
Finished: 36th (out)
  • Stage One: 13th
  • Stage Two: 16th
  • Stage Three: 36th (out)
  • Following a random draw for starting position, John Hunter Nemechek took the green flag in the first of the Michigan International Speedway doubleheader races in 31st place. Nemechek reported possible damage and tire smoke early on after contact with the 00 on the first lap. When the Competition Caution came out on Lap 15, Nemechek noted that his No. 38 Death Wish Coffee Ford Mustang needed to be “freed up just a tick in the center.” Ending Stage 1 in 13th place, his feedback was the same, though he said his handling wasn’t bad. At the Stage Break Caution, he pitted for 4 tires with an air pressure adjustment, fuel, a track bar adjustment and grille tape.
  • Nemechek began the second stage in 17th place. He radioed on Lap 63 that his No. 38 Death Wish Coffee Ford Mustang was “missing a bit of front turn.” Nemechek fought to stay inside the top 20 for the majority of the stage, noting on Lap 70 that he had picked up a vibration. He would take the green- and white-checkered flag to end Stage 2 in the 16th position and said that he needed “more turn in the center… double what we did” on the previous stop. He pitted at the Stage Break Caution for 4 tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment.
  • After a great pit stop, Nemechek took the green flag for the Final Stage in 16th place. On Lap 92, contact with the No. 17 sent his No. 38 Death Wish Coffee Ford Mustang into the grass, bringing out a caution. After pitting for the crew to assess damage, Crew Chief Seth Barbour told Nemechek, “overall not too much damage.” Shortly after restarting the race, Nemechek had a cut tire, causing him to spin coming off of Turn 4. Nemechek would have another tire go down on Lap 130, resulting in heavy damage and ending his day. He finished in the 36th position.
Nemechek on Michigan:
  • “It was a long, tough day at Michigan International Speedway for our No. 38 Death Wish Coffee Ford Mustang. We actually weren’t too bad to start off, just needed to be a tick freer at the beginning. Unfortunately, we had some contact with the 17, which sent us into the grass and then we had multiple tires go down, which ended our day prematurely. Appreciate all the hard work my crew has put into our cars this weekend and all the support from our partners. Thankfully, we’ll have another chance in tomorrow’s race."

Death Wish Coffee Fuels John Hunter Nemechek for First Race of Michigan Doubleheader

Nemechek on Michigan:
"Michigan is a pretty unique track. It's kind of a blend of a superspeedway and a mile-and-a-half track. It's widened out a lot and it's pretty smooth, so you can run wide open to find clean air. It's going to be important like always to have as close a setup as possible going in so that you only have to make small adjustments during the race.
"We've got Death Wish Coffee back on our No. 38 Ford Mustang for the Saturday race this weekend. I'm confident that my Front Row Motorsports team will put together a fast race car at the shop so that we can go out and get a good result for our partners. It's been great having Death Wish with us for several races this season."

Mystik® Lubricants Returns to Front Row Motorsports

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 3, 2020) - For the second season in a row, Mystik Lubricants, a member of the CITGO Petroleum Corporation family of brands, will join Front Row Motorsports (FRM) aboard the No. 38 Ford Mustang. Mystik Lubricants will serve as the primary sponsor of Rookie-of-the-Year Candidate John Hunter Nemechek at Michigan International Speedway on August 9 and again at Bristol Motor Speedway in September. The brand continues to be featured as an associate sponsor throughout the season.

Mystik Lubricants develops products for real-world conditions that are specially formulated to meet the unique demands of specialized machines. Mystik supplies greases and engine oils for automotive, heavy-duty, commercial, industrial, powersports and agricultural customers.
"Our involvement with Front Row Motorsports has been very well-received over the last few years," said Brian Paulson, Lubricants General Manager. "There's been a lot of excitement among our customers and especially with John Hunter's strong performance in his rookie season, we're looking forward to continuing our partnership and seeing the Mystik Lubricants colors on the No. 38."
CITGO Petroleum Corporation began its partnership with FRM in 2018 with its CITGARD brand. After a successful stint with the team, Mystik Lubricants was introduced to the NASCAR family in 2019 as part of an increased commitment with FRM.
"It's great to see Mystik Lubricants back with our Front Row Motorsports team in 2020," said Nemechek. "Their products help power our farmers' equipment across the country, and that's so important for our economy. I'm proud to race with Mystik."
"We've had a lot of growth this season and we're seeing the excitement with our partners, too," added Nemechek.
Fritz Sports & Event Enterprises continues to oversee the partnership.
"We are thrilled to see Mystik Lubricants join the Front Row Motorsports family again in 2020," said CEO Doug Fritz. "This partnership has been beneficial for everyone involved and we look forward to continuing that positive momentum."

About Mystik Lubricants
Tracing its heritage back to 1922, Mystik Lubricants offers specialized performance lubricants that are developed in real-world conditions to meet the unique demand for consumer, commercial, agriculture, power sports--such as personal watercraft, snowmobile, outboard and ATVs--and industrial equipment. Mystik Lubricants products exceed industry standards and are available through local retailers, national marketers and online at www.mystiklubes.com. Visit the company website, email info@mystiklubes.com or call 1-855-4-MYSTIK (469-7845) for more information..

About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries - the No. 34 of Michael McDowell and the No. 38 of John Hunter Nemechek - from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. In 2020, the team announced an expansion to include the No. 38 Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series, driven by Todd Gilliland. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at Facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
About Fritz Sports & Event Enterprises
Fritz Sports & Event Enterprises is a sports marketing and event management business specializing in sports and event sponsorship marketing and activation, brand development, as well as event management.

Post-Race Report: New Hampshire

No. 38 CITGARD Ford Mustang
Started: 36th
Finished: 36th (out)
  • Stage One: 11th
  • Stage Two: 18th
  • Stage Three: 36th (out)
  • John Hunter Nemechek took the green flag in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the 36th place, following a random draw for starting position. After the first handful of laps, he radioed to the team that his No. 38 CITGARD Ford Mustang “started off on the splitter… getting tight center off.” He pitted at the Competition Caution for 4 tires with an air pressure adjustment, fuel and a track bar adjustment. When a caution came out on Lap 62, Nemechek said the previous adjustment helped, but he still needed “more rotation through the center.” He pitted for 4 tires, fuel and another track bar adjustment under yellow. By the end of Stage 1, Nemechek had made his way into the 11th position and told Crew Chief Seth Barbour that he was “good right there… I like the way that’s going.” He and Barbour opted not to pit during the Stage Break Caution.
  • Shortly after Stage 2 got underway, the caution flag flew for rain at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. However, the track managed to stay dry enough that a red flag pause was not needed. Nemechek brought his No. 38 CITGARD Ford Mustang to pit road for 4 tires and fuel under caution. Once the race restarted, Nemechek settled into the top 20 for a longer green flag run. When the caution came out on Lap 170, Nemechek told the crew that he had “lost grip in the tires as the run went on.” He pitted for 4 tires with a slight air pressure adjustment and fuel under caution. There were only a few green flag laps remaining in Stage 2, but by the end, Nemechek said the car felt pretty good. He would take the green- and white-checkered flag in the 18th position.
  • Nemechek would start the Final Stage of Sunday’s race in 16th place. On Lap 197, he noted that his No. 38 CITGARD Ford Mustang was free to fire off. When a caution came a few laps later, Nemechek said he was still on the free side and that it was hard to predict what the tires would do while running the top line. He pitted for 4 tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment. On Lap 212, Nemechek had a tire go down and hit the wall in Turn 3, bringing an unfortunate early end to his day.
Nemechek on New Hampshire:
  • “That was definitely a hard hit, but I’m okay. An unfortunate end to our day in the No. 38 CITGARD Ford Mustang. We had a fast car and were pretty good on the short run. We struggled a little on the long run, but overall we had a fast race car. I can't thank my guys enough for how we unloaded. We unloaded with speed and felt good about our situation. We had a top-15 car today, but we pitted for tires towards the end and must have run something over and had a left front tire go down, which ended our day. Really appreciate the support from our partners at CITGARD, coming on board with us today. We’ll have them back with us again a few more times this season, so we’ll still have another chance to get them a great finish."