JH Race Preview: Michigan International Speedway

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Event:        Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by Cooper Standard and Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation
Date:    Saturday, August 15, 2015
Venue:        Michigan International Speedway

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Michigan International Speedway ... This week will mark SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 2-mile track nestled in the lush Irish Hills of southeastern Michigan. Joe Nemechek posted a team best finish of 10th place at the Brooklyn, Mich., facility on August 16, 2014.

SWM-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 59 starts from five drivers,  resulting in strong performances including one victory and seven top-five finishes, as well as 27 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.8 and an average finishing position of 13.5.

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.

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the Michigan International Speedway fan midway area for a question and answer session with John Hunter Nemechek on Saturday, August 15 at 9:00 a.m. (ET).

Catch the Action ... The Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by Cooper Standard and Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, August 15, starting with the pre-race show at 12:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 13th event on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1. In addition, the practice sessions on Friday, August 14 will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 1:30 p.m. (ET).

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No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Michigan International Speedway ... John Hunter  Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 037 in the Careers for Veterans 200 Presented by Cooper Standard and Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation at the Michigan International Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this chassis both at the Kansas Speedway and at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. On May 15 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis qualified 16th and finished in the 11th-position with Joe Nemechek.

Nemechek Rolling into the Irish Hills ... This week marks John Hunter Nemechek’s first Michigan International Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Boyne Machine Company 125 … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Green Leaf Tree Services for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in 12th place at the ARCA/CRA Super Series race at the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway on Wednesday, August 12. Nemechek qualified sixth for the 125-lap event sixth, but started second. The 18-year old took the lead for the first 33 laps to eventually capture the VanDoorn Racing Development Lap Leader award for leading the first 116 laps. On Lap 117 Nemechek was involved an incident resulting in heavy cosmetic damage, relegating the No. 8 Chevrolet to a 12th-place finish.

Michigan International Speedway Rewind … Joe Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Smoke-N-Sear / SWM-NEMCO Motorsports entry for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in 10th place at the Careers for Veterans 200 last year on August 16 at the Michigan International Speedway. Nemechek started the race from the 19th position and captured his fifth top-10 finish of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

In the Rearview Mirror: Pocono Raceway ... Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, known as the “Tricky Triangle,” lived up to its reputation for John Hunter Nemechek’s track debut. A 13th-place finish masked the actual performance of Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 D.A.B. Constructors Inc. Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports. He raced as high as sixth, but a pit road penalty upset his effort.

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY.):
“Going to Michigan International Speedway for the first time will be an interesting weekend for our NEMCO Motorsports team. It is the fastest track we go to with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and I am really looking forward to getting on the track and drafting, and trying to get our No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado where I can hold it wide-open for a long run. I think that if we can accomplish that, our team will be quite fast and can compete up at the front.”


Nemechek Gets his Revenge on Indy with CRA Victory

Last July, John Hunter Nemechek left Indianapolis, Indiana's Lucas Oil Raceway disappointed with losing an ARCA/CRA Super Series Late Model event by mere inches to NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch.

 

Saturday, in his first appearance to Lucas OIl since that dramatic finish, Nemechek found redemption in the "Circle City."

 

The 18-year-old driver scored his first ARCA/CRA Super Series victory and third overall Late Model win of the season with a dominating performance in the Circle City 100.

 

"We came out here to win and that's what we did," Nemechek said following his victory.  "I can't thank D.A.B. Constructors, Rocky Ridge Trucks and everyone that helps on this team enough."

 

Nemechek set fast time for the 100-lap feature, but started 10th following an invert.  He wasted little time to get back to the front.  He rode patiently in second for several laps in the early stages before making his move around early leader Grant Quinlan on lap 55 and never looked back.

 

Even late-race restarts, which put some of the top Super Late Model talents in the country at his door and bumper, could not deter Nemechek's No. 8 from victory lane.

 

"I can't give enough to my dad (NASCAR veteran Joe Nemechek) who put this car together in about a week to come up here.  It shows what our team can do and I can't thank everyone enough."

 

Nemechek will be back behind the wheel of his No. 8 Super Late Model on August 22 when he competes in the Lee Fields Memorial 100 at Mobile International Speedway in Alabama.  First things first, he will compete in his No. 8 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry in the August 1 event at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.


JH Race Preview: Eldora Speedway

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Event:        1-800-CarCash Mud Summer Classic
Date:    Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Venue:        Eldora Speedway

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Eldora Speedway ... This week will mark SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the half-mile dirt track located in western Ohio. John Hunter Nemechek posted a team best finish of sixth place at the Rossburg, Ohio, facility on July 23, 2014.

SWM-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 57 starts from five drivers,  resulting in strong performances including one victory and seven top-five finishes, as well as 26 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 15.2 and an average finishing position of 13.7.

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.

Catch the Action ... The 1-800-CarCash Mud Summer Classic will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, July 22, starting with the pre-race show at 8:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 11th event on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2, 7:00 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2 with the five qualifying races, and the last chance qualifying race will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m. (ET). In addition, the practice sessions on Wednesday will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 10:30 a.m. (ET).

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No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at Eldora Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 035 in the 1-800-CarCash Mud Summer Classic at the Eldora Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this chassis twice during the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, at both Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and at the Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway. Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in this chassis. Most recently, on July 23, 2014 at the Eldora Speedway, the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis qualified 18th and finished in sixth position.

Slinging Mud and Sliding Sideways with Nemechek ... This week marks Nemechek’s second Eldora Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 18.0 and an average finishing position of 6.0 at the track.

Eldora Speedway Rewind … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 MD Anderson Cancer Center entry for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in sixth place at the Mud Summer Classic on July 23, 2014 at the Eldora Speedway. In a dirt racing debut, Nemechek started the race from the 18th position and captured his third top-10 finish in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts of the 2014 season.

Short Track Stats: In seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on short tracks (less than one mile in length), Nemechek has recorded two top-10 finishes, with an average starting spot of 15.6 and an average finish of 15.4 on these racetracks.

The NASCAR Foundation is Turning Kids into Winners … Nemechek will display The NASCAR Foundation pin-up on the B-post of the No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado. Pin-ups will be available for $1 at all Camping World SuperCenter locations from May 26, 2015 – July 26, 2015. Proceeds from the Camping World retail campaign will benefit The NASCAR Foundation’s education initiatives to turn our kids into winners both inside and outside the classroom.

In the Rearview Mirror: Kentucky Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 D.A.B. Constructors Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished 11th on July 9 in the UNOH 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Kentucky Speedway. Not only did Nemechek make his first start at a 1.5-mile track, but he also hopped into the No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet with no practice time due to inclement weather prior to the race. Starting 13th due to the 31-truck field being set by owner's points, per the NASCAR Rule Book, Nemechek quickly advanced into the top five, and even lead a lap (Lap 47) around the asphalt oval. He finished the 225-mile event in the 11th place.

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON ELDORA SPEEDWAY.):
“I am looking forward to returning to the Eldora Speedway during the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, after a sixth place run in the 2014 1-800-CarCash Mud Summer Classic. It was a really fun race last year, where I started mid-pack and got to drive to the front. I feel like our NEMCO Motorsports team had a great truck, and this year we are even more prepared, and our set-up is going to be even better than it was last year. We have quite a few new people in our garage that have a role of making our No. 8 Chevrolet better. Here at Eldora, the dirt is fun, something different – we’ll get to slide around a bit. It is definitely something different than racing asphalt every week, and hopefully we can go out there and end up with a win.”


JH Race Preview: Kentucky Speedway

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Event:        UNOH 225
Date:    Thursday, July 09, 2015
Venue:        Kentucky Speedway

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Kentucky Speedway ... This weekend will mark SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile tri-oval speedway. Joe Nemechek posted a team best finish of 14th place at the Sparta, Ky., facility on June 26, 2014.

SWM-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 56 starts from five drivers,  resulting in strong performances including one victory and seven top-five finishes, as well as 26 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 15.2 and an average finishing position of 13.7.

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.

Catch the Action ... The UNOH 225 will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Thursday, July 09, starting with the pre-race show at 7:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the tenth event on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2. In addition, the practice session on Thursday will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).

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No. 8 D.A.B. Constructors Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at Kentucky Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 040 in the UNOH 225 at the Kentucky Speedway. This NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverado is new for the 2015 season to the Gere Kennon-led team.

Nemechek New to the Bluegrass State ... This weekend marks Nemechek’s first Kentucky Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Kentucky Speedway Rewind … Joe Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, battled various handling issues throughout the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 on June 26, 2014 at the Kentucky Speedway but dug deep for a strong rally back into a 14th-place finish. He qualified in the 18th position for the 150-lap event. Nemechek was one of three drivers entered for all three events for the Kentucky Speedway weekend, including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the XFINITY Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Intermediate Debut … John Hunter Nemechek, just 29 days after his 18th birthday, is now eligible to race on his first 1.5-mile (intermediate) track. Prior to June 11, Nemechek was restricted to running on tracks 1.25-miles or less and the road course.

Mercy Masters of the Pros 144 … On Saturday, July 4, John Hunter Nemechek slipped on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Green Jacket in victory lane after claiming the checkered flag at the Mercy Masters of the Pros 144 at the Lebanon (Missouri) I-44 Speedway.

In the Rearview Mirror: Iowa Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 MeetBall Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished 23rd on June 19 in the American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the Iowa Speedway. Nemechek, son of “Front Row Joe” Nemechek, started the 200-lap event on the front row in a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career-best qualifying effort of second. The 18-year old maintained a top five running position during most of the event. Nemechek was working through lapped traffic in eighth-position on Lap 157, and unaware of another competitor to his outside, Nemechek moved up the track, causing contact between the two, resulting in the race’s final yellow flag. Suffering severe damage from the incident, the No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports team went to the garage unable to make repairs to the Chevrolet.

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY.):
“Going to Kentucky Speedway is going to be a very eventful NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. It will be my first 1.5-mile (intermediate) track start. I am really looking forward to getting on some of these bigger and faster tracks, and I anticipate having to learn what the aerodynamics does to our Chevrolet Silverado during passing, like when you are trying to pass from the inside. I have learned a little bit from earlier short-track races, but it is a different ball game at the 1.5-mile tracks. I am looking forward to going there and getting my first start at the Kentucky Speedway. Hopefully, we can seal the deal.”


Nemechek Leaves Missouri With Green Jacket & Big Check

John Hunter Nemechek is a big money race winner, and he proved that once again on Independence Day at I-44 Speedway in Missouri when he took home the green jacket and the $8,000 check in the Mercy Masters of the Pros 144.

 

Nemechek was fast all weekend, and he backed that up with a second-place effort in qualifying.  He started eighth after the invert and quickly made his way through the field.

 

He got to second place behind leader Sterling Marlin on lap 40 and just waited for an opportunity to take the lead.

 

That chance came when a caution came out on lap 73.  On the ensuing restart Nemechek stalked Marlin before finally taking the lead on lap 94.

 

“We knew we had to be patient, but at the same time we needed to grab spots whenever we could,” said Nemechek.  "We just needed to race smart.  It was a bit of a small crew.  We made the decision to come out and run this pretty late.  So it was just three guys and myself this weekend. ”

 

While Nemechek can now add this race to his list of big wins along with the Snowball Derby and All American 400, there's still a few races left he needs to cross off.

 

"There’s still a couple big races coming up this fall we want to win," Nemechek said.  "Winchester [400].  Snowflake [100] and the Snowball again.  And grab a Truck win too."

 

Nemechek will have a chance to grab that Truck win on Thursday, July 9 when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series takes on the Kentucky Motor Speedway.


JH Race Preview: Iowa Speedway

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Event:        American Ethanol 200
Date:    Friday, June 19, 2015
Venue:        Iowa Speedway

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Iowa Speedway ... This weekend will mark SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the .875-mile track. John Hunter Nemechek posted a team best finish of tenth place at the Newton, Iowa, facility on July 11, 2014.

SWM-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 55 starts from five drivers,  resulting in strong performances including one victory and seven top-five finishes, as well as 26 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 15.5 and an average finishing position of 13.5.

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.

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the Iowa Speedway fan midway area for a question and answer session with John Hunter Nemechek on Friday, June 19 at 2:45 p.m. (CT). Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CT) on Friday.

Catch the Action ... The American Ethanol 200 will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, June 19, starting with the pre-race show at 8:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the ninth event on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 5:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2.

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No. 8 MeetBall Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at Iowa Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 042 in the American Ethanol 200 at the Iowa Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this chassis last week at the Gateway Motorsports Park. On June 13 at the Madison, Ill., facility, the NEMCO Motorsports-prepared chassis qualified 12th and finished in the fourth-position.

Iowa: Fields of Opportunity ... This weekend marks Nemechek’s second Iowa Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 14.0 and an average finishing position of 10.00 at the track.

Iowa Speedway Rewind … Although John Hunter Nemechek suffered difficulties, he displayed progress throughout the only practice session at the Iowa Speedway, finishing the morning practice session 16th on the speed chart. Starting from the 14th-position, Nemechek quickly gained positions making his way into the top-10 before Lap 25. Battling difficult handling conditions, Nemechek finished tenth – his second top-10 finish in his fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start of the 2014 season.

Short Track Stats: In six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on short tracks (less than one mile in length), Nemechek has recorded two top-10 finishes, with an average starting spot of 17.8 and an average finish of 14.2 on these racetracks.

#FindYourParty … MeetBall, a real-time location sharing navigation application, will be the primary partner on the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado at the Iowa Speedway for the American Ethanol 200, and was on-board with John Hunter Nemechek at the Dover International Speedway on May 29. In April, John Hunter Nemechek was announced as the free mobile app's exclusive NASCAR brand ambassador.

Welcome Rocky Ridge … John Hunter Nemechek was announced as a brand ambassador for Rocky Ridge Custom Trucks on Thursday, June 18. In addition, Rocky Ridge will receive associate branding on the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado. Based out of Franklin Springs, Ga., Rocky Ridge Custom Trucks is a family-owned and operated special vehicle manufacturer (SVM) for General Motors specializing in truck conversions and upgrades.

Battle at Berlin 251 … On Tuesday, June 16, John Hunter Nemechek started his No. 8 Durobyte Chevrolet Super Late Model from the sixth position at the Berlin Raceway.  After battling for position around the 4/10-mile Michigan oval for 251 laps, Nemechek crossed the finish line third.

In the Rearview Mirror: Gateway Motorsports Park ... John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished fourth on June 13 in the American Ethanol presents the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 brought to you by Ameren NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Gateway Motorsports Park. The finish was Nemechek’s career-best finish in 15 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts.

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON IOWA SPEEDWAY.):
“We are going into this weekend at Iowa Speedway with some momentum from finishing fourth at Gateway Motorsports Park – a career-best finish. And at the Berlin Raceway on Tuesday, we had a great finish in finishing third while battling for second position.

“Definitely our NEMCO Motorsports guys have been working hard. The dedication shows and hopefully our hard work can pay-off on Friday. Iowa (Speedway) is a fun place. You have to have your truck right or you cannot go. Hopefully we can get it dialed-in during practice.”


Nemechek Battles Hard for Podium Finish at Berlin

The Battle at Berlin 251 wasn't just a cleverly-named Super Late Model race that John Hunter Nemechek competed in Tuesday night.  Calling it a battle was actually quite telling for how hard the young NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie competitor had to work throughout the 251 grueling laps around the 4/10-mile Michigan oval

 

Nemechek started his No. 8 Durobyte Chevy Super Late Model from the sixth position, but almost instantly had to wrestle his racecar around Berlin Raceway.  A tight condition caused Nemechek to fight to keep his place among the leaders in the first half of the race before pit stops could be made to adjust the car.

 

Through some clever pit strategy and a hard-working attitude between both driver and the NEMCO Motorsports pit crew, Nemechek's car was able to improve throughout the race.  Nemechek found himself in position to win in the closing stages as he battled hard inside the podium positions before finishing an impressive third.

 

"It was a good day for us considering the way it started," said Nemechek following Tuesday's race.  "At the start of the race, I was way too tight.  I couldn't rotate the center, couldn't get off the corner.  All it would do is push.  We decided to pit early and see what we can come up with.  Dad and I talked about it and he made some great calls on the radio trying to get us some track position as well as stay on top of the tire situation."

 

With the help of his NASCAR race-winning dad Joe atop the pit box helping John Hunter throughout the Battle at Berlin, the No. 8 car was right in the thick of the heavy battle for the lead in crunch time.  Late in the race, Nemechek diced his way through several three-wide situations en route to the strong finish.

 

Still, even having finished an impressive third, Nemechek was left wondering what could have been if circumstances late in the race had played out differently.

 

"I can't thank my guys enough for their hard work," added Nemechek.  "I wish we could've had those sticker right-side tires that we had left in the pits.  We actually put our first set back on that had 70 laps on them around lap 170.  It was definitely a little more difficult to pass with those tires, but we maintained.  Who knows what would've happened with our Durobyte Chevy.   We put all of our time and effort into this race.  We started the weekend rough, but we finished strong."

 

Nemechek will be back behind the wheel of his NASCAR Camping World Truck series ride on June 19 as he competes at Iowa Speedway with his NEMCO Motorsports No. 8.

 


Nemecheck Ready for a Berlin Super Late Model Battle

Even as John Hunter Nemechek began a new chapter in his racing career last Saturday in his first race as a full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver, the rising star is still eager to check off a few more items on his short track accomplishments wish list.

Nemechek, the winner of such prestigious events as the Snowball Derby and All American 400, will make the trip up to Michigan this Tuesday to compete in the Battle at Berlin 251, a Super Late Model special event at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan.

Three dozen of the best SLM drivers in the country are scheduled to compete and Nemechek knows he will have to bring his A-game to take home another trophy.

"I hadn't seen the racetrack until we came up here a few weeks ago to test," said Nemechek upon arriving at the facility Monday.  "It's definitely a tricky place, but it's not something we can't grasp.  I've learned you have to have rear grip to get good drive off.  The longer you run, the more you spin the rear tires.  Keeping the car turning in the middle of the corner without hurting the drive off is going to be key.

The Battle at Berlin event will be 251 grueling laps around the Michigan bullring, but Nemechek has proven to be at his best in the extra-distance events.

"I definitely like these long races," added Nemechek.  " I think it takes a little bit more of a driver to run all those laps and have the endurance to contend at the end.  But I've grown up racing these long races, especially now with the Truck Series team.  I like making pit stops too."

If he can indeed take the flag after 251 long laps on a warm June evening, Nemechek says that it will immediately go near the top of his racing résumé.

"This is something we've been looking forward to for a while. Ever since we got back from our test, we've been working on this car. Any big late model race you can win, you want to put your name in the history books."


JH Race Preview: Gateway Motorsports Park

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Event:        American Ethanol presents the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 brought to you by Ameren
Date:    Saturday, June 13, 2015
Venue:        Gateway Motorsports Park

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Gateway Motorsports Park ... This weekend will mark SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.25-mile track. After leading for 53 laps, John Hunter Nemechek posted a 15th place, team-best finish at the Madison, Ill., facility on June 14, 2014.

SWM-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 54 starts from five drivers,  resulting in strong performances including one victory and six top-five finishes, as well as 25 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 15.5 and an average finishing position of 13.7.

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.

NASCAR Next … During a ceremony on May 05 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., John Hunter Nemechek was formally announced as a member of the 2015-2016 NASCAR Next class, a group of up-and-coming talent that joins the industry program aimed at spotlighting NASCAR’s emerging stars.

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … John Hunter Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (CT) on Saturday, June 13.

On the Radio … On Saturday, Joe Nemechek will be a guest analyst on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series broadcast on the Motor Racing Network (MRN). Nemechek will be joined in the booth by Kurt Becker and Kyle Rickey. The MRN race broadcast starts at 7:00 p.m. (CT).

Catch the Action ... The American Ethanol presents the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 brought to you by Ameren will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, June 13, starting with the pre-race show at 8:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the eighth event on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2.

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No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at Gateway Motorsports Park ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 042 in the Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at the Gateway Motorsports Park. This NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverado is new for the 2015 season to the Gere Kennon-led team.

“Meet Me in St. Louis” ... This weekend marks Nemechek’s second Gateway Motorsports Park appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 12.00 and an average finishing position of 15.00 at the track. In his seventh career start in the series and his third in 2014, Nemechek posted a 15th-place finish at the track.

Gateway Rewind … John Hunter Nemecheck was battling for third place when a spinout on Lap 146 .0ultimately led to a 15th-place finish. With 16 laps winding down in the race, two trucks combatted for position across multiple laps for third place, and they inevitably touched with Nemechek’s truck receiving a cut tire in the fray. Nemechek had led 53 of the race laps, the first laps in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career, scoring the second highest number of laps, beaten only by the eventual race-winner. His strong performance was underscored by praise on various social media platforms from Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick on Twitter.

Speedway Stats: In six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on speedway tracks (tracks 1-mile to 2-mile in length), Nemechek has recorded one top-five finish and three top-10 finishes, with an average starting spot of 10.3 and an average finish of 12.7 on these racetracks.

Full-time Ride … John Hunter Nemechek will compete in a total of 18 events in the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado during the 2015 season, sharing driving duties with his father, Joe Nemechek, until his 18th birthday (Thursday, June 11). John Hunter Nemechek will finish out the remainder of the truck series schedule beginning at the Gateway Motorsports Park.

In the Rearview Mirror: Texas Motor Speedway ... Joe Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished sixth on June 05 in the WinStar World Casino 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The finish was his second top-ten finish in four starts this season. With son John Hunter Nemechek, collaborating with him from high atop the spotters stand, Joe Nemechek qualified 10th for the 167-lap event.

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK.):
“Last year at Gateway (Motorsports Park) we ran very well. We made huge improvements from the first practice – from hitting the fence to leading laps and contending for the win. We had an unfortunate event happen there at the end of the race that put us out of contention.

“I really look forward to going back this year. It is a very fun place. Both corners are different so you have to get your truck handling in both, and it is more of a drivers track. You will see some guys struggle and some guys will prevail. We have been preparing very hard, and we are all very dedicated to try and get a win at Gateway. A lot of late nights at the shop and we have been working hard for a good result this weekend.”


JH Race Preview: Dover (Del.) International Speedway

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Race Preview
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series News and Notes

Event:        Lucas Oil 200
Date:    Friday, May 29, 2015
Venue:        Dover (Del.) International Speedway

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Dover International Speedway ... This weekend will mark SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1-mile track. John Hunter Nemechek posted a team best finish of sixth place at the “Monster Mile” on May 30, 2014.

SWM-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 52 starts from five drivers, including one victory and six top-five finishes, as well as 24 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 15.8 and an average finishing position of 13.7.

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.

NASCAR Next … During a ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., on May 5, John Hunter Nemechek was formally announced as a member of the 2015-2016 NASCAR Next class, a group of up-and-coming talent that joins the industry program aimed at spotlighting NASCAR’s emerging stars.

“Pomp and Circumstance” … On Saturday, May 23, John Hunter Nemechek attended his high school commencement ceremony. The 17-year old is already enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), because he graduated early (December 19, 2014) from Davidson Day School.

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … Fans can visit the Colonnade Marketplace located in the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino for an autograph session with John Hunter Nemechek on Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET). Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, May 29 at the Lucas Oil Display located in the Dover International Speedway midway.

NASCAR Next Media Availability ... John Hunter Nemechek will be available to the media on Thursday, May 28 from 1:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (ET) in the media center.

Catch the Action ... The Lucas Oil 200 will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, May 15, starting with the pre-race show at 5:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the sixth event on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 MeetBall Chevrolet Silverado

This Week's SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at Dover International Speedway ... John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 034 in the Lucas Oil 200 at the Dover International Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this chassis earlier this season at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. On March 28 at Martinsville Speedway, the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis qualified 16th and finished in the 29th-position.

Nemechek at the “Monster Mile” ... This weekend marks Nemechek’s second Dover International Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of seventh and an average finishing position of sixth at the 1-mile track. In his fourth career start in the series and second of 2014, Nemechek posted a sixth-place finish.

Short Track Stats: In six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on short tracks (less than one mile in length), Nemechek has recorded two top-10 finishes, with an average starting spot of 17.8 and an average finish of 14.2 on these racetracks.

#FindYourParty … MeetBall, a real-time location sharing navigation application, will be the primary partner on the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado at the Dover International Speedway for the Lucas Oil 200. In April, John Hunter Nemechek was announced as the free mobile app's exclusive NASCAR brand ambassador.

Autism: Understanding the Puzzle … To help generate awareness for Autism Speaks, John Hunter Nemechek will be showing his support for Autism Speaks throughout the race weekend by displaying a puzzle piece decal on his No. 8 MeetBall Chevrolet.

Second 2015 Start … Dover International Speedway will mark John Hunter Nemechek’s second start of the 2015 season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Nemechek will compete in a total of 18 events in the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado as he continues to share driving duties with his father, Joe Nemechek, until his 18th birthday, when he plans to finish out the remainder of the truck series schedule beginning at the Gateway Motorsports Park.

In the Rearview Mirror: Charlotte Motor Speedway ... Joe Nemechek survived a last-lap battle to finish in 11th-place on May 15 in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Nemechek and the No. 8 FoneFuel Chevrolet Silverado started the scheduled 134-lap event from the 16th position under the lights at the 1.5-mile quad-oval track.

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY.):
“Dover International Speedway is a fun track, and it is tricky. You can run on the bottom, on the top, or wherever your truck works best. I learned a lot going there last year, and I look forward to going back. It is a fast place, and it is a track you always look forward to going to.”