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DC Solar 350 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway — Race Preview

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔01.October 2016
DC Solar 350 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway — Race Preview

Event:               DC Solar 350

Date:                Saturday, October 1, 2016

Venue:              Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the Las Vegas, Nev., facility. The organization posted a team best finish of fourth-place at the track with driver John Hunter Nemechek on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Two starts at the 1.5-mile track have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 17.5 and an average finish of 10.5.

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 87 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include four victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta and Canada) and 18 top-five finishes, as well as 44 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 14.1 and an average finishing position of 12.1.

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has found success in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at the “the Diamond in the Desert,” with one win (2003), five top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 15 starts. In 15 starts at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nemechek is credited with two top-10 finishes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS). Additionally, Nemechek has one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile track, finishing in the 17th– position in 2014.

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 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, part of a continued relationship with NEMCO Motorsports for the second of five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races with driver John Hunter Nemechek. Headquartered in Arvada, Colorado, Fire Alarm Services, Inc., provides superior fire and life safety, security services and products for protecting their client’s real estate investment.

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.

Along Comes Hope® … NEMCO Motorsports will donate $8,000.00 to the Along Comes Hope® Corporation with a formal check presentation at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 1 to continue the mission of helping families of children with cancer. Along Comes Hope® provides support through financial assistance with travel for treatment, creative emotional support programs and advocacy to promote policy changes, awareness and education. In addition, Along Comes Hope® will be an associate partner on Nemechek’s Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series DC Solar 350 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … John Hunter Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, located in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway midway on the frontstretch, from 12:30 p.m. (PT) to 1:30 p.m. (PT) on Saturday, October 1.

Catch the Action … The DC Solar 350 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Saturday, October 1 starting with the pre-race show at 8:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 18th event of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2.

No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 037 in the DC Solar 350 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, finishing in the first-place after starting in the 18th-position. This chassis made its maiden voyage on-track at the Kansas Speedway in May 2015. Chassis No.037 has an average finish of 6.5 after four starts.

Nemechek in “Sin City” … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s second Las Vegas Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 16.0 and an average finishing position of 4.0 at the track.

Speedway Stats: In 23 combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded two victories (Chicago and Atlanta), nine top-five and 14 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 89 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

Race Rewind: Las Vegas Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Berry’s Manufacturing Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the fourth-position in the Rhino Lining 350 on October 3, 2015. Nemechek started the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event in the 16th-position and progressed methodically to the third-position by Lap 40. Nemechek lost positions on pit road, and was scored in 23rd-place on Lap 50, but was able to battle back to the top-10 by Lap 100. In the closing laps, Nemechek gained six positions to finish in the fourth-place.

In the Rearview Mirror: 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 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 24. 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., was involved in a single truck incident in Turn 2. Nemechek had climbed to the ninth position while battling ill-handling conditions, on Lap 120. He ran as high as eighth in the running order before ultimately finishing in the ninth-place.

Chase for the Championship … With one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase event complete, John Hunter Nemechek is seventh in the “Chase” standings, 5 points behind Ben Kennedy in the sixth place.

Season-to-date … Through the first 17 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2479 of 2568 laps contested (96.5 percent), has led 81 laps and is currently seventh in the driver point standings. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two victories (Atlanta, Canada), one pole award (Iowa), has four top-five and nine top-10 finishes, has spent 1,918 laps running in the top 15 and has made 673 green-flag passes thus far this season.