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Drivin’ For Linemen 200 – Race Preview

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔25.June 2016
Drivin’ For Linemen 200 – Race Preview

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Drivin’ For Linemen 200
Brought To You By Altec
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Gateway Motorsports Park

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History

…at the Gateway Motorsports Park

This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.25-mile track. The organization posted a team best fourth-place finish at the track with John Hunter Nemechek on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Two starts at the Gateway Motorsports Park have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 12.0 and an average finish of 9.5.

…since entering the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 1995

The Mooresville, N.C.-based organization has logged 78 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include three victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago and Atlanta) and 16 top-five finishes, as well as 38 top-10 finishes, along with an average starting position of 14.2 and an average finishing position of 12.2

All in the Family

Team owner Joe Nemechek has one top-five (third-place, 1999) and two top-10 finishes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in five starts at the Gateway Motorsports Park.

Follow NEMCO Motorsports

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 follow the team on Facebook –/NEMCOMotorsports  Joe Nemechek on his official Facebook page at /NASCARJoe, and John Hunter Nemechek on his official Facebook page at /JohnHunterNemechek.

Meet John Hunter Nemechek

John Hunter Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (CT) on Saturday, June 25.

Catch The Action

The Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec will be broadcast live on FS1 on Saturday, June 25 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 ninth event of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1. In addition, the final practice session on Saturday will be televised live on FS1 beginning at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

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

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Gateway Motorsports Park
John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 042 in the Drivin’ For Linemen 200 Brought To You By Altec at the Gateway Motorsports Park. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Iowa Speedway on June 18, finishing in the 12th-postion after starting on the pole. This chassis made its maiden voyage on-track at the Gateway Motorsports Park in 2015.

Sound the Alarm
The NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado returns with the Fire Alarm Services, Inc., brand as the primary sponsor on Saturday, June 25 at the Gateway Motorsports Park for the third consecutive week. 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.

Locally Sourced
Toenjes Brick Contracting (TBC), a full-service masonry contracting company founded in 1996 by Dan and Lynette Toenjes, will adorn the side of the No. 8 Chevrolet driven by John Hunter Nemechek at the Gateway Motorsports Park as an associate sponsor. Based in Millstadt, Illinois, Toenjes Brick Contracting is family-owned and operated, and includes five father and son duos who work throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area.

 “You can find me in St. Louis”
This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s third Gateway Motorsports Park appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 12.0 and an average finishing position of 9.5 at the Madison,Ill., facility. Nemechek has led for a total of 53 laps at the track.

Race Rewind: Gateway Motorsports Park
John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished fourth on June 13, 2015 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.

Speedway Stats
In 19 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), eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 89 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

In the Rearview Mirror: Iowa Speedway
John Hunter Nemechek captured his career first 21 Means 21 Pole Award in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying session, speeding around the Iowa Speedway at 136.087 mph in the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc. Chevrolet Silverado. Nemechek started at the front of the field and led early for 53 laps of the 200 event circuits. Nemechek was in strong contention for another checkered-flag capture, but the threat of a lug nut violation while pitting on Lap 150 pulled him from second place for another return to pit road a lap later. Nemechek battled back from the 20th-place before ultimately finishing 12th in the Speediatrics 200.

Season-to-date
Through the first eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 1326 of 1356 laps contested (97.8 percent), has led 61 laps and is currently sixth in the driver point standings. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has one pole award (Iowa) and collected one victory (Atlanta), two top-five and three top-10 finishes, has spent 1,043 laps running in the top 15 and has made 381 green-flag passes thus far this season.