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Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola – Talladega Superspeedway

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔22.October 2016
Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola – Talladega Superspeedway

Event:         Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola
Date:           Saturday, October 22, 2016
Venue:        Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway
NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Talladega Superspeedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the Lincoln, Ala., facility. The organization posted a team best finish of 10th-place at the track with driver Joe Nemechek on October 18, 2014. Two starts at the 2.66-mile track have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 11.0 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 88 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 12.2.

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. In 38 starts at the Talladega Superspeedway, “Front Row” Joe Nemechek, is credited with four pole awards, one top-five, and five top-10 finishes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS). Additionally, Nemechek has two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the 2.66-mile track, in 2006 and 2014.

International Motorsports Hall of Fame … On July 26, 1990, for the opening of the UNOCAL 76 building, Joe Nemechek, All Pro Super Series Rookie of the Year and national champion, donated his 1989 Buick Regal to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, now on display in the Bill France, Sr. Room.

Local Connection … R.J. Barnette, a native of Pinson, Ala., and a graduate of Pinson Valley High School, is a member of the NEMCO Motorsports over-the-wall crew as a front tire carrier. Barnette, a former defensive back for Samford University, had his first experience over-the-wall at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Talladega Superspeedway and his first victory was in April 2011 at the hometown track.

Meet the Press … John Hunter Nemechek will field questions from the gathered media inside the Talladega Superspeedway infield media center on Friday, October 21 at 10:45 a.m. (CT).

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 Talladega Superspeedway Legend’s Hospitality Village, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (CT) on Friday, October 21.

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 Talladega Superspeedway, part of a continued relationship with NEMCO Motorsports for the third 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.

Catch the Action … The Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola will be broadcast live on FS1 on Saturday, October 22 starting with the pre-race show at 12:30 p.m. (ET) and the race broadcast on FOX at 1:00 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 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (ET) on FS1. In addition, the practice sessions on Friday, October 21 will be televised live on FS1 beginning at 1:00 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. 062 in the Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at the Talladega Superspeedway. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this chassis at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on February 19 finishing in the 17th-position. Since 2014, Chassis No. 062 has an average finish of 13.2 in five starts.

Nemechek in “Sweet Home Alabama” … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s second Talladega Superspeedway 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 11.0 at the track. Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series track debut on October 24, 2015.

Restrictor Plate Stats… In two combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on the superspeedways of Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, Nemechek has an average starting position of 14.5 and an average finishing position of 14.0.

Race Rewind: Talladega Superspeedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 CHEK Industries, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the 11th-position in the Fred’s 250 on October 24, 2015. Nemechek started the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event in the 14th-position and was scored in the 25th-position by Lap 10. On Lap 13 Nemechek was involved in a single-truck incident on the frontstretch to bring out the first caution of the 98-lap event. He was able to battle back from a lap down to the 16th-position by Lap 60. In the closing laps, Nemechek was scored as high as seventh-place on Lap 80 as green-flag stops began, and finished in the 11th-place in a green-white-checkered flag finish.

In the Rearview Mirror: Las Vegas Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the 16th-position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series DC Solar 350 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 1. Nemechek began the 146-lap race around the 1.5-mile track from the 15th-position in the 31-truck field. Nemechek had climbed up to the 13th- position while battling ill-handling conditions, on Lap 50, before ultimately finishing in the 16th-place.

Chase for the Championship … With two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase events complete, John Hunter Nemechek is eighth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase standings with 2037 points and tied with Daniel Hemric in points. Nemechek is 15 points behind Johnny Sauter in the sixth place.

Season-to-date … Through the first 18 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2624 of 2714 laps contested (96.7 percent), has led 81 laps and is currently eighth in the driver point standings. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two victories (Atlanta, Canada), has one pole award (Iowa), has four top-five and nine top-10 finishes, has spent 1,970 laps running in the top 15 and has made 700 green-flag passes thus far this season.