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Lucas Oil 150 – Phoenix International Raceway — Race Preview

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔11.November 2016
Lucas Oil 150 – Phoenix International Raceway — Race Preview

Event:              Lucas Oil 150
Date:                Friday, November 11, 2016
Venue:            Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Phoenix International Raceway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ sixth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.022-mile track. The organization posted a team best finish of second-place with John Hunter Nemechek on November 13, 2015. John Nemechek was the first to post a NASCA Camping World Truck Series start at the Avondale, Ariz.,-facility for NEMCO Motorsports in 1995. Five starts at the Phoenix International Raceway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 15.6 and an average finish of 11.4.

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 91 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include four victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta and Canada) and 19 top-five finishes, as well as 45 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 14.1 and an average finishing position of 12.3.

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has found success in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) in the “Valley of the Sun” with one top-five and two top-10 finishes in 15 starts. In 28 starts at the Phoenix International Raceway, Nemechek is credited with one top-10 finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS). In 1996, Nemechek posted his single NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the track, finishing in the eighth-place. John Nemechek had four starts at the Phoenix International Raceway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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 Phoenix International Raceway Fan Midway, near the Fan Midway Stage, from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (MST) on Friday, November 11. Fans can visit the Chevrolet Racing display located in the fan midway of the Phoenix International Raceway for a question and answer session with Nemechek on Friday at 3:45 p.m. (MST).

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 Phoenix International Raceway, part of a continued relationship with NEMCO Motorsports for the fourth 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 Lucas Oil 150 will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 2 on Friday, November 11 starting with the pre-race show at 9:30 p.m. (ET) and the race broadcast on FS1 at 10:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 9:30 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 22st event of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2. In addition, the practice sessions on Friday will be televised live on FOX Sports 2 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 Phoenix International Raceway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 042 in the Lucas Oil 150 at the Phoenix International Raceway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 24, finishing in the ninth-position after starting in the 15th-position. In addition, at the Iowa Speedway on June 18, Chassis No. 42 qualified on the pole. This chassis made its maiden voyage at the Gateway Motorsports Park in 2015.

In the “Valley of the Sun” … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s fourth Phoenix International Raceway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 12.7 and an average finishing position of 10.0 at the 1.022-mile track. Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series track debut on November 8, 2013.

Speedway Stats: In 25 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: Phoenix International Raceway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, qualified in the 11th-postion for the 150-mile NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on November 13, 2015 at the Phoenix International Raceway. He maneuvered into the top-ten of the 32-truck field by Lap 100. Nemechek was, ultimately, beaten to the checkered flag by 0.309 seconds to finish in the second-place, his second top-10 finish in three races at Phoenix International Raceway, and a career-best finish at the track.

In the Rearview Mirror: Texas Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Death Wish Coffee Co., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the 18th-position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Striping Technology 350 at the Texas Motor Speedway on November 4. Nemechek started the 147-lap event from the 19th-place, and he held in the top-15 in the opening 20 laps, but as the laps clicked away, handling issues began to take their toll. The 19-year old raced to the eighth-place by Lap 90 as the NEMCO Motorsports crew continued to work to cure the issues. NASCAR penalized Nemechek for speeding on pit road when he made a pit stop on Lap 126, and he had to restart at the end of the longest line. On the ensuing restart on Lap 129 Nemechek was, again, penalized for passing on a restart, resulting in a pass through penalty. These setbacks didn’t deter Nemechek, who ultimately finished in the 18th-place, maintaining his position in the closing laps just one spot out of the free-pass position and a return to the lead lap.

Season-to-date … Through the first 21 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2983 of 3155 laps contested (94.5 percent), has led 99 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 five top-five and ten top-10 finishes, has spent 2,290 laps running in the top 15 and has made 777 green-flag passes thus far this season.