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Nextera Energy Resources 250 – Race Preview

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔19.February 2016
Nextera Energy Resources 250 – Race Preview

Event:             Nextera Energy Resources 250

Date:                Friday, February 19, 2016

Venue:             Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Daytona International Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 2.5-mile tri-oval superspeedway. Joe Nemechek posted a team best finish of eighth-place at the Daytona Beach, Fla., facility on February 21, 2014.

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 70 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances including two victories (Watkins Glen, and Chicago) and 14 top-five finishes, as well as 35 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.2 and an average finishing position of 12.3.

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 Daytona International Speedway fan midway area for a question and answer session with John Hunter Nemechek on Friday, February 19 at 12:30 p.m. (ET). Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (ET) on Friday.

Catch the Action … The Nextera Energy Resources 250 will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 on Friday, February 19 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 first event of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

John Hunter Nemechek

No. 8 färbe technik™ Chevrolet Silverado

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Daytona International Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 062 in the Nextera Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway. The NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis qualified 18th and finished in the 20th-position last year. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this chassis twice during the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, at both Daytona International Speedway and at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. On October 24, 2015 at Talladega, the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis qualified 14th and finished in the 11th position.

At the ‘World Center of Racing’ … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s first Daytona International Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver tested with the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series at the Daytona Beach, Fla., facility in December 2013.

Restrictor Plate Stats: In one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start on the superspeedway Talladega, Nemechek recorded an 11th-place finish.

In the Rearview Mirror: 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Season … John Hunter Nemechek wheeled the NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado through 18 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2015, including driving to a victory at the Chicagoland Speedway on September 19. Nemechek’s starts in 2015 earned him an average starting position of 9.8 and an average finish of 9.5.

JOHN HUNTER NEMECHEK QUOTE (ON dAYTONA iNTERNATIONAL sPEEDWAY.):

“I am excited to come to the Daytona International Speedway. Over the years, I have been to the track a bunch with dad (Joe Nemechek) and visited the NASCAR Xfinity Series victory lane (1998, and 2002) with him. Hopefully, our No. 8 färbe technik™ Chevrolet Silverado can do the same on Friday with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. I feel like our Chevrolet is very good, and that our guys have built me a great färbe technik™ Chevrolet for the 100-lap event.

“Hopefully, Gere Kennon can make the right calls and Jason Jarrett, up on top, can keep me safe through the pack and I can take dad to victory lane this year.”