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Race Preview — 37 Kind Days 250

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔11.May 2018
Race Preview — 37 Kind Days 250

Event:                    37 Kind Days 250

Date:                      Friday, May 11, 2018

Venue:                  Kansas Speedway

 

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Kansas Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ fifth and sixth respective NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile tri-oval track. The organization earned a team best finish of second-place with Ryan Newman on May 8, 2015. Four starts at the Kansas Speedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 10.0 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 140 starts from six drivers, resulting in strong performances that include seven victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta, Canada, Gateway, Iowa, and Martinsville) and 30 top-five finishes, as well as 61 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 14.3 and an average finishing position of 14.3.

 

Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In the season’s first five events, NEMCO Motorsports’ two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have one victory (Martinsville with John Hunter Nemechek) and two top-five and three top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have also completed 919 total laps. Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek rank 15th and 50th, respectively, in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver points.

 

Family Matters … John Hunter Nemechek has been to victory lane at the Kansas Speedway before – celebrating with father Joe Nemechek when he was seven-years old. Team owner Joe Nemechek has one win (2004), two top-five and two top-10 finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 15 starts at the Kansas Speedway. In 2004, Nemechek not only captured his fourth career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, but also took the pole for the 400-mile, 267-lap event, and additionally won the supporting NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race in his NEMCO Motorsports entry.

 

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 37 Kind Days 250 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Friday, May 11 starting 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 sixth event of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on FS1. In addition, the practice session on Friday will be televised live on FS1 at 9:30 a.m. (ET) and final practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

 

The 37 Kind Days 250 at the Kansas Speedway will re-air on Saturday, May 12 at 4:30 a.m. (ET) on FS1, and again, on Sunday, May 13 at 8:00 a.m. (ET) on FS1.

 

John Hunter Nemechek

No. 8 Fleetwing Corporation / D.A.B. Constructors, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado

 

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Kansas Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 041 in the 37 Kind Days 250 at the Kansas Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Speedway on March 2 where Nemechek finished in the 21st-position after starting in the ninth-position.

 

Yellow Brick Road to the Kansas Speedway … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s third Kansas Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 10.0 and an average finishing position of 15.5 at the Kansas City, Kan.,-facility. Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series track debut on May 6, 2016.

 

Speedway Stats … In 41 combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded three victories (Chicago. Atlanta and Gateway), 12 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 171 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

 

Race Rewind: Kansas Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished third in the Toyota Tundra 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on May 12, 2017 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. After starting in the 14th-place in the 32-truck field, Nemechek finished the first 40 lap segment in the fourth position, and was in the seventh-place ending the Stage 2 on Lap 80. After restarting in the fourth-place on Lap 138, Nemechek was able to move to third battling with the leaders. Nemechek secured his second top-five in four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fleetwing Corporation / D.A.B. Constructors, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, was victorious in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on March 26 at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Nemechek started the 250-lap event from the eighth position. At the Stage 1 conclusion on Lap 70, Nemechek finished in the sixth position, gaining valuable playoff points, and finished Stage 2 on Lap 140 in the fifth place. Nemechek took the lead on a restart with 31 laps remaining and held the lead for a .106 second margin of victory. Nemechek led 31 laps at the Martinsville Speedway to his career-first victory at the .526-mile track in 10 starts, and his sixth victory in 79 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2018 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 452 of 484 laps contested (93.4 percent), has led 44 laps and is currently 50th in the driver point standings, and the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado is 11th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected one win (Martinsville), one top-five and one top-10 finish, has spent 342 laps running in the top 15 and has made 139 green-flag passes thus far this season.