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Race Preview – Bar Harbor 200

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔31.May 2017
Race Preview – Bar Harbor 200

Event: Bar Harbor 200 presented by Sea Watch International
Date: Friday, June 2, 2017
Venue: Dover (Del.) International Speedway

 

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Dover International Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1-mile concrete oval track. The organization earned a team best finish of sixth-place at the Dover, Del.,-facility with John Hunter Nemechek on May 30, 2014. Three starts at the Dover International Speedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 10.7 and an average finish of 14.3.

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 101 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include four victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta and Canada) and 22 top-five finishes, as well as 49 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 14.0 and an average finishing position of 12.6.

Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In the season’s first five events, NEMCO Motorsports’ two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have posted three top-five and three top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have completed 1,182 total laps. John Hunter Nemechek and Joe Nemechek rank 11th and 17th respectively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points.

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has one win (2003), four top-five and eight top-10 finishes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 27 starts at the Dover International Speedway. In 39 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at the “Monster Mile,” Nemechek has one top-five and five top-10 finishes.

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … John Hunter Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (ET) on Friday, June 2. The session will be located in the Delaware Office of Highway Safety display in the Dover International Speedway Midway Fan Zone.

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 Bar Harbor 200 presented by Sea Watch International will be broadcast live on FS1 on Friday, June 2 starting with the pre-race show at 5:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the sixth event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 2:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

The Bar Harbor 200 presented by Sea Watch International at the Dover International Speedway will re-air on Saturday, June 3 at 2:30 a.m. (ET) on FS1.

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

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Dover International Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 039 in the Bar Harbor 200 presented by Sea Watch International at the Dover International Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway on March 4 where Joe Nemechek finished in the 24th-position after starting in the 22nd-position in the chassis’ first appearance of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Since 2014, Chassis No. 039 has an average finishing position of 10.6 in five starts at the Texas Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, and the Michigan International Speedway. Only Joe Nemechek has been behind the wheel of chassis No. 39.

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 Dover International Speedway. As part of the 2017 partnership agreement, the NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado will carry the Fire Alarm Services, Inc., brand as the primary sponsor for seven NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events. 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.

Autism: Understanding the Puzzle … To help generate awareness for Autism, John Hunter Nemechek will be showing his support for Autism Delaware’s mission throughout the race weekend at the Dover International Speedway by displaying a puzzle piece decal on his No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc. / ACME Chevrolet Silverado.

Miles the Monster … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s fourth Dover International Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 10.7 and an average finishing position of 14.3 at the track nicknamed “The Monster Mile.”

Speedway Stats … In 30 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), 10 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 89 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

Race Rewind: Dover International Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek felt like his No. 8 Cricket SX3 Chevrolet Silverado would be one of the trucks to beat in the Jacob Companies 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Dover International Speedway last year, but ultimately an ill-handling machine hampered his efforts on the racetrack. When the checkered flag dropped, Nemechek was in 15th-place.

In the Rearview Mirror: Charlotte Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished 22nd in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on May 19 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. After starting in the 13th-position in the 32-truck field, Nemechek finished the first 40 lap segment in the third position. On Lap 79, before the conclusion of Stage 2, a right-front tire failure resulted in numerous visits to pit road to repair damage. Despite the handling issues and falling to 28th-place, Nemechek made valiant attempts to position the Chevrolet Silverado to gain track position while two-laps down. Nemechek was able to cross the finish line in 22nd-place.

Season-to-date … Through the first five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2017 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 704 of 781 laps contested (90.1 percent), has led zero laps and is currently 11th in the driver point standings, and 13th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two top-five and two top-10 finishes, has spent 480 laps running in the top 15 and has made 212 green-flag passes thus far this season.