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Race Preview — Chevrolet Silverado 250

📁 Race Preview 🕔01.September 2017
Race Preview — Chevrolet Silverado 250

Event: Chevrolet Silverado 250
Date: Sunday, September 3
Venue: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the facility in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. The organization posted a team best finish with a victory at the track with driver John Hunter Nemechek on September 4, 2016. Three starts at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 13.7 and an average finish of 11.7.

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 115 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include six victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta, Canada, Gateway, and Iowa) and 27 top-five finishes, as well as 54 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 14.0 and an average finishing position of 13.3.

Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In the season’s first 14 events, NEMCO Motorsports’ two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have posted two victories (Gateway and Iowa), eight top-five and eight top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have completed 2,348 total laps and lead 92 of those laps. John Hunter Nemechek and Joe Nemechek rank eighth and 27th respectively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points.

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Connection … Ron Fellows, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park co-owner, has driven for team owner Joe Nemechek. In four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts for NEMCO Motorsports, Fellows posted the team’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory (Watkins Glen) and two top-five finishes, as well as two top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 10.0 and an average finishing position of 10.0. Fellows has five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) starts, and five NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) starts for Nemechek. In addition, he earned three victories for NEMCO Motorsports in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at the Watkins Glen International (1998, 2000, and 2001).

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.

Media Availability … John Hunter Nemechek will be accessible to media in attendance at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Saturday, September 2 at 1:30 p.m. (ET). The media availability will be hosted inside the media center.

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … John Hunter Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, September 2 in a tent located in Paddock E at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Catch the Action … The Chevrolet Silverado 250 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Sunday, September 3 starting with the pre-race show at 2:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 15th event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air Saturday, September 2 at 5:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2.

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

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 038 in the Chevrolet Silverado 250 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on September 4, 2016 where Nemechek was victorious after starting in the 13th-position in the chassis’ first, and only, appearance of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. This will be the chassis’ second start with Nemechek, as it was new to NEMCO Motorsports in 2016.

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 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. 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.

As Part of Darlington Raceway’s Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR … NEMCO Motorsports will pay tribute to an iconic paint scheme this weekend at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Joe Nemechek once drove this paint scheme in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and was victorious in the paint scheme in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 1997. Ron Fellows also drove to victory lane in the NASCAR XFINITY Series for NEMCO Motorsports on June 28, 1998 at the Watkins Glen International.

Canada, Eh? … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s fourth Canadian Tire Motorsport Park appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 13.7 and an average finishing position of 11.7 at the 2.459-mile road course. Nemechek collected one win (2016), one top-five and two top-10 finishes, with a total of 20 laps led. He made his track debut on August 31, 2014.

Road Course Stats … In three combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on road courses, John Hunter Nemechek has recorded one victory (Canada), one top five, and two top-10 finishes. In addition, Nemechek has five starts on road courses, with entries at the Carolina Motorsports Park, and the Rockingham Raceway Park (Road Course), and the Watkins Glen International in the Allison Legacy Race Series, and the NASCAR K & N Pro Series East, respectively.

Race Rewind: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park … Driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, John Hunter Nemechek battled on the last lap of the Chevrolet Silverado 250 to score his third career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, and his first at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. This was also Nemechek’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win on a road course. Nemechek was fast throughout the race weekend, posting top-five lap times in both practices on September 3, 2016 at the 2.459-mile road course, and then qualifying 13th with a posted speed of 110.205 mph.

In the Rearview Mirror: Bristol Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Plan B Sales, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, scored a third-place finish in the UNOH 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Wednesday, August 16, at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Nemechek started in the 14th-position in the 32-truck field. Nemechek finished the first 55 lap segment in the 12th-place, and was in the 10th-place ending the Stage 2 on Lap 110. A late race caution with five laps and a final restart from the field going into overtime, Nemechek restarted in the fourth-place on the 0.533-mile oval, and gained one position to finish third. Nemechek posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at the Bristol Motor Speedway, and secured his seventh top-five in 14 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs … With his win at the Gateway Motorsports Park on June 17, John Hunter Nemechek claimed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff eligibility with a victory during the regular season. Nemechek is second in the Playoff standings, with two wins and 11 playoff points.

Season-to-date … Through the first 14 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2017 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 1857 of 2171 laps contested (85.5 percent) and has led 92 laps. Nemechek is currently eighth in the driver point standings and 10th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two victories (Gateway and Iowa), seven top-five and seven top-10 finishes, has spent 1,343 laps running in the top 15 and has made 407 green-flag passes thus far this season.