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Race Preview — Eldora Dirt Derby

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔18.July 2017
Race Preview — Eldora Dirt Derby

Event: Eldora Dirt Derby
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Venue: Eldora Speedway

 

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Eldora Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the half-mile dirt track. The organization earned a team best finish of sixth-place at the Rossburg, Ohio,-facility with John Hunter Nemechek on July 23, 2014. Three starts at the Eldora Speedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 13.7 and an average finish of 12.3, with one lap led.

 

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 108 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include six victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta, Canada, Gateway, and Iowa) and 24 top-five finishes, as well as 51 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 13.9 and an average finishing position of 12.9.

 

Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In the season’s first 10 events, NEMCO Motorsports’ two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have posted two victories (Gateway and Iowa), five top-five and five top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have completed 1,923 total laps – leading 72 laps. John Hunter Nemechek and Joe Nemechek rank 8th and 24th respectively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points.

 

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 … John Hunter 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 Wednesday, July 19. The autograph session will be located in the Eldora Speedway multi-purpose building located outside of Turn 3 and Turn 4.

 

Catch the Action … The Eldora Dirt Derby will be broadcast live on the Fox Business Network on Wednesday, July 19 starting with the pre-race show at 9:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 11th event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on FS1. The five qualifying races, and the last chance qualifying race will be televised live on FS2 at 7:30 p.m. (ET).

 

The Eldora Dirt Derby at the Eldora Speedway will re-air on Thursday, July 20 at 12:30 a.m. (ET), and 8:00 a.m. (ET) on FS1.

 

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

 

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Eldora Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 036 in the Eldora Dirt Derby at the Eldora Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Martinsville Speedway on April 1 where Joe Nemechek finished in the 18th-place after starting in the 21st-place in the chassis’ first appearance of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

 

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 Eldora Speedway. 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.

 

Slinging Mud and Sliding Sideways with Nemechek … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s fourth Eldora Speedway 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 12.3 at the Rossburg, Ohio,-facility. Nemechek has led for one lap at the track. He made his track debut on July 23, 2014.

 

Short Track Stats: In 15 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on short tracks (less than one mile in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded one victory (Iowa), five top-five and eight top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 11.5 and an average finish of 11.1 on these racetracks.

 

In the Loop at the Eldora Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek is the top closer at the Eldora Speedway with an average of 2.3 spots gained. In addition, Nemechek is one of two active full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers with laps lead at the Eldora Speedway.

 

Race Rewind: Eldora Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek and his No. 8 Berry’s Manufacturing Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports battled back from early adversity slinging mud last year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Eldora Speedway. Nemechek was collected in an early-race incident on Lap 39, and eventually fell 21 laps down in the 150-lap race, but he fought back to finish in the 24th-postion.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Kentucky Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, the driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado, finished in the 18th-place in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on July 6. The 20-year old started in the ninth-place in the 32-truck field, and Nemechek finished the first segment, Lap 35, in the fifth position. At the end of segment two on Lap 70, Nemechek was tenth. He continued to show strength, climbing all the way to first on Lap 93 and leading until Lap 108, and again on Lap 110 for an additional three laps. With 15 laps to go, Nemechek made contact with the wall exiting Turn 4. Nemechek led 20 laps at the Kentucky Speedway to finish in the 18th-place.

 

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 Chase standings, with two wins and 11 playoff points.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2017 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 1440 of 1658 laps contested (86.9 percent) and has led 72 laps. Nemechek is currently 8th 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), four top-five and four top-10 finishes, has spent 1,129 laps running in the top 15 and has made 329 green-flag passes thus far this season.