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Race Preview — JAG Metals 350

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔02.November 2017
Race Preview — JAG Metals 350

Event:                    JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief

Date:                      Friday, November 3, 2017

Venue:                   Texas Motor Speedway

 

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Texas Motor Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ ninth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile track. The organization earned a team best finish of third-place at the Fort Worth, Texas-facility with Joe Nemechek on June 6, 2014. Eight starts at the Texas Motor Speedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 15.2 and an average finish of 11.9.

 

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 127 starts from six 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 57 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.3 and an average finishing position of 14.0.

 

Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In this season’s 20 events, NEMCO Motorsports’ two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have posted two victories (Gateway and Iowa), eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have completed 3,208 laps and have lead 100 of those laps. John Hunter Nemechek and Joe Nemechek rank sixth and 28th respectively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points.

 

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has found success in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at the Texas Motor Speedway with one victory (2003), four top-five and five top-10 finishes in 19 starts. Nemechek is credited with one top-five finish and one top-10 finish in 23 starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) at the Texas Motor Speedway. In addition, Nemechek has three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the Texas Motor Speedway, all resulting in top-ten finishes, including a third-place finish in 2014.

 

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.

 

Vote for John Hunter Nemechek … Fans have the opportunity to make their voices heard by casting their votes to determine who will be the Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2017. Fans are able to cast their votes via http://www.nascar.com/mostpopulardriver from September 3 to November 16. Fans may select (1) candidate per ballot submission. Voting is limited to (1) vote per person per email address per day, per series. Fans selected John Hunter Nemechek as the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver.

 

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the midway at the Texas Motor Speedway for a question and answer session with John Hunter Nemechek on Friday, November 3 at 2:00 p.m. (CT).

 

Catch the Action … The JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief will be broadcast live on FS1 on Friday, November 3 starting with the pre-race show at 7:30 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 21st event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air Friday at 4:00 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

 

John Hunter Nemechek

No. 8 ROMCO Equipment Co. / Fire Alarm Services Inc., Chevrolet Silverado

 

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Texas Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 041 in the JAG Metals 350 Driving Hurricane Harvey Relief at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 30, where they finished in the eighth-place after starting in the 15th-place. In the chassis’ nine starts at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, Michigan International Speedway and the Homestead-Miami Speedway with Nemechek, the chassis has an average finishing position of 13.8.

 

ROMCO Equipment Co. … The NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado returns to the Texas Motor Speedway with ROMCO Equipment Co., as the co-primary partner, part of a continued relationship with NEMCO Motorsports and driver John Hunter Nemechek. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ROMCO Equipment Co., has had associate-partner placement on the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, and the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and primary partnership at the Texas Motor Speedway during the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The family-owned operation first partnered with the family-owned NEMCO Motorsports at the Texas Motor Speedway in November 2016. ROMCO, Inc., founded in 1961, is the parent company of ROMCO Equipment Co., ROMCO Paving, RPS and MPS divisions.

 

Sound the Alarm … The NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado returns with the Fire Alarm Services, Inc., (FAS) brand as the co-primary sponsor at the Texas Motor 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.

 

“Deep in the Heart of Texas” … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s fifth Texas Motor Speedway appearance in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 15.5 and an average finishing position of 14.2 at the 1.5-mile track. Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series track debut on November 6, 2015.

 

Speedway Stats: In 37 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), 11 top-five and 19 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 163 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

 

Race Rewind: Texas Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 ROMCO Equipment Co., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in 21st-place in the WinstarOnlineGaming.com 400 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on June 9 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. After starting in the eighth-position in the 28-truck field, Nemechek finished Stage 1, Lap 40, in the fifth position, and Stage 2, Lap 80, in the fourth position. On Lap 138, Nemechek was involved in an incident and his Chevrolet Silverado sustained enough damage in the incident to send it to the garage.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Martinsville Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, scored a 30th-place finish in the Texas Roadhouse 200 presented by Alpha Energy Solutions NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Martinsville Speedway on October 28. On Lap 37 during Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff event at the Martinsville Speedway, Nemechek lost brake function resulting in the truck’s rear making contact with the wall and ultimately ending his day at the Virginia short track.

 

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 sixth in the Round of 6 Playoff standings with 14 playoff points.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2017 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2487 of 3001 laps contested (82.9 percent) and has led 100 laps. Nemechek is currently sixth in the driver point standings and sixth 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 10 top-10 finishes, has spent 1,986 laps running in the top 15 and has made 579 green-flag passes thus far this season.