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Race Preview — NextEra Energy Resources 250

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔24.February 2017
Race Preview — NextEra Energy Resources 250

Event: NextEra Energy Resources 250

Date: Friday, February 24, 2017

Venue: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Daytona International Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ fourth, and fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the Daytona Beach, Fla.,-facility. The organization posted a team best finish of eighth-place with Joe Nemechek on February 21, 2014. Three starts at the 2.5-mile tri-oval superspeedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 15.3 and an average finish of 15.0.

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 93 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include four victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta and Canada) and 19 top-five finishes, as well as 46 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 13.9 and an average finishing position of 12.3.

Father and Son … Should both Nemecheks qualify for the race, it would be the first time a father and son have competed in the same NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race since Dave Blaney and Ryan Blaney started the 2013 Inaugural Mudsummer Classic at the Eldora Speedway. It will also be the first time a father and son have competed in any of NASCAR’s top three series at the Daytona International Speedway since 2006 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Bobby Hamilton and Bobby Hamilton Jr.

Family Rivalry … Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek have competed against each other on the race track just three times before, twice in the Allison Legacy Race Series, and once in the ARCA Midwest Tour. The first time the duo competed against each other was in the Allison Legacy Race Series at the Concord Speedway in 2011 where the son finished first, and the father second. In a rematch at the Carolina Motorsports Park John Hunter Nemechek finished third, and Joe Nemechek finished fourth. The other was in an ARCA Midwest Tour event at the Milwaukee Mile in 2013, where neither driver won but experience outran youth.

Season Opener … This will be the second NASCAR season-opening event Joe Nemechek has competed against Nemechek lineage. In the 1997 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-opener at the Walt Disney World Speedway, Joe Nemechek in the No. 87 finished nine positions ahead of John Nemechek in the No. 8 – both as owner-driver entries.

Meet Joe Nemechek … Meet John Hunter Nemechek … Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the fan midway at the Daytona International Speedway for a question and answer session with Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek on Friday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m. (ET). Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek are 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 Friday.

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 NextEra Energy Resources 250 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Friday, February 24 starting with the pre-race show at 7:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the first event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1. In addition, the practice session on Thursday, February 23 will be televised live on FS1 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), and final practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at 4:00 p.m. (ET).

The NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway will re-air on Saturday, February 25 at 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 Daytona International Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 062 in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Talladega Superspeedway on October 22, 2016 where they finished in the 32nd-place after starting in the 11th-place in the chassis’ second appearance of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. In the chassis’ six starts at Daytona International Speedway, and the Talladega Superspeedway it has an average finishing position of 16.33.

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 Daytona International Speedway, for the second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season with driver John Hunter Nemechek. 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.

Welcome to Daytona Beach … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s second Daytona International Speedway‎ appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 15.0 and an average finishing position of 17.00. Nemechek made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series track debut on February 19, 2016. In addition, Nemechek tested with the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series at the Daytona Beach, Fla., facility in December 2013.

Restrictor Plate Stats … In three combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on restrictor plate tracks (Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway), John Hunter Nemechek has an average finish of 20.0 with 210 laps completed. John Hunter Nemechek has one more restrictor plate start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series than his father, Joe Nemechek.

Race Rewind: Daytona International Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the 17th-position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2016. Nemechek began the 100-lap race around the 2.5-mile track from the 15th-position in the 32-truck field.

In the Rearview Mirror: 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Season … The Mooresville, N.C., driver started his first full season of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition in 2016 with a win at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., in just his 32nd NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career start. Nemechek, who was 18 years, 8 months and 16 days old, became the youngest NASCAR national series winner at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The season brought more success for Nemechek as he captured his first pole award in June at the Iowa Speedway and captured his career third win in September at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park located in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.

Victories at the Atlanta Motor Speedway and at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park established Nemechek’s early entry into the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase. In addition to the pole award and wins, Nemechek produced five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes and finished eighth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver point standings.


Joe Nemechek
No. 87 Fleetwing Chevrolet Silverado

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at the Daytona International Speedway … Joe Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 226 in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway. This NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverado is new to the Jim Mazza-led team for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

Locally Sourced … Fleetwing Corporation, a multi-branded petroleum jobber established in 1956, will adorn the sides and hood of the No. 87 Fleetwing Chevrolet Silverado driven by Joe Nemechek at the Daytona International Speedway as a primary sponsor. Based in Lakeland, Fla., Fleetwing Corporation is family-owned and operated.

At the ‘World Center of Racing’ … Joe Nemechek has comprehensive experience at the ‘World Center of Racing,’ having five pole awards and two victories (1998, 2002), four top-five and seven top-10 finishes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. In addition, he has the all-time NASCAR XFINITY Series most starts record, including the most laps completed record, and number of pole awards record at the Daytona International Speedway. Across the top three NASCAR divisions Nemechek has 74 total starts at the Daytona Beach, Fla., facility.

Race Rewind: Daytona International Speedway … Joe Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 D.A.B. Constructors, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the 20th-place on February 20, 2015 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway. This weekend marks Joe Nemechek’s third Daytona International Speedway‎ appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Lakeland, Fla., driver has earned an average starting position of 15.5 and an average finishing position of 14.0.

“Back in the Saddle Again” … Joe Nemechek last competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015 at the Texas Motor Speedway, finishing in the sixth-place with a 10th-place starting position. Nemechek’s four starts in 2015 earned him an average starting position of 12.8 and an average finish of 11.8.

Welcome Home … Daytona International Speedway is like a homecoming to the Florida native Joe Nemechek. Born in Naples, Fla., and raised about 100 miles from Daytona Beach in Lakeland, his racing career began at the age of 13 and he won more than 300 motocross trophies in less than six years before taking up stock cars. Nemechek earned rookie-of-the-year honors in 1987 at Lakeland Interstate Speedway.

In the Rearview Mirror: 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season … Joe Nemechek entered two NASCAR XFINITY Series events in 2016, both at the Daytona International Speedway. Nemechek’s starts in 2016 earned him an average starting position of 26.5 and an average finish of 27.5.