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Race Preview — Stratosphere Las Vegas 200

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔05.March 2018
Race Preview — Stratosphere Las Vegas 200

Event:              Stratosphere Las Vegas 200

Date:                Friday, March 2, 2018

Venue:             Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway

 

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ sixth and seventh, respective, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts at the Las Vegas, Nev., facility. The organization posted a team best fourth-place finish at the track with driver John Hunter Nemechek on October 3, 2015. The three previous starts at the 1.5-mile tri-oval speedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 17.8 and an average finish of 14.2.

 

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 136 starts from six drivers, resulting in strong performances that include six victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta, Canada, Gateway, and Iowa) and 29 top-five finishes, as well as 59 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.3 and an average finishing position of 14.3.

 

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has found success in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) at the “Diamond in the Desert,” with one win (2003), five top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 15 starts. As well, in 15 starts at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nemechek is credited with two top-10 finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS). Additionally, Nemechek has two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. John Nemechek is credited with one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the Las Vegas facility, finishing in the 27th-place in 1996.

 

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 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (PT) on Friday, March 2 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located in the Neon Garage.

 

Catch the Action … The Stratosphere 200 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Friday, March 2 starting at 8:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 8:30 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the third event of the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 6:00 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

 

The Stratosphere 200 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will re-air on Saturday, March 3 at 6:00 a.m. (ET) on FS1.

 

John Hunter Nemechek

No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado

 

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 041 in the Stratosphere Las Vegas 200 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Texas Motor Speedway on November 3, where they finished in the 19th-place after starting in the 11th-place. In the chassis’ 10 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 13.6.

 

Viva Las Vegas … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s fourth Las Vegas Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 15.3 and an average finishing position of 9.3 at the 1.5-mile track. Nemechek has collected one top-five and two top-10 finishes. He made his track debut on October 3, 2015.

 

Speedway Stats … In 40 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), 12 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 171 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

 

Race Rewind: Las Vegas Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Berry’s Manufacturing Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, scored an eighth-place finish in the Vegas 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on September 30, 2017 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Nemechek started in the 15th-position in the 29-truck field. The 20-year old finished Stage 1 in the 11th-place on Lap 35, and was in the third-place by Lap 70. The team’s variant pit strategy placed Nemechek as the leader on Lap 125. Nemechek’s No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado ran out of fuel under caution with 14 laps remaining in the 146-lap event. He headed to pit road for fuel and tires, and then stalled leaving pit road, and his NEMCO Motorsports crew had to push his machine back to the pit stall before pulling away. Although Nemechek stayed on the lead lap, he was in tenth-place on the restart with seven laps remaining. With a dash to the finish, battling side-by-side for position, Nemechek had quickly moved up in the running order before receiving damage from a lapped truck. Unable to close the gap in the remaining laps, Nemechek crossed the finish line in eighth-place.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2018 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 72 of 100 laps contested (72.0 percent) in one start. Nemechek is currently 37th in the driver point standings and 18th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points. Nemechek has spent 72 laps running in the top 15 and has made 94 green-flag passes thus far this season.