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Race Preview — Toyota Tundra 250

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔15.May 2017
Race Preview — Toyota Tundra 250

Event: Toyota Tundra 250
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Venue: Kansas Speedway

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Kansas Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile tri-oval track. The organization earned a team best finish of second-place with Ryan Newman on May 8, 2015. Three starts at the Kansas Speedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 8.7 and an average finish of 13.0.

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 99 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include four victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta and Canada) and 21 top-five finishes, as well as 48 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 14.0 and an average finishing position of 12.6. This weekend at the Kansas Speedway will mark the 100th NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start for NEMCO Motorsports.

Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In the season’s first three events, NEMCO Motorsports’ two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have posted two top-five and two top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have also completed 883 total laps. Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek rank 12th and 15th respectively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points.

Family Matters … John Hunter Nemechek has been to Victory Lane at the Kansas Speedway before – celebrating with father Joe Nemechek when he was seven-years old. Team owner Joe Nemechek has one win (2004), two top-five and two top-10 finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 15 starts at the Kansas Speedway. In 2004, Nemechek not only captured his fourth career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, but also took the pole for the 400-mile, 267-lap event, and additionally won the supporting NASCAR XFINITY Series race in his NEMCO Motorsports entry.

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the fan midway at the Kansas Speedway for a question and answer session with John Hunter Nemechek on Friday, May 12 at 12:30 p.m. (CT). 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. (CT), located in the Kansas Speedway Infield Fan Zone, on Friday. Additionally, Nemechek will participate in a question and answer session at The Finish Line, located in hospitality village (Turn 1 of the grandstands) on Friday at 2:45 p.m. (CT).

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 Toyota Tundra 250 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Friday, May 12 starting with the pre-race show at 8:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the fourth event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

The Toyota Tundra 250 at the Kansas Speedway will re-air on Tuesday, May 16 at 7:30 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 Kansas Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 040 in the Toyota Tundra 250 at the Kansas Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Chicagoland Speedway on September 16, 2016, where Nemechek finished in the 14th-position after starting in the 18th-position in the chassis’ second appearance of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Since 2015, Chassis No. 040 has an average finishing position of 10.5 in eight starts, with one previous start at the Kansas Speedway finishing 28th with Nemechek.

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 Kansas 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.

In the season debut for Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Nemechek finished in the fourth-position at the Daytona (Fla) International Speedway on February 24.

Yellow Brick Road to the Kansas Speedway … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s second Kansas Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 6.0 and an average finishing position of 28.0 at the Kansas City, Kan.,-facility.

Speedway Stats … In 28 combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks 1 to 2-miles in length), John Hunter Nemechek has recorded two victories (Chicago and Atlanta), nine top-five and 15 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 89 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

Race Rewind: Kansas Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Andy’s Frozen Custard Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished 28th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race last year at the Kansas Speedway. After rising to second from his sixth-place starting spot, Nemechek was on his way toward securing a solid finish in the extended 170-lap race around the 1.5-mile oval, but an early-race accident on Lap 48 caused damage to the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado, and the night ended in dejection with two bouts of on-track trouble—including a blown tire.

In the Rearview Mirror: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway … Due to a parts failure at the Martinsville Speedway, John Hunter Nemechek, the driver of the No. 8 D.A.B. Constructors, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado, finished in the 28th-place in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Alpha Energy Solutions 250 on April 1. Starting strong from the 12th-place in the 32-truck field, Nemechek finished the first 70 lap segment in the tenth position. He continued to show strength, climbing all the way to fourth when an ignition wire failure resulted in a caution. The misfortune occurred on Lap 119, forcing Nemechek to the garage to evaluate the issue, Crew chief Gere Kennon was able to locate the faulty part and Nemechek returned to track. On Lap 140 Nemechek returned to pit road, and persevered to be the fastest truck on track while 23 laps down.

Season-to-date … Through the first three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2017 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 405 of 480 laps contested (84.4 percent), has led 0 laps and is currently 15th in the driver point standings, 21st in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected one top-five and one top-10 finish, has spent 240 laps running in the top 15 and has made 137 green-flag passes thus far this season.