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Race Preview — UNOH 175

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔22.September 2017
Race Preview — UNOH 175

Event: UNOH 175
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Venue: New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at the Loudon, N.H., facility. The organization has tied the team best finish with two fifth-place finishes at the track with driver John Hunter Nemechek on September 20, 2014, and September 26, 2015. Three starts at the 1.058-mile track have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 12.3 and an average finish of 6.3.

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 119 starts from five 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 55 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 14.0 and an average finishing position of 13.6.

Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In the season’s first 16 events, NEMCO Motorsports’ two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have posted two victories (Gateway and Iowa), eight top-five and nine top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have completed 2,569 total laps and have lead 92 of those laps. John Hunter Nemechek and Joe Nemechek rank third and 27th respectively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points.

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek posted his career-first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) victory at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 1999. In 38 starts at the “Magic Mile,” Nemechek is credited with one win (1999), three top-five and five top-10 finishes in NASCAR’s premier series. Additionally, Nemechek has found success in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway with one win (1992), one pole award (1993), two top-five and four top-10 finishes in 16 starts. John Nemechek has one start at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 1996 finishing in the 20th-place.

Local Flavor … NEMCO Motorsports transport driver Michael Leoncini hails from Mendon, Massachusetts. James Mazza, truck chief, is from Upton, Massachusetts.

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 … John Hunter Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff contenders from 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, September 22 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, located at the Trackside Live! stage.

Catch the Action … The UNOH 175 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Saturday, September 23 starting with the pre-race show at 12:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 17th event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (ET) on FS1. In addition, the practice session on Friday, September 22 will be televised live on FS1 at 1:30 p.m. (ET), as well as the final practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at 3:30 p.m. (ET).

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

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 042 in the UNOH 175 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Iowa Speedway on June 23, where they finished in the first-place after starting in the fifth-place. In the chassis’ nine collective starts at the Gateway Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway, and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway with Nemechek, the chassis has an average finishing position of 7.11.

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 New Hampshire 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.

Wicked Fast … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s fourth New Hampshire Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 12.3 and an average finishing position of 6.3 at the 1.058-mile track, known as the “Magic Mile.” Nemechek has collected two top-five and one top-10 finish. He made his track debut on September 20, 2014.

Speedway Stats …  In 35 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 18 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 155 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

Race Rewind: New Hampshire Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the ninth-position in the UNOH 175 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 24, 2017. Nemechek began the 175-lap race around the 1.058-mile track from the 15th-position in the 32-truck field. On Lap 53 the Mooresville, N.C., driver, was involved in a single truck incident in Turn 2. Nemechek climbed to the ninth position while battling ill-handling conditions by Lap 120. He ran as high as eighth in the running order before ultimately finishing in the ninth-place.

In the Rearview Mirror: Chicagoland Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, scored a seventh-place finish in the TheHouse.com 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, September 15, at the Chicagoland Speedway. Nemechek started in the 12th-position in the 32-truck field. The 20-year old driver finished Stage 1 on Lap 35 in the fourth-place. Following a pit stop on Lap 38, Nemechek was scored in the 16th-place, and battled his way to finish Stage 2, on Lap 70, in the seventh spot. Two additional trips to pit road for service to the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado to adjust handling conditions for Nemechek which allowed him to maintain position in the closing laps to finish in the seventh-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 third in the Round of 8 Playoff standings with 14 playoff points.

Season-to-date … Through the first 16 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2017 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2070 of 2385 laps contested (86.8 percent) and has led 92 laps. Nemechek is currently third in the driver point standings and fifth 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 eight top-10 finishes, has spent 1,536 laps running in the top 15 and has made 466 green-flag passes thus far this season.