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Nextera Energy Resources 250 – Race Preview

📁 Race Preview 🕔20.February 2015
Nextera Energy Resources 250 – Race Preview

Event:             Nextera Energy Resources 250

Date:                Friday, February 20, 2015

Venue:             Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ second start at the Daytona Beach, Fla., facility. Joe Nemechek posted an eighth-place last year at the 2.5-mile tri-oval superspeedway.

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History … Since entering the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) in 1995, the Mooresville, N.C.-based organization has logged 47 starts from four drivers, including one victory and five top-five finishes, as well as 22 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 16.2 and an average finishing position of 13.6.

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 Joe Nemechek … Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the Daytona International Speedway Fan Midway area for a question and answer session with Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek on Friday, February 20th at 11:30 a.m. (ET). Joe Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the Sprint FANZONE from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (ET) on Friday.

Catch the Action … The Nextera Energy Resources 250 will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 on Friday, February 20, starting with the pre-race show at 7:00 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the first event on the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 1.

Joe Nemechek

No. 8 D.A.B. Constructors Inc. / SWM International Inc. Chevrolet Silverado

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports’ Chevrolet Silverado at Daytona International Speedway … Joe Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 062 in the Nextera Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this chassis twice during the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, at both Daytona International Speedway and at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. On October 18, 2014 at Talladega, the NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis qualified eighth and finished in 10th position.

At the World Center of Racing … This weekend marks Nemechek’s second Daytona International Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Lakeland, Fla., driver has earned an average starting position of 13.0 and an average finishing position of 8.0 at the track. In addition, the 1992 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion has two wins (1998, 2002), four top-five and seven top-10 finishes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Daytona International Speedway. Nemechek also has 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts which include a sixth-place finish in 2004.

Daytona International Speedway Rewind … Joe Nemechek and the No. 8 D.A.B. Constructors Inc. / SWM International Inc team qualified 13th for the 100-lap season-opener event, and finished eighth in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at the Daytona International Speedway during the 2014 campaign.

Speedway Stats: In two combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on the superspeedways of Daytona and Talladega, Nemechek has recorded two top-10s. He has led a total of five laps on NASCAR’s restrictor-plate tracks.

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: 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Season … Joe Nemechek wheeled the SWM-NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 in 12 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races in 2014, including a third-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in June. Nemechek’s starts in 2014 earned him an average starting position of 14.8 and an average finish of 9.8.

Joe Nemechek QUOTE (ON STRATEGY AT Daytona.):

“The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is normally very intense out there in the truck. The trucks move around so much more than NASCAR XFINITY Series or NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars so you really have to be on your toes. The trucks suck-up to each other very quickly, so it makes for a pretty good race. Normally, we’ll have a good-sized wreck because someone gets loose, and you just hope to not be around when it happens.

“Our goal is to run up front as much as we can, and try to get the best finish we can. I have been involved in wrecks leading the race, or running in the back. So, a lot of it is just luck.”