Toyota Tundra 250 – Race Preview

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔01.May 2016
Toyota Tundra 250 – Race Preview

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Event Date Venue
Toyota Tundra 250 Friday, May 6, 2016 Kansas Speedway

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History

…at the Kansas Speedway

This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. The organization earned a team best finish of second place with Ryan Newman on May 8, 2015. Two starts at the Kansas Speedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 10.0 and an average finish of 5.5.

…since entering the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 1995

The Mooresville, N.C.-based organization has logged 73 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include three victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago and Atlanta) and 16 top-five finishes, as well as 37 top-10 finishes, along with an average starting position of 14.2 and an average finishing position of 12.1.

All in the Family

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 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 15 starts at the Kansas Speedway. In 2004, Nemechek not only captured his fourth career NASCAR Sprint Cup win, but also took the pole for the 400-mile, 267-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup event, and additionally won the supporting NASCAR Xfinity Series race in his NEMCO Motorsports entry.

Follow NEMCO Motorsports

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 follow the team on Facebook –/NEMCOMotorsports  Joe Nemechek on his official Facebook page at /NASCARJoe, and John Hunter Nemechek on his official Facebook page at /JohnHunterNemechek.

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 6 at 1:30 p.m. (CT). Nemechek is also scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, located in the drivers’ meeting tent in the Kansas Speedway infield, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:24 p.m. (CT) on Friday.

Meet the Press
John Hunter Nemechek will field questions from the gathered media inside the Kansas Speedway infield media center on Thursday, May 5 at 12:45 p.m. (CT).

Catch The Action

The Toyota Tundra 250 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Friday, May 6 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 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

John Hunter Nemechek — No. 8 Andy's Frozen Custard 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 unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis six times during the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, including a victory at the Chicagoland Speedway (September 2015). Most recently, on November 20, 2015 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, this NEMCO Motorsports-prepared chassis qualified second and finished in the second position.

Yellow Brick Road to the Kansas Speedway
This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s first Kansas Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Race Rewind: Kansas Speedway
Last year, Sprint Cup Series veteran Ryan Newman drove the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado of NEMCO Motorsports to a second-place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Kansas Speedway on May 8, 2015. Driving a truck owned by former Kansas Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup race winner Joe Nemechek, and making his first truck series start since 2001, Newman started from the fourth position and led for two laps en route to his second-place finish.

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

In the Rearview Mirror: Martinsville Speedway
In overtime, John Hunter Nemechek finished second in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, April 2. Nemechek, who qualified in eighth place, finished the two-lap dash to the checkered flag .425 seconds behind the leader. This strong finish helped Nemechek take over the series points lead. It was Nemechek’s second straight runner-up finish at the Martinsville Speedway.

Through the first three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 484 of 485 laps contested (99.8 percent), has led 8 laps, and is currently first in the driver point standings. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has one victory (Atlanta), two top-five and two top-10 finishes, has spent 420 laps running in the top 15 and made 211 green-flag passes thus far this season. The NASCAR Next member, Nemechek, has finished second or better in four of the last five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events.

John Hunter Nemechek Quote on the track

Kansas Speedway was a great race last year for our NEMCO Motorsports team with Ryan Newman behind the wheel of the No. 8 Chevrolet. We hope to run up front like Newman did and go for a second win of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.

I look forward to making my Kansas Speedway debut, and having a great Chevrolet prepared by our NEMCO Motorsports crew. Newman finished second last year at the Kansas Speedway and it helped our program acquire valuable information, so hopefully, we will be on the right track when we get on-track Thursday afternoon.