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Race Preview — North Caroline Education Lottery 200

📁 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Race Preview 🕔19.May 2017
Race Preview — North Caroline Education Lottery 200

Event: North Carolina Education Lottery 200
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Venue: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway

 

NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Charlotte Motor Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 1.5-mile quad-oval track. The organization earned a team best finish of 11th-place at the Concord, N.C.,-facility twice with Joe Nemechek on May 16, 2014, and on May 15, 2015. Three starts at the Charlotte Motor Speedway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 17.7 and an average finish of 11.3 with a total of four laps led.

 

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 100 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include four victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta and Canada) and 22 top-five finishes, as well as 49 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 14.0 and an average finishing position of 12.5.

 

Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In the season’s first four events, NEMCO Motorsports’ two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have posted three top-five and three top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have also completed 1,050 total laps. John Hunter Nemechek and Joe Nemechek rank 11th and 16th respectively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points.

 

All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has one win (1997), four top-five and eight top-10 finishes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 35 starts at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and also claimed the pole position in 1997. In addition, Nemechek has 36 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at the Charlotte Motor Speedway including two top-five finishes, as well as five top-10 finishes.

 

Meet John Hunter Nemechek … Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the fan midway at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for a question and answer session with John Hunter Nemechek on Friday, May 19 at 2:45 p.m. (ET). Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (ET), located in the Whiskey River Hospitality area under the Ford grandstands, on Friday.

 

Media Availability … John Hunter Nemechek will be accessible to media in attendance at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m. (ET). The media availability will be hosted inside the media center.

 

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 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Friday, May 19 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 fifth event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Friday at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

 

The North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway will re-air on Saturday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

 

John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado

 

This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Charlotte Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 037 in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway on October 1, 2016 where Nemechek finished in the 16th-position after starting in the 15th-position in the chassis’ second appearance of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Since 2015, Chassis No. 037 has an average finishing position of 8.4 in five starts, with one previous start at the Charlotte Motor Speedway finishing 11th with Joe Nemechek.

 

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3 … Perhaps the fresh memory from the recent NASCAR Camping World Truck Series open test session at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 2 will pay-off for John Hunter Nemechek. Among the 20 drivers participating in the test session, Nemechek put the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado through its paces under the watchful eye of crew chief Gere Kennon, turning a lap of 30.565 seconds at 176.673 mph.

 

Hometown Advantage … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s second Charlotte Motor Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 21.0 and an average finishing position of 12.0 at the Concord, N.C.,-facility.

 

Speedway Stats: In 29 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), 10 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 89 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.

 

Race Rewind: Charlotte Motor Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished in the 12th-postion in last year’s rain-delayed North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2016. By Lap 30 Nemechek was scored in sixth-place after starting in the 21st-postion. However, varying fuel strategies hindered Nemechek from contending for the win in the closing laps of the 201-mile event.

 

In the Rearview Mirror: Kansas Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished third in the Toyota Tundra 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on May 12 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. After starting in the 14th-place in the 32-truck field, Nemechek finished the first 40 lap segment in the fourth position, and was in the seventh-place ending the Stage 2 on Lap 80. After restarting in the fourth-place on Lap 138, Nemechek was able to move to third battling with the leaders. Nemechek scored his best finish of the season, and secured his second top-five in four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races.

 

Season-to-date … Through the first four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2017 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 572 of 647 laps contested (88.4 percent), has led 0 laps and is currently 11th in the driver point standings, and 14th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner points. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two top-five and two top-10 finishes, has spent 406 laps running in the top 15 and has made 179 green-flag passes thus far this season.