NEMCO Motorsports Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After two races with an unfamiliar team, Tyler Ankrum returns home to DGR – Crosley for the Camping World 225 at Chicagoland Speedway. Sponsorship issues forced Ankrum out of his No. 17 Railblaza Toyota Tundra, but he remained eligible for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs by driving for NEMCO Motorsports at Iowa Speedway and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. Ankrum’s most recent race with DGR – Crosley resulted in a career best third-place finish. That third-place finish came after he had twoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It was the race of a lifetime for Puyallup, Washington’s Angela Ruch, who dealt with an overheating truck and going down a cylinder throughout Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona, to finish eighth in just her second NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series start, becoming the second ever woman to score a top-10 in the series. Perhaps more special about Ruch’s performance was the support from NEMCO Motorsports and Kaulig Racing’s Chris Rice, who gave her the opportunity to run theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Using techniques from fellow Chip Ganassi Racing driver Kyle Larson, John Hunter Nemechek made his return in the Camping World Series and didn’t disappoint. Through adversity and taking advantage of other’s shortcomings on fuel, Nemechek came home in fourth during Friday’s 37 Kind Days 250 at Kansas Speedway. Nemechek said he fought a tight truck all night and came up short of scoring a win at the venue his father Joe’s last Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in 2004. Despite this, he gave propsRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Restrictor plate races at Daytona and Talladega always seem to be the great equalizer, with teams big and small all having a shot at taking home the win. In Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona, that was indeed the case as Joe Nemechek delivered at top-five finish to his team, NEMCO Motorsports, for the second year in a row with a third-place result. His finish marks his best finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since Texas inRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After running for his family’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team since 2013, John Hunter Nemechek will be moving on in 2018, taking over driving duties on a part-time basis in the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. About a week ago, Nemechek posted a video to Twitter showing him walking out of the NEMCO Motorsports shop for the final time, but his destination was still unknown at that point. On Tuesday, Ganassi made the move up to theRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor He may have had his work cut out for him entering the day, but John Hunter Nemechek was able to bring home a sixth-place finish at Talladega to advance onto the Round of 6 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs. Though the end result was a top-10 and a place in the next round of the playoffs, it certainly wasn’t an easy day for Nemechek to be able to get there when the checkered flag flew. Qualifying the worst of the eight playoffRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer One week after completing just four laps, John Hunter Nemechek rebounds to finish third at Bristol Motor Speedway. Nemechek’s No. 8 Plan B Sales Inc. Chevrolet Silverado was a top-10 truck for much of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200. In the final stages of the race, Nemechek surged forward, climbing though the field. A lengthy, heated battle with Justin Haley saw beating and banging before Nemechek moved forward. On the final restart, he jumped inside the top-five and crossed the finish-line inRead More
NASCAR Wire Service ST. LOUIS, Mo. – “Happy Father’s Day!” a crew member shouted at team owner Joe Nemechek Saturday night as track workers put together the Victory Lane stage behind them. Nemechek had already passed out a half dozen hugs and handshakes to other members of the team he owns, NEMCO Motorsports. “Incredible,” was all Nemechek could muster in response after watching his son, John Hunter Nemechek, pass Matt Crafton late in the race and win the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200 at Gateway MotorsportsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For this week’s edition of Climbing the Ladder, Seth Eggert sat down with NEMCO Motorsports driver John Hunter Nemechek. John Hunter is the 18-year-old son of NASCAR driver and team owner Joe Nemechek. John Hunter drives the family owned No.8 Chevrolet Silverado. John Hunter was the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular driver, and is campaigning for the 2016 Camping World Truck Series Championship. Seth Eggert: What made you decide to follow in your Father, Joe Nemechek’s and your Uncle, John Nemechek’s footsteps?Read More