|Event: American Ethanol E15 225
Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Venue: Chicagoland SpeedwayNEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Chicagoland Speedway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the Joliet, Ill., facility. The organization posted a team best first-place finish at the track with driver John Hunter Nemechek on September 19, 2015. Two starts at the 1.5-mile track have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 12.5 and an average finish of 5.0 with two 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 85 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include four victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta and Canada) and 18 top-five finishes, as well as 43 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 14.0 and an average finishing position of 12.1.
“Turtle Power” … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot the No. 8 #TeamTurtle / #TeamFoot Chevrolet Silverado during the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 weekend at the Chicagoland Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol E15 225. The No. 8 #TeamTurtle / #TeamFoot Chevrolet Silverado will feature #TeamTurtle on the driver side, with the Turtles and their sensei, Master Splinter, in green, and #TeamFoot on the passenger side, with the Turtles’ archenemy Shredder and his Foot Clan, in red.
All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has two top-five and two top-10 finishes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 12 starts at the Chicagoland Speedway. Additionally, Nemechek has 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts including one top-ten finish, and one top-ten finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in his single series start at the 1.5-mile, D-shaped tri-oval speedway.
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 John Hunter Nemechek … John Hunter Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an open autograph session, located in the Fan Zone’s Stage 4, in the infield of the Chicagoland Speedway, from 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (ET) on Friday, September 16.
Catch the Action … The American Ethanol E15 225 will be broadcast live on FS1 on Friday, September 16 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 16th 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
This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Chicagoland Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 040 in the American Ethanol E15 225 at the Chicagoland Speedway. The Gere Kennon-led team unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis six times during the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, which included a victory at the Chicagoland Speedway in September. Earlier this season, on May 6, 2016, this NEMCO Motorsports-prepared chassis qualified sixth and finished in the 28th-position at the Kansas Speedway.
Windy City … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s second Chicagoland Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 11.0 and an average finishing position of 1.0 at the track. Nemechek led two laps en route to a victory on September 19, 2015.
Speedway Stats: In 21 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), nine top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. He has led for a total of 89 laps on NASCAR’s speedway tracks.
Race Rewind: Chicagoland Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, earned his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory as he overcame plenty of adversity last year at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., after starting 11th in the rain-delayed American Ethanol e15 225. The second-generation NASCAR driver stretched his last tank of fuel to the limit, running out of gas in Turn 4 and crossing the finish line 12.015 seconds over second place. Nemechek led two laps en route to win in his 23rd NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career start.
In the Rearview Mirror: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park … Driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, John Hunter Nemechek battled on the last lap of the Chevrolet Silverado 250 to score his third career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, his first at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. This was also Nemechek’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win on a road course. Nemechek was fast throughout the race weekend, posting top-five lap times in both practices on Saturday, September 3 at the 2.459-mile road course, and then qualifying 13th with a posted speed of 110.205 mph.
Season-to-date … Through the first 15 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2016 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 2153 of 2242 laps contested (96.0 percent), has led 81 laps and is currently eighth in the driver point standings. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two victories (Atlanta, Canada), one pole award (Iowa), has four top-five and eight top-10 finishes, has spent 1,655 laps running in the top 15 and has made 607 green-flag passes thus far this season.
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