Event: Overton’s 150
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Venue: Pocono (Pa.) Raceway
NEMCO Motorsports’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Pocono Raceway … This weekend will mark NEMCO Motorsports’ fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 2.5-mile track known as the “Tricky Triangle.” The organization earned a team best finish of ninth-place at the Long Pond, Pa.,-facility with John Hunter Nemechek on July 30, 2016. Three starts at the Pocono Raceway have earned NEMCO Motorsports an average starting position of 10.3 and an average finish of 10.7. NEMCO Motorsports has completed 193 of 193 laps (100.0%) contested at the track.
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 109 starts from five drivers, resulting in strong performances that include six victories (Watkins Glen, Chicago, Atlanta, Canada, Gateway, and Iowa) and 25 top-five finishes, as well as 52 top-10 finishes with an average starting position of 13.9 and an average finishing position of 12.8.
Collective NEMCO Motorsports … In the season’s first 11 events, NEMCO Motorsports’ two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entries have posted two victories (Gateway and Iowa), six top-five and six top-10 finishes. The NEMCO Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Silverados have completed 2,073 total laps – leading 83 laps. John Hunter Nemechek and Joe Nemechek rank sixth and 25th respectively in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points.
All in the Family … Team owner Joe Nemechek has two top-five and four top-10 finishes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 39 starts at the Pocono Raceway. In July 1997, Nemechek won the pole award at the 2.5-mile tri-oval. In addition, Nemechek has one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start (2014) at the Pocono Raceway finishing in the 10th-place.
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.
Media Availability … John Hunter Nemechek will be in the Pocono Mountains promoting the Overton’s 150 on Thursday, July 27. He will be visiting several locations in the Pocono Mountains and Lehigh Valley to promote the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overton’s 150 on Saturday, July 29 at the Pocono Raceway. With the track, Nemechek will be dropping tickets and posting clues on social media at each location as part of the “Overton’s 150 Ticket Scavenger Hunt.” The total trip will be 150 miles from Pocono Raceway, stopping at each ‘pit stop’ location and back to Pocono Raceway.
Meet John Hunter Nemechek … John Hunter Nemechek is scheduled to participate in an autograph session with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (ET) on Friday, July 28 at the Pocono Raceway Chalet Village (Behind Turn 3). Fans can visit the Team Chevy Racing display located in the fan midway at the Pocono Raceway for a question and answer session with Nemechek on Friday at 11:00 a.m. (ET).
Catch the Action … The Overton’s 150 will be broadcast live on FOX on Saturday, July 29 starting with the pre-race show at 12:30 p.m. (ET). It will also broadcast live at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Qualifying for the 12th event of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule will air on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (ET) on FS1. In addition, the practice session on Friday, July 28 will be televised live on FS1 at 12:00 p.m. (ET), as well as the final practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at 2:00 p.m. (ET).
The Overton’s 150 at the Pocono Raceway will re-air on Sunday, July 30 at 9:30 a.m. on FS1.
John Hunter Nemechek
No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado
This Week’s NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado at the Pocono Raceway … John Hunter Nemechek will pilot Chassis No. 037 in the Overton’s 150 at the Pocono Raceway. The Gere Kennon-led team last unloaded this NEMCO Motorsports prepared chassis at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on May 19 where Nemechek finished in the 22nd-position after starting in the 13th-position in the chassis’ first appearance of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. Since 2015, Chassis No. 037 has an average finishing position of 10.6 in six starts.
Sound the Alarm … The NEMCO Motorsports No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado returns with the Fire Alarm Services, Inc., (FAS) brand as the primary sponsor at the Pocono Raceway. Headquartered in Arvada, Colorado, Fire Alarm Services, Inc., provides superior fire and life safety and security services and products for protecting their client’s real estate investment.
It’s Tricky, it’s Tricky … This weekend marks John Hunter Nemechek’s third Pocono Raceway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The Mooresville, N.C., driver has earned an average starting position of 5.5 and an average finishing position of 11.0 at the Long Pond, Pa.,-facility. He made his track debut on August 1, 2015.
Race Rewind: Pocono Raceway … John Hunter Nemechek, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports, finished ninth in the Pocono Mountains 150 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Pocono Raceway on July 30, 2016. Rain affected on-track activities early Saturday, canceling qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and the lineup was set by practice speeds. Nemechek started second in the Pocono Mountains 150, and by the halfway marker he was in the third position, but ultimately finished ninth in the 60-lap event.
In the Rearview Mirror: Eldora Speedway … John Hunter Nemechek, the driver of the No. 8 Fire Alarm Services, Inc., Chevrolet Silverado, finished in the fifth-place in the Eldora Dirt Derby NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Wednesday, July 19. The 20-year old started in the sixth-place in the 32-truck field, and Nemechek finished the first segment in the third place on Lap 40. He took the lead on Lap 42, maintaining position for a total of 11 laps. As the flag waived to signal the end of stage two, Lap 90, Nemechek was in the third place. With 10 laps to go, Nemechek restarted third and was quickly shuffled back into the field to finish in the Eldora Dirt Derby in the fifth-place.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs … With his win at the Gateway Motorsports Park on June 17, John Hunter Nemechek claimed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff eligibility with a victory during the regular season. Nemechek is second in the Playoff standings, with two wins and 11 playoff points.
Season-to-date … Through the first 11 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races of the 2017 season, John Hunter Nemechek has completed 1590 of 1808 laps contested (87.9 percent) and has led 83 laps. Nemechek is currently sixth in the driver point standings and seventh in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points. In addition, the NEMCO Motorsports driver has collected two victories (Gateway and Iowa), five top-five and five top-10 finishes, has spent 1,279 laps running in the top 15 and has made 374 green-flag passes thus far this season.
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