John Hunter Analyzes ISM Raceway

John Hunter Nemechek
John Hunter Nemechek, No. 23 Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevrolet Camaro
Phoenix Xfinity Stats1 start, 1 top-10 & 1 poleBest Finish: 9th (2018)2019 Season Stats3 starts, 1 top-five and 2 top-10’s
Last year, John Hunter Nemechek collected his first Xfinity Series pole award at ISM Raceway in the Fall with Chip Ganassi Racing.

Nemechek leads the Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year point standings with 107 points going into ISM Raceway this weekend.

Nemechek has six NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series starts at the ISM Raceway. In those six starts, Nemechek has two top-five’s, four top 10’s and has led 31 laps.

Nemechek and the No. 23 team will utilize chassis No. 216. This chassis has been raced three times by Spencer Gallagher in the 2017 season. Once at Pocono Raceway (Start: 14th/Finish: 18th), another at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Start: 20th/Finish: 28th) and at ISM Raceway (Start: 19th/Finish: 17th).
“ISM Raceway is a lot different now since they modified the track layout. If you’re mid-pack, it’s super difficult to pass. You can make up a little time from cutting the ‘dog-leg’ after the start-finish line but it’s really hard to do as far as being on throttle and having to drive around the corner. If you are in the top-five or you’re the leader and can get away from the pack, you can be a half a straightaway ahead in a lap from how good of a restart you can get or if you don’t get a good restart then you’re four-wide going into Turn 1. It’s insane for the drivers but I’m sure it makes the spectating more exciting. Last year in the Fall Phoenix race I got my first Xfinity Series pole so hopefully we can start up front again this year and get this Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet in Victory Lane.”  

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