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NEMCO Motorsports To Expand Late Model Program In 2015

-Signed 19-Year Old Dominique Van Wieringen as Driver-

 

NEMCO Motorsports announced today plans to expand their late model program to include a second driver who will compete in a full-time Pro and Super Late Model Series effort in 2015.

 

19-year old Dominique Van Wieringen, a native of Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, has been named as driver and will become an active figure at the race shop as the team prepares for her first outing at the Snow Flake Derby in Pensacola, Fla. in December, NEMCO Motorsports president Joe Nemechek today confirmed.

 

“We feel like we have some of the best late model equipment out there and are ready to contend for the win every time we hit the track,” said Nemechek.  “We’ve seen Dominique race at several events and feel like she’ll be a great fit to expand our program.  Being able to start at this level and help young drivers grow is just going to enhance our efforts in the truck series and beyond.”

 

NEMCO Motorsports, which is operated by Nemechek and his family, has been active in NASCAR for nearly 25 years and boasts 25 wins on the NASCAR circuit.  Today, father Joe and son, John Hunter, represent the team on the track racing in all three of NASCAR’s national series and have shared driving duties in the No. 8 Toyota Tundra this season.  Plans for 2015 include John Hunter, who has four late model wins this season to his credit, continuing to run in select late model events as he furthers his progression in the NASCAR ranks.

 

“We started NEMCO Motorsports in the late 1980’s and have been fortunate to grow into one of NASCAR’s premier teams over the years,” Nemechek continued.  “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Dominique aboard and we look forward to rounding out our efforts to include a strong showing at the grass roots level as well. “

 

Van Wieringen, who resides in Charlotte, NC, is currently working toward a Mechanical Engineering degree at University of North Carolina at Charlotte as a sophomore.  She has been a mainstay on the JEGS/CRA circuit and a standout at Springport (MI) Speedway where she claimed the 2012 Outlaw Super Late Model Championship.

 

“When I’ve raced against the NEMCO Motorsports team in the past, it’s been clear that they had a system going that was better than most and that this was a team of driven racers that wanted to win,” said Van Wieringen.  “This group strives to be the best of the best and that is what I aspire for as well.  I’m thankful for the opportunity and look forward to moving my racing career another step forward and bringing the continued knowledge I get from my schooling at UNCC.  I’m confident in my abilities as a driver and feel like this will be a win-win.  I look forward to the upcoming year and to growing within the NEMCO Motorsports family.”

 

Van Wieringen’s other accomplishments include being the first woman to lead a lap and win in the JEGS/CRA All Stars Series, the first rookie to win a JEGS/CRA All Starts Series points race, 2011 Spartan (MI) Speedway Outlaw Super Late Model Rookie of the Year, 2008 WKA Regional Karting Series Junior Driver of the Year and 2007 ELKT Rotax Junior Series Karting Champion.

 

NEMCO Motorsports will field the No. 5 late model for Van Wieringen and will make an announcement later next month regarding sponsorship for their late model program.  NEMCO Motorsports’ 2015 plans will continue to include running a full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and select events in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

 

 
Bully Hill Vineyards To Sponsor Nemechek in Fred's 250 at Talladega

-Looking to Continue Winning Traditions of NEMCO Motorsports and Bully Hill Vineyards-

 

NEMCO Motorsports announced today that its No. 8 Toyota Tundra driven by Joe Nemechek will be sponsored by Bully Hill Vineyards for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

 

NEMCO Motorsports, which is operated by Nemechek and his family, has been active in NASCAR for nearly 25 years and boasts 25 wins on the NASCAR circuit. Today, father Joe and son, John Hunter, represent the team on the track racing in all three of NASCAR's national series and have shared driving duties in the No. 8 Tundra this season.

 

While this will be the first time Joe Nemechek will carry the colors of Bully Hill Vineyards, the partnership between NEMCO Motorsports and the Hammondsport, NY winery carries a rich racing history that dates back 15 years. From 1999-2001, the duo collected a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win, two NASCAR Nationwide Series wins and a runner-up finish in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race with driver Ron Fellows at Watkins Glen International. Coupled with Nemechek's penchant for drafting and past successes at Talladega Superspeedway, the time is right for a return to victory lane.

 

"We're excited to be working with Bully Hill Vineyards again and we like our chances this weekend," said Nemechek. "We've been knocking on the door this season with top-five's and solid runs and we feel confident that the win is right around the corner. I think you'll see the same guys up front who are strong in this series every week but anything can happen in the draft so the plan is to stay out in front and out of trouble. We've had a lot of success when we've had Bully Hill Vineyards on our race cars and trucks and we're ready to take them to victory lane again."

 

"Bully Hill Vineyards is proud to partner with Joe Nemechek and NEMCO Motorsports for the Fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway," said Sean King, Marketing Director of Bully Hill Vineyards. "We have been working with Joe for over 15 years and this partnership demonstrates our commitment to motorsports and the racing community. We wish the No. 8 team the best of luck."

 

Bully Hill Vineyards is a family owned winery in Hammondsport, NY, in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region. Bully Hill produces over 40 different wines, all from grapes grown in NY. Currently the winery produces 250,000 cases of wine annually, with distribution in over 20 states. The Estate is quite the eclectic community with a two story gift shop featuring apparel, wine accessories and unique locally made gifts. A restaurant with a beautiful view of Keuka Lake, serving a range of cuisine from seafood to smoked barbecue, freshly prepared salads and other seasonal favorites. And last but not least a tasting room with fun and educational wine tastings and an experience you won't forget.

 

More information can be found about Bully Hill Vineyards www.bullyhill.com

 

 
NEMCO Motorsports to Keep Late Model Program Alive in 2015

NEMCO Motorsports to Keep Late Model Program Alive in 2015

Source: Speed51.com

The move up the NASCAR ladder has been a positive experience for John Hunter Nemechek.  He’s been very successful in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series after stepping up from the NEMCO Motorsports Super and Pro Late Model in-house program that has produced three winning mounts in 2014.

 

While the plans for the 17-year-old driver in the Truck Series are not yet set in stone, there will still be opportunities on the Late Model side of the shop as the team looks to expand that operation in 2015.

 

“We are seeking the right driver to come work with our inventory of cars on the short track level,” said NEMCO Motorsports owner/driver Joe Nemechek.  “We’ve got a great group of guys and as far as our Late Model program I think our track record speaks for itself.  We want to run a bunch of races if we can.   I believe our Late Model program, both Pro and Super, is one of the best in the country right now.  We want to hear from those drivers about 2015 now.”

 

NEMCO’s Late Model program has produced three wins this season in three different states along with four other podium finishes.  In previous seasons their cars have set fast time at some the most prestigious venues like the Milwaukee Mile (WI), Lucas Oil Raceway (IN) and Mobile International Speedway (AL) and the team has led laps and been in position to win the Snowball Derby in recent seasons.

 

“As far as John Hunter, he will still run a number of Late Model races next year,” added Joe Nemechek.   “It just depends on the Truck schedule.  There are so many more things that are coming up with the Truck program and other stuff that we can’t commit to a Late Model program.  Right now we have the four Late Models sitting there on the floor ready to go.  We are working on one more right now and probably another one to follow up.  We love tinkering on these things, playing within the rules and trying to get as much out of them as we can.”

 

For the full article, click here.

 

 
John Hunter Nemechek Learning from Joe

John Hunter Nemechek Learning from Joe

Source: The Ledger

Following in the footsteps of your father is not an easy task.

 

It's especially hard when your father happens to be a professional race car driver. It's even harder when the father is a driver who many fans know and fondly remember his success.

 

The most famous example of this in NASCAR is Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose father will forever be remembered as one of he greatest stock car drivers to ever put rubber to road.

 

These days, the sons of former NASCAR drivers Bill Elliott (Chase) and Dave Blaney (Ryan) are also drafting in their more famous fathers' wake.

 

All of these drivers no doubt picked up tips and instincts from their fathers. The same goes for John Hunter Nemechek.

 

Nemechek is the 17-year-old son of Lakeland native Joe Nemechek, who has been racing stock cars since 1989.

 

Both father and son compete in the Camping World Truck Series as the younger Nemechek seeks to move up the ranks to the Nationwide Series and one day eventually make his NASCAR Sprint Cup series debut.

 

To get there, John Hunter has been soaking up as much knowledge as he can from his dad.

 

For the full article, click here.

 

 
Tag Team with John Hunter Racing Trucks

TWO GENERATIONS OF NEMECHEKS FORM THE DYNAMIC DUO WITH SWM-NEMCO RACING FOR THE 2014 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SEASON

 

Father and Son Nemecheks Announce a Full Truck Season For SWM-NEMCO Racing

 

For Immediate Release - Mooresville NC – SWM-NEMCO Motorsports today announced unprecedented plans for father and son Joe and John Hunter Nemechek to share a tag-team single season of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for 2014.

 

This move allows the #8 truck, owned by SWM-NEMCO Racing, to run the whole season with John Hunter racing the 10 races at all the tracks that NASCAR allows at his age of 16. His dad, Joe will be mounting a campaign at racing the other 12.  John Hunter will be running a combo of short track and one mile ovals, coupled with a road course and a dirt track. “Front Row Joe” will be taking the balance of the season at the larger tracks and super speedways. In the elite club of a few drivers with more than 1000 starts, only seven of those starts have been in a truck, with a best finish of 2nd place for the senior Nemechek.

 

Sponsorship partners are in process for supporting the Father-Son #8 NASCAR Camping World Truck entry along with primary principle supporter Pelletgrillusa.com.

 

Full release here.