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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.”

 

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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.

 

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Nemechek And Team Are Making A Small Comeback

Nemechek And Team Are Making A Small Comeback

Source: Racin' Today

The story of SWM-NEMCO Motorsports goes well beyond Joe Nemechek’s third-place NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend.

 

But for a fledgling organization featuring “Front Row Joe,” teen-aged son John Hunter and a team-owner living-in-the-moment, that’s the perfect place to start.

 

“It’s really good to be back in the Media Center. It’s been a long time since I’ve been here,” a beaming Nemechek said after finishing behind winner Matt Crafton and runnerup Justin Lofton in last Friday night’s 18th annual WinStar World Casino & Resort 400. “This is really neat. You look at what our team is. I think we have seven or eight guys total on our whole team. We’re building everything and it’s a lot of work at the shop. We’ve built seven trucks so far this year and just trying to get performing better. The people that are really responsible are Sid and Dawna Mauldin from SWM.”

 

The Mauldins are proud residents of Pampa, the Texas Panhandle home to SWM International, Inc., a manufacturing facility specializing in the design and development of oil field completion tools including oil well perforating guns.

 

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Young Guns Make Progress in Truck Series

Young Guns Make Progress in Truck Series

Source: NASCAR.com

The strong showing of next generation of drivers hints at the future potential.

 

DOVER, Del. -- As veteran drivers Kyle Busch and Matt Crafton battled at the front of the pack at Dover International Speedway, consistently behind them was a fight just as fierce for a spot in the top five. This one, though, was between teenagers.

 

Cole Custer, John Hunter Nemechek, Brandon Jones and Tyler Reddick were each fighting for their career best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish in the Lucas Oil 200, highlighting the potential of a young, new class of drivers.

 

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The strong showing of this next generation of drivers hints at the potential of the series' future. Nemechek, son of veteran race car driver Joe Nemechek, is scheduled to compete in eight more races this season, all at tracks compliant with NASCAR's age regulations. As the drivers hit the 18-year-old age minimum to compete full time in the series, they'll likely become a more permanent presence on the Trucks circuit.

 

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