Joe Nemechek Among Drivers to Sign Guitar for Auction

Guitar signed by NASCAR drivers to be auctioned



What was an ordinary guitar now is destined to become a collector’s item –– signed by the drivers at this year’s Daytona 500.


All of them. And then some.


Except the winner, Trevor Bayne, who will sign it this weekend at the Jeff Byrd 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.


“I’ve already got it set up,” said Ron England, who with his father Robert “Bob” England built England’s Stove Works in Monroe, a multimillion dollar company with plants in Monroe and in the Amelon Commerce Centerin Madison Heights.


Besides the Daytona drivers, NASCAR legend Richard Petty signed it, as did singer Fergie, of the Black Eyed Peas, and singer Brad Paisley.


The guitar will be auctioned at the May 19 banquet for the Amherst chapter of conservation group Ducks Unlimited, and England said it likely will draw national attention.


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Joe Nemechek says he keeps soldiering on because ‘I love to race’

Kenny Bruce: Former winner Joe Nemechek says he keeps soldiering on because ‘I love to race’



There’s a good chance that most Sprint Cup drivers don’t consider spending nearly two consecutive weeks in Daytona as a chance to get away and get some rest.


Joe Nemechek isn’t like most Cup drivers.


“I’m just glad I’m here,” Nemechek said Thursday during NASCAR’s annual media day at Daytona International Speedway. “I’m glad I got on an airplane [to] get out of Charlotte to get some rest. It’s been a really busy offseason, trying to do a lot.”


Nemechek’s a throwback in today’s racing world, an owner/driver who stills gets his hands dirty and his heart broken. He’s an “independent” in the NASCAR vernacular in that he owns his own team, pays his own bills and deals with the numerous headaches that come with both.


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NEMECHEK: Breaking The Week Down

NEMECHEK: Breaking The Week Down



We’re stretched pretty thin at NEMCO Motorsports but we all enjoy what we’re doing and are here because we love NASCAR racing...

I’ve found that one of the biggest misconceptions about NASCAR teams is that we take the “off-season” completely off. Anyone who has ever worked in this sport knows that couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Owner/Driver Progressing During Tough Economic Times

Go, Go, Front Row Joe: Owner/Driver Progressing During Tough Economic Times

Source: The Frontstretch


Two weeks ago at Sonoma, I walking around Turn 2 when I came across a group of fans who had made their own T-Shirts for race day. Right away, one of their shirts caught my eye and reminded me of an interview I did earlier in the weekend. The shirt bore a photo of a blue-and-gold Toyota, No. 87, and bold yellow text shouting, "Go, Go, Front Row Joe!"


There was much for fans of “Front Row” Joe Nemechek to cheer about that day: the veteran owner/driver’s Cup ride had primary sponsorship for just the fifth time in 2010. The sponsor’s source? None other than Rick Hendrick, for whom Nemechek drove the team’s No. 25 car in 2002 and 2003. In 57 starts with Hendrick, Nemechek picked up eight top-10 finishes, including a dominant victory at Richmond in 2003. Seven years later, thanks to the friendship the two have shared ever since, logos covered Nemechek’s Toyota – netting the Floridian two sets of scuffed tires and a shot at running all 110 laps around Infineon Raceway.


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