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 for a funded driver.
“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.”
Veteran crew chief Alex Smith will remain in place to lead the program into 2015 as NEMCO Motorsports looks to field another driver on a regular basis.
“There’s no I in team,” said John Hunter Nemechek. “So we win as a team, we lose as a team, we work hard as a team. I can’t thank my guys enough. They give me an awesome car each time out. It would be great to have another driver to come in and run our cars when we are working within the Truck program.”
John Hunter Nemechek will finish the 2015 season with Pro Late Model starts at the All American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) on November 1. Nemechek will run the team’s Pro Late Model in the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 at Five Flags Speedway (FL) on December 6 and the Super Late Model in the 47th Annual Snowball Derby on December 7.
Interested funded parties can contact NEMCO Motorsports at 704-664-4287 and ask for Joe Nemechek or by emailing [email protected]
– 51 Sports press release. Photo credit: Speed51.com