After competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway in Ohio, John Hunter Nemecheck will hop over to Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana to try and defend his win in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Circle City 100 presented by CSX Play It Safe.
“I don’t think there’s any pressure to repeat,” said Nemecheck. “We have a great Super Late Model program, one of the best in the country. I feel like our package for IRP is very good, just going to need some fine tuning to the race track when we get there.”
This marks the Mooresville, North Carolina driver’s second Super Late Model race of the year, both coming in the ARCA/CRA Super Series. Nemecheck brought home a fourteenth-place finish in January at SpeedFest and is excited to improve on that and climb back behind the wheel of his No. 8 Berrys Manufacturing Super Late Model this Friday night.
“I haven’t been able to run as many Super Late Model races this year and I’m really looking forward to being able to get back it and be able to go have fun,” said Nemechek. “Hopefully we can compete for a win and race our hardest, but most of all I’m just excited to be back in it and going to race some short tracks.”
Besides a win last year, Nemecheck also picked up a second place finish at the Indianapolis track in 2015. The only time the nineteen-year-old driver has finished outside of the top two in the last two years was when he had mechanical problems. If there’s one track for him to put his Super Late Model in victory lane, this is it.
“Really looking forward to getting back there in the Super Late Model,” said Nemechek. “It’s a lot of fun, the track is a lot of fun, both ends are a little different, but overall it’s a unique place. It’s really fun and really wide, you can run about anywhere on the racetrack.”
-By Jana Wimmer, Speed51.com Midwest Editor – Twitter: @JWimm22
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