John Hunter Nemechek
John Hunter Nemechek
John Hunter Nemechek
John Hunter Nemechek
48-Year-Old Driver
Chip Ganassi Racing
2018 XFINITY Series Stats Stats
Series
NATIONWIDE
Points
643
Starts
18
Wins
1
Poles
1
Top5
6
Top10
11
2018 Fantasy Outlook
With Larson being pulled back to just seven starts per the new Xfinity Series rules, the team had to go out and hire a dependable young gun driver to fill most of the void for the remaining schedule. Ganassi called on truck series up-and-comer Nemechek to fill that void.... read more
With Larson being pulled back to just seven starts per the new Xfinity Series rules, the team had to go out and hire a dependable young gun driver to fill most of the void for the remaining schedule. Ganassi called on truck series up-and-comer Nemechek to fill that void. The driver rotation in 2017 yielded five victories, with three of those coming from Larson, so Nemechek will be expected to shoulder most of that burden in the upcoming season. The 20-year-old talent has amassed five victories, 38 Top-10 finishes and a pair of eighth-place points finishes in the last four seasons of racing in the Camping World Truck Series. He will really get to show off in his heavy schedule for this strong race team. Nemechek is no Kyle Larson, but with this team there won't be too much of a falloff behind the wheel.
Car: No. 42 Chevrolet   Crew Chief: Mike Shiplett   
Third in Ford EcoBoost 300
XFINITY Series
November 17, 2018
Nemechek finished third in the Ford EcoBoost 300 Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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  1. John Hunter Nemechek 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. John Hunter Nemechek 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Nemechek will return to the Camping World Truck Series once again in 2017. He'll pilot the same No. 8 Chevrolet that he has the past two seasons. Nemechek posted great numbers last year with two victories and 11 Top-10 finishes. The performance was good enough to grab eighth-place in the final driver standings. The 19-year-old should have learned a few new tricks now with over 50 starts under his belt, and should be ready to move the bar higher in the coming season. Nemechek will once again be paired with crew chief, Gere Kennon, and the two should continue to surprise the larger teams in the truck series. This young driver and team have a lot of growth left, so don't be surprised to see them win more races and qualify for this division of NASCAR's Chase for the Cup playoff.
  3. John Hunter Nemechek 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Nemechek has done nothing less than rocket upward since joining the truck series in 2013. Now that he’s 18-years-old, he will only get better. Last year he claimed his first victory with the win at Chicago and he nabbed 10 Top-10 finishes in just an 18-race slate. It’s assumed that he’ll return to the No. 8 Chevrolet in 2016, but those plans haven’t been made formal yet. If Nemechek can mount a full season, he could produce some big and impressive numbers. The young driver has made it known that he may have to find a bigger team in the Camping World Truck Series in order to keep growing, so we wouldn’t rule out a move. However, his talent dictates that it matters little where he ends up racing this season.
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Third in Ford EcoBoost 300
XFINITY Series
November 17, 2018
Nemechek finished third in the Ford EcoBoost 300 Xfinity Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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Wins Xfinity Pole at Phoenix
XFINITY Series
November 10, 2018
Nemechek won the pole for the Whelen Trusted To Perform 200 Xfinity Series race at ISM Raceway Saturday. He turned a fast lap of 133.482 mph.
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Leads Xfinity Happy Hour
XFINITY Series
November 9, 2018
Nemechek was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Whelen Trusted To Perform 200 Xfinity Series race at ISM Raceway Friday. He turned a fast lap of 133.072 mph.
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Wins Kansas Lottery 300
XFINITY Series
October 20, 2018
Nemechek won the Kansas Lottery 300 Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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Runner-up Finish at CTMP
Camping World Truck
August 26, 2018
Nemechek finished second in the Chevrolet Silverado 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Sunday.
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