MOORESVILLE, N.C. — SWM-NEMCO Motorsports announced Joe Nemechek and his son John Hunter Nemechek will share a full-time entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
This move allows the No. 8 truck, owned by SWM-NEMCO Racing, to run the whole season with John Hunter Nemechek racing in the 10 events at the tracks that NASCAR allows at his age of 16. His father, Joe Nemechek, will compete in the other 12. John Hunter Nemechek will be running a combo of short track and one-mile ovals, coupled with a road course and a dirt track. Joe Nemechek will be taking the balance of the season at the larger tracks and super speedways.
Sponsorship partners are in process for supporting the father-son No. 8 NASCAR Camping World Truck entry along with primary principle supporter Pelletgrillusa.com.
“We all have our bucket lists and racing the truck for a win is on mine,” said Joe Nemechek. “Trucks are a lot of fun with the high down force and less horsepower. And what better way to make a run for it than with the excitement of sharing the season with my son, and giving him the best possibility to run well.”
“While there are about 10 well-known drivers with fathers and sons who have raced, they typically have raced each other or raced chronologically in time rather than sharing the season,” said Sid Mauldin, owner of SWM and partner in SWM-NEMCO Motorsports. “What a great momentum builder this is for our first full ownership season, to be teaming up to keep the #8 SWM-NEMCO truck running all year long in the Camping World Series.”
Nemechek met Mauldin at Bristol three years ago and ignited his interest in racing by sharing his passion and ethics for the sport. The two have been grooming their plans for this unique opportunity.
“There is one exciting season ahead for us here in 2014 and I am so appreciative of the opportunities that are just ahead,” said John Hunter Nemechek. “This year’s motto for every race is ‘In it to win it’. With Pelletgrillusa.com aboard the No. 8 SWM-NEMCO truck for some of our season, we will be adding partners along the way to make the best possible runs all year long.”