Nemechek Departs Front Row Motorsports

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John Hunter Nemechek will not return to Front Row Motorsports next year. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Front Row Motorsports confirmed Monday afternoon that John Hunter Nemechek has departed its No. 38 Ford Mustang team.

A statement from FRM noted that Nemechek informed the team he would not be returning to the organization for the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series season.

“We want to thank John Hunter for being a part of Front Row Motorsports and beginning his NASCAR Cup Series career with us. He certainly helped elevate our performance this past season and brought added value to our No. 38 team,” said team owner Bob Jenkins. “We wish him the best in the next phase in his career and he will always be a friend of ours.”

In 36 races this season with Front Row Motorsports, Nemechek earned three top-10 finishes, with a best effort of eighth at both Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway races in 2020.

His average finish for his rookie NASCAR Cup Series campaign was 22.4, with five DNFs.

Nemechek released a statement thanking Front Row Motorsports for their efforts in making his rookie season possible, also indicating his future plans would be revealed later.

“I’m so thankful for the chance that Bob Jenkins, Jerry Freeze and all our partners took on me this past season,” Nemechek said. “I would like to thank every employee for the opportunity and the hard work that they put into myself and the No. 38 team at Front Row Motorsports. I am grateful for my time, relationships and all the knowledge I have gained.

“I appreciate the patience of our fans, with future plans to be announced at a later date.”

FRM will announce plans for its NASCAR programs in the future.