John Hunter Nemechek
23-Year-Old Driver  
Kyle Busch Motorsports
2020 Fantasy Outlook
This young driver opened some eyes late last season driving in relief for Matt Tifft in the No. 36 Ford Mustang. Nemechek grabbed a pair of Top-25 finishes in those three starts, with the top finish of 21st-place at Fort Worth. The effort ended up being an audition with Front Row Motorsports, so they have tabbed the 22-year-old prospect to drive the No. 38 Ford of the just-retired David Ragan. Nemechek has spent the last seven seasons grooming his skills between the Gander Truck Series and Xfinity Series. In 150 combined starts he grabbed seven victories and 79 Top-10 finishes between those two racing series. The skill set is obvious and still growing. Nemechek has a lot of seat time for a driver just 22-years-old. This race team presents some opportunities to impress, and experienced crew chief, Seth Barbour, gives a good steady presence for this young driver in his rookie campaign. Read Past Outlooks
Moving to Trucks
November 23, 2020
Kyle Busch Motorsports announced that Nemechek will compete for the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship behind the wheel of the organization's No. 4 Tundra.
It was just recently announced that Nemechek would not be returning to Front Row Motorsports in the Cup Series for 2021. He has now signed with KBM to pilot one of that team's full-time truck series entries. Nemechek is a six-time winner in this division of NASCAR. The 23-year-old driver will immediately become one of the top contenders to win next season's Camping World Truck Series championship.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Nemechek will continue his development at GMS Racing this season. He was signed to carry the No. 23 team into the future and continue the good work that Spencer Gallagher started here last year. The team collected one win, six Top-5 and 17 Top-10 finishes between Gallagher and multiple other drivers. Nemechek is one of the budding stars of this racing series. The 21-year-old has already been competing part-time in the truck series for the last six seasons, and last year was his first part-time foray into the Xfinity Series. Nemechek grabbed one win and 11 Top-10 finishes in an 18-race slate at Chip Ganassi Racing. He should be the perfect fit to take over for the retired Gallagher. Chad Norris will continue guiding this team from atop the war wagon, so excellence is an expectation.
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.
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.
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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Parting Ways with Front Row
November 16, 2020
Front Row Motorsports today announced Nemechek has informed the team he will not be returning to the organization.
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Top-10 Finish at Darlington
May 18, 2020
Nemechek finished ninth in The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway Sunday afternoon.
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Wins Heat 2
April 5, 2020
Nemechek won Heat 2 at Sunday's iRacing Food City Showdown and will start No. 2 in the main event.
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Moving to Front Row Motorsports
December 12, 2019
Front Row Motorsports will see a familiar face return while a new, young, and winning driver will join the organization in 2020. Michael McDowell will once again pilot the No. 34 Ford Mustang and Nemechek will join the impressive 2020 Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year class in his first full season in the NASCAR Cup Series. Nemechek will race the No. 38 Ford Mustang as FRM returns to a two-car operation, Front Row Motorsports PR reports.
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Third at Bristol
August 16, 2019
Nemechek finished third in the Food City 300 Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday night.
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