NEMCO Motorsports reunites with Chevrolet for 2015 season
NEMCO Motorsports announced Friday afternoon it has partnered with Team Chevy and would run Chevrolet Silverados during the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Joe Nemechek and John Hunter Nemechek behind the wheel.
ECR Engines will provide the team with motors for the 2015 season, and the team will also run Chevrolets for their Late Model program.
"We look forward to joining the Chevrolet NASCAR program this season," said team owner and driver Joe Nemechek. "I’ve had a long-term relationship with Chevrolet for the majority of my career and I look forward to continuing that relationship."
Nemecheck’s relationship with Team Chevy dates back to 1991 and continued until 2011, when NEMCO Motorsports switched to Toyota Racing. Together, NEMCO Motorsports and Team Chevy have recorded 18 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins and one Camping World Truck Series victory.
Splitting driving duties, Joe and John Hunter Nemechek recorded two top fives and 15 top 10s during the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
The father-son duo plan to share the No. 8 SWM-NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet for the first half of the Camping World Truck Series schedule, until John Hunter turns 18 years old.
The 2014 winner of the Snowball Derby already has 12 Camping World Truck Series starts, with one top five and six top 10s coming during the 2014 campaign.
"This is a big step for our team and I look forward to working with Chevrolet and the guys at ECR Engines for a competitive season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series," the 17-year-old driver said. "I have never worked with (ECR Engines) before, but I look forward to building a relationship with them and running up front in 2015."
The 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season officially gets underway on Friday, Feb. 20 with the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
VIDEO: John Hunter Nemechek talks about 2015 plans on RaceDay on FOX Sports Radio