John Hunter Nemechek Reflects on Gulf Coast Weekend
Testing & Tribulations Were His Theme at Five Flags & Mobile
John Hunter Nemechek’s schedule is about to get busier as he will be making more starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series throughout the summer. This past weekend was a mix of testing and racing at two popular Gulf Coast tracks.
This past Friday, Nemechek and his team competed in the Southern Super Series race at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. With his busy schedule, this was the last time he got some time on the track until the 47th Annual Snowball Derby week.
“We were using our time at Five Flags to try a bunch of stuff for the Snowball Derby,” Nemechek said. “Most of the things we tried didn’t work and we were struggling all day, but we found our groove at the end.”
Nemechek would finish seventh in the 125-lap event.
The team made the one-hour trek west to Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Alabama on Saturday night.
“We had a real fast car at Mobile and qualified third,” Nemechek recalled. “We had a strong run and got up to second by the break. We put new tires on the car and it got wicked loose.”
Nemecheck was running third until he and Augie Grill got together on the last lap causing Nemechek to go off the track in turn two, relegating him to a ninth place finish.
Nemechek’s next race will be this Friday, May 30th, as he will be competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware.