– Nemechek leads the Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year point standings with 140 points going into Auto Club Speedway this weekend.
– Nemechek and the GMS Racing team will utilize chassis no. 224. This chassis has been raced once by Nemechek this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway (start: 10th/finish: 20th). It has also been utilized three other times in the 2018 season, twice with Spencer Gallagher behind the wheel, both times at Texas Motor Speedway (start:14th/finish: 10th – spring, start: 12th/finish: 9th – fall), the other at Michigan Int’l Speedway by Alex Bowman (start: 10th/finish: 21st).
“Fontana is a really fun place. You are able to run multiple grooves from the bottom of the race track to the fence. It’s a race track that you have to study, take notes at and watch because there is a lot of information to take in. Everyone does something different there. Some guys use the apron in Turns 3 and 4, some run above it, and some run the fence. It’s all about where your car is best and how much time you can make up by the groove that you are running. Overall this track is super worn out, rough and slick. Which I feel like is the type of track that I am pretty good at. I’m excited to get the Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet on track and end this west coast swing on a high note.”