Chicagoland Xfinity Preview: John Hunter Nemechek

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– John Hunter Nemechek and GMS Racing will utilize chassis no. 224 this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. This chassis has been run once this season by Nemechek at Atlanta Motor Speedway (start: 10th/finish: 20th)

– Nemechek is currently second in Sunoco Rookie of the Year points, 7 points behind Chase Briscoe in first place.


“I really enjoyed Chicago when I raced in the Truck Series. It’s a special track in my book because I claimed my first Truck win there back in 2015 and I have led a lot of laps there in the past. This will be my first Xfinity start but I feel like Chicago has been a good place for myself and hopefully that will roll over into the Xfinity Series. The track itself has a lot of characteristics to it, which always makes for great racing. I am looking forward to getting this No. 23 on track and hopefully unload with speed off the hauler.”