Watkins Glen Xfinity Preview: John Hunter Nemechek

(Photo: GMS Racing)

Notes:

– John Hunter Nemechek and GMS Racing will utilize chassis no. 214 this weekend at Watkins Glen International. This chassis was ran three times in 2018, once at Watkins Glen International by AJ Almendinger (start: 4th/finish: 2nd), another at Road America by NASCAR Hall of Famer, Bill Elliott (start: 23rd/finish: 20th) and lastly by Spencer Gallagher at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval but had to go to a back up after an incident in practice.

– Nemechek is currently fourth in Sunoco Rookie of the Year points, 21 points behind Justin Haley in third place.

Quote:

“I am excited to get to Watkins Glen with this GMS Racing team. Last year they had a really strong showing in this car with AJ Almendinger behind the wheel. This will be my first time at The Glen so it’s all about simulator time to learn the track and getting my body and mind prepared for the endurance of road-course racing. We are coming off a strong third-place finish from Iowa last weekend and we need to continue that momentum because every spot and point matters come playoff time.”