LOUDON, N.H. — official release — Matt Weaver photo — New Hampshire Motor Speedway has provided some good memories for Joe Nemechek.
The 50-year-old, known as “Front Row Joe,” captured his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at the one-mile oval in 1999 and logged his first premier series start there in 1992. He has even notched a NASCAR Nationwide Series win at the Loudon, New Hampshire track (08/23/92).
This Saturday, Nemechek’s son, John Hunter, will go for the family New Hampshire “sweep” in the UNOH 175 (1 p.m. on FOX Sports 1) as he attempts to clinch his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in his first career start at the track.
The 17-year old will pilot the No. 8 Gaunt Collision Centre Toyota in the hopes of bouncing back from a season-low 25th-place finish in his last series start at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He has raced a split-schedule this season, sharing seat-time with his father due to NASCAR age restrictions for tracks measuring longer than 1.25 miles.
In seven NCWTS events this season, the younger Nemechek has three sixth-place performances to his credit and has finished lower than 15th only once.
“I look forward to my next race which is New Hampshire,” Nemechek said. “That’s definitely my kind of track so look for us to run strong there and hopefully contend for our first win.”