John Hunter Nemechek, No. 23 Fire Alarm Services, Inc. Chevrolet Camaro
|START: 14th | FINISH: 7th | POINTS: 9th|
|Notes & Quotes:— – Nemechek started the race from the 14th-position and battled his way into the top-10 with 10 laps to go in Stage One. The GMS Racing team elected for Nemechek not to pit before Stage One ended and finished in the sixth-position, collecting five stage points. In Stage Two, Nemechek was involved in a multi-car incident on the start and had to pit for tires. The team gambled for Nemechek not to pit before the stage concluded but came up one spot short to end Stage Two in the 11th-position. For the final stage, Nemechek capitalized on the late race restarts and ended the race in seventh-position. This was Nemechek’s first start at the ROVAL and the teams 14th top-10 this season.|
– Nemechek heads into the final race of the Round of 12 in the ninth-position with a total of 2,062 points, 11 points behind Michael Annett who is in the eighth-position.
“The goal was to stay mistake free and let everyone else make them. Besides one hiccup in our day we were able to recover early and bring home a seventh-place finish. There was a lot of beating and banging out there and not a lot of real-estate on the track but it was a lot of fun. We were pretty good on our first run and then not so good on our second but got better for the final stage and we capitalized the late race restarts and had a solid finish and points day. I believe that we are in a decent points position going into Dover next weekend.”