Contract Status: Driver: is the owner; Primary Sponsor: ?
Trouble with #66/#87 Ownership? UPDATE: The former managing partner of a large Atlanta real estate firm faces a lawsuit that claims he stole millions of dollars from the firm. The lawsuit, obtained from a source by Channel 2's Mike Petchenik, was filed Monday at Fulton County Superior court, and alleges that Nat Hardwick, a partner in Morris, Hardwick and Schneider, had taken at least $30 million from firm accounts and from escrow accounts belonging to Landcastle Title. The lawsuit alleged that Hardwick took "approximately a $1,000,000 to pay providers of private jet services," and made "$4,000,000 in wire transfers to casinos." The lawsuit also alleges that Hardwick covered up his actions until they were discovered by auditors.
Ed Garland, an attorney for Hardwick, called the allegations "false," and said "Nat looks forward to clearing his name."
"Nat became aware of a problem with the accounting earlier this summer and immediately alerted his partners and initiated a review by outside auditors," Garland said in a statement."...Anybody who knows Nat knows that he loves the law firm, its employees, the attorneys and the firm's many loyal clients. He would never knowingly or intentionally take money he was not entitled to or harm the firm or its clients in any way," Garland said. "The law firm was profitable, and Nat believed that all of the money he received was properly distributed to him as his share of the profits of the firm."
What does this have to do with NASCAR and the #66 / #87 Jay Robinson Racing / / Michael Waltrip Racing team?
LandCastle Title, Smart Ben and or Morris-Hardwick-Schneider have been on the #66 Toyota and on the #87 Toyota as a sponsor in many races during the 2014 season The last two races Brett Moffitt has driven the #66 Toyota with Royal Teak Collection as the sponsor at Bristol and no sponsor on the car at Atlanta.
From the PR announced on January 30, 2014: Veteran NASCAR team owners Jay Robinson and Joe Nemechek of NEMCO-JRR have partnered with a group of five business leaders including Atlanta based, Nat Hardwick, managing partner of Morris|Hardwick|Schneider and CEO and Chairman of The Board of LandCastle Title, to form Identity Ventures Racing. Identity Ventures Racing will be led by managing partner, Jay Robinson, crew chief, Scott Eggleston and driver, Joe Nemechek. And it was announced the same day: Michael Waltrip Racing announced a partnership with Jay Robinson Racing enabling the #66 Toyota Camry to race in all 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup events.
The #66 Toyota has attempted to make all the races in 2014 and the #87 has made 2 of 5 attempted races in 2014.
No word on how or if this will affect either team.
See more articles about this at Atlanta Journal Constitution, wsbtv.com, ABA Journal and housingwire.com.(9-2-2014)
UPDATE: There is no trouble with the ownership of the #66 team which is owned by Michael Waltrip and Jay Robinson. The Nat Hardwick situation will have no effect on the plans of the #87 Team either as Nat Hardwick's shares totaled less than 25% of Identity Ventures Racing. "The only remaining race scheduled for the #87 is Talladega in the Fall and the #87 will certainly be there," said team owner Jay Robinson.(JRR)(9-2-2014)
Associate sponsor for the #87: Acredale Vending & Coffee Service, a long term Assoc. sponsor for Jay Robinson will return this season to help support the #87 Identity Ventures Racing team. Business owner (Scott Abshire) will return as a crew member as well.(Acredale PR)(2-14-2014)
Owners Points Updates: NASCAR announced that it has approved points for three new ownership groups. The points from the #32 car owned by Frank Stoddard last season will go to Go Fas Racing. That features the new partnership between Stoddard's Fas Lane Racing and Archie St. Hilarie's Go Green Racing.
The points from the #55 Michael Waltrip car last season will go to the #66 car of Robinson Racing Team. That car is being shared by MWR and Jay Robinson Racing.
That doesn't mean the #55 car at MWR driven by Brian Vickers this year will be without points. The team is moving the points earned from the #56 car with Martin Truex Jr. last year to the car Vickers will drive this year.
Also, the #87 car formerly known as NEMCO Motorsports will be known as Identity Ventures Racing, which is a partnership of Jay Robinson, Joe Nemechek, Troy Stafford, James Hamilton and John Burns. It will use the points (40th) earned from Nemechek's #87 car last year.(MRN)(2-13-2014)
Wiley X Sponsoring 14 NASCAR Drivers: Wiley X, Inc. has announced its team of sponsored NASCAR drivers. Among the Wiley X Pro Racing Team this year are proven champions, racing legends, perennial fan favorites and up-and-coming stars. Among Wiley X's stable of sponsored NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are #20-Matt Kenseth, #99-Carl Edwards, #4-Kevin Harvick, #22-Joey Logano and #16-Greg Biffle. These drivers have been selected not only for their racing skills, but for their ability to serve as ambassadors for the Wiley X sunglasses brand. Wiley X will also be sponsoring drivers Aric Almirola, Ron Hornaday Jr., Michael McDowell, Joe Nemechek, John Hunter Nemechek, David Ragan, Joey Coulter and Chad Hackenbracht. Fifteen-year-old racing protégé Gray Gaulding, who signed with Wiley X last year, is also an important part of the team. Wiley X is also the official sunglass of Roush Fenway Racing.(NSSN)(2-12-2014)
Joe & John Hunter Nemechek to share Truck Series ride: SWM-NEMCO Motorsports announced unprecedented plans for father and son Joe and John Hunter Nemechek to share a tag-team single season of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for 2014. This move allows the #8 truck, owned by SWM-NEMCO Racing, to run the whole season with John Hunter racing the 10 races at all the tracks that NASCAR allows at his age of 16. His dad, Joe will be mounting a campaign at racing the other 12. John Hunter will be running a combo of short track and one mile ovals, coupled with a road course and a dirt track. "Front Row Joe" will be taking the balance of the season at the larger tracks and super speedways. In the elite club of a few drivers with more than 1000 starts, only seven of those starts have been in a truck, with a best finish of 2nd place for the senior Nemechek. Sponsorship partners are in process for supporting the Father-Son #8 NASCAR Camping World Truck entry along with primary principle supporter Pelletgrillusa.com.(SWM-NEMCO Motorsports)(2-4-2014)
Nemechek partners up to form new team UPDATE, with MWR: Veteran NASCAR team owners Jay Robinson and Joe Nemechek of NEMCO-JRR have partnered with a group of five business leaders including Atlanta based, Nat Hardwick, managing partner of Morris|Hardwick|Schneider and CEO and Chairman of The Board of LandCastle Title, to form Identity Ventures Racing. Identity Ventures Racing will be led by managing partner, Jay Robinson, crew chief, Scott Eggleston and driver, Joe Nemechek. The team will be fielding Toyotas with engines supplied by Race Engines Plus. "I am very confident about the future of our race team. We have a very accomplished group of partners, with vast experience in business and marketing which will bring new opportunities to our sponsors and the team." stated managing member, Jay Robinson. Hardwick stated, "As both an entrepreneur and sports fan at heart, I am excited about the opportunity to step out into an entirely new arena on both fronts. The team at Identity Racing has a winning combination of experience, business sense, and passion for the sport; I look forward to being a part of the team."(Identity Ventures Racing)(1-30-2014)
UPDATE: Michael Waltrip Racing announced a partnership with Jay Robinson Racing enabling the #66 Toyota Camry to race in all 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup events. Waltrip will drive the #66 in the Daytona 500 and again in the May Talladega race. Jeff Burton will race the #66 in six to eight races during the season, including his first race on March 9 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Robinson has named Joe Nemechek as the primary driver for the remainder of the races. PEAK BlueDEF will sponsor MWR's #66 Toyota that Waltrip will drive in a bid to win his third Daytona 500 on Feb. 23.(MWR), not sure if this deal has anything to do with Identity Ventures Racing.(1-30-2014)
Royal Teak Collection sponsoring Nemechek: As NASCAR moves to the Midwest for the weekend, Royal Teak Collection.com and the #87 Sprint Cup Team will again be partnering for the GEICO 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway. The Royal Teak Collection.com car is primed for a challenging race in the Windy City. Joe Nemechek said, "We are excited to continue our relationship with Royal Teak Collection.com, if there are any NASCAR Fans looking for premium patio furniture, The Royal Teak Collection is top of the line." Claus Villebro, President & CEO of Royal Teak Collection stated how pleased he was with the amount of attention the brand received over the summer months. "This has been a wonderful time for our company, and Chicago is a great place to continue our sponsorship with the #87 car".(NEMCO-JRR)(9-12-2013)
Drissi returns to the #87: Tomy Drissi will team up with the #87 team for The Cheez-It 355 at The Glen. Tomy Drissi, a road course specialist from Hollywood, California will be making his 3rd career Sprint Cup Series start. Tomy and the #87 team will be promoting the movie, The Counselor which will be released on October 25, 2013, Directed by Ridley Scott and will feature Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz. Tomy Drissi is an American driver and Trans Am Champion. His driver experience includes ALMS, Trans-Am, NASCAR and Speed World Challenge.(NEMCO-JRR), see an image of the car on the #87 team paint schemes page.(8-8-2013)
Drissi in the #87 at Sonoma: Tomy Drissi once again will head to Northern California for The Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 23, 2013. The Trans Am Champion was hired by NEMCO-JRR for the NASCAR road course event. Tomy has driven in both NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series events. Tomy and the #87 team will be sponsored by The Wolverine [movie] opening in theaters, July 26, 2013. The Wolverine is an upcoming American/Australian superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine and is intended to be the sixth installment in the X-Men film series.(NEMCO-JRR)(6-19-2013)
Belle Tire Partners with Joe Nemechek at Michigan: NEMCO-JRR Motorsports is happy to announce that Belle Tire Distributors, Inc., headquartered locally in Allen Park, Michigan, will be the primary partner on the #87 for both the NASCAR races at MIS over this Father's Day weekend. Family owned, Belle Tire is a company built on proving their customers with exceptional service and the Lowest Tire Price, Period! The #87 Belle Tire Toyota will sport Belle Tire's famous Tireman logo along with the company's traditional red, white and blue colors. "We are thrilled to announce that Belle Tire is partnering with us for the races this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. To have the support of such a respected, local company like this is just awesome. We are proud to have their colors on the cars and look forward to having a great weekend of racing thanks to Belle Tire," said Jay Robinson, NEMCO-JRR Motorsports. Joe Nemechek added, "It's really nice to have a company like Belle Tire that has such a strong family history and local connection to partner with over these special Father's Day weekend NASCAR races. I am a proud Father myself and I couldn't have asked for a better company partner to have here in Michigan. The #87 Belle Tire Toyota looks great and I hope to have some good runs in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Races."(NEMCO-JRR PR), see images of the car on the #87 Team Schemes page.(6-15-2013)
Nemechek gets Darlington sponsor: Joe Nemechek and The #87 Sprint Cup Series Race Team will be sporting a new paint scheme this week with RoyalTeakCollection.com as the primary sponsor for the race in Darlington. Joe Nemechek says; "I am very excited to have RoyalTeakCollection.com on our #87 car, and look forward to promoting the premium brand of teak wood casual furniture. " In celebration of Royal Teak Colletion.com's first primary sponsorship in the Sprint Series, they will be offering a special promotion for race fans on their website. Royal Teak Collection.com is one of the largest manufacturers of premium patio/casual furniture in the world, offering a wide range of Solid Teak and All-Weather Wicker collections.(NEMCO-JRR)(5-9-2013)
Nemechek gets Texas sponsor: Advanced Technology International (ATI), the leading manufacturer in gun stocks and firearm accessories, announced that it will be Joe Nemechek's primary sponsor under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway this Saturday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup NRA 500. Nemechek's #87 NEMCO-JRR Racing Toyota will be wrapped in a black and red ATI paint scheme that features unique design elements taken from ATI's trademark branding. With the NRA as the new title sponsor of the 500 mile Texas race, as well as the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits being held in nearby Houston, the fit seemed natural for ATI.(NEMCO-JRR), see an image of the car on the #87 team paint schemes page.(4-11-2013)
Nemechek unveils new paint scheme: NEMCO-JRR Motorsports unveile the new MaddiesPlaceRocks.com Toyota paint scheme for this weekend's Sprint Cup Series STP Gas Booster 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The Purple, White, and Black #87 MaddiesPlaceRocks.com is wrapped and ready to be driven by "Front Row" Joe Nemechek at the short track in Martinsville. Driver Joe Nemechek stated, "We are excited to have the Maddie's Place folks with us over the Martinsville race weekend. As a Team we hope to brighten up the race weekend with the new #87 MaddiesPlaceRocks.com Toyota paint scheme and also be competitive and put that car upfront." (NEMCO-JRR), see an image of the car on the #87 team paint schemes page.(4-5-2013)
MaddiesPlaceRocks.com returns as Nemechek's sponsor at Bristol: NEMCO-JRR Racing is doubling down after the Las Vegas race weekend and so is their primary partner. MaddiesPlaceRocks.com will be the primary partner on both the #87 Toyota for the NNS race this Saturday and on the #87 Toyota in the NSCS race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Both #87 MaddiesPlaceRocks.com Toyota's will be driven by "Front Row" Joe Nemechek over this St. Patrick's Day race weekend in Bristol.(NEMCO-JRR)(3-15-2013)
MaddiesPlaceRocks.com on the #87 at Vegas: NEMCO-JRR Motorsports announced that their valued partner is back on board and ready for some fun in Las Vegas. The #87 MaddiesPlaceRocks.com Toyota will be the primary sponsor driven by "Front Row" Joe Nemechek for the Kobalt Tools 400 race as part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series weekend in Vegas.(NEMCO-JRR)(3-7-2013)
2013 silly season notes for #87-Joe Nemechek / NEMCO: Nemechek plans to run the full season, joining up with Jay Robinson Racing to field the #87 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota. The plan also includes fifteen Nationwide Series races. The new NEMCO - JRR team will use engines provided by Race Engines Plus by Joey Arrington. No word who will be the crew chief and no sponsorship has been announced. See more about other teams on my 2013 Team / Driver Silly Season Chart.(2-7-2013)
Nemechek, Jay Robinson teaming up on #87: NEMCO and Jay Robinson Racing will combine efforts to field the #87 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota. The plan also includes fifteen Nationwide Series races. The new NEMCO - JRR team will use engines provided by Race Engines Plus. "There is a long history of friendship between the two organizations, so this is going to be a great opportunity for everyone involved ", says Jay Robinson. "Both groups have a lot to bring to the table and I am very excited to partner with Jay Robinson and go racing this year." commented Joe Nemechek. The first outing for the NEMCO-JRR team will be the Daytona Nationwide race followed by the Daytona 500. More information concerning crew chief and sponsors will be coming soon.(Jay Robinson Racing)(2-5-2013)
Nemechek going for NASCAR start #1000: NEMCO Motorsports announced that #87-Joe Nemechek will be making his 1000th race start this weekend in Richmond, VA, if he qualifies for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Sprint Cup race. Nemechek is in good company, joining legends Ricky Rudd, Jeff Burton, Richard Petty and a select few who have made major milestones in NASCAR starts. Nemechek will log 1,000 starts including his Sprint, Nationwide and Truck racing starts. This Friday's Nationwide Race for the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 will be his 999th start. When the NEMCO car sets out to qualify and run the 1000th race, AM FM Energy will be aboard as the primary sponsor. AM FM specializes in complete energy savings solutions with a variety of notable products such as their high quality line of Timber Ridge wood and pellet stoves. AM FM recently has added BBQ grills and tailgating accessories to their product line. The company can ship orders direct.(NEMCO)(9-7-2012)
Nemechek picks up some sponsorship for Bristol: #87 NEMCO Nationwide and Cup cars of Joe Nemechek will both have associate sponsorship from AC General at Bristol Motor Speedway. AC General is an Alaskan based company that specializes in ring-wall construction for above-ground storage tanks (Nemco). See an image of the car on the #87 Team Schemes page.(8-25-2012)
Genny Light Beer to be features on Nemechek's #87: Nemco Motorsports announced that Genny Light beer will be featured on the hood of Joe Nemechek's #87 Toyota for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Finger Lakes 355 at Watkins Glen International. "We're looking forward to having Genny Light as a sponsor this weekend at Watkins Glen," Joe Nemechek said. "Racing fans want a light beer that goes down smooth while they're hanging out in the stands." Genny Light is an American classic beer from The Genesee Brewing Company, based in Rochester, New York. Founded in 1878, The Genesee Brewery is one of the largest and oldest continually operating breweries in the United States. The Brewery makes the Genesee line of beers, including the iconic Genesee, the refreshing Genny Light, and the original Genesee Cream Ale. "We're excited to see the Genny Light brand printed across the hood of a racecar," said Janine Schoos, brand manager for Genny Light. "This is definitely a highlight for us." Please Drink Responsibly.(Nemco Motorsports), see images of the car on the #87 Teams schemes page..(8-10-2012)
Associate sponsor for Nemechek: Wildco Petroleum Equipment will be an associate sponsor on Joe Nemechek's #87 Toyota NASCAR Sprint Cup entry for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on Sunday July 15, 2012, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Wildco, with offices in Bloomfield, CT and Manchester, NH, is aiming to be the premier petroleum equipment distributor in the northeastern United States. From tanks to canopies to everything in between, Wildco distributes petroleum equipment from A to Z. The company specializes the storage and dispensing of petroleum products in retail, commercial, marina, industrial and government applications. "I am excited to be partnered with Joe Nemechek and the whole NEMCO team," said Charlie Desfosses, president of Wildco Petroleum Equipment.(NEMCO Motorsports)(7-13-2012)
Nemechek selling estate by auction: #87-Joe Nemechek has taken home trophies at dozens of NASCAR events over the past three decades, but selling his multi-million dollar Mooresville estate before the real estate market crashed was one race he couldn't win. Nemechek, the 1992 Busch series champion and owner of NEMCO Motorsports, is auctioning the 139-acre equestrian estate, Finncastle, after years of depressed real estate conditions made a traditional sale difficult. The five-week auction period began last week, said Sarena Irwin, project manager for Concierge Auctions. The entire property has been on the market since 2009. It was originally listed at $10.995 million, then reduced to $8.4 million. Nemechek decided to hold an auction because of the certainty of the property selling. "It's definitely time to move on to the next chapter of my life - the next project," he said, adding that this was his largest - and last - real estate project. Nemechek and his wife, Andrea, bought part of the estate, including a 8,900-square-foot home, from retired NASCAR driver Ernie Irvan about six years ago. The live auction will be Aug. 2 at the Mooresville estate, located off N.C. 152. The property will go to the highest bidder. There is a $100,000 fee to participate in the auction, but it is refundable.(Charlotte Observer)(7-7-2012)
#600 for Nemechek: #87-Joe Nemechek will make his 600th NSCS start on Sunday, good for 23rd on the all-time list.(6-17-2012)
Nemechek gets sponsor for Daytona 500: NEMCO Motorsports announced that AM FM Energy LLC will be the primary sponsor of Joe Nemechek's NEMCO Motorsports #87 Toyota, running in the Daytona 500, with an associate sponsorship on the #87 Toyota in the Drive4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race, both to be run at Daytona International Speedway. With the sponsorship, NEMCO is welcoming AM FM Energy back for a third year. After Daytona, AM FM Energy will be on both the Sprint Cup Toyota and the Nationwide Toyota on select races throughout the year. "There is nothing that seems to beat the winning combination of our name on the NEMCO team cars," said Andy Mays, president of AM FM Energy. "Each time we are on the cars, we can see a notable boost in our business and that's because we know Joe has earned high respect and visibility in NASCAR and has some of the most loyal fans." AM FM Energy is a notable distributor of the high quality Timber Ridge line of wood and pellet stoves, and has recently added BBQ grills and tailgating accessories to their product line. To learn more about AM FM Energy log onto www.amfmenergy.com(NEMCO)(2-16-2012)
Bill Elliott to run for NEMCO Motorsports in Daytona 500: NEMCO Motorsports announced that Bill Elliott, past Sprint Cup Champion and Daytona
500 winner, will pilot the #97 Toyota for the Daytona 500 to be held at the Daytona International Speedway. This synergy will bring Front Row Joe, Joe Nemechek and Million Dollar Bill, Bill Elliott together as a powerful pair to kickoff the 2012 NASCAR season. "I am really excited to be racing with NEMCO Motorsports and Joe Nemechek, who has been a friend and respected competitor through the years," said Bill Elliott. "This will be a great way to start off the 2012 NASCAR season in Daytona."
"This is a great and fun moment in racing for us at NEMCO Motorsports," said Joe Nemechek. "We believe the talent and skill of Bill will steer the 97 car to a great showing for us and I am excited to be racing right along with him, this time on the same team."(NEMCO Motorsports)(2-15-2013)
Nemechek runs 203mph at Daytona test....alone: #87-Joe Nemechek, a driver/car owner, reached 203 mph without a drafting partner during Tuesday's test session at Daytona International Speedway. The day was supposed to belong to NASCAR as it tested various setups in an effort to break up the two-car tandem draft. But instead, Nemechek was the talk of the garage and what it might mean for qualifying if Tuesday's changes are implemented for the Feb. 26 Daytona 500. "We were changing the restrictor plates and all kinds of stuff," Nemechek said. "I mean, (the speed is) just the product of putting more horsepower to the back tires. I think we're going to be quite a bit faster when we come back here for qualifying day. It's going to be interesting. All the teams are going to have to do some more homework." Nemechek was testing with Triad Engine Development, a North Carolina-based company. "We were using a 1 1/16-inch plate and a 3-inch radius spoiler," Triad Racing Development head engine builder Jon Dysinger said. "This was better than we expected."(Daytona Beach News Journal)(11-16-2011)
Conway Eyes Full-Time 2012 Race Schedule: Former Front Row Motorsports driver Kevin Conway start-and-parked the #97 NEMCO Motorsports Toyota Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, but he did share some good news about both he and sponsor ExtenZe's futures in the Sprint Cup Series with News/Talk WSB before the Good Sam Club 500. "We're definitely going to be back pretty much on a full-time basis. We're getting all the i's dotted and t's crossed and hopefully will get something finalized and firmed up shortly." Conway said he could not elaborate until he and the team made an announcement, but did not rule out NEMCO Motorsports, the team that he has worked with on a part-time basis in the Nationwide and Cup Series this season. Conway also said he may run either the Nationwide or Cup races at Texas or Phoenix, but had not finalized those plans.(WSB Radio)(10-25-2011)
Nemechek looking to make 900th start: #87-Joe Nemechek needs two more starts for his 900th career NASCAR start. He'll have to make the race on speed for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Saturday night. He's locked into the field in Friday's Nationwide race.(NASCAR)(4-8-2011)
Nemechek gets associate sponsor for Las Vegas: NEMCO Motorsports announced a new associate sponsor for its NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series entries this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sin City Motorsports will be on Joe Nemechek's #87 Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series Toyota Camry's for the Sam's Town 300 on Saturday and the Kobalt Tools 400 on Sunday. (NEMCO PR)(3-4-2011)
Nemechek gets sponsors for Daytona: NEMCO Motorsports announced that AM FM Energy LLC will be the primary sponsor of Joe Nemechek's NEMCO Motorsports team for the #87 Toyota, running in the Daytona 500 on Sunday February 20, 2011, with an associate sponsorship on the #87 Toyota in the Drive4COPD 300 on Saturday February 19, 2011. "We keep coming back to Joe and Nemco because every time our name is on the car we get a boost in our business," said Andy Mays, president of AM FM Energy. "We see our partnership as a winning combination for both sides and hope our support will return a great boost for Joe and his teams as well." AM FM Energy, based in Clifford, Va., is celebrating its sixth year in business as a leader in alternative energy solutions. The company specializes in multi-fuel stoves, wood stoves and pellet stoves. They are a notable distributor of high quality Timber Ridge line of wood and pellet stoves from England Stove Works. NEMCO Motorsports announced D.A.B. Constructors, Inc. as primary sponsor of driver Joe Nemechek's #87 NASCAR entry for the Drive4COPD 300 Nationwide Series on Saturday, February 19, 2011. In addition, D.A.B Constructors will be an associate sponsor on the #87 Sprint Cup Toyota as part of the 53rd running of the Daytona 500 events at Daytona International Speedway.(NEMCO)(2-12-2011)
Nemechek's plans for 2011: NEMCO Motorsports will be back for a third season in the Sprint Cup Series. Planning on sending two cars to Daytona, the team will field Kevin Conway in an ExtenZe sponsored ride for the #97 entry. With just a little under three weeks in preparation, NEMCO and crew are working hard to get ready to head off to Daytona. "I've been doing this a long time, and we have some good stuff going on with both the 87 ... and the 97," says owner driver Joe Nemechek. "[Kevin] made a phone call to me, saying he needed help, and I said OK." Right now, the team's two car operation is a one race deal, but future races could be added to Conway's schedule. Sponsorship past Daytona looks uncertain for Joe Nemechek's car. "We have picked up sponsorship for Speedweeks," said Nemechek. "We have HeatRedefined.com back with us for our Cup car, and DAB Constructors is helping us out with our Nationwide car for Daytona, but we're still trying to seek sponsors for Phoenix, and California, and everywhere else after that." In regards to his Nationwide schedule, "We're going to try and run the whole [schedule], but it all depends on sponsorship," said Nemechek. "Unless you have some financial help, it's pretty much impossible to do on your own."(The Racing Experts)(2-4-2011)
Conway driving for NEMCO at Daytona: Kevin Conway, and ExtenZe Racing announced on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio's 'The Morning Drive' show that they have teamed up with driver/owner Joe Nemechek and Nemco Motorsports to kick-off the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Conway will be behind the wheel of the #97 ExtenZe Racing Toyota at this year's Daytona Speedweeks. He will compete in the Bud Shootout and the Gatorade Duels where he will attempt to make the 43 car-field for the 53rd running of the Daytona 500. "After Daytona we hope to be able to work out some further details to add some additional races with Conway," said Joe Nemechek.(ExtenZe PR)(1-24-2011)
Nemechek Shows Support for B.R.A.K.E.S./EAA Young Eagles: Joe Nemechek and NEMCO Motorsports are showing support for B.R.A.K.E.S., and the nonprofit's mission of promoting safe teen driving, this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The charity's logo will be featured on both the #87 HeatRedefined.com Sprint Cup Series Toyota and the #87 Gator.com Nationwide Series car. B.R.A.K.E.S., which stands for Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe, was started in 2008 by NHRA drag racer Doug Herbert when he lost his two sons in a tragic car accident. The charity aims to prevent teen driving injuries and deaths by training and educating teen drivers and their parents about the importance of safe and responsible driving. For the final race of the 2010 season at Miami-Homestead Nemechek's #87 Gator.com Nationwide Series car will be powered by a High Energy Engine provided by Doug Herbert and his company Herbert Performance Parts.
AND The EAA Young Eagles program, which is already the largest youth aviation education program in history, is reaching an even higher profile this weekend as a featured sponsor on Joe Nemechek's entries in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races at Homestead. The NEMCO Motorsports entries in the season-ending Ford 300 Nationwide Series race and the Ford 400 Sprint Cup series event carry the logo of the Experimental Aircraft Association's youth program, which has introduced aviation through free flights for more than 1.6 million young people since its founding in 1992. The sponsorship was donated by Nemechek for the annual "Gathering of Eagles" fundraiser auction during the EAA AirVenture fly-in in Oshkosh, Wis., last July. Florida businessman and EAA supporter Bill Bachschmidt won the bidding and donated the race sponsorship to Young Eagles.(NEMCO)(11-20-2010)
Drivers visiting Walter Reed: NASCAR's annual visit to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center is set for Thursday, with a total of 10 drivers scheduled to attend along with NASCAR President Mike Helton. Drivers expected to visit include #43-AJ Allmendinger, #16-Greg Biffle, #2-Kurt Busch, #38-David Gilliland,#17-Matt Kenseth, #12-Brad Keselowski, #98-Paul Menard, #87-Joe Nemechek, #39-Ryan Newman and #82-Scott Speed. Show cars on display are expected to be #39 U.S. ARMY Chevy, #88 National Guard Chevy, #99 Scotts Ford, #2 Miller Lite Dodge, #11 FedEx Toyota, #24 National Guard Chevy, #10 Sprint show car and a NASCAR/Walter Reed Army Medical Center car.(NASCAR)(9-22-2010)
Washington Music Center to Sponsor Nemechek: For the 2nd Year in a Row, Wheaton, MD based Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center is proud to be the Qualifying Sponsor for Nemco Racing's #87 NASCAR Sprint Cup entry in the Air Guard 400 Race to be held on Saturday September 11th at Richmond International Raceway. The #87 is driven by veteran owner/driver Joe Nemechek. "We're fortunate to have members of several NASCAR teams as customers of the store, and several members of our staff are avid Nascar fans, so sponsorship of a car seemed like a natural idea for us" said Brian Meader, Guitar Salesman and Director of Internet Marketing for Washington Music Center. "The Nascar fanbase reflects a very diverse group of people, and the opportunity to put the Chuck Levin's brand in front of such a wide audience really appeals to us". Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center has been serving musicians since 1958 and is the largest single independent retail music storefront in the United States.(Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center PR)(9-8-2010)
Nemechek gets sponsor for Daytona: UPDATE: HostGator.com, a leader in web site hosting services, has announced a sponsorship with #87-Joe Nemechek in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide races at Daytona International Speedway for the July 4th weekend. HostGator.com will become the main sponsor of the #87 Toyota piloted by Joe Nemechek of Nemco Motorsorts in time for the Coke Zero 400. The sponsorship also extends to Nemechek's Nationwide Car for its upcoming races at Chicago, Gateway, and O'Reilly Raceway Park. "We are honored to have HostGator.com on board, and that they picked Nemco Motorsports to see what NASCAR is all about. It's always great to bring a new company into NASCAR," said Joe Nemechek. "It also means a lot at Nemco Motorsports to have an environmentally friendly, green sponsor such as HostGator.com." Earlier this year, HostGator.com announced a renewed commitment to keep more than 1,800 of its web hosting servers green through Renewable Energy Certificates for wind farms in the state of Texas. "We are very excited and proud to become a part of Nemco Motorsports and support a veteran driver like Joe. Many of our current customers and staff are huge fans of NASCAR, and we look forward to serving the many NASCAR Fans in the future." stated Lance Custen, CEO for HostGator.com.(HostGator)(6-28-2010)
UPDATE: NEMCO Motorsports announced the return of a previous sponsor for driver Joe Nemechek in Fridays Jalapeño 200 and Saturday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. England's Stove Works, Inc. will advertise its website, heatredefined.com, on the #87's NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series entries.(NEMCO PR)(7-2-2010)
Nemechek has sponsor for Texas: during Friday's Sprint Cup practice for the Samsumg Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, it was mentoned and shown that #87-Joe Nemechek has a sponsor on the hood of the #87 Toyota. Crosby Roofing, a Texas based "full service" roofing company that handle everything from a new roof installation, restoration and maintenance to re-roofs and repairs. More info about Crosby Roofing at crosbyroofingusa.com.(4-18-2010)
Sponsor does well with Nemechek: Looking for a statement on the economy and how hard even big Cup teams have to scramble? From the entry lists for Las Vegas, to this weekend at Atlanta, no less than 22 cars had primary sponsorship changes. Good news is only six cars are unsponsored. How can social media and the Internet work for you? Joe Nemechek got last-minute sponsorship for his Daytona 500 effort from England's Stove Works. The final figures weren't in, but within a couple days of the Great American Race, the company did more than $500,000 in business and its Web site had trouble handling the traffic. "Bravo Joe" for providing a real return on investment.(NASCAR.com)(3-5-2010)
England Stove Steps Up to help Nemechek: NEMCO Motorsports signed a co-primary sponsor for driver Joe Nemechek in Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. England Stove Works, Inc. of Monroe, Va. will adorn the hood of Nemechek's #87 Camry. England Stove Works, Inc. is a family-owned company and a major manufacturer of wood stoves and pellet stoves in the U.S. "I heard Joe's story and felt compelled to help him," said England Stove Works Chairman, Ron England. "Our company was founded on hard work and Joe's a worker. He's doing the best he can with what he has." England Stove Works, Inc. joins D.A.B. Constructors as co-primary sponsors for Nemechek's Daytona 500 effort. For more information on available products, please visit www.heatrefined.com.(PR)(2-14-2010)
Nemechek gets assoc sponsor for Daytona: NEMCO Motorsports announced a partnership with Waverly Property Group of Daytona Beach, which includes associate sponsorship of driver Joe Nemechek's entries in this month's Speedweeks events at Daytona International Speedway. Waverly Property Group, an independent real estate company with a focus on waterfront properties, will serve as associate sponsor on Nemechek's #87 NASCAR Sprint Cup and #87 Nationwide Series cars throughout the events in Daytona. The partnership marks Waverly Property Group's first venture as a team sponsor with NEMCO. Nemechek, a four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner and former NASCAR Nationwide Series champion, spent the majority of the 2009 season qualifying for races in the hopes of finding funding to race. Fielding both NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series cars out of his family-owned NEMCO Motorsports shop again in 2010, Nemechek says they'll take it one race at a time. "We had a lean staff at NEMCO over the off-season but our guys put in the extra hours to get ready for Daytona," Nemechek explained. "Our hope is if we can have a good effort, a potential sponsor may take notice and find NEMCO to be an appropriate and affordable fit. For now, we're coming to Daytona to race 300 miles in the Nationwide race (Feb. 13) and 500 miles in the Daytona 500 (Feb. 14). We're thankful for the support of Waverly Property Group in helping us kick off the 2010 season.(NEMCO Motorsports)(2-5-2010)
Nemechek Fans Show Their Support: #87-Joe Nemechek fans are once again calling upon all fans to start yet another Fans On Board campaign. Fans of Joe from the interactive forum website, www.joenemechek.net, have organized this campaign specifically to help Nemechek run the Sprint Cup race at Talladega. So far members of these forums have raised close to $1000 of their own money and are asking all fans to show support in any way by donating. Nemechek is very appreciative of the support of his fans and is looking forward to giving them a good show at Talladega. More info at www.joenemechek.net.(NEMCO)(10-9-2009)
Nemechek gets sponsor for RIR qualifying: Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center will be the Qualifying Sponsor for Nemco Racing's #87 Toyota driven by Joe Nemechek for the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 Race to be held on Saturday September 12th at Richmond International Raceway.(Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center), see an image of the scheme on my #87 Team Schemes page.(9-11-2009)
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