Nemechek on Michigan:
"Michigan is a pretty unique track. It's kind of a blend of a superspeedway and a mile-and-a-half track. It's widened out a lot and it's pretty smooth, so you can run wide open to find clean air. It's going to be important like always to have as close a setup as possible going in so that you only have to make small adjustments during the race.
"We've got Death Wish Coffee back on our No. 38 Ford Mustang for the Saturday race this weekend. I'm confident that my Front Row Motorsports team will put together a fast race car at the shop so that we can go out and get a good result for our partners. It's been great having Death Wish with us for several races this season."
Powers Up John Hunter Nemechek During Surging Rookie Season
MOORESVILE, N.C. (August 3, 2020) – For the second season in a row, Mystik Lubricants, a member of the CITGO Petroleum Corporation family of brands, will join Front Row Motorsports (FRM) aboard the No. 38 Ford Mustang. Mystik Lubricants will serve as the primary sponsor of Rookie-of-the-Year Candidate John Hunter Nemechek at Michigan International Speedway on August 9 and again at Bristol Motor Speedway in September. The brand continues to be featured as an associate sponsor throughout the season.
Mystik Lubricants develops products for real-world conditions that are specially formulated to meet the unique demands of specialized machines. Mystik supplies greases and engine oils for automotive, heavy-duty, commercial, industrial, powersports and agricultural customers.
“Our involvement with Front Row Motorsports has been very well-received over the last few years,” said Brian Paulson, Lubricants General Manager. “There’s been a lot of excitement among our customers and especially with John Hunter’s strong performance in his rookie season, we’re looking forward to continuing our partnership and seeing the Mystik Lubricants colors on the No. 38.”
CITGO Petroleum Corporation began its partnership with FRM in 2018 with its CITGARD brand. After a successful stint with the team, Mystik Lubricants was introduced to the NASCAR family in 2019 as part of an increased commitment with FRM.
“It’s great to see Mystik Lubricants back with our Front Row Motorsports team in 2020,” said Nemechek. “Their products help power our farmers’ equipment across the country, and that’s so important for our economy. I’m proud to race with Mystik.”
“We’ve had a lot of growth this season and we’re seeing the excitement with our partners, too,” added Nemechek.
Fritz Sports & Event Enterprises continues to oversee the partnership
“We are thrilled to see Mystik Lubricants join the Front Row Motorsports family again in 2020,” said CEO Doug Fritz. “This partnership has been beneficial for everyone involved and we look forward to continuing that positive momentum.”
About Mystik Lubricants
Tracing its heritage back to 1922, Mystik Lubricants offers specialized performance lubricants that are developed in real-world conditions to meet the unique demand for consumer, commercial, agriculture, power sports--such as personal watercraft, snowmobile, outboard and ATVs--and industrial equipment. Mystik Lubricants products exceed industry standards and are available through local retailers, national marketers and online at www.mystiklubes.com. Visit the company website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-4-MYSTIK (469-7845) for more information.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries – the No. 34 of Michael McDowell and the No. 38 of John Hunter Nemechek – from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. In 2020, the team announced an expansion to include the No. 38 Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series, driven by Todd Gilliland. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
About Fritz Sports & Event Enterprises
Fritz Sports & Event Enterprises is a sports marketing and event management business specializing in sports and event sponsorship marketing and activation, brand development, as well as event management.
Nemechek on New Hampshire:
"New Hampshire is a fun track to race at. The progressive banking makes things interesting. It can be challenging as a driver to find the right line to make passes, but once you have that figured out, you can make it really work in your favor. It just makes for good, fun short track racing. I’ve only been there a few times in Xfinity, so I’m still looking to build that notebook throughout the race of what works and what doesn’t.
"We have our partners at CITGARD riding along with us again this weekend. We didn’t have the run we were hoping for with CITGARD at Texas, so we’re looking to have a better finish with them this week. We know where we want to be, and we’re making progress to get there."
Law Enforcement Video Equipment Manufacturer to Sponsor Nemechek and McDowell
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 22, 2020) - Digital Ally, which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video recording products for law enforcement, emergency management, fleet safety and security, has teamed up with Front Row Motorsports for multiple races in 2020. Highlighting their Body Camera line of products, Digital Ally will serve as the primary sponsor for the No. 38 Ford Mustang driven by Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year Candidate John Hunter Nemechek on Thursday at Kansas Speedway. The brand will also appear on the No. 34 of Michael McDowell for the doubleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway in August. Digital Ally continues to be an associate sponsor for the team throughout the 2020 season.
Headquartered in Lenexa, Kan., Digital Ally provides video solutions for law enforcement, first responders and safety and security teams. Digital Ally offers a complete video ecosystem that includes body cameras, in-car systems, patented auto activation, and flexible storage solutions. The brand has supported Nemechek as he's moved up the ranks to the NASCAR Cup Series.
"We are proud to continue our partnership with John Hunter Nemechek and expand our involvement with Front Row Motorsports," said Stan Ross, CEO of Digital Ally. "John Hunter is a great young talent and we're enjoying watching his successful rookie season in the No. 38 car. We're also looking forward to supporting Michael McDowell on track and are confident in his leadership for the No. 34 team."
"It's exciting to see Digital Ally stepping up their partnership with Front Row Motorsports," said Nemechek. "They've been a great partner to work with and I know all of us at FRM will do everything we can to make them proud. We're so thankful for their continued support."
"Current events are bringing widespread attention to the importance of body cameras and video solutions in general," said Greg Dyer, VP of Sales for Digital Ally, adding, "Our NASCAR partnership along with our many other outreach efforts are important in getting the word out about this critical technology."
The No. 38 Digital Ally Ford Mustang will make its debut at Kansas Speedway on Thursday, July 23. The NASCAR Cup Series race will air at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and MRN.
For more information about Digital Ally, visit digitalallyinc.com.
About Digital Ally
Digital Ally®, headquartered in Lenexa, KS, specializes in the design and manufacturing of the highest quality video recording equipment and video analytic software. Digital Ally pushes the boundaries of technology in industries such as law enforcement, emergency management, fleet safety and security. Digital Ally's complete product solutions include vehicle and body cameras, flexible software storage, automatic recording technology and various critical safety products. These products work seamlessly together and are simple to install and operate. In addition, Digital Ally recently launched two new product lines including a non-contact thermometer/controlled-entry device under the Company's ThermoVu™ brand and an EPA Category IV disinfectant/sanitizer under the Company's Shield™ brand. Digital Ally products are sold by domestic direct sales representatives and international distributors worldwide.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries - the No. 34 of Michael McDowell and the No. 38 of John Hunter Nemechek - from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. In 2020, the team announced an expansion to include the No. 38 Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series, driven by Todd Gilliland. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at Facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.
Nemechek on Texas:
"Texas was one of the races I ran last year with Front Row Motorsports, so you always look forward to going back to a place where you had good experiences. Having the same crew when we go back is helpful and I’m confident in where we’re going as a team. We already have a notebook from running at Texas last year, so hopefully we can start off close. As a mile-and-a-half track, Texas is basically Kentucky reversed. The track is going to change a lot with the PJ1, so as a driver, you need to find the best line to run while adapting to various conditions.
"It’s great to have CITGARD back on board with us this weekend, and we want to extend a special welcome to FleetPride Service Centers to the CITGARD family. CITGARD heavy duty engine oils are now available at all 43 FleetPride Service Center locations across the US. I’m looking forward to a great run at Texas this weekend, and a great result for our partners."
Nemechek on Bristol All-Star Event:
"I feel pretty good about our chances to get into the All-Star Race. When you look at where we finished earlier this year at Bristol, most of the guys in front of us are already in the race. We have to make the most of the situation we’re in, and I think we’re going into Bristol in a good situation.
"Bristol has been good to me ever since I started my career in NASCAR. It’s high-banked and really fast, which suits my driving style. I’ve always liked to run there. You have to attack from the start, search for grip, use multiple lines and figure out where you can run best. It’s a lot of fun. If I could race at Bristol every single weekend, I would.
"I’m really looking forward to having fans back with us and running on Wednesday night. I think it’s a very unique thing that NASCAR has been able to accomplish this year. It’s one of those things that we’re able to give back to fans and supporters. I’m glad that we have YANMAR America with us one more time and it’s great that they’ll be able to watch their car on track from the stands."
Nemechek on Kentucky:
"I’ve felt pretty comfortable at Kentucky in both Trucks and Xfinity, but it’s also a little different at the Cup level. This race is going to be about figuring out what I need as a driver and how to use the air to your advantage to create runs/passes. At Kentucky, Turns 1 and 2 are pretty self-explanatory of the line that you can run. [Turns] 3 and 4 has changed over the years with the PJ1, etc. I’ve enjoyed being able to change that up and make it a completely different corner from anywhere else we run.
"With every race, track position is huge. Every spot counts, especially now without practice and qualifying, you have to adapt to any and every situation during the race. You've got to really be paying attention to the balance and figure out how to apply what you've learned watching video, in the sim and looking at data leading up to the race. I know that Seth, the engineers and the whole crew have worked hard in the shop to get this car ready.
"I'm excited to have YANMAR America on our No. 38 Ford Mustang this weekend. They were one of the first Front Row Motorsports partners I worked with last year and I'm looking forward to getting them a good result."
NEMECHEK TALKS POCONO:
"I'm so ready to get back in the car after our run in Talladega. We came so close to winning and as a driver, that's what you crave more than anything.
"Pocono is a challenging track to start with and it's hard to get your setup right in all three corners even when you do have practice and qualifying. It will be interesting to see how everyone approaches the weekend, but our Front Row Motorsports team has done a great job getting our cars ready at the shop. Luckily, we'll have two chances to try to get to Victory Lane.
"Death Wish Coffee is back on our No. 38 Ford Mustang for both races at Pocono. They've been a great partner for a long time and they've got some really cool contests coming out for people to win free coffee and other swag. It's cool to see them stepping up their partnership and I'm looking forward to getting them a win this weekend.”
NEMECHEK TALKS TALLADEGA:
"I'm looking forward to racing at Talladega this weekend and continuing to have fans attend our events. It's been really strange not having spectators in the stands these last few weeks. As a driver, the energy of the crowd helps get you pumped up for the race and it helps create an exciting atmosphere. I've missed that.
"Front Row Motorsports has always had a strong program at Talladega. We started the season strong with a good run at Daytona, so hopefully we can have a repeat performance for an even better finish this weekend.
"We have Death Wish Coffee on the car for the second race in a row and I'm excited to have them back. They're kicking off a new contest this weekend where fans can win free coffee and signed merchandise, so I'd encourage everyone to check out their website and social media channels. We're both excited for this partnership and looking forward to a great run.”
John Hunter Nemechek
No. 38 Death Wish Coffee Ford Mustang
· Stage One: 21st
· Stage Two: 22nd
· Stage Three: 19th
· John Hunter Nemechek started Sunday's race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the 18th position following a random draw to determine the starting lineup. Shortly after the green flag, a weather delay (lightning) came that lasted a little over two hours. After a brief green flag run, Nemechek noted that his No. 38 Death Wish Coffee Ford Mustang was tight and at the Competition Caution, he took 4 tires, fuel, a wedge adjustment and grille tape. Another lightning hold delayed the race for close to 40 minutes. Once cars refired, Nemechek tried to get into a rhythm but still said the car was tight. He finished Stage 1 in the 21st position.
· At the Stage Break Caution, Nemechek pitted for 4 tires and fuel with a track bar adjustment and some more grille tape. After a few laps, he said the track bar adjustment made a positive difference, but as Stage 2 progressed, his Death Wish Coffee machine lacked front grip and was too tight. He would take the green- and white-checkered flag to end Stage 2 in 22nd place.
· Nemechek was able to find a good rhythm in the Final Stage and spent most of his time inside of the top-20. The handling on his No. 38 Death Wish Coffee Ford Mustang also loosened up as the evening went on. Nemechek remained quiet on the radio for much of the third and final stage and despite a right front tire going down on the last lap, went on to finish the race in 19th place.
Nemechek on Homestead:
“We had a solid night in our No. 38 Death Wish Coffee Ford Mustang. We fired off pretty tight and battled with that for probably two-thirds of the race. The crew was lightning fast on pit road all night long and we managed to get the car a little bit freer towards the third stage. We would have finished a few spots higher but I had a right front tire go down on the last lap. We still were able to get a top-20, which is another solid result for us. Thanks to our partners at Death Wish Coffee for coming on board. Looking forward to having them back with us next week in Talladega."
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