No. 38 CITGARD Ford Mustang
Nemechek on the ROVAL:
“The ROVAL was not our friend today, unfortunately. Our No. 38 CITGARD Ford Mustang fired off pretty decent, but the rear end just stepped out on me in the first half of the race and I couldn’t save it. We pitted for damage repair and received a penalty that put us two more laps down and we couldn’t really recover from there. Sometimes mistakes just hurt. Hopefully it was still a good show for the fans. It was great that we were able to have them with us in in person at home. We’ll add what we can to our notebook for next time and get ready for Kansas.”
Nemechek on Charlotte ROVAL:
"I ran the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Xfinity last year and we had a decent result. It’s a unique place so I think we’re going to see some great racing again this weekend. The weather may end up playing a factor, so that will make things interesting. Regardless, I’m looking forward to having a fast car to try and get us to Victory Lane.
"It’s great to see our partners at CITGARD back on our No. 38 Ford Mustang for the ROVAL. We had a decent car at the Daytona Road Course earlier this season, so I’m hoping we can channel our speed into a great result at our hometown track."
No. 38 Speedy Cash Ford Mustang
Nemechek on Talladega:
Nemechek on Talladega:
"Superspeedways continue to be our best shot at winning as an organization. I'm really excited to go back to Talladega this weekend. We had a really strong run when we were there earlier in the year. We were right up at the front on the last lap and really had a shot at the win, but came home in 8th. I'm confident that my Front Row Motorsports No. 38 team will put together a fast racecar and we'll have another shot at the checkered flag on Sunday.
"Speedy Cash is back with us for the second race in a row this week. We had a fast car with them last weekend, but the results didn't totally reflect that. We definitely want to be able to make up for it when we hit the track this weekend."
No. 38 Speedy Cash Ford Mustang
Nemechek on Las Vegas:
John Hunter Nemechek on Las Vegas:
"As a driver, you always look forward to going back to a track you visited earlier in the year. You have a chance to look at what you did well and where you want to improve. With Las Vegas being the second race of the season this year, we were able to have a decent run, but we've made a lot of improvements since then and have really built up our mile-and-a-half program. I'm ready to go out and get a better finish than we had in February.
"I'm excited to have Speedy Cash on board our No. 38 Ford Mustang this weekend. They were one of the first partners I worked with at Front Row Motorsports last year, and it's been great to see their partnership with the team evolve and grow this year. They make it super easy - particularly in our current pandemic situation - to get cash and use their services. I'm looking forward to giving them a good run at Las Vegas."
John Hunter Nemechek
No. 38 Mystik Lubricants Ford Mustang
Nemechek on Bristol:
“The crew put together a solid top-15, maybe even top-10 car tonight at Bristol. Our No. 38 Mystik Lubricants Ford Mustang was decent on the long run, but we struggled a little with drive off. After the first stage, it was looking like we were going to have a decent night. We tried a couple of different adjustments on pit road tonight – some of them helped, some not as much. Overall, we wanted to be able to finish a few spots higher. Thanks to our partners at Mystik Lubricants for coming on board with us this season. We'll debrief this week and come back ready for Las Vegas.”
Nemechek on Bristol:
"I really like going to Bristol. I feel like it suits my driving style a lot. If I could run at Bristol every week, I would. It’s tough, it’s fast, you have to be mentally focused for the entire race. It’s always a great show for the fans, and I’m glad that we’re able to have them back in the stands with us this weekend.
"We have Mystik Lubricants back on our No. 38 Ford Mustang at Bristol. We didn’t have the results we wanted to give them earlier this year at Michigan, so I’m looking forward to having another chance at a strong run. We've been to Bristol already this year, so we have a better idea of what works and doesn't work. We want to run every lap, make adjustments and set ourselves up for a great finish at the end."
Nemechek on Richmond:
"Heading into Richmond this weekend and being able to run the low downforce/750 horsepower package… I feel like that’s been one of our strong suits here at Front Row Motorsports this year. Being able to run that short track package, I feel like we have really good speed off the truck and are able to run well in those races.
"This will be my first time at Richmond in a Cup car, so there’s a lot to learn in a short amount of time. I’ve enjoyed Richmond the three other times I’ve run there – I’ve run decent in the past and have had some success, so hopefully we can turn this into a successful weekend and bring home a top-15 or top-10."
Rookie Nemechek Throws Back to Sadler's Wood Brothers Rookie Year Paint Scheme
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 31, 2020) - The No. 38 Front Row Motorsports (FRM) Ford Mustang, driven by Rookie-of-the-Year Contender John Hunter Nemechek, will run a special paint scheme for the NASCAR throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, paying tribute to 2017 Xfinity Series regular season champion Elliott Sadler. Nemechek will race a scheme similar to the No. 21 CITGO® Ford Taurus that Sadler raced during his own rookie season with Wood Brothers Racing in 1999 and again in 2000.
CITGO Petroleum Corporation made its iconic return to NASCAR with FRM in 2018 for this same race with David Ragan, also honoring a Wood Brothers Racing-CITGO entry with its CITGARD brand. Following success and continued positive feedback on- and off-track, CITGARD has become a staple of the FRM family.
"This is an exciting event for CITGARD and the CITGO Petroleum Corporation," said Brian Paulson, General Manager of Lubricants at CITGO. "The Darlington Throwback weekend is always a fun way to remember the past and honor former drivers like Elliott Sadler. Our company has deep roots in NASCAR, and we're glad there's an opportunity to bring that heritage to the sport today. We're proud of the success John Hunter Nemechek has had in his rookie season and we look forward to seeing the No. 38 car in Victory Lane this weekend."
Though their premiere series debuts came nearly 20 years apart, Sadler and Nemechek have shown equally strong performances. In his rookie season, Sadler earned five top-15 finishes and one top-10, completing 97% of all competition laps in 34 starts. With 26 starts thus far in the 2020 season, Nemechek has scored seven top-15 finishes and two top-10s, also completing 97% of all competition laps.
"Like many in the sport, I had been racing against Joe Nemechek since John Hunter was a baby," said Sadler. "I've watched him grow up in the garage and it will be really special to see him driving my rookie paint scheme in his rookie year of competition. It means a lot when someone wants to recognize part of your career. I'm looking forward to sharing this experience with the folks at CITGARD."
"If you grew up in the late 1990s and early 2000s, that red CITGO car always stood out on track," said Nemechek. "It's really cool to be able to bring that paint scheme back to life at Darlington. I know my No. 38 Front Row Motorsports crew will bring a fast car to the track, and we'll do everything we can to win on Sunday."
FRM and CITGARD will honor Sadler with unique social media content from Sadler and Nemechek, fan apparel and a chance to win limited, signed diecasts.
The No. 38 CITGARD Throwback Ford Mustang will make its debut at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, September 6. The "Southern 500" NASCAR Cup Series race airs at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN and MRN.
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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.
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