John Hunter Nemechek and GMS Racing will utilize chassis no. 223 this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This chassis has been run once this season by Nemechek at Las Vegas where he started 10th and finished second.
Through a sweepstakes announced today, one grand prize winner will have the chance to wave the green flag for the U.S. Cellular® 250 at Iowa Speedway and be an honorary pit crew member for JR Motorsports driver Justin Allgaier, who will pilot the U.S. Cellular Chevrolet Camaro SS in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, July 27.
Austin Cindric racked up his eighth top-10 finish of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season Saturday afternoon at Dover International Speedway. Cindric finished sixth in the Allied Steel Buildings 200, his best finish in three Xfinity Series races at Dover and has now finished ninth or better all three career starts at the Monster Mile. Cindric is fourth in the series driver standings, 81 points behind the leader.
"This weekend was another solid weekend for our No. 2 Roland Chevrolet Camaro. It was different to start off with single-car qualifying, but we got a top-five starting spot so we were OK with that. We fired off the race a lot tighter than I expected, but also with a lack of rear grip so it was a tough balance to manage."
“That sprint car team is a long way down the road, but it’s definitely a dream of mine to have one. I just can’t say enough about everyone on this team 20 at Joe Gibbs Racing. They never quit. They keep working and over the last couple weeks we’ve had really fast race cars, but we just haven’t been able to capitalize on it. This one is really out to my pit crew. They did a great job of getting me out first there where I could control the restarts. I knew if we could get out front, we were going to be tough to beat. This one’s for everyone at Rheem, Ruud, everyone at Xfinity and all the people at Xfinity for putting up this serious money right here. This is one of the coolest trophies that we get to have – a cardboard check for $100.000.”
“The first time would have been the 2016 Truck race. It is very unique. There is not a race track out here like it. The way the transitions are from the straightaways to the corners, how narrow it is; it is a unique beast that is for sure.”
“We had a really strong run at Talladega, but we’re moving on to Dover – one of my favorite tracks. It’s a 1-mile track. This weekend, we are supporting autism with this awesome colorful paint scheme."
Nemechek and the No. 23 team will utilize chassis no. 222. This chassis was raced three times in 2018. Twice by Spencer Gallagher once at Dover International Speedway in the Spring (start: 4th/finish: 5th) and the other at Homestead-Miami Speedway (start: 17th/finish: 17th). The other by Johnny Sauter at Dover International Speedway in the Fall (start: 11th/finish: 6th).
Michael Annett’s best finish at Dover International Speedway is third, in the fall 2012 event.
Supra driver Christopher Bell was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) event at Talladega Superspeedway as he finished third.