Dec. 30, 2016
NASCAR : Will John Hunter Nemechek Drive In The Xfinity Series In 2017?
John Hunter Nemechek has proven that he is a future star in NASCAR. Since his Camping World Truck Series debut in 2013, John has recorded 3 wins, 14 top fives, and 27 top tens with a team that only has 14-20 full time workers! I have seen this incredible driver drive to victory lane twice without a primary sponsor! His one win where he actually had a primary sponsor was at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this past season.
Speaking of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, John made a huge name for himself saving enough fuel to somehow win, knocking Cole Custer out of the way. Many racing fans called the move dirty but I seen good old fashion racing. If that would of been Dale Earnhardt Jr. who did that, then everybody would be on his side. It's racing folks! The move was clean, plus it's not like Custer finished last or anything, he finished second.
John needs to find himself a Xfinity Series ride to show more teams out there what he is capable of. He may have to drive his dad's #87 car if he can't find any other ride. There have been many 'top names' who have shown interest for Nemechek, but the problem is bringing sponsors to the table. Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. both said that they would add John to their Xfinity series teams if he could bring the sponsors with him, but he doesn't have the backing he needs for a team like that at the moment. Once he gets his name out there even more, then sponsors will be knocking on the door.
Expect to see John compete in the Xfinity series some in 2017. If he is driving for his dad in the #87 car or another team, John will find a way to race. We will also see John race full-time in the Truck series, if he can't find a full-time ride in the Xfinity series.
I think that John is capable of driving in the Xfinity series because he has showed me what he can do. He led a team that no one really knows much about to a championship contending team. Please sponsors help John to further his NASCAR career, it would be the greatest thing you ever did!