TC Daily Pit Stop: John Hunter Nemechek to Move to LEGACY MOTOR CLUB in 2024; Daniel Hemric to Move to No. 10 Kaulig Entry; NASCAR to Enforce Stricter Inspection Penalties for Xfinity Teams
TC Daily Pit Stop: Thursday, September 7th, 2023
John Hunter Nemechek, who ran the full NASCAR Cup Series schedule in 2020, will return to the series full-time in 2024, as he’ll be the driver of the No. 42 Toyota Camry for LEGACY MOTOR CLUB.
LMC, and Nemechek made the news official on Wednesday afternoon’s edition of NASCAR RaceHub on FS1.
“To be able to announce my plans for next season so early and officially say I will be competing full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series relieves a lot of pressure,” Nemechek said. “There is so much to be done for next year, and this gives us the opportunity to get the news out there and move forward. Also, driving for Maury (Gallagher), Jimmie (Johnson) and Richard Petty is a dream come true for me.”
As Kaulig Racing better positions itself to battle for the NASCAR Xfinity Series owners championship with its No. 10 Chevrolet Camaro, Daniel Hemric, who has competed this season in the organization’s No. 11 entry, will move over for the remainder of the season.
“As we prepare to close out the 2023 season, Daniel Hemric will take over the No. 10 Chevrolet for the remaining races to contend for the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Championship,” said Team President, Chris Rice.
Hemric is the 11th-place driver in the current NASCAR Xfinity Series championship standings, and has a 55-point advantage over the Playoff cutline with one race remaining in the regular season.
In recent weeks, more and more NASCAR Xfinity Series teams have been testing the boundaries in pre-race inspection. NASCAR has not been oblivious to this and will ramp up more strict penalties in an effort to curb the increase in inspection failures.
Starting with this weekend at Bristol, any NXS team that fails pre-race inspection multiple times will have a crew member ejected for the weekend. Previously, that penalty was only issued if a car failed pre-race inspection three times.
Spencer Boyd will have a new primary sponsorship partner on the No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado next week in Bristol, as Twang, the original Beer Salt, and premium flavored salt, sugar, and spice blends, will serve as the sponsor for the driver and team.
Twang will also become an associate sponsor for Boyd and the No. 12 team for the remainder of the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season.
It’s been a busy week for CARS Tour standout Carson Kvapil. In addition to making his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut next week at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kvapil will also make his second career ARCA Menards Series start this weekend at Kansas Speedway.
Kvapil, 20, will pilot the No. 28 Chevrolet SS for the Pinnacle Racing Group team.
“I am super excited to have the chance to race for Pinnacle Racing Group at Kansas Speedway on Friday night,” the Mooresville, NC native said.
“Kansas offers a lot of different track characteristics than what I am used to, but the guys are working hard preparing me for the race. I also can’t thank Mark Webb, Lorin Ranier, JR Motorsports, Chevrolet, and everyone else who helped put this deal together. I am ready to make them proud!”
21 cars will compete in this week’s ARCA Menards Series Sioux Chief Fast Track 150 at Kansas Speedway. Can anyone stop Jesse Love, who has amassed nine victories so far this season?
Here is Ben Branscum with a full race preview, as well as the entry list.
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