NEMECHEK TAKES MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER ON THE ROAD IN SPF 250 AT KANSAS SPEEDWAY
MOORESVILLE, NC - (May 6, 2014) - Joe Nemechek and his SWM-NEMCO Motorsports team will give The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center a high-speed salute this weekend as they sport the MD Anderson logo on their No. 8 Toyota Tundra in this weekend's SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Ks.
Sid Mauldin, owner of SWM and partner in SWM-NEMCO Motorsports is currently receiving treatment at MD Anderson, located in Houston, TX and wanted to share his experience with the NASCAR community while showing support for the facility that has provided such impeccable care.
"We have an excellent opportunity to thank MD Anderson by highlighting them on the hood of our race truck this weekend and I want to further thank them for all of their wonderful care," Mauldin explained. "Dr. David Hong and his staff in the Targeted Therapy Department have gone above and beyond for me and I want everyone in the racing community to know there is an incredible resource in MD Anderson should they ever find themselves having to battle this horrible disease. Joe (Nemechek) certainly knows his way around Kansas Speedway so hopefully we'll be taking MD Anderson to victory lane this weekend."
Nemechek, who is sharing the NCWTS season with his 16 year-old son, John Hunter, had what he considers one of his most memorable racing moments at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. In October 2004, Nemechek swept the weekend, winning both the NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Although Nemechek has not competed at Kansas Speedway in a race truck before, he's confident in his years of experience as well as the support the team receives from their Toyota Racing Development family.
"This season has been a lot of fun splitting the races with John Hunter and with all the input we've received from our resources, we feel like we've got a great opportunity to win this weekend," Nemechek said. "Having the opportunity to showcase MD Anderson is our main motivation but knowing I have the opportunity to be the only driver to win in each of NASCAR's three premier series at Kansas is a great motivator as well.
"The relationships we've built through racing are not just business relationships - they're lifelong friendships and we're thankful that Sid is getting such great care," Nemechek continued. "It's an honor to show our support of this incredible organization and its people who are making great strides in cancer treatment."
Currently the SWM-NEMCO Motorsports team sits 10th in the NCWTS owner standings following an eighth-place run by Joe Nemechek at Daytona (Fl.) International Speedway and an 11th-place finish by John Hunter Nemechek at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The younger Nemechek will pilot the No 8 Toyota Tundra in a total of 10 events with the senior Nemechek taking the wheel for the remaining 12.
The trucks first take to the track at Kansas Speedway on Thursday, May 8 for two practice sessions beginning at 2:30 and 4:00pm ET. Qualifying will take place at4:40pm ET on Friday and will be televised live on FOX Sports 1. The SPF 250 will also be televised live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 8:30pm ET on Friday, May 9, 2014. MRN and Sirius/XM will carry the live radio broadcast.