Nemechek to join GMS Racing full-time in NXS in 2019

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By Caleb Whisler, Staff Writer

Officials at GMS Racing confirmed Thursday that John Hunter Nemechek will join the organization full-time in 2019.

Nemechek, 21, spent the 2018 season running part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Chip Ganassi Racing and in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with NEMCO Motorsports.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Gallagher and the entire GMS Racing organization has presented to me to be able to run full-time in 2019,” Nemechek said in a statement. “The results that GMS Racing showed last year in their NASCAR Xfinity Series program were impressive. Their goal is to create a championship-caliber team, like their truck series program, and I believe that we can achieve that goal in the 2019 season.”

Nemechek and the No. 23 team will be led by veteran crew chief Chad Norris.

“John Hunter (Nemechek) is a wheelman,” Mike Beam, president of GMS Racing, said. “We are excited to have him on board for the 2019 season. With how much progress we showed last year in our NASCAR Xfinity Series program, I know that John Hunter will take us to the next level.”

In 18 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts in 2018, Nemechek scored one win, six top-five, 11 top-10s and one pole.

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