- John Hunter Nemechek and the No. 4 ROMCO Equipment Co. team roll into Circuit of the Americas (COTA) for the inaugural Toyota Tundra 225 at the 3.426-mile, 20-turn road course in Austin, Texas. ROMCO Equipment Co. serves the earth moving, ground engaging and materials handling markets by providing superior quality construction and mining equipment. ROMCO has supported customer’s purchase decisions with outstanding parts and service for over 52 years. ROMCO will also serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 4 Tundra June 12 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
- While he hasn’t competed in a race at COTA, Nemechek made a few laps around the 3.41-mile facility in a No. 4 Mobil 1 show truck in April. Nemechek has six road course starts in the Camping World Trucks. He has one win (Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 2016), three top fives, four top 10s, and 34 laps led. Earlier this season on the road course at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Nemechek led 14 laps and despite going a lap down when he ran out of fuel near the end of the second stage was able to recover and get back on the lead lap and work his way back through the field to a third-place finish.
- Nemechek currently sits at the top of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series points standings leading Ben Rhodes by 46 points. The second-generation driver also leads the series with seven stage victories, five top-five finishes and 338 laps led, and is tied for the series lead with two wins and seven top-10 finishes. In the previous event at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Nemechek rebounded to an eighth-place finish after being involved in a late-race restart incident.
- While the Camping World Trucks were off last weekend, Nemechek spent his off-weekend racing for fellow Toyota team Sam Hunt Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Nemechek was credited with a 32nd-place finish after a trackbar bolt broke on his Toyota Supra while running inside the top 10 in the race's final stage.
- The Triple Truck Challenge presented by Womply in the Camping World Truck Series continues this weekend. This year’s program will consist of the events at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, and concludes at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. An extra $50,000 is on the line for each of those events. If Shelden Creed, the Darlington winner, can win at COTA and Charlotte, he will get a $500,000 bonus.
- Nemechek is an eight-time winner in Camping World Truck Series action, winning at least one race each season from 2015 to 2018 for his family-owned team, NEMCO Motorsports, and returning to victory lane this year with KBM. Across 110 career starts in NASCAR’s third division, the second-generation driver has compiled two poles, 947 laps led, 33 top-five and 57 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 12.8. The North Carolina native qualified for the Camping World Truck Series playoffs in each of his two full-time seasons, finishing eighth in the championship standings in both 2016 and 2017. He was voted the series most popular driver in 2015.
- Eric Phillips returns to KBM to lead the No. 4 team this season. Phillips led the No. 18 team at KBM in its debut season in 2010 and helped build the organization into one of the premier teams in all of NASCAR before departing at the end of the 2014 season. Under his guidance, the No. 18 team won eight races in its inaugural campaign and became the first team in Truck Series history to capture an owner’s championship in its first season of competition. In 2014, the Illinois native led the No. 51 team to an owner’s championship and his team’s 10 wins spearheaded KBM to a single-season Truck Series record of 14 wins. His 39 career Truck Series victories make him the winningest crew chief in Truck Series history, with 29 of those coming while at KBM. On road courses, Phillips’ drivers have scored third-place finishes in both of their road course starts. Erik Jones finished third at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2014 and most recently Nemechek finished third at the Daytona Road Course in February.