John Hunter Nemechek ­– No. 20 Pye-Barker Fire & Safety Toyota GR Supra Preview – RAPTOR King of Tough 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

No. 20 Pye-Barker Fire & Safety Toyota GR Supra News and Notes

  • NEMECHEK AT ATLANTA: John Hunter Nemechek won the most recent NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway last July. That night, he started second, but didn’t lead until the final three laps on the way to securing his third win of the 2023 season. Overall, he has posted two top-five finishes and three top-10s in four Xfinity Series starts at the 1.54-mile track. In addition to his Xfinity Series success, Nemechek also visited victory lane at Atlanta in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series in February 2016. In that race, he started 18th and found his way to the lead with eight laps remaining to claim his second career Truck Series victory.
  • DAYTONA RECAP: Only an hour after earning a career-best seventh-place finish in the Daytona 500, Nemechek also turned in a seventh-place result in the Xfinity Series season opener Monday night at Daytona International Speedway. The night presented a multitude of challenges for the No. 20 group after Nemechek was involved in a multi-car accident on lap 37. After falling one lap down, he quickly rejoined the lead lap before a flat left-rear tire sent him spinning through the Daytona tri-oval. Nemechek rebounded during the latter portion of the race to claim a respectable finish.
  • 2023 SEASON REVIEW: Nemechek led the Xfinity Series last season with seven wins, 17 top-five finishes, 24 top-10s, and 1,083 laps led. Following a strong campaign, his season culminated with a Championship 4 appearance where he ultimately ended up fourth overall.
  • NEMECHEK’S XFINITY SERIES SCHEDULE: As he transitions to full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition for LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, Nemechek is slated to compete in 10 Xfinity Series races for Joe Gibbs Racing this season. Beyond Atlanta, he is scheduled to be behind the wheel of the No. 20 Toyota GR Supra at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March 2), Phoenix Raceway (March 9), Circuit of the Americas (March 23), Sonoma Raceway (June 8), Iowa Speedway (June 15), Nashville Superspeedway (June 29), the Chicago Street Course (July 6), and Michigan International Speedway (August 17).
  • PYE-BARKER: Pye-Barker Fire & Safety will be featured as the primary sponsor of Nemechek’s No. 20 Toyota GR Supra this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. A U.S. leader in fully integrated life safety systems, Pye-Barker Fire & Safety provides complete fire protection and security systems for businesses nationwide. Pye-Barker operates more than 200 locations nationwide and is listed among the top 25% of the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies. For more information, visit pyebarkerfs.com.
  • JGR AT ATLANTA: Joe Gibbs Racing has posted six Xfinity Series victories at Atlanta Motor Speedway, including one win in each of the last seasons. In 69 combined starts at the 1.54-mile quad-oval, the organization has tallied 22 top-five finishes, 38 top-10s, five pole awards, and 982 laps led. Christopher Bell, Kyle Busch, and Ty Gibbs join Nemechek on the list of drivers who have taken JGR to victory lane in Atlanta.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, February 24, at 5 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, PRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

John Hunter Nemechek, Driver of the No. 20 Pye-Barker Fire & Safety Toyota GR Supra

Talk about racing in the Xfinity Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway…

“I really enjoy Atlanta. It definitely keeps you on your toes with this layout and having to know what moves to make and when to make them to move yourself forward. We did a good job of that last year and put ourselves in position late in the race and had a really good restart to win, so we can definitely do it. I’m excited about this weekend and hope we can make the most of it.”

JGR PR