John Hunter Nemechek ­– No. 20 Yahoo Toyota GR Supra Preview – Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 at Pocono Raceway

No. 20 Yahoo Toyota GR Supra News and Notes

  • NEW HAMPSHIRE WIN NOTES: John Hunter Nemechek claimed his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the season and sixth of his career (85 starts) in last weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. After starting second, Nemechek led a race-high 137 laps on the way to victory lane. All four of Nemechek’s wins this season have come from the second starting position. The win was the JGR Xfinity Series program’s sixth of the season and 199th overall.
  • NEMECHECK AT POCONO: Nemechek finished seventh and 12th in a pair of Xfinity Series starts at Pocono Raceway. In five NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts at the 2.5-mile tri-oval, he scored one win (2021), three top-five finishes and four top-10s.
  • THIS SEASON: Through 18 races, Nemechek has finished either first or second eight times, including wins at Auto Club Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The No. 20 driver posted runner-up finishes at Daytona International Speedway, Richmond Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the Chicago Street Course.
  • FRONT RUNNER: According to loop data provided by NASCAR, Nemechek leads the Xfinity Series in wins, top-10 finishes, average starting position, average finishing position, laps led, average running position, driver rating, fastest laps run, fastest on restarts, and laps in the top 15.
  • YAHOO: Nemechek’s No. 20 Toyota GR Supra will feature Yahoo as the primary sponsor this weekend in Pocono. Yahoo is also scheduled to be the primary sponsor for Nemechek and the No. 20 team at Daytona International Speedway (August 25).
  • JGR AT POCONO: The Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series program has scored one win (June 2018) at Pocono Raceway. In 22 combined starts at the Tricky Triangle, the organization has tallied seven top-five finishes, 12 top-10s, two pole awards, and 174 laps led.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s Xfinity Series race at Pocono Raceway is scheduled for Saturday, July 22, at 5:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

 

John Hunter Nemechek, Driver of the No. 20 Yahoo Toyota GR Supra

With JGR at 199 Xfinity Series wins, what would it mean to get the team’s 200th win?

“It definitely would be amazing to go get win number 200. I hope that we can do it this weekend in Pocono. I feel like that’s another good racetrack for JGR. They’ve been really fast there over the past few years, so I’m definitely hoping we can continue that. It’s an amazing stat and I’m looking forward to trying to go get it done. To be a part of the group of drivers who have won races for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Xfinity Series is very special. It would mean a lot to me to be the guy to do that.”

 

What is your mindset about going to Pocono Raceway?

“I feel like Pocono is a track that has suited me pretty well with my driving style over the last few years. We had a few good runs there with our family-owned truck as well. I’m looking forward to going there. Joe Gibbs Racing has been really strong there. Hopefully we can go back there and continue that and try to win three in a row. It’s definitely a tricky track. It’s tough to connect all three corners, but I know Ben (Beshore) and all the guys on our 20 team are up for the challenge.”

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