In 2020, John Hunter Nemechek ran the overall NASCAR Cup Sequence season for Entrance Row Motorsports sooner than departing for the Truck Sequence and the Toyota circle of relatives. 4 years later, his resolution has introduced him again into the highest degree of inventory automobile racing.
On Wednesday, Legacy Motor Membership introduced he’s going to pressure the #42 Toyota Camry for the 2024 Cup season because the workforce switches from Chevrolet to Toyota.
“In an effort to announce my plans for subsequent season so early and formally say I will be able to be competing full-time within the NASCAR Cup Sequence relieves numerous force,” mentioned Nemechek. “There’s such a lot to be performed for subsequent yr, and this provides us the chance to get the scoop available in the market and transfer ahead. Additionally, using for Maury (Gallagher), Jimmie (Johnson), and Richard Petty is a dream come true for me.”
Nemechek first seemed within the Cup Sequence in past due 2019 as an alternative driving force for Matt Tifft at Entrance Row Motorsports whilst competing full-time within the Xfinity Sequence. He graduated to the highest degree the next yr, completing twenty-seventh in issues with 3 most sensible tens.
Alternatively, he elected to transfer backpedal to the Truck Sequence for 2021 and signed with Toyota. He temporarily made an have an effect on as he received that yr’s common season championship for Kyle Busch Motorsports. After seven wins with KBM, he returned to Xfinity with Joe Gibbs Racing. Nemechek recently leads the standings with 5 victories.
Fittingly, Nemechek’s father Joe Nemechek used to race the #42 in 19998 and 1999 sooner than teaming up with Legacy co-owner Jimmie Johnson at Hendrick Motorsports from 2002 thru 2004.
Nemechek will spouse up with Erik Jones, who stays within the #43 even with the producer transfer. Like Nemechek, Jones raced for KBM and JGR within the decrease divisions sooner than arriving within the Cup Sequence.
“We’re excited to have John Hunter within the Legacy Motor Membership circle of relatives and I will’t wait to peer what he can do within the #42 subsequent season,” Johnson commented. “He’s spectacular each off and on the observe and can be an excellent ambassador for Legacy MC and our companions. He’ll be a forged teammate to Erik and I will’t wait to observe them each compete for wins and championships for future years.”