John Hunter Nemechek joins forces with KBM for 2021 Truck run

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former NASCAR Cup Series driver John Hunter Nemechek has a new ride. And no, it’s not back at the top tier of the sport.

Instead, the 23-year-old has joined forces with Kyle Busch Motorsports. He will attempt to compete for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship in 2021.

Former NASCAR Cup Series driver John Hunter Nemechek competing in the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500
John Hunter Nemechek competing in the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 (Photo by John Hunter Nemechek/Instagram)

This off-season, he surprisingly gave up a Cup Series ride with Front Row Motorsports after one season. He also briefly filled in for Matt Tifft when he could not drive towards the end of the 2019 season.

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“Kyle and Samantha with the support of Toyota have built an organization that has won races and championships on a consistent basis and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to carry on the winning tradition by getting back to victory lane in the Camping World Truck Series next year,” Nemechek said. “I can’t thank the partners that have supported my career through the years enough for their continued support and I’m looking forward to building relationships with new partners this year. Bring on 2021 — Let’s Go Places!”

Nemechek returns to the Truck Series, where he has had success. He has six wins in 102 races over the past eight seasons.

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His last win in the series came during the 2018 season. Nemechek last won the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 on Monday, March 26, 2018, at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia.

He will drive the No. 4 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports. No sponsors have been announced at this time.

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“I began my XFINITY Series career with NEMCO and I’ve had a long-running relationship with Joe and the Nemechek family, so it’s cool to see things come full circle with being able to sign John Hunter to race at KBM,” Busch said. “John Hunter is a proven winner in the Camping World Truck Series, as well as the Xfinity Series, and someone who we are confident will be able to put the No. 4 Tundra up front on a consistent basis and compete for victories each and every race. Despite only being 23 years old, he has a lot of experience across all three series and with next year’s Truck Series schedule including a lot of events where it’s just show up and race, having an experienced driver in one of our full-time Tundras is going to be beneficial to our whole organization.”

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