Joseph Frank " Joe" Nemechek III ( born September 26, 1963 in Lakeland, Florida) is an American NASCAR driver. He currently drives the number 87 start for his own team, NEMCO Motorsports, in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series. Nemechek NASCAR Busch Series Champion of the year 1992.
At the age of 13 years, Joe Nemechek began to ride motocross race. Later, he went on several short-track racing in the U.S. and won several of these events. His debut in the then Busch Series, he gave in the 1989 season at North Carolina Speedway, where he started from rank 40 and 30 was.
In 1990, Nemechek finally in the Busch Series and came with the car number 87 on two top 5 results, as well as 17th place in the championship. For his performance this season, he was awarded Rookie of the Year. The following year he came up with 16 top-10 results and finished sixth in the championship. In 1992, he won his first two races and was before Bobby Labonte Champion of the series. 1993 Nemechek won a race, but he started three times from the pole position. The championship he finished fifth. In the same season he made his debut in the Winston Cup at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He start from position 15, but was due to failure of a rocker arm 36 After two more races in the No. 87 he went further races for Morgan - McClure Motorsports, where he scored a 23rd place in Rockingham among others.
1994 Nemechek drove for Larry Hedrick Motorsports in the car with the number 41, but he will not be starting in two races, ran twice in the top ten and was the end of the season 27th in the Busch Series, he started only at the Richmond International Raceway. In the following season he was the MBNA 500 fourth and 28th in the championship. After Nemechek and his team fell outside the top 35 and therefore would have to qualify for each race, he left the team and went at Sabco Racing under contract. After he lost his brother John at Homestead -Miami Speedway, he won the first two pole positions in his career in Winston Cup at the California Speedway and Pocono Raceway. Once at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway he import his first win in Winston Cup in 1999, he announced that he will leave his team. After two pole positions at Martinsville and at the Talladega Superspeedway, he finished the year as the 30th in the championship.
2000 signed Nemechek at Andy Petree Racing for the car with the number 33 After starting from the front row in Talladega, he was in the championship 15 One year after an elbow injury he won in 2001 in North Carolina. Because of financial problems within the racing team Nemechek joined Haas - Carter Motorsports. After Haas - Carter lost his main sponsor, Nemechek had also left the team.
For a few races he replaced the injured Johnny Benson in car number 10 of MB2 Motorsports. In the 2002 season he drove for Hendrick Motorsports in car number 25, two second places in the last four races one. In the 2003 season he won the Pontiac Excitement 400, but was only 25th in the championship.
In 2004 he moved back to MB2/MBV Motorsports and drove the car with the number 01 In November he won the Kansas Speedway before Ricky Rudd. The day before, he already won the race in the Busch Series at the Speedway, and thus became the first driver to have achieved the "double". In 2005, he started from the pole position twice and missed by only seven points his best year-end result.
2006 to present
In 2006 he drove under the new name Ginn Racing for the same team as in previous years. After Mark Martin took his place, he was henceforth to drive in car number 13. However, since the sponsors failed to materialize, he could stop racing in July already, so he signed with E & M Motorsports. After two races, he joined Furniture Row Racing, where he signed a three-year contract. In April 2008, he scored in Talladega his tenth pole position, at the same time it was the first for Furniture Row Racing. In July 2008 he was in Daytona 18th and marked the best result of Furniture Row Racing at all. In 2008 he drove a Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS with the number 87 for his own team NEMCO Motorsports in the Nationwide Series. In 2009 he drove for the same team again a Chevrolet in the Sprint Cup, this time a customer's vehicle from Hendrick Motorsports.