By Robert Schloemer, NASCAR Fan Contributer – Follow on Twitter @SchloemerZ

*Editor’s note: The Schloemer Zone is a place for NASCAR fans to hear the ranting and raving of a true NASCAR fan — Robert Schloemer. Schloemer is not a trained journalist, and has no skin in the game financially, he is just a huge NASCAR fan and has agreed to bring his thoughts and opinions in a periodic column on The Final Lap.

Hold onto your hat folks. The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity season is shaping up to be a real barn burner. With Friday’s news of Ross Chastain earning a full-time ride in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Camaro, and yesterday’s announcement of Austin Cindric in the No. 22 Penske Ford Mustang, we are seeing some big names being put into some top-notch cars! Continue reading “Schloemer Zone: The 2019 Xfinity Series, Where Big Names Will be Made”


John Hunter Nemechek

SHOW #509 – Guests: John Hunter Nemechek & William Byron – We recap the Martinsville Monday, preview nothing, a rare NASCAR off weekend, penalties, Denny Vs. Kevin Martinsville Mashup, Truck Series recap as they take a long break, and a bunch more fun. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie.

(Roughly 48:00 mins)

TOBY CHRISTIE CYSTIC FIBROSIS AUCTION: Hey guys, Toby is going to be auctioning a bunch of NASCARmemorabilia over the next month to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Check out his first item… A full-size Dale Earnhardt Jr.autographed helmet!

Continue reading “TFLW Podcast: #509 Martinsville Recap / Nemechek / Byron”

John Hunter Nemechek

SHOW #493 – Guests: Erik Jones / John Hunter Nemechek – We wrap up our look at Champions Week in Las Vegas including the Awards Banquet, the France hand-off, Kyle Busch wins Snowball Derby, Richmond gets vague renovations, Brad Keselowski wants to own Cup, Kurt Busch believes he’s staying at SHR and tons of off season fun. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie.

(Roughly 48:00 mins)

Continue reading “The Final Lap Weekly NASCAR Racing Radio Podcast #493 Erik Jones / JH Nemechek – Champions Week Part 2”

By: Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Friday night, in the JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway John Hunter Nemechek and his NEMCO Motorsports team rolled the dice in an effort to get him into the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. While the rest of the field cycled through pit stops, Nemechek stayed on track and gained the lead at lap 127.

Nemechek, who had an average running position of 12th on the night, chose to gamble for the win because his truck wasn’t good enough to win the race on it’s own.
Continue reading “Nemechek’s Tank Runs Dry in Texas, Needs a Win in Phoenix to Advance”

By: Toby Christie – @toby_christie

If you’re a top tier NASCAR Camping World Truck Series or NASCAR Xfinity Series team owner, you should be making phone calls right now to get John Hunter Nemechek behind the wheel of your race cars.

What the 20-year-old driver has done in his brief 62-race Truck Series career is astonishing, made even more incredible by his current emotion-fueled two-race winning streak with his back against the wall. A couple of weeks ago, Nemechek was facing an uncertain sponsorship situation at his family-owned NEMCO Motorsports race team.
Continue reading “Opinion: It’s Time For John Hunter Nemechek to Move to Next Level”