Atlanta II: Joe Nemechek preview

Joe Nemechek Looking for Redemption in Atlanta Hampton, GA -- After falling victim to a broken rear spoiler that forced a green-flag pit stop in Talladega on October 7, Joe Nemecheck and the No. 46 Chevrolet Silverado Morgan-Dollar Motorsports...

Joe Nemechek Looking for Redemption in Atlanta

Hampton, GA -- After falling victim to a broken rear spoiler that forced a green-flag pit stop in Talladega on October 7, Joe Nemecheck and the No. 46 Chevrolet Silverado Morgan-Dollar Motorsports (MDM) team are hoping for better luck this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS).

Nemechek will be making his sixth career start and his second start of the 2006 season in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS). After a strong run in the No. 46 truck early in the race at Talladega, Nemechek is poised and ready to make a statement when the green flag falls on the 36-truck field at the 1.54-mile speedway.

"I can't wait to get back in the No. 46 truck," Nemechek said. "I had plenty of fun in the Morgan-Dollar truck a few weeks ago in Talladega. That was my first truck ride in a long time and had a very good run going until a late-race incident. Atlanta is another fast track and if we can stay clean I am looking to be in contention again."

Leading the No. 46 Silverado crew will be Canton, IL native and Nemechek's brother-in-law, Eric Phillips. Phillips has six wins in the NCTS, with four of those wins coming in 2005 with MDM teammate Dennis Setzer. Phillips is looking forward to heading back to the track with Nemechek and contending for the win.

"It is always great to have the opportunity to work with Joe," said Phillips. "We communicate well and both of us really want to go to Atlanta and have a strong run with a great finish. We had a good truck at Talladega but had some bad luck, so we are anxious to turn that around this weekend."

-credit: mdm

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Joe Nemechek