Chicagoland: Joe Nemechek race report

Nemechek Finishes 29th in Chicago JOLIET, Ill. (July 15, 2007) -- Joe Nemechek couldn't overcome handling issues and the result was a 29th-place finish in Sunday's Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway. As soon as the green flag dropped to...

Nemechek Finishes 29th in Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. (July 15, 2007) -- Joe Nemechek couldn't overcome handling issues and the result was a 29th-place finish in Sunday's Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway.

As soon as the green flag dropped to start the 267-lap, 400-mile race Nemechek had trouble maneuvering his No. 13 CertainTeed Chevrolet on the 1.5-mile oval.

"We just never got any momentum," said Nemechek, who started 27th. "We made a number of changes, and some worked, but overall we just couldn't get it to turn in the corners. The car was both tight and loose."

The handling problems for Nemechek became more evident late in the race when he spun out coming off Turn 4 on Lap 253. Fortunately for Nemechek, he was able to save the car from crashing into the wall.

"That was a pretty good spin and I was doing all I could do to keep it off the fence," added Nemechek. "It wasn't the day we were looking for. It's too bad, because we had a decent practice session yesterday."

-credit: gr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Joe Nemechek