Daytona 500: Nemechek to miss final practice

Quote by 01 crew chief Ryan Pemberton regarding Joe Nemechek not taking part in today's practice session. "Joe is a little under the weather and since our Army car ran strong in practice yesterday we felt it would be best to skip today's...

Quote by 01 crew chief Ryan Pemberton regarding Joe Nemechek not taking part in today's practice session.

"Joe is a little under the weather and since our Army car ran strong in practice yesterday we felt it would be best to skip today's practice. We feel we're as ready as you can possibly be for the Daytona 500. This car has logged a lot of miles here beginning with testing last month."

Notes

The car that Nemechek will drive in the Daytona 500 is the same 01 Chevrolet that he drove in Saturday's Bud Shootout. The car was designated the backup 500 car, but became the primary after Nemechek got collected in Thursday's multi-car accident during the second Gatorade Duel 150.

Nemechek's new primary car was sent back to the team's shop in Concord, N.C. after the Shootout to make minor repairs. The car arrived back in Daytona on Wednesday.

Nemechek will compete in today's Busch race.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Joe Nemechek