Joe Nemechek takes over the 25 car

Joe Nemechek will take over behind the wheel of the Hendrick Motorsports No. 25 Chevrolet for the remainder of the 2002 season. The team recently parted ways with Jerry Nadeau, who drove for the team since 2000. Nemechek began the season with...

Joe Nemechek will take over behind the wheel of the Hendrick Motorsports No. 25 Chevrolet for the remainder of the 2002 season. The team recently parted ways with Jerry Nadeau, who drove for the team since 2000.

Nemechek began the season with Haas-Carter Motorsports but found himself minus a ride after the team was forced to close down after K-Mart filed for bankruptcy and withdrew sponsorship.

He filled in for Johnny Benson in the No.10 Pontiac after Benson suffered a broken rib in a Busch Series event at Richmond. Nemechek and Nadeau seem to be swapping rides, while Nadeau will now fill-in for the Benson until his return.

Nemechek was tapped to drive the No.81 Chevy this weekend in the Winston, fielded by DEI. With Nemechek now taking over the 25, DEI has withdrawn the 81 entry.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Joe Nemechek , Jerry Nadeau , Johnny Benson
Teams Hendrick Motorsports