CONCORD, N.C. (July 20, 2004) - MB2 Motorsports announced that it has extended Joe Nemechek's contract through the 2005 season to drive the No. 01 U.S. Army/USG Chevrolet in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series. Nemechek, who is coming off two ...
CONCORD, N.C. (July 20, 2004) - MB2 Motorsports announced that it has extended Joe Nemechek's contract through the 2005 season to drive the No. 01 U.S. Army/USG Chevrolet in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.
Nemechek, who is coming off two consecutive top-10 finishes, including an eighth-place result in the recent Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway, joined MB2 Motorsports with four races remaining in 2003.
"In a short time together, Joe and the team have developed a great working chemistry," said Jay Frye, general manager of MB2 Motorsports. "This team continues to turn out solid performances and has the ingredients to reach a new level of success. As a driver, Joe has done an excellent job piloting the 01 car and has been equally outstanding as a spokesperson and representative for our sponsors. We are excited about what we feel is in store for the future of this team."
Frye also announced that a recovery driving program continues to be in place for Jerry Nadeau, who drove the 01 car before suffering a head injury in an accident on May 2, 2003 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. Nadeau, 33, is still recovering from the injury and has no immediate timetable for a return to competition.
Nemechek, a native of Lakeland, Fla., has 340 career NASCAR Cup starts. His first Cup race was in 1993, the year after he won the Busch Series championship.
"I want to thank MB2 and all of our sponsors," said Nemechek. "This Army/USG team has plenty of talent and we are jelling as a unit. We had a streak of bad luck recently, but we hung in there and never lost our focus and confidence in each other. We've had great cars at all different types of tracks and I can't wait for the second half of the season."
"I look forward to working with the U.S. Army," Nemechek continued. "It's a privilege and honor to be associated with this institution. We support our troops and they support us. I want nothing more than to have success on the track and make our soldiers proud of their 01 Army race team."
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