Joe Nemechek

usa United States
Full Name
Joseph Frank Nemechek III
Naples, FL
Date of Birth
First Year
Last Year

Joe Nemechek is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro for JD Motorsports, and part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 8 and No. 87 Chevrolet Silverados for NEMCO Motorsports. He won the 1992 NASCAR Busch Series championship.

He was born in Lakeland, Florida, the older brother of John Nemechek, and is nicknamed “Front Row Joe”, a nickname given him by former teammate Wally Dallenbach for his tendency in the late 1990s to be a regular contender for a front row starting position. He is the father of John Hunter Nemechek

Other Accomplishments

  • 1988 USAR Rookie of the Year
  • 1989 All Pro Super Series Champion
  • 1990 NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year
  • 1992 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
  • 1992, 1993 NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver
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Son – John Hunter Nemechek

Cup Series

SeasonTeamStartPoleWinTop-5Top-10DNFLaps CompLead Lap FinLaps LedRaces LedDNQWD
1993Multiple Teams500002111400000
1994No Team Data29001397951322220
1995No Team Data2900145850441120
1996No Team Data2900028811032120
1997No Team Data302003588615107610
1998No Team Data320014587711141510
1999No Team Data343113594105159700
2000No Team Data34103969467148300
2001No Team Data3101146870610229600
2002Multiple Teams3300331081659178400
2003Multiple Teams3601267985011197400
2004No Team Data36213969494171291000
2005No Team Data361029210473231471100
2006No Team Data3600023104321410400
2007Multiple Teams2800019683771150
2008Furniture Row Racing3210006822372240
2009No Team Data30000027209312240
2010No Team Data31000030232615550
2011No Team Data36000035125904200
2012No Team Data31000029150700050
2013No Team Data33000015716820010
2014Multiple Teams1500003411901160
2015Multiple Teams10000031801101