Nemechek following father's footsteps in NASCAR
By HARRISON HAMLET - Bulletin Sports Writer
When NASCAR came to Martinsville in the spring of 1997, the news world was reacting to the bizarre theft of a Picasso painting and a young Jeff Gordon took home a grandfather clock. John Hunter Nemechek, who will fire up the No. 8 Nemco Motorsports Camping World Truck in the Kroger 250 on Saturday, had not yet been born.
In NASCAR, families take up the racing profession like few other endeavors, and at a young age. The Nemechek family is no exception and after “Front Row” Joe Nemechek made his mark on NASCAR, son John Hunter Nemechek took on the family trade.
Gray Gaulding a year older, wiser
By CHRIS PRIDE - Bulletin Sports Writer
Another year older and another year wiser. That’s what 17-year-old Camping World Truck Series and K&N Pro Series driver Gray Gaulding said he hopes will lead to his continued development in the racing world.
Gaulding made his truck series debut at this time last year at Martinsville Speedway, finishing 19th after starting 11th. He returned in the fall to finish 14th after qualifying sixth. In his nine races in the NCWTS last season, Gaulding’s average finish was 17th.