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February 28, 2005 | Martin Henderson and Mike Kupper, Times Staff Writers
For much of the afternoon, Joe Nemechek had the car to beat. Nemechek looked as if he was going to win his second race in two seasons with the MB2's U.S. Army team, but the Chevrolet engine made by Hendrick Motorsports broke on Lap 178 and put him out of the race. He finished 39th. Curiously, Nemechek's teammate, Scott Riggs, dropped out of the race on Lap 229, also with a broken valve, and finished 33rd. At least four Hendrick engines encountered problems in the race.
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September 20, 1999 | Associated Press
Joe Nemechek doesn't know whom he'll be driving for next season. But he had something else on his mind Sunday as he crossed the finish line for his first career victory. "This is for my brother, John, I love you," he called in to his crew after winning the NASCAR Dura Lube 300 at Loudon, N.H. John Nemechek was killed in a racing accident two years ago. "Mom and Dad weren't here today," Nemechek said of his parents, who did not attend, "but John was, and he was looking out for me."
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February 19, 2005 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
Joe Nemechek lived up to his reputation as "Front Row Joe" on Friday when he won the pole for today's Hershey's Take 5 300 Busch series race. When he lapped the 2 1/2 -mile tri-oval at 182.452 mph in his family-owned Cellular One Chevrolet, it was the veteran's 18th pole of his Busch career and his fourth at Daytona. "The car is very, very good," the 41-year-old from Lakeland, Fla., warned his rivals. "We qualified it in race trim. The wind was playing tricks on me today.
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November 11, 2001 | Tony Solorzano
Joe Nemechek took advantage of series champion Kevin Harvick's tough luck Saturday, making a late charge to win the season-ending GNC Live Well 300 at Homestead, Fla. The victory was the 11th of Nemechek's NASCAR Busch Series career, his second this year and his third in six races at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where his younger brother, John, was killed in a truck race in 1997. "This place has been good to us and bad to us.
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November 5, 2001 | Associated Press
It took Joe Nemechek two years and 70 races to prove he can still win in the Winston Cup Series and he did it Sunday with a dominating performance in the Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400 at Rockingham, N.C. Nemechek, who won his only other Winston Cup race in 1999, was never challenged over the final 100 laps and beat Kenny Wallace to the finish line at North Carolina Speedway by 6.285 seconds.
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February 19, 2005 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
Joe Nemechek lived up to his reputation as "Front Row Joe" on Friday when he won the pole for today's Hershey's Take 5 300 Busch series race. When he lapped the 2 1/2 -mile tri-oval at 182.452 mph in his family-owned Cellular One Chevrolet, it was the veteran's 18th pole of his Busch career and his fourth at Daytona. "The car is very, very good," the 41-year-old from Lakeland, Fla., warned his rivals. "We qualified it in race trim. The wind was playing tricks on me today.
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September 26, 1999 | MIKE HARRIS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Just as team owner Felix Sabates and Joe Nemechek prepare to part ways, the driver is starting to turn things around. Too late, though. This season will be their last together. Nemechek, who came to Sabco Racing in 1997, earned his first victory in 180 Winston Cup starts last Sunday in New Hampshire. It was also the first win for Sabates since Kyle Petty's victory in 1995 in Dover, Del.
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February 28, 2005 | Martin Henderson and Mike Kupper, Times Staff Writers
For much of the afternoon, Joe Nemechek had the car to beat. Nemechek looked as if he was going to win his second race in two seasons with the MB2's U.S. Army team, but the Chevrolet engine made by Hendrick Motorsports broke on Lap 178 and put him out of the race. He finished 39th. Curiously, Nemechek's teammate, Scott Riggs, dropped out of the race on Lap 229, also with a broken valve, and finished 33rd. At least four Hendrick engines encountered problems in the race.
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February 15, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Nemechek found out Saturday that the safest place on the Daytona International Speedway is out in front. While the Winston Cup driver from Lakeland, Fla., was leading for 107 of the 120 laps in the NAPA Auto Parts 300, a series of spectacular accidents disabled a number of the Busch Grand National cars behind him. Before the 43-car field could complete its first lap--before many of the 120,000 fans could even get to their seats--nine cars played pin ball as they entered the third turn.
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May 4, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Joe Nemechek overcame a pit-road blunder that cost him 24 spots by gambling on tires and getting help from late-race cautions and rain to win the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Pontiac Excitement 400 Saturday night at Richmond, Va. Nemechek was declared the winner during a red-flagged stoppage with 6 1/2 laps to go when rain showers that caused the pause persisted. The red flag followed three cautions in the last 30 laps that also helped him win despite his challengers' fresher tires.
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March 30, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Joe Nemechek won his second NASCAR Busch Series race of the season Saturday, crossing the finish line under caution in an event marred by two red flags and eight other caution periods at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Nemechek was in front on the restart on the 196th of 200 laps in the O'Reilly 300 after the second red flag, which was brought out after a chain-reaction accident that involved 15 cars and caused a 22-minute stoppage.
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November 11, 2001 | Tony Solorzano
Joe Nemechek took advantage of series champion Kevin Harvick's tough luck Saturday, making a late charge to win the season-ending GNC Live Well 300 at Homestead, Fla. The victory was the 11th of Nemechek's NASCAR Busch Series career, his second this year and his third in six races at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where his younger brother, John, was killed in a truck race in 1997. "This place has been good to us and bad to us.
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November 5, 2001 | Associated Press
It took Joe Nemechek two years and 70 races to prove he can still win in the Winston Cup Series and he did it Sunday with a dominating performance in the Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400 at Rockingham, N.C. Nemechek, who won his only other Winston Cup race in 1999, was never challenged over the final 100 laps and beat Kenny Wallace to the finish line at North Carolina Speedway by 6.285 seconds.
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April 16, 2000 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A year after losing the Touchstone Energy 300 in a photo finish, Joe Nemechek made sure the race wouldn't be close Saturday. Nemechek won the Busch Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama when he easily defeated Buckshot Jones to the finish line. Last year Nemechek, a Winston Cup regular, was edged by Terry Labonte. The 1999 finish was so close that NASCAR officials sent both Labonte and Nemechek to victory lane to wait while they looked at a photo, which showed Labonte won by 0.
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September 26, 1999 | MIKE HARRIS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Just as team owner Felix Sabates and Joe Nemechek prepare to part ways, the driver is starting to turn things around. Too late, though. This season will be their last together. Nemechek, who came to Sabco Racing in 1997, earned his first victory in 180 Winston Cup starts last Sunday in New Hampshire. It was also the first win for Sabates since Kyle Petty's victory in 1995 in Dover, Del.
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June 21, 1997 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The racing fortunes of car owner Felix Sabates hit both extremes Friday at California Speedway. One of his drivers, Joe Nemechek, took the pole for the inaugural running of the California 500 Winston Cup race on Sunday with a lap of 183.015 mph around the two-mile oval. Another of his drivers, Robby Gordon, crashed in Turn 3 during morning practice and suffered head injuries that will keep him out of both Sunday's race and today's International Race of Champions.
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March 30, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Joe Nemechek won his second NASCAR Busch Series race of the season Saturday, crossing the finish line under caution in an event marred by two red flags and eight other caution periods at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Nemechek was in front on the restart on the 196th of 200 laps in the O'Reilly 300 after the second red flag, which was brought out after a chain-reaction accident that involved 15 cars and caused a 22-minute stoppage.
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September 20, 1999 | Associated Press
Joe Nemechek doesn't know whom he'll be driving for next season. But he had something else on his mind Sunday as he crossed the finish line for his first career victory. "This is for my brother, John, I love you," he called in to his crew after winning the NASCAR Dura Lube 300 at Loudon, N.H. John Nemechek was killed in a racing accident two years ago. "Mom and Dad weren't here today," Nemechek said of his parents, who did not attend, "but John was, and he was looking out for me."
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February 15, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Nemechek found out Saturday that the safest place on the Daytona International Speedway is out in front. While the Winston Cup driver from Lakeland, Fla., was leading for 107 of the 120 laps in the NAPA Auto Parts 300, a series of spectacular accidents disabled a number of the Busch Grand National cars behind him. Before the 43-car field could complete its first lap--before many of the 120,000 fans could even get to their seats--nine cars played pin ball as they entered the third turn.
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