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John Hunter Nemechek Running Homestead for Legacy

John Hunter Nemechek will drive Legacy Motor Club’s No. 42 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, team co-owner Jimmie Johnson announced Oct. 16 via a video on the team’s X account.

The full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series competitor will be driving the No. 42 full time in the series in 2024.

Currently fighting for the Xfinity championship, Nemechek’s last start in the Cup Series came at Homestead last year for 23XI Racing, stepping in for the suspended Bubba Wallace. He finished 27th.

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In 40 series starts since 2019, Nemechek has three top 10s.

LMC initially had Carson Hocevar scheduled to finish the year in the car. He’ll instead drive the final two events at Martinsville Speedway and Phoenix Raceway.

The No. 42 has seen a number of different drivers since the Michigan International Speedway race weekend following the suspension and release of Noah Gragson from the team.

Nemechek has seven wins, 16 top fives and 23 top 10s in 2023 in the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 20 for Joe Gibbs Racing.

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Wyatt Watson has been an avid fan of NASCAR since 2007 at the age of 8. He joined Frontstretch in February 2023 after serving in the United States Navy for five years as an Electronic Technician Navigation working on submarines. Wyatt writes breaking NASCAR news and contributes to columns such as Friday Faceoff and 2-Headed Monster. Wyatt also contributes to Frontstretch's social media and serves as an at-track reporter.

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Drew Acree

I’m surprised that John Hunter Nemechek will be back in the cup series with legacy motor club, but I do have a concern that he will replace Carson Hocevar for one race at homestead Miami Speedway and to be fair Carson will be back in the 42 car for Martinsville Speedway and phoenix raceway.


Let’s hope JHN can stay the hell out of the way and not affect the outcome of the race by helping his JGR teammates. Let’s see what Jimmie Johnson is willing to do to help Toyota since he sold his soul.



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