Nemechek’s Going Toe-to-Toe at Daytona

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A little friendly competition between family can be fun, right? Well, let’s hope so, because there will be a father-son duo on the track when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway next month.

Joe and John Hunter Nemechek will both be competing the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona in February. Joe will drive the No.87 Fleetwing Chevrolet while his son John Hunter will be behind the wheel of the No.8 for his second full-time Truck Series season.

The duo have only competed against each other three times, but this will be the first time in NASCAR. Joe is expected to run a select number of events, giving the pairing multiple chances to beat one another.

The last time a father-son duo raced together in the Truck Series was back at Eldora Speedway in 2013. Dave and Ryan Blaney competed for Brad Keselowski Racing in the inaugural dirt event where father Dave came out on top finishing ninth, while his son finished 15th.

Although John Hunter won twice in 2016, he may be at a disadvantage compared to his dad who has two past XFINITY Series wins at Daytona.

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