Nemechek ran full-time with the team in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season
On Monday, Front Row Motorsports released a statement indicating John Hunter Nemechek had informed the team he will not be returning for the 2021 season.
23-year-old, Nemechek drove the No. 38 full-time for the team in the NASCAR Cup Series.
“We want to thank John Hunter for being a part of Front Row Motorsports and beginning his NASCAR Cup Series career with us,” said owner Bob Jenkins.
Jenkins added, “He certainly helped elevate our performance this past season and brought added value to our No. 38 team. We wish him the best in the next phase in his career, and he will always be a friend of ours.”
Nemechek made his NASCAR Cup Series debut with the team at the end of 2019. For 2020, he ran full-time with the organization.
Nemechek collected a best finish of 8th, which he claimed twice, both at Talladega. Outside of Superspeedways, Nemechek’s best effort came at Darlington Raceway where he finished 9th.
“I’m so thankful for the chance that Bob Jenkins, Jerry Freeze, and all our partners took on myself this past season,” Nemechek posted on social media. “I would like to thank every employee for the opportunity and the hard work that they put into myself and the No. 38 team at Front Row Motorsports. I am grateful for my time, relationships, and all the knowledge I have gained.
Nemechek concluded, “I appreciate the patience of our fans, with future plans to be announced at a later date.”
The driver finished 27th in season standings and 4th in the rookie of the year battle.