Legacy Motor Club announced on Wednesday that they have signed John Hunter Nemechek to race in the No.42 for the team in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2024.
Nemechek will drive alongside Erik Jones and team co-owner Jimmie Johnson who plans to once again complete a partial schedule in 2024.
Speaking about the news, Nemechek said:
To be able to announce my plans for next season so early and officially say I will be competing full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series relieves a lot of pressure. “There is so much to be done for next year, and this gives us the opportunity to get the news out there and move forward. Also, driving for Maury (Gallagher), Jimmie (Johnson) and Richard Petty is a dream come true for me.”
Cal Wells III, LEGACY MOTOR CLUB CEO said:
John Hunter has been around a racetrack literally since the day he was born. “I have watched him since he was a little kid – from walking around the track in a firesuit matching the one worn by his father – to becoming the talent he is today. He is a perfect fit for the Club and I expect great things out of him.”
Johnson, who drives the No.84 car stated:
We’re excited to have John Hunter in the LEGACY MOTOR CLUB family and I can’t wait to see what he can do in the No. 42 next season. “He is impressive both on and off the track and will be a great ambassador for LEGACY M.C. and our partners. He will be a solid teammate to Erik (Jones) and I can’t wait to watch them both compete for wins and championships for years to come.”
Nemechek went on to say:
Going back to the Truck Series was humbling in a way, but it was the best thing I ever did for myself and my career. “I was able to compete for wins and two championships for KBM where we won races and were consistently one of the teams to beat week in and week out.”