- John Hunter Nemechek and #4 Yahoo! The team enters the first round of the last 10 of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park as the four seeded in the three round elimination format. The 25-year-old rider amassed eight playoff points during the regular season by claiming a win and three stage wins at Darlington in May. He goes into Friday’s race at Indianapolis Raceway Park 14 points over the cutoff line to advance to the round of 16.
- During the 16-race regular season, Nemechek recorded one win, four poles, seven top fives and eleven top 10 finishes, resulting in an 11.4 average result. The second generation driver leads the Truck Series regulars in poles and average starting position (7.1), second in driver standings (102.4), third in laps run (171) and fourth in average running position (9.454).
- The Toyota racer will compete in the Camping World Truck Series playoffs for the fourth time in his career. He finished third in 2021 after achieving Championship 4 at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway after finishing 8th overall in 2016 and 2017 for his family team NEMCO Motorsports.
- While he has yet to compete in a Truck Series event at the IRP, Nemechek has competed in both Pro and Super Late Model events on the .686 mile oval. Nemechek competed with Kyle Busch in the 2014 ARCA/CRA Super Late Model race, where Busch took the lead on the final lap, edging Nemechek by just 0.024 seconds. In 2015, Nemechek took pole and led 46 of 100 laps on his way to his first ARCA/CRA Super Late Model win at the Indiana track.
- Global media and technology company Yahoo! will adorn the hood of the #4 Tundra TRD Pro this Friday at Lucas Oil Raceway. Yahoo! has made two starts with KBM this season, one with owner-driver Kyle Busch when he rode the No. 51 to victory at Sonoma (California) Raceway in June, and one with Nemechek last week when he won the Yahoo! Tundra to a third place finish at Pocono Raceway.
- Nemechek is a 12-time winner in Camping World Truck Series action, winning at least one race every season for his family-run team NEMCO Motorsports from 2015-2018 and returning to winning ways with KBM in 2021 and 2022. In 140 career starts in NASCAR’s third division, he has compiled six poles, 1,369 laps in the lead, 47 top 5s and 77 top 10 finishes, resulting in an average score of 12.4.
- Eric Phillips returned in 2022 to manage the No. 4 team. His 42 career Truck Series wins make him the most successful Crew Chief in Truck Series history, 33 of which were with KBM, including five last year. Phillips managed Team No. 18 at KBM in its debut 2010 season and helped build the organization into one of the premier teams in all of NASCAR before departing at the end of the 2014 season. Under his leadership, the No. 18 team won eight races in its inaugural campaign and went down in series history to win an owner’s championship in its first competitive season. In 2014, the Illinois native led the first team on Team Truck No. 51 to an Owner’s Championship and his team’s 10 wins led KBM to a year-long Truck Series record of 14 wins. Phillips has been on the top of the pits in seven starts of the Camping World Truck Series at Lucas Oil Raceway. In those seven starts, his drivers have recorded one win (Dennis Setzer – 2005), 256 laps in the lead, four top five and four top ten finishes with an 8.3 average score.