Camden Murphy will head to Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday Night for his first NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series start in over a year, piloting the No. 8 Advanced Collision, Inc. Chevrolet Silverado for NEMCO Motorsports.
Bristol will mark the sixth NASCAR Truck Series start for Murphy with NEMCO Motorsports, and the second NASCAR National Series start for the 24-year-old at the .533-mile short track. In his one NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Bristol with Rick Ware Racing, Murphy finished in the 26th-position.
However, Murphy isn’t unfamiliar with the family-owned team and its operations, as the Itasca, Illinois-native started working for NEMCO Motorsports as a mechanic in May 2019, working on the team’s No. 8 and No. 87 entries in the NASCAR Truck Series, while getting to drive for the team on a part-time basis.
“I am incredibly excited to be able to drive for NEMCO Motorsports,” Murphy said. “NEMCO Motorsports has been an institution for the Nemechek family. To be able to drive for the family is an absolute honor. The No. 8 has so much history behind it, and for Mr. Nemechek to give me this opportunity is truly a dream come true.
“I have a history behind-the-wheel with NEMCO Motorsports but not at this capacity. Having worked on the trucks as well, I know how much dedication and hard work goes into these fast trucks. I am excited to have Advanced Collision and the Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc., on-board for this weekend at the Bristol Motor Speedway, as it is their first event on-track. I am so thankful to NEMCO Motorsports for giving me this opportunity, and I look forward to making them and my sponsors proud.”
Bristol Motor Speedway is the home track for the team’s primary sponsor Advanced Collision, Inc. – a locally owned and operated auto collision repair specialist serving Chattanooga and the surrounding areas.
“Camden has been a huge part of the Advanced Collision family and the motorsports arm of our business since the beginning,” Curt Swearingin, chief executive officer for Advanced Collision Inc., said. “We are very excited about the opportunity to support Cam as he continues on his extraordinary growth and trajectory in the sport.”
As an ambassador of the Ronald McDonald House Charities for eight years, Murphy will continue his mission of supporting local chapters with placement on the No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado. He has travel extensively with Monster Jam, an adrenaline-charged family entertainment featuring the most famous trucks in the world, visiting chapters throughout the United States. At the Northeast Tennessee’s “Thunder Valley,” Murphy will showcase the Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc., this weekend.