The Blessed Life

#Blessed

Growing up I had three big aspirations in life. I wanted to be a NASCAR driver. I wanted to be a Walt Disney Studios animation artist. I wanted to have a pretty wife. (adolescence friends, adolescence.) Ambitious? For sure! Especially the third, but whose childhood dreams aren’t ambitious? Along the way I allowed God to become a central part of my journey and…

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The Needs of NASCAR

Fresh off of another international trip earlier this year I found myself sitting across from my Pastor and dear friend, Darren, at one of my favorite local eateries. As our conversations traversed from one topic to another, I began to lament about the area of ministry I find myself as a part of. Traveling into an…

Dash Scripture

No ‘Plan B’

One evening while I was brushing Micah’s teeth he posed a question to me.   “Did you tell anyone about Jesus, Daddy?“   Earlier that morning I had just returned from another event serving the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series community. While the strain of a traveling Dad can be a lot for a family at home…

PreRace Prayer with John Hunter Nemecheck - NEMCO

Fast Prayers and Freedom

There is something electrifying about standing on pit road prior to a race. It is in those moments standing on the asphalt next to a field of race ready machines, surrounded by the movement of teams, presence of media and colossus nature of the grandstands that you realize the magnitude of our sport. Nothing short of organized…

I Am Second - NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour

It’s Not About the Car…

“It’s not about the car, it’s about the people.” I have carried those words with me since 2005. Michelle and I were in our second season at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville where I was serving as Chaplain. We had been in discussion with Tim,  a former MRO chaplain and mentor, about transitioning to serve a new NASCAR…

Eldora Speedway

A Walk in the Shoes of a NASCAR Chaplain…

One of the most common questions I am asked about chaplaincy is, “what exactly do you do at the track?” So I invite you to spend a few days in my dusty boots as I served the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway in New Weston, Ohio last week.     Monday Evening – Eldora…

Froman Family

Heroes in the Shadows

When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up? A fireman? An astronaut? Musician? Cowboy? Sports superstar? What were your dreams? I had three. I wanted to be a racecar driver, I wanted to be an artist for Disney and I wanted to have a family. All of my…

Who Do You Say I Am?

Who Do You Say He Is?

I remember sitting on the white painted, peeling wall of pit road at a short track where local racers were competing one extremely hot summer afternoon. As I sat with the sound of idling engines only feet away from me, another gentleman came and sat on the wall beside me. He was someone I had…

NASCAR Night of Champions Awards Gala

Remembering Why – NASCAR Night of Champions

On Saturday evening, as I stood behind the podium awaiting my introduction prior to the invocation, I looked across the audience at NASCAR’s Night of Champions Touring Awards attempting to capture mental pictures in my mind as I had been doing all day long. NASCAR’s Night of Champions Touring Awards has always been a special experience…

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A Season of Change

Nine years ago Michelle and I walked into a tiny oval in Asheboro, North Carolina to spend a day at the track with a group of complete strangers. It was an awkward, uncomfortable day in the hills of North Carolina that afternoon. The race cars were different than anything we knew and there was not…