It’ll be “Front Row Joe Motorsports” this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, after the From Row Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team named veteran Joe Nemechek to replace David Ragan at the wheel of their No. 34 CSX Ford Fusion.
Ragan has been tabbed to replace the injured Kyle Busch in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 M&Ms Toyota Camry. Busch suffered a compound fracture of his lower right leg in the final laps of Saturday’s Alert Today Florida 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
This weekend’s race will be the first of the season for Nemechek, who did not attempt to qualify for the season-opening Daytona 500. He will have to qualify on speed at AMS, after Ragan’s 2014 owner points were transferred during the off-season to new FRM teammate Cole Whitt.