NEMCO Motorsports co-owner Mauldin passes away

NEMCO Motorsports co-owner Sid Mauldin, who teamed with former premier series driver Joe Nemechek to field the No. 8 Chevrolet entry in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, passed away Monday night. He was 61.

Mauldin, a resident of Pampa, Texas, was diagnosed with gastric cancer in 2013.

Nemechek’s son, John Hunter, was the team’s primary driver in 2015, making 18 starts and earning his first career series win at Chicagoland Speedway.

“Sid was a great man,” Nemechek said in a statement released by the team. “From meeting him the first time in the parking lot of the Bristol Motor Speedway to becoming a partner of ours in John Hunter’s racing career — it was all pretty phenomenal.

“He had a vision and wanted to be involved in racing, and I cannot thank Sid and (wife) Dawna enough for helping getting John Hunter going. We will truly miss him.”