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John Hunter Nemechek has never met “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, but Nemechek will honor the Hall of Fame wrestler with a neon-colored helmet that features a portrait of Flair on the back. The helmet, designed by Off Axis Paint, will debut this month at Daytona International Speedway.
The 18-year-old NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver learned about Flair from his father, Joe Nemechek, who was a big fan of the wrestler.
“I always heard dad talk about Ric Flair as one of his idols,” John Hunter Nemechek told NASCAR Talk. “A bunch of the guys in the shop … pretty much everyone is a big Ric Flair fan. We’re hoping to get him out to a race at one point.”
When his dad saw the helmet, what was his reaction?
“He just smiled and laughed,” Nemechek said.
Nemechek admits that Flair, a 16-time world heavyweight champion, can provide inspiration for this upcoming season, noting Flair’s success.
“Hopefully, we can be the champs,” said Nemechek, who scored his first Truck win last year at Chicagoland Speedway and finished 12th in the points despite missing five races because he was not old enough to compete on the larger tracks at the time.
To be champion, Nemechek will have to follow one of Flair’s famous sayings: “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”

Wooooo! NASCAR driver honors wrestler Ric Flair on helmet
 

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Such a sick helmet. I personally love seeing drivers helmets and the designs they have. It's like goalie masks in the NHL. With every helmet there is a story behind the design and for some there's sentimental reasons behind their designs.
 
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Speaking as a wrestling fan who was "eh" on John Hunter..

Well played, well played.
 

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John Hunter Nemechek has never met “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, but Nemechek will honor the Hall of Fame wrestler with a neon-colored helmet that features a portrait of Flair on the back. The helmet, designed by Off Axis Paint, will debut this month at Daytona International Speedway.
The 18-year-old NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver learned about Flair from his father, Joe Nemechek, who was a big fan of the wrestler.
“I always heard dad talk about Ric Flair as one of his idols,” John Hunter Nemechek told NASCAR Talk. “A bunch of the guys in the shop … pretty much everyone is a big Ric Flair fan. We’re hoping to get him out to a race at one point.”
When his dad saw the helmet, what was his reaction?
“He just smiled and laughed,” Nemechek said.
Nemechek admits that Flair, a 16-time world heavyweight champion, can provide inspiration for this upcoming season, noting Flair’s success.
“Hopefully, we can be the champs,” said Nemechek, who scored his first Truck win last year at Chicagoland Speedway and finished 12th in the points despite missing five races because he was not old enough to compete on the larger tracks at the time.
To be champion, Nemechek will have to follow one of Flair’s famous sayings: “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”



Wooooo! NASCAR driver honors wrestler Ric Flair on helmet
 

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I'm having trouble imagining him get out of his truck in victory lane and proclaiming to be a "stylin', profilin', limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin' n' dealin' son of a gun!"
 

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Not a wrestling fan, but that's a damn awesome helmet.
 

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Woooooooo!
 

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I'm having trouble imagining him get out of his truck in victory lane and proclaiming to be a "stylin', profilin', limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin' n' dealin' son of a gun!"
I think instead he will give some Evolution type of post race interview. Get him some dude to follow him around that looks like Batitsta
 
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