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NASCAR Cup: Daniel Hemric plans debut at Richmond

FONTANA, CA – MARCH 17: Daniel Hemric, driver of the #21 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet, is introduced prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Roseanne 300 at Auto Club Speedway on March 17, 2018 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

By AMANDA VINCENT

NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Daniel Hemric is slated to make two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts this season — at Richmond (Va.) Raceway on April 21 and the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway road course, or “roval,” on Sept. 30. He’ll drive the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. The race at Richmond will be his first-career Cup Series start.

“You only get one chance to make your Cup Series debut, and it is pretty incredible to know that I am able to do it with Richard Childress Racing and with a partner such as Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff,” Hemric said. “RCR and Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff have been so influential in so many drivers’ careers – a lot of my heroes growing up. To know they will play a large role in the next step of my career and my initial Cup Series debut is very special.”

Hemric is in his second year of competition in the Xfinity Series, both as driver of the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. He has 38-career starts in the series, resulting in eight top-fives and 19 top-10 finishes.

“Since joining our organization, Daniel Hemric has shown his determination and dedication to this sport, both on and off the track,” RCR Chairman and CEO Richard Childress said. “He has proven his ability behind the wheel by making the Championship Four in the Xfinity Series in 2017 and his continued success this season. Making his Cup Series debut is the next step in his career, and we are proud to have him take that step with RCR.”

Prior to his move to the Xfinity Series in 2017, Hemric ran two full seasons in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He finished in the top-10 in 30 of the 49-career starts in that series.

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