Hemric back to RCR in 2018


October 5, 2017

Richard Childress Racing announced today that Daniel Hemric is returning for a second season to again compete for the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship in the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro. “It is always a special time when you can re-sign with a team like Richard Childress Racing that has done so much in our sport,” said Hemric. “I’ve learned a lot from Richard both about racing and life in general, many lessons that I will never forget. While we are contending for the XFINITY Series championship this year and have unfinished business in the final five races, I’m fortunate that I will again be running for the Series championship in 2018 with RCR and Richard in my corner.”

Daniel’s performance as a rookie during the regular 2017 season earned him a position in the XFINITY Series Playoffs. Through the first 26 regular season races, he earned five top-five and 12 top-10 finishes, one pole award, two stage wins, led 70 laps and earned the XFINITY Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus at Bristol Motor Speedway.

“Richard believes in me and I believe in the entire RCR organization,” said Daniel. “It is such a humbling feeling to knowing what we can accomplish together. I look forward to representing RCR and all of the organization’s great partners.”

“Daniel is a special driver that we’re thrilled to have back for the 2018 season,” said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of RCR. “He works hard at being the best race car driver he can possibly be. There aren’t too many other drivers that have a work ethic like he does, which we value here at RCR. Daniel is constantly in the race shop meeting with his crew chief, our engineers, the simulation team and his teammates to understand how to get better. On top of that, Daniel is an excellent ambassador for RCR’s partners. He carries himself well, treats everyone with respect and understands the importance of sponsorship.”