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“We didn't have a great practice session to start the weekend, but we were able to qualify well and get ourselves a good starting position. Everyone at Kaulig Racing put their heads together to bring a different package this weekend, and I was surprised by the speed we had in stage one. It validated the direction we were going in. The stack up on the restart in stage two happened, and I could tell we got quite a bit more damage than we thought, because the car never felt the same after that restart. I lost speed after that. After strategy and making the most of a couple restarts, we got another top five for our Chevy Accessories Camaro.” - Daniel

  • Daniel Hemric qualified second for the Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 at Pocono Raceway.

  • Hemric fought for the lead in the opening laps but ultimately kept his position. Although he reported lack of right-rear grip, Hemric remained in second place, where he finished the caution-free, opening stage, earning nine stage points.

  • Hemric came down pit road under the stage break for an air pressure and track bar adjustment, four tires and fuel before restarting third for the start of the second stage. Firing off free, Hemric fell back to eighth on lap 36, reporting his No.11 Chevy had not tightened up during the run. Not able to work his way back up front, Hemric finished stage two in ninth place.

  • Hemric pitted during the final stage break on lap 42 for four tires and fuel. He then restarted 11th on lap 46 before a wreck brought out the caution once again. Hemric stayed out restarted 12th on lap 51 before making his scheduled green-flag pit stop on lap 57 for fuel only. He had made his way back up to 12th before the next caution came out with 11 laps to go. Hemric made his final pit stop for four tires and fuel under caution before the field took the green flag with six laps remaining. The caution came back out on the restart, sending the race into overtime. Hemric restarted eighth and went on to finish fifth, as a caution came out on the final lap, making the race official.

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