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Daytona plan: play it smart and avoid trouble


DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

RACE: Wawa 250 (100 laps / 250 miles)

DATE: Friday, August 28, 2020

COVERAGE: NBCSN, 7:30 p.m. ET


No. 8 Poppy Bank Chevrolet Camaro

  • Daniel Hemric will make his fifth NXS start at Daytona on Friday evening.

  • In four previous starts in the NXS at the hallowed superspeedway, Hemric has earned a best finish of eighth in this event in 2018.

  • In 14 combined starts on the superspeedways of Daytona and Talladega in the NASCAR Cup Series, NXS and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, Hemric has scored a best finish of fifth in the April 2019 Cup Series event.

  • Through 14 NXS starts in 2020, Hemric has earned a best finish of second at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.

“Anything can happen in superspeedway racing. You can go from the back to the front and right back at any given moment. It’s definitely a unique style of racing and I’m really looking forward to getting to Daytona on Friday and drafting with my JRM teammates. JRM has always seemed to unload with a ton of speed at both Daytona and Talladega and Jeb (Burton) had some great runs at both tracks earlier this season. If we just play it smart and avoid trouble, I feel really confident that we can fight for the win in the closing laps with our Poppy Bank Chevy.”

– Daniel Hemric

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