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No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra News and Notes
HEMRIC AT NEW HAMPSHIRE: Daniel Hemric has finished 12th and 11th in two career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. His starts came during his fulltime seasons in 2017 and 2018. He has also made one NASCAR Cup Series start and a pair of Xfinity Series starts at the 1.058-mile oval.
ATLANTA RECAP: Hemric finished fourth and fifth in the opening two stages and led 45 laps – all during the final stage – in last Saturday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway before an accident on a late-race restart relegated the No. 18 team to a 30th-place finish.
LOOP DATA: Hemric’s strong season is evident in the Loop Data provided by NASCAR. The 30-year-old driver leads the Xfinity Series in laps run on the lead lap and ranks in the top five in numerous categories, including top-five finishes, top-10s, laps led, average finishing position, average running position, driver rating, fastest drivers late in a run, fastest laps run, green flag speed, laps in the top 15, and speed by segment.
ROGERS’ RESUME: Crew chief Dave Rogers has enjoyed success in four career Xfinity Series starts atop the pit box at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In those starts, his teams have one win, four top-five finishes and 204 laps led at the 1.058-mile oval. Rogers also led his teams to four top-five finishes, seven top-10s and 333 laps led in 14 career NASCAR Cup Series races at the Loudon, New Hampshire facility.
POPPY BANK: Poppy Bank will be featured as the primary sponsor of the No. 18 Supra in Saturday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Poppy Bank is a 5-star rated organization and is recognized as one of the strongest financial institutions in the country. Since opening its first branch in 2005, Poppy Bank has grown to over $3 Billion in assets with branches across the San Francisco Bay Area, Roseville, and Southern California.
JGR AT NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series team owns 10 wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including the past five races at the track (2015-2019). In 48 combined starts at the track, the organization has amassed 27 top-five finishes, 35 top-10s, five pole awards and 1,520 laps led. Christopher Bell, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart have all taken JGR to victory lane at the track.
TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s Xfinity Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, July 17, at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, PRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Daniel Hemric, Driver of the No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra
What is your mindset going into New Hampshire this weekend?
“Just like every week, I’m fired up to get to the track. Dave Rogers and our Poppy Bank team are bringing unbelievable Toyota Supras to the track every week. I’m proud of the speed we have shown all year, but especially these past few weeks. Obviously, the finish last week did not reflect how strong we were. Going into this week, I expect us to be strong. New Hampshire has been a great track for JGR as a company for a long time and I’m excited about that opportunity as a driver knowing that our Supra is going to be capable of winning. We just need to execute and we’ll have a great shot Saturday afternoon.”
About Poppy Bank
Since opening their first branch in January 2005, Poppy Bank has grown to over $3 billion in assets and is recognized as one of the strongest financial institutions in the country. Poppy has branches throughout California and provides loan services throughout the nation including commercial and multi-family, small business and PACE (green lending) products. Their commitment to providing the best products and services has propelled their success and garnered national recognition of their performance. Poppy Bank is 5-star rated by BauerFinancial, the nation's leading independent bank and credit union rating firm. The Bank is governed by a strong team of Executive Officers and a dedicated Board of Directors formed entirely by accomplished business leaders. Poppy Bank exists to meet the banking needs of their clients and to make a positive difference in the communities they serve.