Headed to Vegas with Confidence
Daniel Hemric / No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra Preview Alsco Uniforms 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra News and Notes
HEMRIC AT LAS VEGAS: Daniel Hemric has one top-five finish and two top-10s in five career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Most recently, Hemric started 14th and finished third when the series visited the 1.5-mile track last September. The Kannapolis, North Carolina native also earned a career-best second-place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas in 2016.
HOMESTEAD RECAP: Hemric posted his second consecutive third-place finish last weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After starting second, Hemric battled the handling of his Poppy Bank Toyota Supra for most of the night but was able to capitalize on a pair of late-race restarts to secure a top-five finish.
1.5-MILE TRACKS: In 30 career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts on 1.5-mile tracks, Hemric has tallied 11 top-five finishes and 20 top-10s. In his last three starts on 1.5-mile tracks, he has finished third, second and third.
POPPY BANK: Poppy Bank will be featured as the primary sponsor of the No. 18 Supra in Saturday’s race at Las Vegas 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 LAS VEGAS: The Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series team owns two victories at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – both coming from Kyle Busch. Overall, the team has accumulated 18 top-five finishes, 33 top-10s and 926 laps led in 62 total starts at the 1.5-mile track.
TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, March 6, at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, PRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Daniel Hemric, Driver of the No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra You have been strong at Las Vegas in the past. Does that give you extra confidence going into this weekend? “Las Vegas is definitely a place I feel confident going to. Any time you go to a place you’ve had success at, you feel good going into the race. But at the same time, past results don’t guarantee anything for the future. We’ll have to go to work this weekend and put everything we’ve got into it. Vegas has been a really strong track for JGR and Dave (Rogers, crew chief) at times as well, so we’ll put our heads together and come up with a package that will hopefully allow us to fire off strong and then it will be up to us to make the right adjustments in the race.”
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.