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Hemric drives home a 7th place finish at Pocono


No. 8 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Started: 17th

Finished: 7th

Points: 25th


From Daniel Hemric:

“From the time we unloaded here at Pocono, I felt we were able to use our notebook that we’ve been able to build on from the race here in the spring. We just had a way better balance in our Camaro ZL1. It was just fun to be out there and be able to maneuver. I’ve been on both sides of it now. I’ve been one of the guys that said it was so frustrating and so hard to pass, and you get a good racecar like these Caterpillar guys gave me today, it’s not quite as hard as it has been other weeks. I’m proud of the effort, proud of what we’ve done and how far we’ve come as a group. We’ve had opportunities to run like this numerous times this year.


“I was fairly skeptical about the PJ-1 going into the race. Since it hadn’t come in all weekend, I didn’t see it coming in for the race. I told everyone that by lap 30 if it didn’t come in, then we would be in trouble. But I made a liar out of it because it came in and you had options to run up there and move around. You just had to trust that it was there, and it definitely gave you options.


"I'm extremely proud of the grit and fight this No. 8 Caterpillar team showed today to power us to a top-10 finish. I can't wait to take this momentum into Watkins Glen next week."


Next:

Watkins Glen International

Sunday, Aug. 4

3 p.m. EDT

NBCSN, MRN Radio

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