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Hemric Fixated on Fontana Fun

Auto Club Speedway

RACE: Production Alliance Group 300 (150 laps / 300 miles) DATE: Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020

No. 8 Poppy Bank Chevrolet

  • Daniel Hemric returns for his second race behind the wheel of the No. 8 Chevrolet this weekend in Fontana.

  • In two previous NXS starts at the 2-mile speedway, Hemric has an average start of 3.5 and a best finish of fifth. Hemric’s top-five effort came in 2018.

  • In four starts on 2-mile tracks in the NXS, Hemric has earned two top fives and two top 10s.

  • This weekend marks the first primary race of 2020 for Poppy Bank with the No. 8. Poppy Bank also partnered with Hemric during his 2018 NXS campaign and his 2019 Rookie of the Year campaign in the Cup Series.

  • JRM Autograph Session: Teammates Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric and Noah Gragson will be participating in the NXS autograph session in the Auto Club Speedway Fan Zone on Friday, Feb. 28 from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. PST.

“Fontana should be a lot of fun this weekend. It’s such a big track that has a ton of character to it. It takes a little bit to get used to how slick and worn out it is through the corner but once you do, it’s a lot of fun. I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can do with our Poppy Bank Chevrolet. I ran pretty well here in the past so hopefully that previous knowledge can translate to a strong run this weekend.” – Daniel Hemric

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