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Hemric "loves the character" of 2-mile Fontana



Race 5: Autoclub Speedway (Fontana)


No. 8 Liberty National Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Daniel Hemric will be making his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Auto Club Speedway. The 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender has two NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the 2-mile track, earning an average start of 3.5 and an average finish of 8.0.


QUOTES:

How do you think this new package is going to race at Auto Club Speedway and is there anything you can learn from the race at Atlanta since both surfaces are worn out?

"I think Auto Club is a huge variable right now for the fact that we know the place has no grip. We know the lap times are going to fall off substantially just from what we are going to be asking out of the tire itself. There is a ton of straightaway, just a huge racetrack that nobody knows what that speed delta is going to be. I wouldn't be surprised to get there and you see some cars that at times are a second and a half faster by themselves and see those cars leading the race at one point. It's going to be crazy to see how everybody adjusts to that, but Auto Club is a place that I love going, love the character of that place and hopefully it still transitions to be the same style of racing that it used to."


Review Mirror: Phoenix

Hemric and the Luke Lambert-led team worked on the handling of the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 throughout the weekend at ISM Raceway and qualified in the 11th position. During the 312-lap race, Hemric ran inside the top 15 for much of the event and used a bit of pit strategy to lead a total of four laps. When the checkered flag flew, the No. 8 Chevrolet was in the 18th position, making Hemric the highest-finishing rookie.


Meet the Driver

Hemric is scheduled to sign autographs at the RCR merchandise hauler in the Auto Club Speedway fan midway on Saturday, March 16, starting at 11:00 a.m. local time.


About Liberty National Life Insurance

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