Race 30: Dover
No. 8 Lucas Oil Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Dover International Speedway
Daniel Hemric will make his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start on the Dover International Speedway road course during this weekend's 109-lap event. The Kannapolis, North Carolina, native made his first and only Cup Series start at Dover in May, starting 23rd and finishing 25th after having to pit late in the race for a loose wheel. Hemric's NASCAR XFINITY Series record at Dover nets an average start of 6.2, including one pole award, and an average finish of 6.8 in four starts. He has also made two NASCAR Truck Series starts at the one-mile speedway, earning an average finish of 6.5.
This weekend the No. 8 Chevrolet will celebrate long-time partner Lucas Oil’s 30th anniversary by running a commemorative scheme. The special scheme will bring together a total of three special anniversaries, as both RCR and Dover International Speedway are also celebrating 50 years. Lucas Oil has served as the Official Lubricant of RCR and ECR Engines since 2014 and is the Official Motor Oil of ECR Engines. Together, RCR, ECR and Lucas Oil have gone to NASCAR Victory Lane over 20 times since the partnership began.
Meet the Driver
Hemric is scheduled to be at the RCR merchandise trailer in the Dover International Raceway Fan Zone for an autograph session on Sunday, Oct. 6 starting at 11:30 a.m. local time.
""We really struggled at Dover as a company. The concrete racetracks have seemed to be our Achilles' Heel this year, and we have not really been able to hone in on what we're missing there. That being said, over the past few months the evolution of our race cars should help us going back to Dover this weekend. We have been going in the right direction in that regards. We had a 12th-place run at Bristol Motor Speedway in August - and that was a bit of a 'light at the end of the tunnel' moment for our program on the concrete tracks.
"I'm looking forward to getting to Dover and implementing some of that stuff we have learned over the last few months. I always enjoy going to Dover, though. We sat on the pole at Dover last fall in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and have had strong runs on that side in the past. I feel really comfortable there and love getting around that place, but you've got to have a really good balance to attack it. That's what we will look to do with this No. 8 Lucas Oil Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. It's a great looking scheme on the car and means a lot to honor Lucas Oil's 30th anniversary on the No. 8 Chevy this weekend."
About Lucas Oil Forrest and Charlotte started Lucas Oil Products with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions, at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry.