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Updated: Feb 19


No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra Preview

NASCAR Xfinity Series at the Daytona Road Course


No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra News and Notes

  • HEMRIC AT THE DAYTONA ROAD COURSE: Daniel Hemric started 23rd and finished 37th in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ only race on the Daytona Road Course last season. He had found his way into the top 15 early in the race before being involved an accident on the final lap of stage one.

  • ROAD COURSE STATS: In 10 career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts on road courses, Hemric has scored four top-five finishes and five top-10s. He has also led 33 laps on road courses. The Kannapolis, North Carolina native finished third in the series’ most recent road course race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL last fall.

  • LAST WEEK: Hemric was poised for a chance at the win in last Saturday’s race at Daytona International Speedway before being collected in a multi-car accident with 15 laps remaining. Despite the setback, the No. 18 team repaired Hemric’s Supra and allowed him to rejoin the race and rally to a ninth-place finish.

  • POPPY BANK: Poppy Bank will be featured as the primary sponsor of the No. 18 Supra in Saturday’s race at the Daytona Road Course. 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 THE DAYTONA ROAD COURSE: Joe Gibbs Racing’s trio of drivers combined for three top-10s in the first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Daytona Road Course. Brandon Jones led JGR last season with a runner-up finish on the 3.61-mile road course.

  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this weekend’s Xfinity Series race at the Daytona Road Course is scheduled for Saturday, February 20, at 5 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Daniel Hemric, Driver of the No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra Talk about bouncing back last week at Daytona and then going back to the road course… “Last week was a good start for our team. The communication between myself, Dave (Rogers, crew chief) and Tony (Hirschman, spotter) went really well and we had a great shot to win there before that accident. But the way our guys bounced back and kept us in the race is really a testament to what we have at JGR. We’re never going to quit and we’re going to keep fighting all season long. We’ll take that same approach to the road course this week. I’m pumped up and I know my guys are looking forward to it. We’ve done a lot of work in the sim to get prepared and unload strong for the race, so I can’t wait to get going.” 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.

-JGR-

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