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Daniel Hemric / No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra Preview

Alsco Uniforms 250 at Texas Motor Speedway

No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra News and Notes

  • HEMRIC AT TEXAS: Daniel Hemric has four career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway with a best finish of third in April 2018. He backed that up with a 10th-place run in the Xfinity Series race at the track in November 2018. In his four starts at Texas, Hemric has led 81 laps. The Kannapolis, North Carolina native also posted one top-five finish and three top-10s in four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at the 1.5-mile quad-oval.

  • MID-OHIO RECAP: Last weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Hemric was running solidly inside the top five before a flat left-rear tire dropped him two laps down. He managed to recover both laps and rejoined the lead lap late in the race and rallied to a 12th-place finish.

  • ROGERS’ RESUME: Crew chief Dave Rogers has 26 combined starts at Texas Motor Speedway between the NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series. His Cup Series resume includes wins with Kyle Busch in 2013 and Carl Edwards in 2016. Altogether, his teams earned six top-five finishes, seven top-10s and 655 laps led in 17 Cup Series starts. In nine Xfinity Series starts at Texas, Rogers’ teams have a pair of top-five finishes, five top-10s and 103 laps led.

  • POPPY BANK: Poppy Bank will be featured as the primary sponsor of the No. 18 Supra in Saturday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. 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 TEXAS: The Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series team has 14 wins at Texas Motor Speedway – the team’s most at any track on the schedule. In 99 combined starts at the track, the organization has racked up 38 top-five finishes, 63 top-10s and 2,494 laps led. Christopher Bell, Harrison Burton, Kyle Busch, and Erik Jones have all driven JGR entries to victory lane at the 1.5-mile quad-oval.

  • TUNE IN: Coverage of this week’s Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, June 12, at 4 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, PRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Daniel Hemric, Driver of the No. 18 Poppy Bank Toyota Supra

Talk about racing going to another 1.5-mile track in Texas this weekend…

“Our team is fired up to get to Texas this weekend. It has been a great track for JGR for a long time and after how well we ran a few weeks ago at Charlotte, I’m excited about what we can do there. Dave (Rogers, crew chief) and my guys are bringing fast Supras every week. We just need to put ourselves in position and I feel like we have as good a shot as anyone.”

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.


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