Race 12: Kansas Speedway No. 8 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Hemric will be making his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Kansas Speedway in this weekend's 400-mile event. The Kannapolis, North Carolina, native holds an average start of 5.5 and an average finish of 10th-place in two NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Kansas, including one pole award and a runner-up finish in 2018 in which he led 128 of the 200 laps. He also has two NASCAR Truck Series starts to his credit at the 1.5-mile speedway, earning an average start of 7.5 and an average finish of 6.5.
Meet the Driver
Fans will have multiple opportunities to meet the driver of the No. 8 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet during the Kansas race weekend. Hemric is scheduled to sign autographs at the RCR merchandise hauler in the Kansas Speedway fan zone on Friday, May 10, starting at 3:30 p.m. local time. He is also scheduled to make an appearance and sign autographs at the Cabela's on 10300 Cabela Drive, Kansas City, Kansas on Saturday, May 11, starting at 2 p.m. local time.
Kansas Speedway looks like a typical 1.5-mile track, but it seems to be coming into its own now that the asphalt has been worn in some. What makes Kansas unique and what do you like about going there?
"Kansas Speedway really is coming into its own now that the track is getting worn out. I was not a big fan of Kansas when I was in the Truck Series, because I felt like you had so much grip, but then going there in the Xfinity Series car I loved it more and more each time because the track starting loosing grip and gaining character. The racing groove gets so wide throughout a run - you can make a lot of time on the bottom at the start of the run and eventually move up to rim-ride around the top of the track. You have options. That's the coolest thing about Kansas, every year we go back we have more and more options as to which groove to run. It is a lot of fun for us as drivers and I am looking forward to getting there with this No. 8 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Camaro ZL1."