Late-race incident spoils day in Texas
No. 8 Bulwark FR/Wayne Workwear Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Daniel Hemric and the No. 8 Bulwark FR/Wayne Workwear Chevrolet team had an up-and-down day end on a down note after contact with the Turn 2 wall created a series of tire issues that forced multiple pit stops to fix. Hemric reported handling issues throughout the race, primarily with the left front of the car, but despite those, was still on the lead lap, in the 16th position and ready to make a charge during the final segment. That was until the No. 8 Chevy brushed the wall off Turn 2, resulting in a right rear tire failure a few laps later, sending the Camaro spinning. By the time the car was fully repaired, Hemric was multiple laps down. He finished in the 33rd position.
"After our strong qualifying effort with the No. 8 Bulwark FR/Wayne Workwear Chevrolet, clearly this was not the result we had hoped for . The car was strong all weekend long and felt good in the pack. We were too free in traffic but Luke Lambert (crew chief) and the guys worked on the handling each time we came to pit road. I made slight contact with the wall off Turn 2 late in the final stage and that eventually caused the right rear tire to go down. The guys did all they could to clear the tire, but the rubber wrapped around everything under the car and we lost a lot of laps getting it fixed. We will keep our heads high and look to rebound next week at Bristol Motor Speedway."
Food City 500
Sunday, Apr. 7
3 p.m. EDT
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