Race 20: Loudon
No. 8 Okuma Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Daniel Hemric will be making his first NASCAR Cup Series start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in this weekend's 301-lap event. The Kannapolis, North Carolina, native has made two NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the 'Magic Mile,' earning an average start of 5.5 and an average finish of 11.5, with a total of three laps led.
Is it difficult for teams and drivers to get a solid handle on New Hampshire Motor Speedway because the track is so flat compared to other racetracks?
"New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a place that you struggle with the lack of banking, but the braking zones are so rough and that is one aspect of the track that is not talked about enough. It is extremely rough under braking at New Hampshire. To have a car that is really good, you have to be able to get through the entry zone into the corner, carry a ton of speed and then you get to the actual part of the racetrack where you struggle with the lack of banking. You have to lean on your crew chief and team for your race car to be good there. I feel like my crew chief, Luke Lambert, and everyone on this team will be ready for the challenge and we're hoping to put on a good show with the No. 8 Okuma Chevrolet."
Go Under the Hood Want to understand how ECR Engines prepares for a race weekend? No. 8 team engine tuner Matthew Lombardi is scheduled to take part in a fan Q&A session in the New Hampshire Motor Speedway fan zone on Saturday, July 20, starting at 9:30 a.m. local time.
Meet the Driver
Hemric is scheduled to sign autographs at the RCR merchandise hauler in the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Fan Zone on Sunday, July 21, starting at 11:30 a.m. local time.
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