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Papa Hemric & The Lady in Black


RACE: NASCAR XFINITY Series 200 (147 laps / 200.8 miles) DATE: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

COVERAGE: Fox Sports 1

No. 8 Poppy Bank Chevrolet

  • Tuesday night will mark the first race for Daniel Hemric as a father. His wife, Kenzie, gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Rhen, on Saturday, May 9.

  • In two previous NXS starts at Darlington, Daniel Hemric has earned a best finish of 11th which came in the 2018 event.

  • Hemric has also made a combined three starts at “The Track Too Tough To Tame” between the NASCAR Cup Series and the NXS.

  • In 35 NXS starts on tracks between 1 and 2 miles in length, Hemric has 10 top fives, 20 top 10s and two poles.

  • Poppy Bank returns to the No. 8 Chevrolet for the third time this season on Tuesday evening. Poppy Bank has been a long-running partner of Hemric’s, dating back to his 2018 NXS campaign.

“It’s going to be great to get back behind the wheel of this No. 8 Poppy Bank Chevy when we get to the track on Tuesday in Darlington. Hopefully we can go out there and give everyone watching at home some quality entertainment during these times. I feel really confident that we can have a really strong run and get some positive momentum on our side. I just can’t wait to get back going and get to work with Taylor (Moyer, crew chief) and all the guys on this No. 8 team.” – Daniel Hemric

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