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Proud of the Hard Work

“It was a tough day for our No.11 Cirkul Chevrolet team. We had speed but felt like it never showed. I just got caught up in a few bad spots during the race and could never recover. I'm proud of how hard these guys worked to prepare the car. On to Michigan.” - Daniel

  • After electing to not make a qualifying lap in order to make an engine change, Daniel Hemric started 32nd in the Road America 180 at Road America.

  • Hemric quickly made up 11 spots after the first lap and was able to move up 15 positions in the first 3.5 laps. Hemric reported that his entry was good but needed more arc going into the corners. As the competition caution came out on lap ten. Hemric came down pit road on lap 12 for a non-competitive pit stop where he took four tires, fuel and made adjustments. Restarting 18th on lap 13, Hemric was up to 16th by lap 15 but reported his car was starting to feel free in the rear. He made his way up to 14th with three laps to go in stage one before the caution flew again one lap later, ending stage one under caution with Hemric finishing 14th.

  • During the first stage break, Hemric pitted for four tires, fuel, and an air pressure adjustment before starting the second stage in 14th on the inside lane. A multi-car spin on the restart brought the caution back out with Hemric steering clear and moving up to move up to 11th. He restarted 11th on the outside with six laps to go in the second stage and was able to crack the top 10 with five laps to go in the stage. He reported that his balance in the front was getting better but was loose through the carousel. Hemric restarted 10th for a one-lap shootout to the stage end, but unfortunately, Hemric went off track in turn 14 to avoid another car and went on to finish the second stage 21st.

  • During the second stage break, the team performed another non-competitive pit stop for four tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment. During the yellow flag laps, Hemric relayed to the team that his front end was getting better but that his brakes were struggling. Restarting 21st with nine laps to go in the race, Hemric was able to work his way back up to 17th before the caution flag flew again with seven laps to go. Hemric restarted 15th with four laps to go when the caution came out again, forcing an overtime restart. Hemric sat 11th as the first overtime attempt brought out a caution that would eventually see the red flag displayed. The race would eventually go back to green for a second overtime attempt, where Hemric went on to finish the race 11th.

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