“We had a promising weekend going with the No. 10 Cirkul Chevrolet. We thought we had the ability to run solid inside the top five the first two stages of the race, but we just lost the balance there the last 100 laps of the race. I'm glad we were able to salvage a top 10 out of it. We look forward to trying to be better next week in Homestead.” - Daniel
Daniel Hemric qualified sixth for the Alsco Uniforms 302 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Hemric was up to fourth before the caution came out on lap five. He reported under the caution laps that his car had good stability. The team stayed out under caution and restarted as the second car on the inside on lap 10. Hemric was running fourth when the caution came out again on lap 14. He restarted from fourth on lap 18 and maintained his track position to finish the opening stage in fourth position.
Hemric came down pit road at the stage break for four tires and fuel. After gaining one position off pit road, he restarted as the first car on the inside on lap 52. Hemric had nearly been pushed to the lead by teammate Chandler Smith when the caution came out on lap 55, which then turned into a red flag. He restarted as the first car on the inside on lap 59 but slipped back to fifth on the restart. Hemric went on to finish the second stage in fifth position.
The team came down pit road under the stage break for four tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment. After gaining two positions off pit road, Hemric restarted in third on lap 97. After Hemric had fallen back to eighth by lap 122, the No.10 Chevy was the first car to start the green flag pit cycles, as the team gave him four tires and fuel with 61 laps to go. While running 10th, Hemric reported that he was struggling with rear grip. He went on to finish the race in ninth place.