“Tough to lose one, but any time you come out of a superspeedway with a top-five finish is a good day. I'm proud of everyone at Kaulig Racing for bringing a fast No.11 Cirkul Chevrolet. I'm ready to head to Darlington.” - Daniel
Daniel Hemric qualified sixth for the Wawa 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway.
Early on, Hemric reported that the No. 11 Cirkul Chevrolet was free handling. He fell back to seventh on lap 10 but worked his way back up to fourth by lap 18. Hemric went on to finish the first stage in sixth place.
At the stage break, Hemric pitted for four tires, fuel and an air pressure adjustment to help tighten the car. On the restart, Hemric restarted seventh and stayed inside the top-10 until the caution came out on lap 42. Hemric reported under the caution laps that the adjustments made in the previous pit stop helped the balance. Restarting as the fifth car on the inside, Hemric worked his way up to third but eventually finished the second stage in fifth place.
Hemric came down pit road at the stage break for four tires, fuel and another air pressure adjustment. On the restart with 34 to go, Hemric restarted 12th in the outside lane, until the next caution came out on lap 92. Hemric stayed out and restarted as the fourth car on the outside with two laps remaining. As the leaders wrecked, Hemric sustained some right-front damage. The team elected to stay out to keep track position. In the first NASCAR overtime attempt, Hemric restarted as the second car on the outside. The caution flag flew again, sending the field into the second-overtime attempt. Hemric restarted as the second car on the inside and went on to finish third.