Race 34: Texas
No. 8 Cat Dozers Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Texas Motor Speedway
Daniel Hemric will make his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Texas Motor Speedway during this weekend's 334-lap event. In the spring, Hemric qualified seventh and was running 16th when a mid-race incident saddled the team laps down, ultimately resulting in a 33rd-place finish. The Kannapolis, North Carolina, native also has four NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the 1.5-mile speedway, earning one top-five and two top-10 finishes.
Meet the Driver
Hemric is scheduled to make an appearance at the RCR merchandise hauler in the Texas Motor Speedway fan zone for an autograph session on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 4:10 p.m. Central time.
"The reconfiguration of Texas Motor Speedway has really thrown everyone for a loop. It is different every time we go back since they repaved it, depending on how they utilize the Tire Dragon and drag tires around, where they apply any PJ1, all of those things. Those things are all variables done by the track officials, so it has not been the same each time. It takes almost that full first practice to try to hit on your balance and understand where the racetrack is at to be able to make your race car get to where you need it to be for the weekend. There is so much throttle-on time though Turns 3 and 4 now. I think the entire field was all but wide open through those corners during the first race there earlier this year. You drive so hard down into the first turn and it feels like bottom falls out from underneath you, it is so flat, then you have to change directions. You need a really well-balanced car, from the mechanical grip to the aero balance, make a lot of speed through there. That is where your hay is made, though. Everybody feels fairly good in Turns 3 and 4, but you have got to be able to get through Turns 1 and 2 to have a solid day, which we hope to have with the No. 8 Cat Large Dozers Chevrolet Camaro ZL1."
Rookie of the Year Battle Heating Up
With three races left in the 2019 season, Hemric is currently tied with Ryan Preece for the Rookie of the Year title with 467 points.
About Warren Cat
Warren CAT is one of the largest and fastest growing Caterpillar® dealerships in North America proudly serving customers throughout fifteen locations in West Texas and the State of Oklahoma. As a Cat dealer, we dedicate ourselves to providing customers complete solutions for their equipment needs, from heavy machinery to industrial engines.
About Cat Dozers
The Richard Childress Racing No. 8 Chevrolet driven by Daniel Hemric will feature a special Cat Dozers paint scheme for the November 3rd race at Texas Motor Speedway. The car, covered in black with yellow accents, will showcase several of Caterpillar's newest and highest performing dozers. Featured on the sides of the car is an image of the D8T. Cat's newest D8T, like the race car, is all about performance, with up to 13% more power to the ground and up to 18% more productivity. Also featured on the car are the Cat Next Gen Dozers; The D6 XE with the world's first high drive, electric drive dozer powertrain, the brand new D5, and the all new D7 coming next year.