Race 18: Daytona
No. 8 Cessna Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Daytona International Speedway
Daniel Hemric will be making his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Daytona International Speedway during this weekend's 400-mile event. The Kannapolis, North Carolina, native finished 34th in the Daytona 500 after being involved in one of the event's large wrecks. Hemric also scored his career-best finish of fifth at Talladega Superspeedway in April with the current rules package that will be run this weekend at Daytona.
This is going to be the first time racing this package at Daytona International Speedway. What do you expect?
"I think we'll see some of what we saw at Talladega in April again. I think you'll see a lot more of the teams and their manufacturers working closer together, especially with Chevrolet. The handling is going to be so much more critical. You need to have handling at Talladega, but nowhere near what you have to have at Daytona."
You've run well at Daytona International Speedway in the past. Do you look at this weekend as your chance to get a win?
"I definitely think the opportunity is greater. I think what we did at Talladega and speedway racing in general has never really been a huge strong suit for me, so it's good to kind of get my feet on the ground."
Fourth of July @DISUpdates Instagram Takeover
Follow @DISUpdates on Instagram on Thursday, July 4 as Hemric takes over the account to give you a behind-the-scenes look at his day practicing the No. 8 Cessna Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
Meet the Driver
Hemric is scheduled to sign autographs at the RCR merchandise hauler in the Daytona International Speedway fan midway area behind the main grandstands on Saturday, July 6, starting at 3:15 p.m. local time. He is also scheduled to be at the Team Chevy display in the fan midway the same day, starting at 3:45 p.m. local time.
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