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Daniel Hemric Driver Bio

Birthdate: Jan. 27, 1991
Hometown: Kannapolis, N.C.
First Career Cup race: April 21, 2018 (Richmond)
Career Cup Poles: 1
Career Cup Wins: 0
Best Cup Championship Finish: 2019 – Rookie

While some kids get their start riding bikes with training wheels, Daniel Hemric was championing go-karts at the age of five and within the next six years, his driving accolades included 11 wins and a Concord (North Carolina) Speedway track championship. Bandoleros, Legend Cars and Late Models followed with the same success, with 60 victories, back-to-back Legend Car Pro championships (2008 and 2009), the National Legend Car Pro championship and two Summer Shootout Series titles (2009 and 2013). He would also go on to win the Champion Racing Association JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championship (2012) and the Southern Super Series championship (2013).

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In 2010, Hemric took home the largest paycheck in Legend Car history when he won the inaugural Legends Millions race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the largest one-of-a-kind grassroots event featuring more than 300 entries. The titles kept coming with Summer Shootout Series and Champion Racing Association JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championships in 2012 and in 2013 and the Southern Super Series championship.

After making the Championship 4 the past two seasons in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Richard Childress Racing, Daniel Hemric will step up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019.

Before joining RCR, Hemric drove two full seasons in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. In 50 starts, Hemric scored 15 top-five and 30 top-10 results along with two top-10 finishes in the driver championship point standings.

Hemric, who grew up in Kannapolis, North Carolina, the same hometown as the late Dale Earnhardt Sr., is ready to join NASCAR’s premier series driving the No. 8 alongside longtime friend and veteran teammate Austin Dillon.