Daniel Hemric will not return behind the wheel of the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet next season, the team announced today.
Hemric is currently 25th in the Cup Series standings and has scored two top 10s with a best finish of fifth at Talladega in his rookie season. In his two seasons driving in the Xfinity Series for RCR in 2017 and 2018, Hemric finished fourth and third, respectively, in the standings.
RCR issued a statement on Twitter:
“Richard Childress Racing has exercised its option and will release Daniel Hemric as driver of the No. 8 Monster Energy Cup Series Chevrolet effective at the conclusion of the 2019 NASCAR race season.
“Daniel is a very talented driver and an outstanding person. We’d like to thank him for his commitment and dedication to RCR the past three years and wish him continued success in his future endeavors. Additional information on RCR’s Cup program will be announced at a later date.”
Sports Business Journal’s Adam Stern is reporting that Tyler Reddick will replace Hemric next season.
— RCR (@RCRracing) September 17, 2019
Forever grateful to Richard & everyone at @RCRracing for the opportunity. I’m disappointed it ended like this, but we’ve got nine more races together & some team goals that are still within reach. I’m going to do all I can to make sure we get those & finish the season strong.
— Daniel Hemric (@DanielHemric) September 17, 2019