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Eyes on Xfinity: Daniel Hemric Feeling Recharged Entering First Race with JR Motorsports

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It’s not often you see a driver win the NASCAR Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award and immediately drop back down to the lower divisions of the sport. But that’s what happened to Daniel Hemric for 2020. Hemric, 29, spent 2019 with Richard Childress Racing at the Cup level. With just two top-10 …

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Entry List: 2020 Boyd Gaming 300

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series goes to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for its second race of the season, the Boyd Gaming 300. The entry list was released on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 18), and there are 36 cars currently entered for Saturday’s (Feb. 22) event, meaning all will qualify, barring any additions. Daniel Hemric hops …

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2019 NASCAR Driver Reviews: Daniel Hemric

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The 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season featured three rookie drivers: Daniel Hemric, Ryan Preece and Matt Tifft. Hemric replaced Ryan Newman as the driver of the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet for the 2019 season. After two consecutive years of making the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship 4, he earned himself a promotion to the Cup …

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Kyle Busch Cruises To Ford EcoBoost 400 Victory, 2nd NASCAR Cup Title

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Kyle Busch is a NASCAR champion once again. For the second time in five years, Busch won the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and with it the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. A 21-race winless streak left Busch a bit of an underdog heading in, but a consistent, mistake-free performance led to a …

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Daniel Hemric, Jeb Burton & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driving JR Motorsports’ No. 8 in 2020

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Daniel Hemric will be returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series and joining JR Motorsports as the primary driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro, the team announced Wednesday, Nov. 13. He will be behind the wheel for 21 of the 33 races, sharing the ride with Jeb Burton (11 races) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (one race). …

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Beside the Rising Tide: They Don’t Make Rookies Like They Used To 

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As the NASCAR season winds down, the tension becomes even more palpable. After all, the point standings for the coveted award are even closer than the battle for top spot in the Cup Series In fact, as this is written, Ryan Preece and Daniel Hemric are separated by just 10 points for top spot atop …

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Daniel Hemric’s Got ‘Lines Dropped in the Water in All 3 Series’ for 2020

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Daniel Hemric has had a tough rookie year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. It got even tougher when the 28-year-old found out he’s losing his ride in Richard Childress Racing’s No. 8 Chevrolet at the end of the season.  Still, Hemric is currently five points ahead of Ryan Preece for rookie of the …

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NASCAR 101: The Cup Rookie Battle Couldn’t Be Closer Than It Is Right Now

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The closest points race in NASCAR right now isn’t necessarily a battle for the championship. Sure, there are few clear favorites for titles in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Xfinity Series and the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. With two or three races to go in each series, there’s a sense that the championship …

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5 Points to Ponder: 2019 NASCAR Playoffs All Chalk

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ONE: NASCAR Playoffs All Chalk Martinsville Speedway marked the start of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Round of 8. Just two more races remaining until we have our Championship 4 lineup for Homestead-Miami Speedway. So far, Cinderella has yet to find a glass slipper. The theory going into the playoffs this season is …

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Daniel Hemric Scores First Career Cup Series Pole at Kansas Speedway

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Daniel Hemric won his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole at Kansas Speedway. The rookie driver of the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet will lead the field to the green flag in the 2019 Hollywood Casino 400. NBC Sports broadcaster Jeff Burton told Hemric he had pole-winning speed, and Hemric proved him …

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