Daniel Hemric will drive a truck for Brad Keselowski Racing in 2016.
The 24-year-old Kannapolis, N.C. native will pilot the No. 19 Ford F-150 in the Camping World Truck Series. The team will be sponsored by California Clean Power and Cequent.
Hemric is currently seventh in the truck standings in his first full season on the tour. He currently races for NTS Motorsports. He posted a best career finish of fourth at Dover International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
It's an "honor" to race for BKR, says Hemric
“When the opportunity was available with Brad Keselowski Racing and all of our great partners, it seemed like a good deal for everyone concerned,” Hemric said. “It’s an honor to team up with Brad and to have common goals when you go to the racetrack: win races and put yourself in contention for a championship.
“To be able to insert yourself on a championship contending team and a team that has a solid baseline on what they need every weekend. I’m really excited about continuing my relationship with California Clean Power and can’t wait to work with everyone at Cequent and their brands such as Draw-Tite. I’m already looking forward to Daytona.”
Hemric will join Tyler Reddick, who will drive the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford. Reddick,19, is having a breakout year in trucks with two wins, 11 top fives and 16 top-10 finishes. He's currently third in points.
Brad Keselowski comments
“We’re very fortunate to have partners like Cooper Standard, California Clean Power and Cequent that make it possible to give two young drivers an opportunity and that’s something I’m very proud of,” team owner Brad Keselowski said in the release. “Our main goal is to build off our momentum from 2015 and pursue a championship with two great full-time drivers.
“Both Tyler and Daniel have shown a lot of success on the racetrack and have more than earned this opportunity.We have two of the best drivers in the Series running on a full-time basis and I’m really happy about that and very optimistic about our future and chance for success in 2016.”