After a successful Xfinity Series debut, Daniel Hemric will continue his course with Richard Childress Racing in 2018.
RCR picked up the option on the 26-year-old Kannapolis, North Carolina native, who currently pilots the No. 21 Chevy and is fifth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings.
"It is always a special time when you can re-sign with a team like Richard Childress Racing that has done so much in our sport," Hemric said. "I've learned a lot from Richard both about racing and life in general, many lessons that I will never forget.
“While we still are contending for the XFINITY Series championship this year, and have unfinished business in the final five races, I'm fortunate that I will again be running for the Series championship in 2018 with RCR and Richard in my corner.”
Hemric has enjoyed a success freshman year at RCR. He scored his first NXS pole at Richmond in the spring and has posted five top-fives, 12 top-10 finishes and two stage wins en route to a playoff berth. Hedric also collected the XFINITY Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus at Bristol Motor Speedway.
"Richard made a vow to me that he believes in me, and I believe in the entire RCR organization," said Hemric. "It is such a humbling feeling to know I have an owner that believes in me and what we can accomplish together. I look forward to representing RCR and all of the organization's great partners.”
Childress said he’s thrilled to have Hemric back in the camp for 2018.
"Daniel is a special driver,” said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of RCR. "He works hard at being the best race car driver he can possibly be. There aren't too many other drivers that have a work ethic like he does, which we value here at RCR. Daniel is constantly in the race shop meeting with his crew chief, our engineers, the simulation team and his teammates to understand how to get better. On top of that, Daniel is an excellent ambassador for RCR's partners. He carries himself well, treats everyone with respect and understands the importance of sponsorship."