Mud Summer Night’s Dream…The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to Eldora Speedway for NASCAR’s only dirt race of the season. Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Daniel Hemric has never made a start Eldora Speedway or any other dirt track, but the heat races and short race segments should feel familiar to his short-track roots. Additionally, Hemric has teammate Austin Dillon to lean on: Dillon won the inaugural Mud Summer Classic in 2013 and finished 10th in last year’s event.
Come Get Dirty…Come meet Hemric and the rest of the field at the NCWTS autograph session onWednesday, July 22 from 1:45-2:30 p.m. local time.
Keeping Clean In The Dirt…The No. 14 Chevy Silverado will be sporting the bright colors of California Clean Power this weekend at Eldora Speedway. California Clean Power is the only organization to introduce a comprehensive solution to help communities benefit from a customized Community Choice program. For more information, visit www.cacleanpower.com.
Chassis Info…The No. 14 NTS Motorsports team will unload chassis NTS-14 for this weekend’s event at Eldora Speedway.
Previous Race Recap…Mother Nature dictated yet another weekend’s schedule for the NCWTS, canceling practice and qualifying in the series’ only stop at Kentucky Speedway in 2015. Following a gear-shift issue and early pit-road contact, Hemric and his No. 14 California Clean Power team struggled to recover. Ensuing pit-road penalties and a late-race spin put Hemric multiple laps down, ultimately resulting in a disappointing 18th-place finish.
Watch and Listen…The 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic can be seen live on Wednesday, July 22with heat race coverage beginning at 7:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 2 and race coverage beginning at8:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
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Daniel Hemric on Eldora Speedway
“It’s going to be interesting to say the least. I have zero dirt experience, but as a fan of the sport, I’ve been tuning in to the race ever since NASCAR Camping World Truck Series went to Eldora for the first time. To have the opportunity to actually race there and be part of the history and growth of Eldora Speedway means a lot. As far as expectations, I think everyone is in the same boat. There’s going to be a few ringers who know exactly what to expect, but for a guy like me and the other rookies in the race, it’s going to be exciting. I’ve spent a lot of time watching the two Truck Series races at the track and I’ve learned a lot about the dirt and how it changes based on moisture. We’ve seen that by the last 20 laps, the track gets extremely dry, so that gives me a good idea of what to expect.”