Hitting The Road…With the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) on a one-week hiatus, Daniel Hemric returns to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) for the first time since April to take on Watkins Glen International. This will be Hemric’s first road-course race since his Legend Car days nearly half a decade ago. Hemric has been nothing short of impressive in his only two NKNPSE starts: The young rookie earned the Coors Light Pole Award in his NKNPSE debut at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, and has never started or finished outside of the top eight.
Since You’ve Been Gone…Since his last NKNPSE event at Bristol Motor Speedway, Hemric has been making impressive gains in the NCWTS. In the past nine Truck Series events, Hemric has scored seven top-10 finishes and two top fives, with his best result of fourth coming at Dover International Speedway. Additionally, the results in those races have allowed Hemric to move up from 15th to seventh in the NCWTS Driver Point Standings, and from sixth to third in the Rookie of the Year contest.
He Put A Ring On It…NTS Motorsports congratulates Hemric on a major off-track milestone, as the 24-year-old driver proposed to longtime girlfriend and NKNPSE driver Kenzie Ruston on a trip to St. Lucia prior to last week’s NCWTS event at Pocono Raceway. Hemric has been in a relationship with 23-year-old Ruston, who he will compete against for the first time since their engagement this weekend, for six years.
Come Say Hi…Come meet Hemric and NASCAR’s other future stars at the NKNPSE driver autograph session on Friday, August 7 from 1:00-1:45 p.m. local time.
Clean Left And Right…The No. 20 Chevrolet Impala will be sporting the bright colors of California Clean Power at Watkins Glen International. 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.
Previous Race Recap…Hemric last took the track in the NKNPSE at Bristol Motor Speedway in April. After earning a third-place starting spot, Hemric contended with heavy late-race contact, ultimately resulting in an eighth-place finish at the ‘Last Great Colosseum.’
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Daniel Hemric on Watkins Glen International
“I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to run Watkins Glen. I did a little road-course racing back in my Legends days and I really enjoyed it. Road courses are a lot of fun because of the extra challenge they bring; you’re always on your toes. Based on what I’ve seen in the past, Watkins Glen is a very fast, more aggressive-style road course, and the chicane and the carousel are really tough. I can’t thank NTS Motorsports and California Clean Power enough for this opportunity. I appreciate any chance I can get to do a [NASCAR] K&N [Pro Series East] race, and I’m especially looking forward to it because it will be great training for me as a driver for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in Canada at the end of the month.”
Crew Chief: Doug Howe
Engine: Robert Yates Racing Engines
NKNPSE results at
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