2017 Xfinity Season in Review: Daniel Hemric

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Daniel Hemric

CREW CHIEF: Danny Stockman Jr./Randall Burnett (five races)

TEAM: Richard Childress Racing


WINS: None


TOP 5s: 7

TOP 10s: 16

POLES: 1 (Richmond I)

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Earned his first-career pole in the spring Richmond race, led a season-best 26 laps and finished third … Advanced all the way to the championship race despite not having his primary crew chief for four races due to suspension … Earned four top 10s in the playoffs.

WHAT WENT WRONG: Hemric’s championship hopes ended at Homestead when his No. 21 Chevrolet experienced battery problems, which sent Hemric to pit road for multiple laps … Recorded three DNFs, all coming in the first 15 races of the year. Two were in both Daytona races … Lost crew chief Danny Stockman Jr. for four races to suspension after a weight fell off his car during practice for the Dover playoff race … Did not lead a lap during the playoffs.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2018: Hemric returns to RCR for his second season driving the No. 21. He’ll once again be partnered with Stockman as his crew chief and will have Matt Tifft as a full-time teammate as RCR scales down from five to three full-time cars in the series. Austin and Ty Dillon will drive the third car in the No. 3 Chevrolet.