Event/Date: Powershares QQQ 300 – Feb. 25, 2017
Venue: Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, Florida
Race Notes and Quotes:
Daniel Hemric and the No. 21 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet Camaro at Daytona International Speedway … Hemric will be making his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut at Daytona International Speedway. The Kannapolis, North Carolina, native has 49 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, with 15 top-five and 30 top-10 finishes. Hemric has made two NCWTS starts at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, earning an eighth-place finish in 2016.
Meet the Driver … Hemric will visit the Team Chevy stage on Friday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. ET to answer fan questions. The 2017 XFINITY Series Rookie of the Year contender will also make an appearance at the XFINITY Zone on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. ET to answer fan questions and sign autographs.
Going Social … Hemric will join fellow RCR XFINITY Series driver Brandon Jones for a takeover of the RCR Instagram account during Thursday night’s Duels at Daytona. Follow along at instagram.com/rcrracing/ as Hemric and Jones provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Daytona 500 qualifying races.
About Smokey Mountain Snuff … Smokey Mountain is America’s original and best-selling tobacco-free smokeless brand. Appealing to adult smokeless tobacco consumers who are seeking tobacco-free and nicotine-free alternatives, Smokey Mountain is available in long cut and easy-to-use pouches. For more information visit www.SmokeySnuff.com.
DANIEL HEMRIC QUOTES:
What does it mean to have a partner like Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff on the No. 21 Chevrolet for the first race of your XFINITY Series career?
“I am looking forward to having Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff on the car at Daytona and throughout the year. They have a successful history in NASCAR and we hope to continue that during the 2017 XFINITY Series season. It means a lot that Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff has the confidence in our team to get the job done on and off the racetrack.”
What was it like when you found out you would be racing full-time for RCR and would be piloting the No. 21, a number which has been successful both for RCR and yourself?
“It was honestly surreal. You couldn’t help but laugh when you looked at how things come full circle. To be a part of RCR was a very exciting moment for me and my family, but to be able to use the No. 21 was the icing on the cake. Luckily, I was able to have a lot of success with that number growing up. One of the biggest wins of my career came in the No. 21, the Legends Car Million at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hopefully, we can repeat and have similar success this year.”