Hemric Returns to RCR Alongside New Teammate

Richard Childress Racing may be chasing a NASCAR XFINITY Series championship this year, but they’re already preparing for 2018. The muti-time champions confirmed their driver line-up on Thursday.

Daniel Hemric re-signed to drive the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro for the second straight year. In his rookie campaign, he has scored five top-fives and 12 top-10’s, and is in position to advance to the Round of 8 in the XFINITY Series playoffs.

“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,” said Hemric.
“I’ve learned a lot from Richard both about racing and life in general, many lessons that I will never forget,” Hemric said. “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.”

RCR also announced Matt Tifft has jumped on board to drive the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro next season as part of a multi-year agreement. Tifft is currently in the midst of his rookie campaign with Joe Gibbs Racing, qualified for the playoffs, currently sitting seventh in the standings. 

“I am very appreciative and grateful for the opportunity to race for a championship and grow as a driver under one the most successful and historic teams in NASCAR,” said Tifft. “RCR has a long history of developing partnerships through its XFINITY Series program. I am looking forward to being a part of the family and applying what I have learned in my first full-time XFINITY Series season while continuing to grow with the goal of competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in the future.”



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By Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.