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NXS: Daniel Hemric Leaves Dover with Another Third-Place Finish

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Daniel Hemric is having one of his most successful season’s in his NASCAR Xfinity Series career and it’s not even close to being over.

However, after two tough races at Richmond and Talladega that ended with finishes of 29th and 23rd, Hemric headed to Dover International Speedway looking to turn his luck around.

Hemric did just that. He qualified his No. 21 South Point Hotel and Casino Chevrolet Camaro to a fifth-place starting position at The Monster Mile for Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200.

The Richard Childress Racing driver consistently spent his day running in the top-10 running order and was very happy with his car through-out the day.

Hemric saw victory lane in sight when second place Elliott Sadler and his Jr Motorsports teammate, Justin Allgaier made contact on the final lap battling for the win.

Ultimately, Allgaier went on to win the race and Hemric finished third, for the third time in five races.

Some drivers may be content with a third-place finish, but not Hemric who is looking for his first NXS win.

“Gosh, I just need to figure out how to close one of these things out … gah, I hate finishing third again, said Hemric after the race.”

It’s only a matter of time before the 27-year old finds victory lane. In 10 starts in 2018 so far, he has 4 top-5’s, 6 top-10’s, two pole positions and currently sits fifth in the points standings.

The NXS will be back on track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in two weeks for ALSCO 300. It will be what many drivers consider to be a home race with the track being located in North Carolina.

In his only two NXS starts at Charlotte last season Hemric had finishes of 13th and 7th and qualified in the top-10 for both events.

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Sarah Handy is a NASCAR writer. You can find her on Twitter at @SarahHandy85. A college student studying Communications/Public Relations Field and an Electronics Associate at Walmart. Sarah enjoys tweeting about racing, running, reading, puzzles, video games, and photography. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah avidly follows all major New England Teams (Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins & Celtics) as well as a huge fan of what she considers her “home track” New Hampshire Motor Speedway which she attends each year.

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