Race Preview: Consumer Energy 400

Race Preview: Consumer Energy 400

Daniel Hemric, No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


Consumers Energy 400

Race Notes & Quotes

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Michigan International Speedway

12626 US-12, Brooklyn, MI 

Laps: 200
Miles: 400
Track Size: 2.0 miles
Start: 3:00 p.m. ET

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Daniel Hemric and the No. 8 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Michigan International Speedway ... Hemric will be making his second NASCAR Cup Series start at Michigan International Speedway during this weekend's 400-mile event. During his first Cup Start at the 2-mile, D-shaped oval, Hemric started 11th and finished 12th, earning points in Stage 2. Hemric also has two NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Michigan, finishing second in June 2018. 

About Bass Pro Shops ... Bass Pro Shops is North America's premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father's liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela's to create a "best-of-the-best" experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America's Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as "one of America's Best Employers." Bass Pro Shops has a long relationship with NASCAR, dating back to 1998. For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com/.

NASCAR YouTube Tour ... Hemric is slated to give a 10-minute behind-the-scenes look at the NASCAR garage area and how the No. 8 Bass Pro Shops team is wrapping up opening practice and preparing for qualifying on the NASCAR YouTube Channel on Friday, August 9. The video will be posted to NASCAR's YouTube Channel throughout the race weekend. 

Meet the Driver ... Hemric is scheduled to be at the Richard Childress Racing merchandise hauler located in the Michigan International Speedway fan midway area to sign autographs on Sunday, August 11, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Richard Childress Racing at Michigan International Speedway ... In 173 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Michigan International Speedway, RCR teams have earned three wins, two with Dale Earnhardt (1987, 1990) and one with Kevin Harvick (August 2010). Additionally, RCR has claimed 25 top-five and 58 top-10 finishes with 10 different drivers including Richard Childress, a former driver in NASCAR's top division, who recorded top-10 finishes at MIS in June 1978 and August 1979.  

RCR in the MENCS ... In 2,965 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 51 pole awards,108 wins, 489 top-five finishes and 1,073 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.7 and an average finishing position of 16.2. RCR has earned 15 total championships (six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships with Earnhardt in 1986, '87, '90, '91, '93 and '94, six NASCAR Xfinity Series titles, two NASCAR Truck Series titles and one ARCA Menards Series title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR's three national series. 

Interactive RCR ... For up-to-date news and exclusive content, visit RCR's corporate Twitter page - @RCRracing - along with the RCR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team Twitter page - @RCRCup, and driver Twitter pages @austindillon3, @TylerReddick and @DanielHemric. Information about the 15-time championship winning organization can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardChildressRacing and at www.RCRracing.com along with official driver pages -  http://www.facebook.com/austindillon3 and www.facebook.com/DanielHemric.

Catch the Action ... The Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway will be televised live Sunday, August 11 beginning at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.


We were just at Michigan International Speedway a few weeks ago and you recorded a 12th-place finish in that event. What can you take from what was learned that weekend to apply to this weekend's event? 

"The last Michigan race was probably a turning point for us as a company. We thought we had all the potential there to perform like we did at Pocono Raceway. Now knowing how far our cars have come in the weeks since, I'm excited to get back to Michigan. I know where our cars did well and the direction we took to improve, so I'm looking forward to applying those lessons to our race weekend at Michigan."