Race Preview: Delaware 400

Race Preview: Delaware 400

Daniel Hemric, No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


Delaware 400

Race Notes & Quotes

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Dover International Speedway

1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE

Laps: 400
Miles: 400
Track Size: 1.0 miles
Start: 2:30 p.m. ET

Dover International Speedway Dover International Speedway

Daniel Hemric and the No. 8 Lucas Oil Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Dover International Speedway ... Hemric will be making his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Dover International Speedway during this weekend's 400-mile event. The Kannapolis, North Carolina, native started 23rd and finished 25th at the 'Monster Mile' in May. 

About Lucas Oil ... Forrest and Charlotte started Lucas Oil Products with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry. Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace. Lucas has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions, at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry.

Meet the Driver ... Hemric is scheduled to be at the RCR merchandise hauler in the Dover Fan Zone for an autograph session on Sunday, Oct. 6, starting at 11:30 a.m. local time.

Richard Childress Racing at Dover International Speedway ... RCR has earned four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins at Dover International Speedway, one with Jeff Burton in September 2006 and three with Dale Earnhardt behind the wheel, including both events at the Monster Mile in 1989 as well as the spring race in 1993. RCR has also earned one pole award, 24 top-five and 57 top-10 finishes in 173 combined starts at the high-banked, one-mile oval. Childress, a former driver in NASCAR's top division, contributed three of those top 10s from 1976-1980.

RCR in the MENCS ... In 2,979 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 51 pole awards,108 wins, 489 top-five finishes and 1,074 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.7 and an average finishing position of 16.3. 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 Truck Series titles and one ARCA Menards Series title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR's three national series. 

A Celebration of 50 Years ... Help Richard Childress Racing celebrate their golden anniversary at RCR Fan Day at our campus in Welcome, North Carolina on Friday, October 25. The unique, one-day event is will include driver/owner autograph sessions, panel discussions with key personnel, a kids' interactive area, pit crew demos, military interaction, shop tours and even a hauler parade to help send off our teams as they head to Martinsville Raceway. Follow RCR's social media channels for updates regarding Fan Day and all 50th Anniversary events.

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 Delaware 400 at Dover International Speedway will be televised live Sunday, October 6 beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.


What was your biggest takeaway from the Cup Series race at Dover earlier this year that you can apply to this weekend's 400-mile event?

"We really struggled at Dover as a company. The concrete racetracks have seemed to be our Achilles' Heel this year, and we have not really been able to hone in on what we're missing there. That being said, over the past few months the evolution of our race cars should help us going back to Dover this weekend. We have been going in the right direction in that regards. We had a 12th-place run at Bristol Motor Speedway in August - and that was a bit of a 'light at the end of the tunnel' moment for our program on the concrete tracks. I'm looking forward to getting to Dover and implementing some of that stuff we have learned over the last few months. I always enjoy going to Dover, though. We sat on the pole at Dover last fall in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and have had strong runs on that side in the past. I feel really comfortable there and love getting around that place, but you've got to have a really good balance to attack it. That's what we will look to do with this No. 8 Lucas Oil Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. It's a great looking scheme on the car and means a lot to honor Lucas Oil's 30th anniversary on the No. 8 Chevy this weekend."