Race Preview: Gander RV 400

Race Preview: Gander RV 400

Daniel Hemric, No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


Gander RV 400

Race Notes & Quotes

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Pocono Raceway

1234 Long Pond Rd, Long Pond, PA

Laps: 160
Miles: 400
Track Size: 2.5 miles
Start: 3:00 p.m. ET

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Daniel Hemric and the No. 8 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at Pocono Raceway ... Hemric will be making his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Pocono Raceway in this weekend's 400-lap event. The Kannapolis, North Carolina, native started 23rd and finished 13th at the 'Tricky Triangle' in June, while leading three laps and earning points in Stage 2 with his No. 8 Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. 

About Cleveland Brothers ... Since 1948, Cleveland Brothers has had a history of offering quality solutions to support the needs of their customers. They are focused on growing your business with the equipment, parts, and service for any size company. Cleveland Brothers has 26 locations conveniently located throughout Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland. An assortment of online tools and information are also available to help make your business decisions easier. For more information, please visit: www.clevelandbrothers.com.

Take a Ride with Hemric ... The NASCAR media is invited to join the 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender for Chevrolet pace car rides around Pocono Raceway on Sunday, July 28, starting at 10 a.m. local time. 

Meet the Driver ... Hemric is scheduled to be at the Team Chevy display in the Pocono Raceway Fan Zone for a Q&A session on Sunday, July 28, starting at 11:30 a.m. local time. 

Richard Childress Racing at Pocono Raceway ... In 163 starts at Pocono Raceway, RCR team owner Richard Childress has two wins, both with Dale Earnhardt, who won on July 19, 1987 and July 18, 1993. Additionally, RCR has earned one pole award, 16 top-five and 55 top-10 finishes with 613 laps led at the uniquely-shaped three-turn track. Childress, a former driver in NASCAR's top division, contributed two of those top-10 finishes under the RCR banner.

RCR in the MENCS ... In 2,961 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 51 pole awards,108 wins, 489 top-five finishes and 1,072 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 Camping World 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 Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway will be televised live Sunday, July 28 beginning at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio..


What did you and the No. 8 Caterpillar team learn from the last trip to Pocono Raceway in June that you can apply to this weekend's 400-lap event? 

"When we went to Pocono Raceway in June, there was a new variable for everyone with this low horsepower, high downforce drag-duct package. Our team executed about as well as we could, running inside the top 15 and leading some laps. The good thing is that the June race is still fresh to all of us because it was only a few weeks ago, which means we can really dive in and look at what we did well and what we didn't do so well to maximize how to go there this weekend and do all of those better. On the flip side of that, we can also eliminate the things we didn't do so well in the previous race. I think because it has been so recent, the track conditions are going to be similar, but now they have sprayed the PJ1 traction compound, so that is going to throw another variable into the mix that everyone in the garage is going to have to figure out. The fact these two races are so close together on the schedule really allows us to focus on the little things that help our top-15 run become a solid top-10 run with our No. 8 Caterpillar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1."