Race Preview: New Hampshire 301

Race Preview: New Hampshire 301

Daniel Hemric, No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


New Hampshire 301

Race Notes & Quotes

Sunday, July 21, 2019

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

1122 NH-106, Loudon, NH

Laps: 301
Miles: 318
Track Size: 1.058 miles
Start: 3:00 p.m. ET

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Daniel Hemric and the No. 8 Okuma Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ... Hemric will be making his first NASCAR Cup Series start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in this weekend's 301-lap event. The Kannapolis, North Carolina, native has made two NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the 'Magic Mile,' earning an average start of 5.5 and an average finish of 11.5, with a total of three laps led.

About Okuma ... America Corporation Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry's only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, and spindle all manufactured by Okuma. The company also designs their own CNC controls to integrate seamlessly with each machine tool's functionality. In 2014 Okuma launched the Okuma App Store, the industry's only centralized online marketplace for machine tool apps and related content. Along with its extensive distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma is committed to helping users gain competitive advantage through the open possibilities of machine tools, today and into the future. For more information, visit https://www.okuma.com/ or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter

Go Under the Hood ... Want to understand how ECR Engines prepares for a race weekend? No. 8 team engine tuner Matthew Lombardi is scheduled to take part in a fan Q&A session in the New Hampshire Motor Speedway fan zone on Saturday, July 20, starting at 9:30 a.m. local time.

Meet the Driver ... Hemric is scheduled to sign autographs at the RCR merchandise hauler in the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Fan Zone on Sunday, July 21, starting at 11:30 a.m. local time.

Richard Childress Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ... Richard Childress has four victories as a team owner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with Robby Gordon (2001), Kevin Harvick (2006) and Clint Bowyer (2007 and 2010). In 126 starts at the 1.058-mile oval, Childress also has two pole awards, 16 top-five and 41 top-10 finishes.

RCR in the MENCS ... In 2,959 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 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 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be televised live Sunday, July 21 beginning at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.


Is it difficult for teams and drivers to get a solid handle on New Hampshire Motor Speedway because the track is so flat compared to other racetracks?

"New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a place that you struggle with the lack of banking, but the braking zones are so rough and that is one aspect of the track that is not talked about enough. It is extremely rough under braking at New Hampshire. To have a car that is really good, you have to be able to get through the entry zone into the corner, carry a ton of speed and then you get to the actual part of the racetrack where you struggle with the lack of banking. You have to lean on your crew chief and team for your race car to be good there. I feel like my crew chief, Luke Lambert, and everyone on this team will be ready for the challenge and we're hoping to put on a good show with the No. 8 Okuma Chevrolet."