Daniel Hemric signs NASCAR XFINITY Series deal with RCR

Daniel Hemric (Getty Images)
Daniel Hemric (Getty Images)
Daniel Hemric (Getty Images)

JOLIET, Ill. – Daniel Hemric, who qualified for the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase in the No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford on Friday night, will drive full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in a Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet next season, RCR announced Saturday.

Hemric’s sponsor, crew chief and car number will be named at a later date.

“This is such a great opportunity for me,” said Hemric. “There aren’t words that can describe what racing for RCR means to me, especially considering everything they have done as an organization for our sport. I’m excited to now officially be a small part of the company and am looking forward to working with everyone in Welcome, North Carolina.

“We will hit the ground running in February at Daytona. With all the talent and experience RCR has in the XFINITY Series, I’m confident we can compete for wins and contend for the championship.”

Brad Keselowski, Hemric’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team owner, wished his driver well in his new venture.

“We are very happy for Daniel, and I’m really proud of what he’s accomplished with Brad Keselowski Racing in 2016,” Keselowski said.  “One of the things we wanted to do at BKR is give talented young drivers an opportunity to take the next step in their career.

“He has proven to me that he’s capable of being an elite level guy at the top of this sport. We hope to finish off this season with our first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship.”