Daniel Hemric Sheds Light on His Mindset After Being Heartbreakingly Cut by RCR in 2019

Published 11/13/2021, 8:53 AM EST
TALLADEGA, AL – OCTOBER 22: Daniel Hemric, driver of the #19 DrawTite Ford, stands on the grid prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 22, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)


The 2021 NASCAR Xfinity season has concluded with Daniel Hemric winning the championship. All throughout the 2021 season, he has missed out on a win, but finally got the monkey off his back at the season finale, which also turned out to be his maiden Xfinity Series championship at the same time. However, he did not enjoy a particularly great stint with Richard Childress Racing in the Cup Series in 2018.

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Speaking about his story, Hemric said, “With every text, phone call, social media post, that becomes more and more prominent. Everybody says, ‘how do you do it?’

“There’s no real answer for that, other than the fact that everybody’s past is so different. Everybody’s situation are so different, but the one thing that is not, is showing up. I use my story of getting this incredible opportunity in 2017 and 2018. Getting a chance to run for championships in Xfinity and thinking that it’s normal, it’s how it always is.”

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What else did Daniel Hemric say?

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However, at the Cup level, it is a whole new ball game. The driver confessed that he felt like his “life was unraveling,” so he was a little helpless. He acknowledged that when a driver has reached a particular level, the automatic school of thought is that they will stay up in the zenith.

But what happens if they are dropped down a rung?

Nov 6, 2021; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Xfinity Series driver Daniel Hemric (18) beats Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric (22) to the finish line to win the Xfinity Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

At the end of the day, the most difficult thing about reaching the top is trying to stay there. Hemric himself has been working hard for this, ever since he was five years old. Regardless, no matter what the profession is, if a person does not show up and perform, there is someone waiting in the wings. Owing to that kind of thinking, Daniel Hemric continued to turn up to race. In other words, he realized that he was fortunate to be doing what he loved.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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