Kaulig Racing Recruits Daniel Hemric for 2022 Xfinity Series Drive

Published 09/26/2021, 5:55 AM EDT
BROOKLYN, MI – AUGUST 14: Daniel Hemric, driver of the #14 California Clean Power Chevrolet, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)


Recently, news broke that the Kaulig Racing team have made another move in the driver market. The outfit has roped in Daniel Hemric to drive for the Xfinity team for the 2022 season. He will be taking over the #11 seat that Justin Haley currently drives. For his part, Haley will graduate to Kaulig’s Cup Series operation next season.

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As per reports, the 30-year-old will link up with AJ Allmendinger next year at Kaulig Racing.

Speaking about his new signing, Hemric said. “The belief that Matt Kaulig and Chris Rice have in me to come drive their notable, #11 car means the world to me. Equally, I believe in their program, their vision, and what they’re building at Kaulig Racing. It’s impressive to see how they’ve become an elite, multi-car Xfinity Series program in such a short period of time.

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“I’m just incredibly thankful for the opportunity to drive for them next year, and I’m ready to put in the work to continue building on the team’s success.”

Hemric is currently competing as a Joe Gibbs Racing driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Furthermore, the driver is even competing in the playoffs that kick off at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Get to know Xfinity Series driver Daniel Hemric

With this new deal with Kaulig Racing, Hemric will continue in the Xfinity arena for a fourth full season. He made his debut in 2017, and even managed to reach the Championship 4. The best part is that he repeated the feat in the following year, improving to third. Unfortunately, he is yet to reach Victory Lane.

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)

So far in his career, Daniel Hemric has notched up 39 top-five finishes and 66 top 10s in 113 series starts. Last year, he competed in 21 Xfinity races for JR Motorsports.

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