SPARTA (KY) – 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year contender Daniel Hemric will leave the Saturday night Kentucky NASCAR Cup race for a Monday night return to Anderson Speedway in Anderson Indiana and the scene of his crime in 2014. The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS comes into Anderson for the 53rd Annual Redbud 400 Presented by Mesha McCarty State Farm, Mitch Smith Auto Service and Perfecto. A $15,000 to win race on the very fast quarter mile, Hemric won the Redbud 400 back in 2014. The Troutman North Carolina resident, Hemric has made the connection with Wimmer Motorsports to pilot the No. 54 Chevrolet to mark his return to Anderson. Hemric is also the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 2012 Champion.
“I am looking forward to Anderson,” noted Hemric. “The last few weeks I have been going short track racing and not had a chance to go to the NASCAR shop so much. I am fortunate Richard Childress gives me the opportunity to go back short track racing and reconnect with that fan base.”
“I was fortunate to win the Redbud race in 2014, and the fan base is great there. It is a race track I love going to, and with the CRA I won the Jegs Championship with them in 2012, so it all feels good to go back. Anderson is wild, there probably is not another place like it. Slinger Speedway in Wisconsin may compare, they both have a lot of the same characteristics. They both have the same deal, quarter-mile racetrack, high banked and fast, you barely have enough time to breath, let alone enough time to think. Anybody that runs a pavement Late Model knows what I am talking about.”
“I want to run some more CRA events this year, but there are just too many conflicts of interest with my Cup schedule. The CRA group is a great group to race with, a lot of nice people over there. I just like being a part of that series. As of right now we just have one bigger race in Wisconsin later in the year. Outside of that I don’t have any more plans for short track racing. Either way, I am going to enjoy it, and enjoy reconnecting with the race fans,” finished Hemric.