Daniel Hemric drives No. 8 Chevrolet to fifth-place finish at Dover International Speedway

Daniel Hemric finished fifth in the Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.

Hemric’s top-five finish, the third time he has achieved that result this year, added 39 points to his season total. Hemric is now 16th in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings with 368 points. A total of 12 drivers make the postseason cut.

Hemric started in ninth position. The third-year driver has collected 25 top-five and 46 top-10 finishes in his career.

In his career at Dover International Speedway, Hemric has compiled two top-five finishes and his fifth-place result marks the third top-10.

The Kannapolis, North Carolina native’s starting and finishing positions compared favorably to his career averages, starting one spot higher than his career mark of 9.5 and completing the race eight places ahead of his 13.5 career average finish.

Hemric competed with a field of 36 drivers on the way to his fifth-place finish. The race endured five cautions and 24 caution laps. Prior to the checkered flag there were 12 lead changes.

Chase Briscoe finished first in the race, and Ross Chastain finished second. Austin Cindric crossed the finish line third, with Brandon Jones bringing home fourth place. Hemric rounded out the top five.

After Chastain won Stage 1, Briscoe seized control and won Stage 2 before taking the checkered flag.

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