After a wild weekend at the Bristol Motor Speedway, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to yet another short track at Richmond Raceway for the first night race of the year. 38 cars make up this week’s entry list, with not many changes at all from Bristol.
Making his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut will be 27 year-old Kannapolis, North Carolina native Daniel Hemric. Hemric will drive the No. 8 Camaro for Richard Childress Racing. He currently races full-time in the Xfinity Series for RCR, and sits 2nd in the series points. Last season, Hemric finished 4th in the points after making it to the Championship race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Only one other change is on this week’s entry list, which is Cole Whitt returning to the No. 72 car for TriSTar Motorsports after Corey LaJoie drove the car to a 25th place finish at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
Opening practice takes place on Friday April 20 at 11:05 A.M ET with coverage on FoxSports 1. The green flag waves on Saturday April 21 at approximately 6:43 P.M ET with coverage on FOX.
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