Daniel Hemric will drive the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, JGR announced Nov. 12
Hemric replaces Riley Herbst, who has not yet announced his plans for the season.
In 2020, Hemric competed part time for JR Motorsports in the series in its No. 8. In 21 starts, he scored seven top fives and 12 top 10s.
“I’m looking forward to what the future has in store,” Herbst wrote in a statement about his move from JGR and the No. 18.
— Riley Herbst (@rileyherbst) November 12, 2020
Hemric’s sponsors, as well as his crew chief, will be announced at a later date.
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