Richard Childress Racing announced on Tuesday the driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet, Daniel Hemric, will not return to drive for the team in 2020.
Hemric has been with the RCR organization for a total of three years, the first two in the Xfinity Series and this season in the MENCS.
Hemric has a total of 29 Cup starts scoring one top-five and two top-tens and currently sits 25th in the series standings.
By comparison, Hemric’s teammate, Austin Dillon, has four top-tens this season along with three poles and sits 21st in the standings.
There has been no announcement regarding Hemric’s replacement, however, this potentially could provide an opportunity for RCR Xfinity Series driver, Tyler Reddick. Reddick is the defending Xfinity Series champion and has five wins along with 22 top-tens in 26 starts this season.
Hemric commented on social about the announcement:
“Forever grateful to Richard & everyone at @RCRracing for the opportunity. I’m disappointed it ended like this, but we’ve got nine more races together & some team goals that are still within reach. I’m going to do all I can to make sure we get those & finish the season strong.”