By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor
After sponsoring Brendan Gaughan for the past six years at Richard Childress Racing, South Point Hotel and Casino, which is owned by the Gaughan family, will shift their sponsorship to Daniel Hemric for the entire 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule.
With Gaughan stepping aside from full-time racing, Hemric’s No. 21 team becomes the beneficiary of the sponsorship as he enters his sophomore season in the series.
“RCR and the Gaughan Family have had a special relationship that we’re thrilled to be able to continue,” said Richard Childress, Chairman and CEO of RCR. “As with RCR, the South Point Hotel and Casino has a rich history in stock car racing and it is a part of our heritage. Daniel made it to the XFINITY Series Championship 4 this past season and we look forward to another season of watching him compete for the championship.”
In his rookie campaign this past season, Hemric piloted his Chevrolet to a fourth place finish in points after scoring seven top-five finishes, 16 top-10 finishes, one pole, 70 laps led, and an average finish of 13.2 in 33 starts.
“The South Point Hotel & Casino is excited to be continuing our partnership with Richard Childress Racing in the 2018 season,” said Michael Gaughan, owner of the South Point. “Watching Brendan carry our colors these past couple of years on the track and into Victory Lane has been a lot fun. We’re looking forward to continuing the accomplishments during this coming season with Daniel Hemric. Daniel is a great driver and we know he will represent the South Point well both on and off the track.”